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Fall Ball 2017

Team NorCal Fall Ball is NOT a requirement for members of the current travel teams.  The travel teams will continue to practice and play in tournaments this Fall.  Experienced players looking to maintain an edge are welcome, and Fall Ball is also for newer players looking to improve in the sport, and hopefully at some point play on the travel teams, and play in the spring season with their local NCJLA club.  


Registrations Are Open!

  Day Time Location
1
September 9 Saturday
12pm-2pm

JLS | Mitchell Park

2
September 16 Saturday
12pm-2pm

JLS | Mitchell Park

  September 23 Saturday No Fall Ball  
3 September 30 Saturday 12pm-2pm JLS | Mitchell Park
4 October 7 Saturday 12pm-2pm JLS | Mitchell Park  
 

October 14 Saturday

October 15 Sunday

No Fall Ball

No Fall Ball

Santa Barbara Tournament

5 October 21 Saturday 12pm-2pm JLS | Mitchell Park
  October 28 Saturday No Fall Ball  
6 November 4 Saturday 12pm-2pm JLS | Mitchell Park
7 November 11 Saturday 12pm-2pm JLS | Mitchell Park
8 November 18 Saturday 12pm-2pm JLS | Mitchell Park

 

Event Details

  • Locations:
    • JLS Middle School | Mitchell Park
      480 E Meadow Drive, Palo Alto
    • Palo Alto High School Lacrosse Stadium
      (across from Stanford Stadium)
      50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
    • Mayfield Community Playing Fields
      (Corner of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road)
      2700 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
  • Dates: 7 sessions -- 7 Saturdays and a scrimmage against another local club on a Saturday or Sunday.  Schedule is posted on the website page and is impacted by the Stanford home football schedule and local tournament schedules.
  • Open to: Age Groups 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U/15U
  • Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Tracks
  • Curriculum:
    • ​5 Weeks of Instruction and Live Ball Play
    • ​1 Positional Clinic Specialty Day (Goalie, Defense, Midfield, FOGO and Attack)
    • 1 Agility/Conditioning Seminar
    • 1 Scrimmage Day versus Local Club in the South Bay (TBD)
    • Option to Play in Fall/Winter Tournament (TBD)
  • Youth/Middle School Tracks
    • Boys 8U/10U
    • Boys 12U/14U/15U

The Boys Youth/Middle School Program will be a combination of instruction, live ball play, scrimmages against other Fall Ball programs in the area, and clinics from coaches and well known lacrosse players in the area.  We expect all Tomahawks Spring Coaches to participate, and will be joined by Team NorCal coaches as appropriate.  

Fall Ball will be important element of team building and selection for the advanced Tomahawks teams (A and B level teams).  Fall Ball is mandatory for youth/middle school Tomahawks players seeking to play on the more advanced teams in the spring season.


Girls Fall Ball (Youth/Middle School)

This year we'll repeat our very successful program from last year.  We'll have Fall Ball for Girls Youth  (U8/U10/U12/U14)  on Sundays starting September 10th for 8 weeks.  We'll have a super coaching staff headed up by Colleen Niklaus, former Head Varsity Coach at St Ignatius College Prep.

This is NOT for current members of the travel team - they have regular practices and tournaments in the Fall.  This is for girls looking to improve int he sport, and perhaps hopefully join the travel team.  

Event Details:

  • Locations:
    • Palo Alto High School Lacrosse Field
  • Dates: 8 practices - Noon - 2PM Sundays, beginning September 10th  and continuing through until November 5th
  • Head Coach: Colleen Niklaus,  former Head Varsity Coach, St Ignatius College Prep
  • Open to: All Youth/Middle School Girls 
  • Tracks: Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced
  • Curriculum:
    • 8 Weeks of Instruction (Youth/Middle School)

 

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Fall Ball Coaching Staff - Girls

Colleen Niklaus, Former St Ignatius College Prep Women's Varsity Coach and Program Director

Sammi Zamora, Archbishop Mitty

Abi Smith, University of Oregon

Frances Thurston, Archbishop Mitty

Girls Fall Ball Schedule

  Day Time Location
1 9/10/2016 Sunday Noon-2PM Palo Alto HS Lacrosse Field
2 9/17/2016 Sunday Noon-2PM Palo Alto HS Lacrosse Field
3 9/24/2016 Sunday Noon-2PM Palo Alto HS Lacrosse Field
4 10/1/2016 Sunday Noon-2PM Palo Alto HS Lacrosse Field
5 10/8/2016 Sunday Noon-2PM Palo Alto HS Lacrosse Field
  10/15/2016 Sunday No Fall Ball No Fall Ball
6 10/22/2016 Sunday Noon-2PM Palo Alto HS Lacrosse Field
7 10/29/2016 Sunday Noon-2PM Palo Alto HS Lacrosse Field
8 11/5/2016 Sunday Noon-2PM Palo Alto HS Lacrosse Field

 

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