The NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse, Inc. is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting and supporting the growth of lacrosse in Northern California by providing programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.
Organized lacrosse in northern California started in 1986 with the formation of the NorCal Lacrosse Foundation (NCLF) by NorCal Lacrosse Hall of Famer, Sam Sadtler. As the first President, he enabled the funding of the foundation through the generous endowment left by Peter Faulkner. Pete was instrumental in starting the Palo Alto lacrosse club in 1965 as well as the first youth programs in Menlo Park. The Faulkner Fund provides funds for projects which increase the scope of participation and the quality of players, coaches, and officials in Northern California.
In 1998, the NCLF became a regional Chapter of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse.
In 2013, the NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse, Inc. was established to focus on providing US Lacrosse programs and services to constituents in northern California while the NCLF continues to focus on administering the Faulkner Fund.
The Chapter works to support the associations, leagues, clubs and teams which operate in Northern California. We have over 15,000 players, coaches and officials participating in the following organizations:
Youth and High School Clubs
Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (Boys/Girls)
CIF California Interscholastic Federation (Boys/Girls)
Western Women's Lacrosse League (Women)
Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (Men)
Mountain Sports Pacific Federation (Women D1)
Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (Men D2)
Post Collegiate/Adult Clubs
BayLax: Northern California Women's Lacrosse
Northern California Lacrosse Association (Men)
The NorCal Chapter has an outreach program to bring development tools to new and under-served areas. The program offers a wide range of support including player clinics, coach development and team and club development. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The NorCal Chapter provides loaner sticks and equipment for girls and boys, mostly in pre-high school ages to introduce the game. Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis for a limited time period and must be returned. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Summer Camp Scholarships, new program grants and loans
At this time the NorCal Chapter does not directly offer financial support. However, the NorCal Lacrosse Foundation provides summer scholarships to players and loans and grants to teams and clubs in northern California. For more information, visit to the Grants and Loans page on the NCLF website.