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    Welcome to Team NorCal - the Bay Area's Best Lacrosse Experience

    Team NorCal is the oldest, largest and most successful elite and lacrosse development program in the San Francisco Bay Area.  2023 will be our 14th year, and we now sponsor 16 teams across Youth, Middle School, and  High School Boys and Girls Age Groups. We represent Northern California in local, regional and national lacrosse tournaments year round across the country, and won championships in such well known events as the Vail Shootout, the Maryland Summer Sizzle, the Santa Barbara Showdown,  Pacific Lacrosse Festival, and Sandstorm.   Over half of the US Lacrosse named HS All Americans and Academic All Americans in 2013 through 2021 in Northern California are Team NorCal alumni.  Our players are now among the most highly sought after high school lacrosse players in California, and many now play for some of the best D1, D2, D3, and MCLA college programs around the country.  

    Team NorCal is a year round program which helps build great lacrosse players and even better student-athletes. We have a philosophy that is unique in today’s youth sports and travel team climate. We do not allow parents to coach or manage any of our teams.

    We select our teams based on competitive tryouts every year. Our players are from throughout the Bay area – from San Francisco to Monterey, from Sacramento to Napa. We have done this for 13 years, and our track record speaks for itself. 

    Over 4,000 travel team players have passed through our program since 2008, when we were the first travel team to sponsor a year-round travel program for kids from youth to high school in Northern California.

     In 2022, this year, we have over 60 young men playing in college at D1, D2, D3, and MCLA Lacrosse programs at over 40 different colleges.  Several of them are now captains of their college teams. Other TNC alumni can say that they played an important role on a teams that won an NCAA Lacrosse Championship – at D1, D2, D3 or MCLA levels.  In fact, in 2015, Team NorCal alums played on the NCAA Lacrosse Championship teams Denver (D1) Limestone (D2), Tufts (D3) and Onondaga (JuCo).  In 2019, 19 of our alumni participated in teams playing in the MCLA College Lacrosse National Championship Tournaments.

    We are most proud of what great people they have become. There are no million-dollar contracts in the sport of lacrosse for professionals. There are, though, a world of rewards for those who challenge themselves and their teammates to excel at this sport. Lifelong friendships, learning how to work effectively in teams, the importance of hard work and sacrifice in pursuit of goals, and knowing how to win and lose are valuable life lessons we hope to teach through our program. And vital skills they can use to succeed in college and beyond. 

    Our coaches are among the most accomplished college, high school, club, and youth coaches in California. We practice on the best lacrosse field in the state of California at Palo Alto High School. 

    Team NorCal Lacrosse and the Bear Logo are registered trademarks of Team NorCal LLC.  

    Bill Glazier

    Executive Director, Team NorCal

    Colleen Niklaus

    Director of Girls' Programs, Team NorCal