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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Thank you for your interest in playing with Skyline Lacrosse. Skyline Lacrosse, based in Piedmont and Oakland, prides itself on being one of the premiere youth lacrosse clubs in Northern California. We are excited to welcome you and your child to our program and to help him/her develop a love of lacrosse.

 

Please note that Skyline Lacrosse does its best to accommodate as many kids as possible on its teams. However, demand often exceeds the number of spots available so cuts may occur after evaluations (with the exception of our youngest age groups, U8 and U10, where all are welcomed until we reach capacity on a first come, first served basis). By registering your child for the program now, you are only ensuring they have a spot for evaluations. Skyline Lacrosse collects payment at the time of registration, but if your child is not selected for a team you will receive a full refund. Please see the Refunds tab for additional information on refunds.

 

Partial scholarships are available for those who need assistance with club fees. Please see the Scholarship Assistance page for additional information on financial aid and to request a waiver prior to registration. Requests for financial assistance are kept strictly confidential.

 

Coaches take into account a variety of factors when selecting a team including, but not limited to, coachability, lacrosse IQ, attitude, athleticism, past commitment to Skyline, position, and ability to commit to the team.

 

Please see additional details below for age-specific registration and evaluation information.

 



When does the spring Lacrosse season start?
Registration for the 2017 season opens in mid September. Returning players will be notified first, then members subscribed to our email list.

Preseason practice begins in January. Regular season game play begins in March and runs through May. Post season is mid May to the weekend following Memorial day.

Schedules will be made available on this website.

 



Age breakdown for teams

 
Spring 2017 Program
8U - Boys and Girls
8U must have birthdays between 9/1/2008- 8/31/2010. 
10U -  Boys and Girls
10U  must have birthdays between 9/1/2006-8/31-2008.
12U - Boys and Girls
12U  must have birthdays between 9/1/2004-8/31/2006.
14U - Boys and Girls
14U must have birthdays between 9/1/2002-8/31/2004.

How much does it cost to play?
Below are the 2017 schedule of fees:

Registration Cost for the 2016 Season:

U14 GIRLS AND BOYS - TBA 
U12 GIRLS AND BOYS - TBA
U10 GIRLS AND BOYS - TBA
U8 GIRLS AND BOYS - TBA

Includes the following: US Lacrosse membership, field rentals, referee fees, practice field equipment, game shorts, and administrative costs. A new cost for this year is a $20 fee for all players. All sports clubs using Piedmont Fields are required to help pay for the field maintenance and renewal costs. Equipment costs are not included.
All players are required to have current US Lacrosse membership in order to participate.

Volunteer Buyout: $350


Equipment: Boys Comprehensive Starter Package approximately $200.00
Equipment:  Girls Comprehensive Starter Package approximately $65.00

We accept credit cards through our online registration process.

Refund Policy

Please make note of the final cut off dates listed below for refunds. Skyline Lacrosse Club will not refund any registration fees after the cutoff date listed, this includes refund requests due to illness or injury.  Please contact the treasure at   to request a refund.


Fall Refund Schedule (2016)

  • Full refund minus $50 (processing fee) if requested by 9/11/16

  • 50% refund minus $50 (processing fee) if requested by 9/18/16

  • 25% refund minus $50 (processing fee) if requested by 9/25/16

  • No refund will be issued if requested after 10/02/16


Spring Refund Schedule (2017 Spring season)

  • Full refund minus $50 (processing fee) if requested by 11/15/16

  • 50% refund minus $50 (processing fee) if requested by 12/15/16

  • 25% refund minus $50 (processing fee) if requested by 12/31/16

  • No refund will be issued if requested after 1/1/17


Canceled Games
 

If a practice or game is canceled or delayed due to weather or a change in field availability emails will be sent from the main Admin account. It is the players responsibility to provide an accurate email. Refunds will not be provided for canceled games or practices. All attempts to reschedule will be made and players will be notified as soon as information is available.  



Are there scholarships available?
Skyline believes that every child who is interested should have the opportunity to play lacrosse regardless of financial circumstances. We will make our best effort to offer financial assistance to players in need and have set aside funds for that purpose. Requests may be directed in confidence, please email .

 



Who provides the necessary equipment?
Players are responsible for purchasing their own equipment. Skyline will offer a package through one of the local lacrosse equipment dealers at a pre-negotiated discount price.
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Is Lacrosse a contact sport?
Body checking is allowed for Boys (U12, U14, and High School). Boys in U8 and U10, and all Girls are allowed some controlled contact as in other sports such as basketball and soccer. All players are allowed to have stick-on-stick checking with different rules for Boys and Girls. Links to lacrosse rules listed below. All players are allowed to have stick-on-stick checking with different rules for Boys and Girls.

