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

    Team NorCal is the oldest and most successful lacrosse development program in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2024, we'll be celebrating our 15th year of sponsoring teams across various age groups, including Youth, Middle School, and High School Boys and Girls teams. 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 over the last decade in Northern California are Team NorCal alumni.  Our players have played for some of the best D1, D2, D3, and MCLA college programs around the country.  

    Team NorCal is a year-round program that 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. 

    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 2023,  this year, we have over 90 young men and women playing in college at D1, D2, D3, and MCLA Lacrosse programs at over 50 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 team 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).  

    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 is, 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. 

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    Colleen Niklaus

    Executive Director, Director of Girl's Programs, Team NorCal



    Brent Tovrea

    Director of Boys High School, Team NorCal

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