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Danville U-15 Lacrosse Team Gives Back With Day of Service

PITTSBURG, CALIFORNIA –The Danville, CA-based Diablo Scorpion Lacrosse-U-15 Boys Stinger Team held a day of community serviceto benefit the community safety net non-profit St Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County on Saturday, April 5. Over 20 players and parents participated.
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NorCal/U19 Girls Tryouts

NorCal/U19 Girls Tryouts 
Date: April 27, 2014 Time: 10am-5pm Location: Menlo-Atherton HS

• 40 players will be selected: 20 for NorCal1, 20 for NorCal2. • 18 field and 2 goalkeepers per team. • Teams are not announced at the conclusion of tryouts. Email notification, and posting on the Nor Cal Chapter website. Players in Grades 9-11 are eligible for NT tryouts and U19 consideration.
Tryout information and forms >>

Nor Cal Chapter Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner

The Nor Cal Chapter Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner  was held on February 8, 2013 at the Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA on February 8, 2014.

The Classes of 2011 and 2012 joined the previously inducted Classes of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. 

The inductees into the 2011 NorCal Lacrosse Hall of Fame were Avery Blake, Jr. (Swarthmore College) (posthumously), John Burnap (Cornell), Joan Flagler Burnap (Duke), Bob Shaw (Cornell), Greg Simon (Stanford) (posthumously), and Michael Stanton (Yale).

The inductees into the 2012 NorCal Lacrosse Hall of Fame were Rorke Denver (Syracuse University), Julie Duff (College of William and Mary), Ellee Koss (Boston University), George Pereira (Oneonta State) and Jack Pierce (Notre Dame)

2014 Northern California Lacrosse Convention

Thank you all for a successful NCLC 2014! We had beautiful weather allowing us to host on-field demonstrations this year. We thank our guest speakers who, along with our keynote Speaker, Steve Stenersen, provided a great selection of topics in the classrooms. We had about 150 people in total for the day, with 3 on-site vendors and many more supporters represented by their ads in the program.

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Attendees: Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback. This will help with giving you a better event in the future: Click here to take survey

Have photos or videos from the 2014 NCLC? Post on our Facebook page!

We will post our speakers presentation for download as soon as we receive them.

Best to all coaches in your upcoming season. See you in 2015! 

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US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program sessions

With the explosive growth of the sport of lacrosse in Northern California, the need for knowledgeable and experienced coaches is greater than ever before. The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program is the surest way to access everything one needs to know to be a great lacrosse coach. Learn the art of effective lacrosse coaching with this nationally-recognized program designed by experts in the field.
The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program is broken down into three levels, fundamental (Level 1), intermediate (Level 2) and advanced (Level 3) coaching. It is our vision that all lacrosse teams are led by US Lacrosse certified coaches for the benefit and quality of our sport.
Level 1 Clinics
January 11, 2014,  Petaluma
February 1, 2014,  University of California, Berkeley
Early Feb - Greater Sacramento area.  Exact date and location TBD
Level 2 Clinics
February 8, 2014, Novato
Mid-February, Greater Sacramento area.  Exact date and location TBD

NorCal Sponsored Positive Alliance Clinics

The NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse is hosting three in person Positive Coaching Alliance clinics in early January at no cost to the participant.
This course introduces PCA’s Double-Goal Coach model and presents research from experts in coach­ing, education and sports psychology. A Double-Goal Coach has two goals: to win, and more importantly, to teach life lessons through sports.
A PCA course is required for all NCJLA coaches.
The interaction with a live instructor and fellow coaches brings notable value beyond the online course.
Space is limited so register early.
Monday, January 27, 2014 – Danville.  7-9 pm.  Click here to register
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 – San Francisco, 7-9 pm.  Click here to register
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 – Davis, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  Click here to register

The NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse Announces 11 Honorees Selected for Hall of Fame Awards

Two Classes to be inducted into the NorCal Lacrosse Hall of Fame

SAN JOSE, CA-- (December 5, 2013) – The NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse, a Regional Chapter of US Lacrosse, is pleased to announce the addition of two classes of lacrosse honorees who will be inducted into the Northern California Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame awards dinner on February 8, 2014 at the Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA. Read Press Release >>

NOCSAE Approved Lacrosse Balls for 2014

As of January 1, 2014, ALL lacrosse balls used for play MUST have the NOCSAE seal on the ball (it must say “meets NOCSAE standard” on the ball). 

NOCSAE is the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, who commissions research in sports medicine & science and establishes standards for athletic equipment.  To read more about the rule change, please read the article, What’s in a Ball? which originally appeared in Lacrosse Magazine in January 2013.

This rule was inserted into the rulebook last year but we urge you to send a reminder to the local league leaders, program administrators and coaches reminding them of this rule before they order balls for the 2014 season.

This is a rule change for the boys and girls game.  Manufacturers are making these balls but they have not hit the shelves of retailers to date.  It will be beneficial to order now from your local retailer to be placed on a list and not wait for the spring, when quantities could become limited.  Officials will be reminded that only balls with the NOCSAE seal will be allowed for play and we don’t want games canceled or postponed because of this change.

From Lacrosse Magazine


Syracuse Makes History with First-Time No. 1 Squad

With the upset win over North Carolina this past weekend, the Orange jumped to No. 1 for the first time in program history during the regular season. Read More

McAnaney: Four Games with a Sense of Urgency

Eric Seremet says Air Force is out for more than just the ECAC's top seed against Ohio State. The Falcons want to put the lacrosse world on notice. Read More

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