Golden Gate Rippers is a competitive lacrosse and field hockey club exclusive to the North Bay area.
Founded in the Spring of 2017, Golden Gate Rippers started as a competitive high school girls lacrosse club. Each year, Rippers has grown to add more lacrosse teams and levels to support the high level of play in the North Bay. In 2019, we added Rippers field hockey, to become the first and only field hockey club team in the North Bay for middle school and high school field hockey.
At Rippers, the focus is on high-level player development. Our players love to compete and share a passion for lacrosse and field hockey. We are able to strike the balance between working hard and having fun. In fact, we believe that working hard IS fun!
We hire the best coaches available. Our coaches are not only great coaches, but they are great role models. They have played women’s lacrosse and field hockey at the highest levels and are passionate about the sport. They are true stewards of the game. During practices, players will get specific feedback and a lot of touches and repetitions. We believe in shaping girls so that they can be their best on and off the field. We believe that greatness comes from coaching each girl to their own potential so that they can see and believe how far they can really go.
Our structure differs from other clubs. As a proponent of multi-sport athletes, we build our teams to support multi-sport athletes. Our programs are offered seasonally. Players have the option to commit to all 3 seasons (Summer, Fall, & Winter-Spring) or select which ones work best for them and their family. Additionally, we do not host tryouts but use practice to evaluate players for team placement. Our teams are tiered based on ability, level and graduation year. Our teams are not grade-pure. We hand-pick competitive tournaments that are convenient for the calendar and a short hop away. Tournaments are a great way to showcase the hard work and improvement that happens during practices.
If you are interested in pursuing a collegiate lacrosse or field hockey career, we offer support in college recruiting. The process can be daunting and overwhelming. As a former Division I player and coach, Coach MB and Coach Aline offer advice and guidance to players as needed. Attending camps hosted by college coaches is one of the best ways to jumpstart and realize the goal of playing at the collegiate level. Camps provide real instruction and feedback, a high-level of competition, and a first-hand experience of what a college campus feels like. College coaches host camps throughout the summer and winter break. The Rippers seasons are structured to allow our players to attend college camps.