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About Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club

Tomahawks Lacrosse
PO Box 60613
Palo Alto, CA  94306
(888) 599-5096
 

Tomahawks Year Round Programs

Fall Ball - September to November for Boys and Girls Youth and High School players.  Boys High School has a Fall League and play games every week.  The Youth Program is instructional, but does include a few scrimmages. 

Spring Leagues -  Youth teams for boys and girls U9, U11, U13, and U15 play in the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association League. 

Team NorCal - A regional boys travel team for U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19 age groups, selected through competitive tryouts in the spring.  Travels to regional and national tournaments throughout the year. 

SummerCamps - Week-long SummerCamps for new and experienced players. 

SummerBall - Weekly pickup up games for Boys Youth and High School players in July and August. 

 

The Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club is a non-profit youth sports organization and a 501c(3) corporation.  Founded in 1990, we are one of the oldest of 60 club teams in Northern California, ranging from Redding to Monterey, and from San Francisco to Sacramento, which play youth lacrosse under the auspices of the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (www.ncjla.org).

The Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club is a year round program, offering league play, travel teams, Fall Ball, SummerBall, summer camps, and instructional clinics thoughout the year.  We also work with Team NorCal, a regional All Star team that travels to regional and national tournaments.   These year round programs are targeted to youth and High School players for both boys and girls. 

The Tomahawks Club during the regular Spring season sponsors 25 boys and girls lacrosse teams for over 450  players, ranging from 1st to 8th grade .  Our players come from through the South Bay and Mid Peninsula - inlcuding Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Portola Valley, Woodside, and Los Altos. We have a long history of excellence, having won more district, regional, and state championships than any Club on the Peninsula.

We feed youth players in to many high schools, including Palo Alto High School (Boys and Girls 2010 SCVAL Champions) , Mountain View HS, Los Altos HS, and Menlo Atherton High School (2012 Boys SCVAL Champsions).   Over 60% of the Boys High School All Star Selections from last years Santa Clara Valley Athletic League were former Tomahawk players.  

We host teams in two primary locations - Tomahawks North which is based out of Palo Alto and communities North, and Tomahawks South (formerly known as the Crusaders Lacrosse Club) which is based out of Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale and communities South. 

Membership: Membership in the Club is open to boys and girls in grades 1-8 throughout the Peninsula. Team eligibility is determined  by age. There is no geographic restrictions, and anyone can join the Tomahawks. Registration occurs in the Fall for the Spring season (which lasts from February-May).

Coaches:  We have over 15 coaches with Division 1 college lacrosse experience, several former men and women All Americans, and even a few current and recent professional lacrosse coaches in our ranks.  
 
League: The Tomahawks Club is one of 60 clubs that belong to the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (NCJLA), the governing body for youth lacrosse clubs in Northern California. These teams are located throughout Northern California, from Monterey to Marin, and from San Francisco to Sacramento.

Philosophy: We believe that lacrosse is a special game, as did the Native Americans who invented the game over 600 years ago.  We think the game is an opportunity to develop our players mentally, physically, and emotionally.  We play to honor the game and respect our teammates and our opponents, and to make our ourselves better athletes and better individuals. We do not believe in the 'professionalization of youth sports'. We expect and hope that kids will play sports other than just lacrosse.  We believe there is a role for kids of all ranges of athletic talent to have a great experience on the lacrosse field.  While we are thrilled to provide an environment to enable outstanding players to pursuit lacrosse at higher levels, we are also equally happy to see kids who will enjoy lacrosse as a youth player.  Lacrosse is not what is important; it is the experiences that kids will have to learn how to motivate and challenge themselves, to play as part of a team, and to strive to be their best. 

Team Structure: The Tomahawks field teams in the following age divisions. These teams play other age and skill-level appropriate teams from throughout Northern California in games, tournaments, and jamborees. In many age groups, we sponsor more than 1 team, depending on interest level and signups.  We keep strict limits on the number of players per team to make sure everyone has a quality experience.

Boys Teams
Bantam - Under 9
years old
Lightning - Under 11 years old
Junior - Under 13 years old
Senior - Under 15 years old

Girls Teams
Lightning - Under 11 years old
Junior - Under 13 years old
Senior - Under 15 years old
 
Season: Typically, each team plays from 12-14 games over the course of the season. Within a given age division, the league sponsors different skill level leagues, ranging from 'A' (most competitive), to 'C' (developmental). League standings are kept, and the NCJLA sponsors year end playoffs.  Many Tomahawks players have gone on to play college lacrosse.


Our home field is the new Lacrosse Stadium at Palo Alto High School - probably the newest and nicest lacrosse field in the State of California.

Games for the Spring Season begin in March and last through May but we also have year round programs to play the sport. 

Telephone Hotline: 888-599-5096