Skyline Lacrosse is one of the oldest lacrosse organizations in California, first established in 1979. At that time, competition was among high schools such as University High in San Francisco and Novato High School, UC Berkeley and Stanford, the San Fran

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Skyline Lacrosse Club - Sept. News

Fallball registration is open!

We hope everybody enjoyed summer, and welcome back to the new school year.  As part of your fall planning, please include Skyline’s fallball program, which runs September 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Appropriate for beginners and returning players, fallball is a great opportunity to build skills and have fun. Some age levels are starting to fill, so if you plan to participate, register now. Registration is open online.

This just in: former Major League Lacrosse star John Christmas will be running our Boys U14 fall program - we know our boys U14 players won’t want to miss out!

Tenacity Fall

Skyline girls: If Skyline’s Sunday fallball program doesn’t work with your schedule, or you just can’t get enough lacrosse, Tenacity is offering six week fall programs in Alameda and Orinda. Each hour and a half session will begin with stations that cover ground balls, stick work, defense, shooting, and more! Groups will be broken up by age and skill level. Registration and more information at

Hand-down your old gear

Calling all families with extra, unused lacrosse equipment lying around! Skyline is facilitating a FALL gear donation program.  You have 3 options to donate your unused, extra gear.

1. Friday, September 2nd - Free Pick Up. If you put your gear on your doorstep, we will pick it up.

2. Saturday, September 3rd - Free Drop Off. You may drop off your lax equipment at : 10 Maxwelton Road, Piedmont, 94618

3. Sunday, September 25th - Free Drop Off. You may drop off at the first day of fall ball - regardless of age/gender. Skyline will accept all extra items throughout the course of the day.

Please email if you are interested in any of these options. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

The new age brackets: how does this change affect your lacrosse player?

The Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association is shifting from the U9/U11/U13/U15 system to age designations that are more in line with US Lacrosse recommendations: U8/U10/U12/U14. US Lacrosse is promoting small-sided games as a better way to develop young lacrosse players, so U8 games will be 4 v 4, and U10 games 8 v 8. Small sided competition provides each player more touches on ball, and a more age-appropriate developmental experience. 

The age cutoff date does not change (it is still August 31), so if you have a child who turned 10 in July, s/he would play up to U12, while a child who turns 10 in September would play U10. Most 1st and 2nd graders will play U8, 3rd and 4th graders U10, 5th and 6th graders U12, and 7th and 8th graders U14.

The NCJLA is still working out many details such as how checking rules will apply at different age levels, and we will keep our community posted as we get more information.

New club leadership and welcome new board members

A big Skyline thank you to “retiring” club president Carlton Chan, and welcome to Monica Yu, who is taking on the president role.

Thank you to Rebekah Owen and Elizabeth Keville, who are also rolling off the board. And thank you to our returning board members: Charlie Richards, Girls' Coordinator, Suzanne Heske, Boys' Coordinator, Chris Robb,Treasurer, Jessica Berg, Fields Coordinator, Cary Littell, Equipment - Boys.

Welcome to our new board members:Greg Tschider and Jen Otte, Publicity, Ted Booth, Team Manager Coordinator, Fritz Fredericks, U8/10 Coordinator, Amy Briggs, Equipment - Girls, and
Mara Lipacis, Spiritwear.
Finally, welcome to our new administrative director (and Skyline parent), Joanne Cain. When you see these these folks around, thank them for their dedication and hard work to providing a great lacrosse experience for all our kids. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with thoughts, concerns, or ideas.

Skyline alums give back

Skyline Lacrosse Club alumni Zoe Torok, Amelia Costello, Maria del Rosario Chan, Tai Owen, Elie Cole, Lily Keville, and Georgia Lichty (Piedmont High), and Zoe Benjemin (Oakland Tech) organized and led a youth summer lacrosse camp, Hat Trick Girls Lacrosse Camp. Not only was the camp a great way to share lacrosse with younger girls, but proceeds were donated to the Oakland Lacrosse Club, Skyline Lacrosse Club, and the Piedmont High School Lacrosse program.


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by posted 09/01/2016
Fall Ball Registration is NOW OPEN!

Skyline Lacrosse Fall Ball

Registration is now open! Register Online

Skyline Lacrosse Club runs our annual Fall Ball Programs on Sundays in September and October. We provide opportunities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced girls and boys to continue their skill development under the directions of experienced Skyline Lacrosse coaches. 

  • All 6 Sundays will be held at Bishop O'Dowd High School (9500 Stearns Ave., Oakland.)

  • Sessions run September 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

  • Cost $150 plus required US Lacrosse membership ($25)

A limited number of loaner gear may be available to brand new players joining us for Fall Ball. If you're interested in either donating or borrowing gently used lacrosse equipment for either boys or girls, please contact

by posted 08/16/2016

The Skyline Lacrosse Club serves boys and girls throughout the East Bay including Oakland, Alameda, San Leandro, Piedmont and more since 1979!

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Field Status
Beach ES Field - Piedmont OPEN (9/29) 
Bishop O'Dowd - Oakland OPEN (9/29) 
CAL Maxwell Family Field - Berkeley OPEN (9/29) 
Diablo Vista MS - Danville OPEN (9/29) 
Justin Siena High School - Napa OPEN (9/29) 
Merritt College - Oakland OPEN (9/29) 
Merritt College - Grass - Oakland OPEN (9/29) 
Merritt College - Turf - Oakland OPEN (9/29) 
Oakland Tech High School - Oakland OPEN (9/29) 
Treasure Island - Treasure Island OPEN (9/29) 
Wilder Field - Orinda OPEN (9/29) 
Witter Field - Piedmont OPEN (9/29) 
Ygnacio valley high scho - Concord OPEN (9/29) 
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