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.

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SFV Lacrosse offers recreational lacrosse programs for boys and girls ages 6 – 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 their 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.

Spring Ball schedule:

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

January 31st st to March 9th

      Practice: Tuesday and Thursday 6 to 8 PM, Balboa Park softball diamonds, Encino

       Practice: Saturday 2 to 4 PM (February 4th to March 4th), Balboa Park softball diamonds

       SCLA pre-season jamboree: Saturday February 25 - multiple games, expect to be there all day. Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark, CA 93201

       Games:  Saturday and/or (rarely) Sunday, starting Saturday, March 11th - Time will vary

       No games: April 8/9 (Spring Break / Easter)

       Game schedule with times/opponents to be published week of March 6

       Games:  Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark, CA 93201 or Birmingham Community Charter High School, 17000 Haynes St., Van Nuys 91406


March 14 - April 27

        Practice: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Balboa Park, 5839 Balboa Blvd., Encino, CA 91316



Click here to register for Spring Ball


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 Lacrosses 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.

2023 Age Groupings:


Born Between

6U Boys

09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017

8U Boys

09/01/2014 - 08/31/2016

10U Boys

09/01/2012 - 08/31/2014

12U Boys

09/01/2010 - 08/31/2012

14U Boys

09/01/2008 - 08/31/2010

Elementary School Girls

09/01/2011 – 08/31/2016

Middle School Girls

09/01/2008 – 08/31/2011

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 coachesassessments during the first few weeks of practice. U8 and girls groups do not have Stars and Stripes divisions.  

League Competition Schedule 2023:

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

Practice is typically at Balboa Park (pending City approval)

We anticipate an eight-game regular season, followed by playoffs, with the following approximate schedule (subject to change):

Registration opens

November 7, 2022

First practice

January 31, 2023

SCLA pre-season jamboree

February 25, 2023

First week of regular season

March 4, 2023

Spring Break (no games)

April 8, 2023

Playoffs - all in one day

April 29, 2023

   All-Stars    May 6, 2023


Other Questions:

Does SFV Lacrosse have a refund Policy?

Yes.  Please see the Refund Policy tab on the home page.


Are scholarships available?

SFV Lacrosse want to make our programs as accessible as possible.  Any family with questions regarding fees which create a hardship should email for scholarship information. 


How can my child try lacrosse?

SFV Lacrosse offers free “try lacrosse” clinics from time to time. Visit our Registration page to see if a free clinic is currently scheduled near you, or join our email list to be notified of future clinics.


What is FastLax?

It is a fun game of 3 vs 3 lacrosse played on a mini field. Players use a tennis ball and don’t wear helmets or pads. The game is quick and puts an emphasis on fun and skill building.


What are the age groupings?

Our program covers boys & girls from 5 to 14 years old. Assessments based on experience & skill level are on a case by case basis.


Do we need equipment?

Safety gear (helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, groin protection & cleats) will be required for all boys players. Girls wear goggles and mouthguard. A limited amount of rental gear is available; which can be requested during the sign up process.  No gear needed for trial classes.

Please visit our Lacrosse Equipment page for more information and links to local and online retailers.


What are your COVID policies?

We are committed to the health of our players & staff, therefore we follow City & County mandates.


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For additional questions not covered here, please contact