Head Coach, Platinum White Team 2019/20
Head Coach, Platinum Team 2019/20
Team NorCal fields three High School Teams: our HS Elite team, representing our best players from the Classes of 2017 and 2018, our HS Select team, composed of outstanding players from 2017-2019, and our Platinum teams, primarily players from 2019 and 2020. In 2016 Team NorCal included players from over 30 different High Schools around the Bay Area, from Sonoma County to the South Bay, and from San Francisco to Sacramento. We are proud to roster players from many of Northern California's top High School programs.
This year we are sponsoring two teams in the 9th/10th grade age group - the Platinum and the White team.
Over the last three years, the Team NorCal HS Platinum team has some notable performances:
- Winning the Vail Warrior Tournament HS B Division in 2012.
- Coming in second in the 9th Grade Division of the prestigious and very competitive Maryland Summer Sizzle in 2012, losing in overtime.
- Finishing 4-1 and coming in second in the HS B Division in the Pacific Lacrosse Festival in 2015.
- Finishing 4-1 and coming in second in the 2015 Santa Barbara Showdown
New coaches Matt Donovan and Tim LaBeau have created an exciting, fun atmosphere that has inspired our kids to play their best, focus on teamwork, and overachieve.
Our Program Philosophy and Goals
1) Compete and win in competitive tournaments against top teams in the West and around the country. We play and practice in the Summer, Fall and Winter.
2) Provide college advice and recruiting assistance for players who want exposure to college coaches and recruiters. In addition to hiring Coach Podesta as our Recruiting Coordinator, Team NorCal regularly films all games and provides players access to highlight films and a player profile page via our HUDL online video system.
3) Aid in Player Development, individually and as a team, by providing experienced coaches who can help each player take their game to the next level. Our program features some of the best, most successful, and well respected coaches at the High School and College level in the Bay area, and runs with expectations similar to what players can expect at the college level.