PETALUMA YOUTH LACROSSE is a non-profit, volunteer, athletic organization dedicated to teach, grow and honor the sport of youth lacrosse in Petaluma, CA.

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Parent Meeting


Parent Meeting Information
Thursday, January 26

Mark your calendars and join us for the annual parents meeting to kick off the Petaluma River Cats 2017 season. At the meeting you will learn about:

  • Parent/Player Code of Conduct
  • Coaching Structure
  • New Age Levels and Game Rules
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Uniforms
  • Fundraising
  • Picture Day
  • And More....

You will also get the chance to meet your coaches in a small group setting and ask questions about the upcoming season.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Lucchessi Community Center
320 N. McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954


  • Thursday, January 26
  • 6:00-6:30 Boys Team breakouts
  • 6:45-7:45 General Meeting
  • 8:00-8:30 Girls Team Breakouts

Breakout Session Locations:
Craft Room 1

  • U14v Boys 8th grade
  • U14A Girls

Conf Room 3

  • U14v Boys 7th grade
  • U14B Girls

Conf Room 2

  • U12A Boys
  • U12B Girls

Club Room

  • U12B Boys
  • U10B Girls

Activity Room A+B (corner segments of the room)

  • U8 Boys Black
  • U8 Boys Red

Activity Room C+D (corner segments of the room)

  • U10 Boys Black
  • U10 Boys Red
  • U8 Grls Black
  • U8 Girls Red

by posted 01/12/2017
Friday Night Lights

Starts November 4, 2016 at the East Washington Fields.

U8 and U10 Girls/Boys - 5:30-7pm
U12 and U14 Boys/Girls - 7-8:30pm
East Washington Fields

by posted 10/24/2016
Our Mission


Is  a non-profit, volunteer, athletic organization dedicated to teach, grow and honor the sport of lacrosse in Petaluma. Our club is open to participants from grades kindergarten through eighth grade who want to play America's fastest growing sport.  We strive to enhance and improve participating player's skills and foster a positive environment of sportsmanship and teamwork while providing a fun, positive, and enriching experience for players and parents of Petaluma.

by posted 08/31/2016
New Age Groups Announced

New 2017 Age Segmentation Guidlines have been Released


Newly Formed NCJLA  Age Groups for Spring 2017 Season
U14: 9/1/2002 - 8/31/2004 (7th and 8th grade) 8th graders born before 9/1/2002 are
automatically eligible to play U14).
U12: 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006 (5th and 6th grade)
U10: 9/1/2006 - 8/31/2008 (3rd and 4th grade)
U8:   9/1/2008 - 8/31/2009 (2nd grade)

by posted 08/31/2016

Wall Ball Drill

Below we have provided some basic drills to keep your athlete in great shape while maintaining their skills.  

For Best Results:

  1. Find a flat brick or concrete wall at least 10 feet high, the longer the better

  2. Every drill that you do - do it with both hands

  3. Always wear gloves when you are performing your routine - you play with gloves so why not practice with gloves

  4. Stand 5-7 yards away from the wall

  5. Perform this routine at least 4-5 times per week

  6. Each routine should be at least 20 minutes in length- if you finish all drills in less than 20 minutes, repeat drills starting with the drill that challenged you the most

  7. Have fun!

Lacrosse Wall Ball Drills:

  • Quick stick – 50 right, then 50 left (no cradle)

  • One hand quick stick- 50 right, then 50 left (no cradle)

  • Quick stick- change hands each time you throw the ball while the ball is in the air- 50 right, then 50 left ( no cradle)

  • Both hand catch and cradle- 50 right, then 50 left (one quick cradle)

  • One hand catch and cradle – 50 right, then 50 left (one quick cradle)

  • Face dodge- catch-face dodge-throw- 50 right, then 50 left

  • Split dodge- throw right, catch right, split dodge to left hand, throw left, catch left, split back to right hand- 50 right, then 50 left

  • Cross handed- 50 right, then 50 left- “cross handed” means stick in right hand on the left side of body, or stick in left hand on right side of the body (one quick cradle each time)

  • Behind the back- 50 right, then 50 left

  • Develop your own drill (Be creative and make sure you use both hands)

by posted 09/15/2013
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