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NIGHTHAWK GIRLS LACROSSE

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

Girls Lacrosse Program

Our teams are recognized not only for their skill, but also for their love of the game and high level of sportsmanship.

We are committed to accommodate as many recreational players as possible, while providing top-notch competitive opportunities for advanced players. We focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game, encouraging player development, sportsmanship, and developing lacrosse players to have a love and passion for the game.

Our program is for Girls Ages 5-14

The Season

Lacrosse is a spring sport with practices beginning in February, games March-April with 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 16-20 players depending on the age group. There are 12 players on the field for girls.
  • Games are held on weekends and include both home fields (San Marin/Novato HS Turf) as well as surrounding lacrosse clubs in the North Bay, San Francisco and East Bay programs.
  • Schedules typically include 12-18 games over the course of the season.
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GIRLS TEAMS

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Girls 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)
  • 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, among other things, the schools they attend. 
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 Girls U10 (3rd and 4th Grade)

  • 12-15  players per team
  • Practice 2 times per week
  • U10 divisions will include one A Team and equally skilled B 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
  • Season ends in mid May
  • All games are played in Marin (B Teams)
  • All players must attend at least one assessment to ensure proper team placement.
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Girls U12/U14

  • 16-18 players per team
  • U12 and U14 divisions will include one A Team and equally skilled B Teams 
  • Practices start the first week of February and games start in late February or early March. Season ends in mid-late May
  • Two games are played on Saturdays or Sundays. Teams typically play two (2) games back-to-back. 
  • "A" teams participate in a post season playoff where a Nor Cal Champion is crowned
  • "B" teams participate in an end of season Jamboree event
  • All players must attend two (2) evaluations

General Information + FAQs

Please click below to review general club, season and player information as well as our most frequently asked questions.

Have more questions? Please contact our Girls Director girlsdirector@novatolacrosse.org.

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