SFV Lacrosse's mission is to help teach life lessons to school aged children throughout the San Fernando Valley via lacrosse and to promote and advance amateur youth lacrosse in a safe and sportsmanlike manner where everyone plays.
 
 
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SFV Lacrosse FAQ

SFV Lacrosse is a non-profit, volunteer-lead corporation whose mission is to teach life lessons to school aged children throughout the San Fernando Valley via lacrosse and to promote and advance amateur youth lacrosse in a safe, positive and sportsmanlike manner.

Please note that due to the COVID situation, the following information is subject to change. 

Programs:

SFV Lacrosse offers recreational lacrosse programs for boys and girls ages 5 – 14. No tryouts are required and new and experienced players of all skill levels are welcome. 

  • Fall Ball – October to November.
  • Spring League - January to May

Whether your child is just starting out in lacrosse, or is an experienced club lacrosse player, there is a Vipers program that will develop skills, provide appropriate competition, and above all, be FUN! We're equally proud of the dozens of former Vipers who have gone on to play high school and college lacrosse as we are of those who just wanted to try out a cool new sport and make friends.

League Play:

SFV Lacrosse is part of the Southern California Lacrosse Association (SCLA), one of the largest youth leagues in the state of California. The SCLA features more than 1,200 players per year on over 80 teams spread across 10 towns.

The SCLA promotes balanced competition among community-based teams. An “equitable” playing time approach guarantees that all kids will see substantial playing time, regardless of skill level. 

During the spring season, all players must participate on the team associated with their residential address. SFV Lacrosse’s territory is shown on this map:

http://maps.latimes.com/neighborhoods/region/san-fernando-valley/ plus the towns of Calabasas and Hidden Hills

If you live outside of this area, please contact for more information.

New for 2021, the SCLA has changed age groups and playing formats to align with US Lacrosse recommended formats. You can learn more about these changes, including a description of each age group, and why they were made by visiting our "Documents" page and downloading the document entitled "SCLA Adopts US Lacrosse Rules." 

Where feasible, SFV Lacrosse will field boys teams in both the Stars and Stripes divisions of the U10, U12 and U14 age groups  for the SCLA spring season.  The Stars level is the highest level of lacrosse in the SCLA and is intended for the most skilled lacrosse players. Players will be assigned to teams based on coaches’ assessments during the first few weeks of practice. U8 and girls groups do not have Stars and Stripes divisions. Information about cutoff birthdates for the various age groups can be found on the registration page.

 

Practice schedule:

Schedules are subject to final permitting by the Los Angeles Parks Department, however, we expect our practice schedule to be as follows

March 18 – May 20

  • Tue, Thu 5:30 – dusk at Balboa Park
  • Saturday March 20 and March 27, 2-4 PM at Balboa Park
  • Games on Saturdays and some Sundays at various locations

 

League Competition Schedule 2021:

Actual game dates, times and locations will be available in late March.

We anticipate an eight week regular season, followed by playoffs, with the following schedule:

Regular Season Week 1

4/10 & 4/11

Regular Season Week 2

4/17 & 4/18

Regular Season Week 3

4/24

Regular Season Week 4

5/1

Regular Season Week 5

5/8

Regular Season Week 6

5/15

Playoffs

5/22

All-Stars

6/5

 

Additional Information (click the links):

Registration

Return-to-Play Protocols

Refund Policy

Equipment

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US Lacrosse Parents' Guide to Boys' Lacrosse (including rules)

US Lacrosse Parent's Guide to Girls' Lacrosse (including rules)

For  additional questions, please contact or 818-599-4922