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Chapter Info

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.

League Liaison
The Chapter works to support the associations, leagues, clubs and teams which operate in Northern California. We have over 20,000 players, coaches and officials participating in the chapter's key activities and following organizations:

Youth and High School Clubs
Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (Boys/Girls)

West Bay Lacrosse League (Boys/Girls)

Wine Country Lacrosse Conference (Boys/Girls)

High School
CIF California Interscholastic Federation (Boys/Girls)

College Clubs
Western Women's Lacrosse League (Women)
Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (Men)

NCAA Colleges
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)


Key Activities

NorCal Hall of Fame

Since 2005, the NorCal Chapter has been coordinating the Hall of Fame nomination process and ceremony. The Hall of Fame honors those individuals who have made an impact on NorCal lacrosse in their field and offers several nomination categories (Program Administrator, Champion of the Game, Player, Official and Coach). Please contact halloffame@norcalchapterusl.org or for more information or to help coordinate the event.

  • Next Hall of Fame Ceremony Jan 2024 (more info coming soon)

NorCal Lacrosse Convention

The NorCal Lacrosse Convention is an event that the NorCal chapter coordinates to promote and support the growth of lacrosse at all levels of play. Coaches, officials and program administrators are invited to attend classroom and field demo sessions to learn from some of the best in the lacrosse community. Please contact president@norcalchapterusl.org to volunteer to assist or to learn more about the event.

  • Next Convention Jan 2024 (more info coming soon)

Senior All Star Game

The NorCal Chapter coordinates the Senior All Star game in late May /early June to honor the best seniors in the region and bring together the NorCal lacrosse community in support of growing the game. All proceeds from the event are used for the event and to operate the stick loaner program which provides sticks to new lacrosse programs and teams free of charge. Please contact halloffame@norcalchapterusl.org or president@norcalchapterusl.org for further information or to volunteer.

  • Next Senior All Star Game May 2024 (more info coming in Jan 2024)

Out-Reach Program
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/club development. Please contact outreach@norcalchapterusl.org or president@norcalchapterusl.org for further information.


Stick Loaner Program
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 equipment@norcalchapterusl.org or president@norcalchapterusl.org 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 the Grants and Loans page on the NCLF website.