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. We are hopeful for a 2021 season and will open registration on a provisional basis with no payment accepted at this time..
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.
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.
Schedules are subject to final permitting by the Los Angeles Parks Department, however, we expect our practice schedule to be as follows
February 27 - March 13
- Tue, Thu 6-8 PM at Balboa Park (lighted field)
- Sat 2-4 PM Balboa Park
- These practices are on the baseball side of the park, between diamonds 3 & 4
March 14 – May 20
- Tue, Thu 5:30 – dusk 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. The season overview is as follows:
2/27 First Practice
3/27 & 3/28 Jamboree
4/4 No Games – Easter Weekend
4/10 & 4/11 Regular Season Games 1 & 2
4/17 & 4/18 Regular Season Games 3 & 4
4/24 Regular Season Game 5
5/1 Regular Season Game 6
5/8 Regular Season Game 7
5/15 Regular Season Game 8
5/22 Playoffs (one day)
6/5 All-Star Games
Additional Information (click the links):
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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