The Novato Lacrosse Club (NLC) is the oldest lacrosse club in California, providing the youth of Novato and surrounding area an opportunity to learn and play the game of lacrosse.

Novato Lacrosse Club

Boys Lacrosse Program

Our teams are recognized for their skill, love of the game, and high level of sportsmanship.

We commit to accommodating as many recreational players as possible, while providing world-class competitive opportunities for advanced players. We focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game, encouraging player development and sportsmanship, and developing lacrosse players to have a love and passion for the world's fastest growing game.

Our program is for Boys Ages 5-14

The Season

Lacrosse is a spring sport with practices beginning in February, games March-April, and playoffs in mid/late May.

  • Team Placement Assessments are usually held in November/December
  • Practices are held 2-3 times per week at local Novato schools
  • All teams will roster approximately 14-20 players depending on the age group
  • Games are held on weekends and include both home fields (San Marin/Novato HS Turf) as well as surrounding lacrosse clubs fields in the North Bay, San Francisco and East Bay
  • Schedules typically include 12-18 games over the course of the season



Boys U8 (1st and 2nd Grade)

  • 10-12 players per team
  • Practice 2 times per week
  • No evaluations Practices are 1 hour long
  • Games are on Saturdays or Sundays
  • Games are 4v4 using small goals (2 middies/1 attack/1 defense/ no goalie) or 5v5 if using a goalie
  • Practices start in March Season ends in mid-May
  • All games are played in Marin U8 players do not need to attend assessments and will be placed on teams based on experience and fit with the other players

Boys U10 (3rd and 4th Grade)

  • 12-15  players per team
  • Practice 2 times per week
  • U10 divisions will include one competitive travel team and equally skilled Marin League Teams
  • Practices are 1.5 hours long
  • Games are on Saturdays or Sundays
  • Games are 8v8 using small goals (3 middies/2 attack/2 defense/goalie) Practices start in March (likely earlier for the travel team) Season ends in mid-May
  • All players must attend at least one assessment to ensure proper team placement

Boys U12/U14

  • 16-18 players per team
  • U12 and U14 divisions will include one A Team and equally skilled B
  • Team Practices start the first week of February and games start in late February or early March. Season ends in mid-late May
  • Games are played on Saturdays or Sundays. "A" teams participate in a post-season playoff where a NorCal Champion is crowned
  • "B" teams participate in an end of season Jamboree event
  • All players must attend two (2) evaluations

General Information + FAQs

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