Who We Are
The Nor Cal Braves are one of the oldest and most successful club programs in California. Founded in 2009 by Bay Area native and St. Ignatius College Prep alum, Peter Langkammerer, the Braves have become the regions leader in training & development.
In collaboration with many of the Bay Area’s top coaches, players, club programs and high school’s, the Braves offer elite training, year-round club teams, college recruiting and guidance throughout the college application process.
Since 2009 the Braves have helped train & develop some of the regions top players. Graduates of the program have gone on to play at programs such as, Brown, Chapman, Colorado College, Cornell, Duke, Gettysburg, Kenyon, Lehigh, Michigan, Middlebury, Mount St. Mary’s, Penn State, Stanford, Tufts and UC Berkeley. In addition to it’s recruiting success, the program has earned over a dozen tournament championships in events across the country, but perhaps most significant is the number of program graduates who have returned to the Braves to coach & develop the next generation of players.
Our mission is to build on the rich tradition of lacrosse in Northern California. We strive to maximize player potential and equip players with the tools, skill and confidence to be successful at any level. Instilling a blue-collar work ethic is central to that process. We believe that teaching young men the value of hard work will serve them on the field, in the classroom and eventually on the job.
Braves coaches have played at the highest levels of the sport (Pro, D1-D3) and excel at applying their knowledge to each practice. Modeled after D1 college practices, Braves practices are up-tempo and designed to increase skill, lacrosse IQ, decision making, field-awareness and passion for the game. We push our players to become better mentally & physically and teach the skills & concepts they will need to be successful in college.
Consistent practice is critical for improvement. As such, we practice over 20 times per year (10-12 practices in the fall/winter and 10-12 practices in the summer). Practices are modeled after division 1 college practice and run by players and coaches who lived the D1 experience.
In addition to the field sessions, our teams work together in the weight room, on the track and on the wall. We work to cultivate the complete player and build a team where players are accountable to one-another and care more about the teams success than individual accolades. Creating a highly competitive practice environment is key to this process. We want our guys pushing themselves and each other to get better everyday. The result is players improve and teams tend to win.