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About Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club

Tomahawks Lacrosse
PO Box 60613
Palo Alto, CA  94306

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 14U, 12U, 10U and 8U play in the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association League. 

Team NorCal - A regional boys travel team for 10U, 12U, 14U, High School 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. 

The Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club is a non-profit neighborhood community youth sports organization and a 501c(3) corporation.  Founded in 1990, we are one of the oldest of 50 club teams in Northern California.  We play youth lacrosse under the auspices of the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (, ranging from Redding to Monterey and from San Francisco to Sacramento.

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

The Tomahawks Club during the regular Spring season sponsors boys and girls lacrosse teams for all players, ranging from 1st to 8th grade .  Our players come from our Geographic area - including Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino. We have a long history of excellence.

We feed youth players to many high schools, including Palo Alto High School (Boys have won 4 of the last 4 SCVAL Championships), Mountain View HS, Los Altos HS, Gunn HS.  

Membership: Membership in the Club is open to boys and girls in grades 1-8. Team eligibility is determined  by age. Registration occurs in the Fall for the Spring season (which lasts from February-May).
League: The Tomahawks Club is one of 50 clubs within 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 14U, 12U, 10U & 8U 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.
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 'B rookie' (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 El Camino Park in Palo Alto - probably the newest and nicest lacrosse field in the State of California.

Games for the Spring Season begin in March and last through May, with programs in place to play the sport year-round.