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.
SFV Lacrosse offers recreational lacrosse programs for boys and girls ages 7 – 15. 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:
If you live outside of this area, please contact
for more information.
Where feasible, SFV Lacrosse will field boys teams in both the Stars and Stripes divisions of the U11, U13 and U15 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. U9 and girls groups do not have Stars and Stripes divisions.
Schedules are subject to final permitting by the Los Angeles Parks Department, however, we expect our practice schedule to be as follows
January 25 - March 7
- Tue, Thu 6-8 PM at Balboa Park (lighted field)
- Sat 2-4 PM Balboa Park (note: games begin on February 22, so no Saturday practices expected after that)
- These practices are on the baseball side of the park, between diamonds 3 & 4
March 10 – May 7
- Tue, Thu 5:30 – dusk at Balboa Park
- Games on Saturdays at various locations
League Competition Schedule 2020:
Actual game dates, times and locations will be available in late February. The season overview is as follows:
2/22 & 2/23 Jamboree
2/29 Regular Season Week 1
3/7 Regular Season Week 2
3/14 Regular Season Week 3
3/21 Regular Season Week 4
3/28 Regular Season Week 5
4/4 Regular Season Week 6
4/11 No Games – Easter / Spring Break
4/18 Regular Season Week 7
4/25 Regular Season Week 8
5/2 Playoffs (all in one day)
5/9 All-Star Games
Additional Information (click the links):
US Lacrosse Parents' Guide to Boys' Lacrosse (including rules)
US Lacrosse Parent's Guide to Girls' Lacrosse (including rules)
For additional questions, please contact