About the Program


(Honor Valor Victory)

Founded in 2007, Santa Monica Vikings Youth Lacrosse is one of the oldest lacrosse programs in Los Angeles and has been instrumental in promoting and growing both the game and the supporting infrastructure for lacrosse in West LA and in the South Bay.

We focus on character, teamwork, responsibility and – most importantly – FUN.

Ours is a culture of inclusion and respect. We take great pride in teaching the game to new players as well as developing and honing the skills of our more experienced players.

SM Vikings has a long history of success in competition which we attribute to our coaches, to our Vikings culture and most importantly to the fun that our kids have.

We endeavor to give ALL of our participating players the best training and coaching available with our staff of paid, nurturing and experienced coaches.

We work hard to foster a welcoming and friendly community in which everyone learns, everyone plays, everyone competes and everyone has fun.

We welcome all players regardless of experience and do everything we can to make every child’s time playing lacrosse as positive and enjoyable as possible. After all, every board member is also a parent of at least one Vikings player.

The program is staffed by experienced, professional, paid coaches and is administered by UNPAID parent-volunteers. We are funded through registration fees and donations, all of which are spent entirely and exclusively in the operation of the program.

Santa Monica Vikings Youth Lacrosse is a California not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation.


The SMVYL Board is a volunteer, parent-run board. If you are interested in becoming a board member or helping the board with the planning, running or management of the program, please contact any board member listed above for information on becoming involved.

Stephen Fossati
(310) 283-8118

Matt Blute

Caddie Hastings

Ben Kopke

Shannon Parry

Stephanie Shuken

Heather Tran

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