Novato Lacrosse is Back!

The NLC is excited to safely offer a return to play for your children this fall!

Read on for all COVID-19 related safety measures and details, including timing and registration info.

We hope to see you on the field!

General Information


Closely following our state and county mandates, the Novato Lacrosse Club has created a "Fall Return to Play" clinic focused on getting our kids back on the field, while keeping the health and safety of our youth players as our primary objective.


  • Who: U10, U12, U14 Boys and Girls
  • What: The program will be focused on fundamentals and having fun!
  • When: Sundays in November - [11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29] -(5) 90-minute sessions
  • Where: New Turf Field @Hill Community Center [1560 Hill Rd, Novato]
  • Timing: Staggered cohorts start times from 2-2:30pm, with staggered pickup times from 3:30-4:00pm. Specific cohort start times listed below.
  • Coaches: For this training program, the NLC coaches and staff have partnered with bay area travel team coaching staffs, along with several local D1 college players.
  • Cost: $100 per player


Cohort Details

In order to minimize crowding during clinic drop-offs, we have staggered the arrival and start times. When dropping off your child, please be sure to adhere to the timing listed below:

Drop-Off Location: Hill Community Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato

Please use round-about behind Margaret Todd basketball gym

U10 Girls + Boys


Drop-off: 1:50pm

Start time: 2:00pm

Pick-up: 3:30pm


U12 Girls + Boys


Drop-off: 2:05pm

Start time: 2:15pm

Pick-up: 3:45pm


U14 Girls + Boys


Drop-off: 2:20pm

Start time: 2:30pm

Pick-up: 4:00pm


Safety Information

  • Cohort sizes will be limited to 14 players or less, along with 1-2 coaches per group.
  • All participants will be required to complete the appropriate health waiver at registration.
  • At each session, every player will be temperature screened, daily symptom check list form collected, and checked-in prior to entering the field and joining their cohort.
  • Trainings will be focused on lacrosse fundamentals and FUN, with social distancing and other requirements remaining in effect.  
  • Players are allowed to participate in up to two cohorts including but not limited to: NLC cohort, other organized youth sports cohorts, in-classroom cohort, etc. 
  • County of Marin mandates coaches will be allowed to participate with two cohorts. 
  • All players will be required to wear a mask during “drop-off”, “walking to the field” and “returning back to their vehicle at pickup”.
  • Players will not be required to wear a face covering during the on-field training session only as long as they can be properly socially distanced from other players, including at water breaks.
  • Due to health and safety considerations, there will be no restroom facilities available during the clinic. Please plan accordingly with your child.
  • Parents and spectators will not be permitted inside the fenced in playing area, but are welcome to watch while observing county recommendations on social distancing.
  • Each cohort will have a designated area on the Hill turf.  Players will be directed to specific, socially distanced zones for their gear bags, and no sharing of personal equipment of any kind will be permitted.
  • Each cohort will use their own dedicated bag of lacrosse balls. Balls will be sanitized from week-to-week.
  • Players and coaches are required to bring their own equipment, water bottle, hand sanitizer and face covering.
  • Coaches will not be allowed to share any equipment with players.
  • Please do not attend this fall training camp if your player, or anyone in your household, feels ill, or has a temperature
  • If your child has attended any one of our fall training camp sessions and feels ill, becomes sick, is sick, or is determined to have a temperature, please keep your player at home and notify NLC Health & Safety Manager, Otis Smith (
  • In the event that a cohort has to be suspended from participation in our camp due to illness, the NLC will do everything possible to reschedule any suspended sessions for a specific cohort, even if the schedule for that cohort is different than others.
  • The NLC is required to share any concerns about a player’s health and well-being related to possible symptoms of someone carrying the virus with the County of Marin Pandemic Task Force.
  • Any and all information regarding a player’s health will only be shared with authorized persons as required by mandates and shall be done using the strictest guidelines.
  • The health and well-being of our players and coaches is our primary concern! The NLC reserves the right to modify or cancel this clinic as needed to ensure the safety of our players and staff.

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