Coyotes Lacrosse is a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose goal is to provide the children of our community the opportunity to learn and play the game of lacrosse. Based in Burlingame, we are not solely affiliated with any school district or single city. While we prefer players play with programs most local to their hometown, we accept players from the greater San Francisco/Peninsula area, at all playing levels, and from both public and private schools. We are a member of both the West Bay Lacrosse League (WBLL) and US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport.
Three components will distinguish team sport athletes, enable great success and are central to our approach at Coyotes Lacrosse:
Develop strong fundamental lacrosse skills
Our goal is to introduce you to the basic skills required to play lacrosse. Our responsibility is to teach these fundamentals properly. It is the player’s responsibility to contribute their best effort at all practices, games and event, as well as to practice relentlessly, and on your own, not just at practice.
The precocious player may blow by multiple opposing players, leading his team to near-term glory, but at what long-term cost? At the next age level, neither the precocious player nor those of his teammates who bothered to stick around should expect similar outcomes. Unabashed trust in all teammates and unselfish play are the keys to success.
Those who pass up the good shot and pass to the teammate for the higher percentage great shot will ultimately be rewarded! If the ball is dropped but the proper choice is made, the team is on the right course….as is the player who learned the importance of teambuilding and teamwork.
2022 NOCSAE Shoulder Pad Rules
Please be advised that beginning on January 1, 2022 all boys lacrosse players are required to wear shoulder pads that meet the National Operating Committee on Standard for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).
This new equipment update is intended to make the sport safer for the players. Product compliance with ND200 reduces impact forces and thus the risk of commotio cordis (cardiac arrest due to a blow to the heart area).
For more information on the new shoulder pad requirements, please click here: https://www.usalacrosse.com/lacrosse-chest-protector-faq
Please check out our local lacrosse stores, as they should be well stocked with compliant shoulder pads for the upcoming season.