Boys Lacrosse Rules
Girls Lacrosse Rules
Men's Lacrosse Rules
LaxRules.com

 



Participation:
Practice days during the spring vary from 1-3 days per week depending on the age division. Practice times typically run from 4-7pm. Players are expected to attend all scheduled practices. If you need to miss a practice, you must communicate this to your coach at least 48 hours prior to practice.  

Games during the spring can occur every weekend when they begin in March. Expect to play at least one if not two games per weekend for the duration of the lacrosse season. Games can be as early as 8am and as late as 5pm. Players are expected to attend all scheduled games. If you need to miss a game, you must communicate this to your coach at least 72 hours prior to the game.

If a practice or game is canceled or delayed due to weather or a change in field availability emails will be sent from the main Admin account.  It is the players responsibility to provide an accurate email.  Refunds will not be provided for canceled games or practices. All attempts to reschedule will be made and players will be notified as soon as information is available.  

 



Sunday Participation:
We face a great challenge as to the number of fields we have available to us, the cost of additional fields, and the number of teams who need the fields and coaches availability. Therefore we will have practices, games, clinics and events on select Sundays. Our coaches will excuse a player for family requirements as long as there is clear communication in reference to Sunday participation prior to our player evaluations.

 



What are the parent obligations and how can I help?
We need volunteers. Parents are required to be involved in whatever way they can. Parent volunteer time averages around 10 hours for the season. Some examples of parent volunteer jobs are; Coaching, team coordinator, field maintenance, game set up and take down, score keeping, special events, etc.

 



Can my child play on a Skyline Lacrosse Club team?
Skyline welcomes players living in Oakland, Piedmont, Alameda, Berkeley, Castro Valley, and San Leandro. Players living in surrounding areas of Oakland and Piedmont that have their own local lacrosse teams are encouraged to play on those teams. Returning players will be given priority registration above new registrants.

 



Evaluations Process:
It is the policy of the Skyline Lacrosse Club that all players will be evaluated within their age division before any consideration is given to inviting a player to "play-up" to a higher division. Exceptions to this policy will be approved only by the club President and the Board of Directors. With respect to "playing up", it is our strong preference that players play within their age division. Again, any exception to this rule must be approved by both the club President and the Board of Directors.

Parents, given these rules, it is important that your child attends the player evaluation for their age group as defined buy NCJLA Rules. In other words, if your child is 8 years old on August 31, they are a U10 player, 10 years old on August 31, a U12 player, 12 years old on August 31, a U14 player.

For multiple Skyline teams within a division, players that exhibit by position the most experience, excellence in lacrosse skills, and/or athleticism will be selected to play on the highest level team within a division. The number of players that try out at specific positions also influences the decision.

The second highest team will then select and so on. All players that are selected to play on an "A" team are reminded that their commitment to this "competitive" level team is critical both in terms of effort and their availability. Players who cannot make this commitment may be asked to play at the lower level competitive B team. The club President and our Board of Directors will have final say on player placement in all cases.

In the event that Skyline has too many players to form one team we will attempt to form a second team. Additionally, as we grow and become oversubscribed, we do not have the resources to accommodate every player that registers. During this growth we will select during evaluations the most competitive players for the teams we form. This includes players with developed lacrosse skills, strong athleticism, and mental ready for the rigors of competitive lacrosse.  Players not seated on a team will receive a full refund.

 



What are the expectations for participation on Skyline "A" teams?
Our Skyline "A" teams represent the highest level of play in our club.  These teams will typically be smaller in size, travel more often, and have more regularly scheduled games and practices than B and C teams. Additionally, equitable playing time guidelines are not in place for these teams. Playing time will be determined by skill level and team need and will vary from player to player and by position. Lacrosse is expected to be the "A" team player's primary and first priority sport during the Spring Season.  "A" level players are expected to work to improve their game off-season via camps, clinics and regional travel teams. Players and parents should understand these guidelines before committing to a Skyline "A" team. Playing at the A level is a mental and emotional challenge which not every youth player will appreciate or embrace.  However, for those players driven to compete and with the focus required to work at their game all season long, A level play is not only the best fit for their growth as players, but also provides the best readiness training for High School play and beyond.

 



Is there more information about Lacrosse?
Parents Guide From US Lacrosse: Click Here

 



More Questions:
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