by LIZ ONUFER

The Life Skills of Lacrosse

Tim and Kristine Skoglin see lacrosse as an important opportunity for kids to learn life skills. As volunteers for 4S Del Sur Nighthawks Lacrosse, a nonprofit recreational program for boys in kindergarten through eighth grade, they emphasize respect, work ethic, and overcoming adversity for young athletes both on and off the field. Tim is the program director and head coach for the seventh and eighth grade team, and Kristine serves on the program’s board of directors and as the head marketing manager.

Tim first began volunteering with the lacrosse program three years ago. His son, Blake, had an interest in the sport. It was a natural fit for Tim since he had played high school and collegiate lacrosse. “Mentoring young student athletes and having the opportunity to be with my son on the field at this stage is a tremendous gift,” Tim shared. With Kristine’s organizational support, the couple acknowledged, “Together we are all making memories that we will look back on throughout our lives.”


Names: Tim and Kristine Skoglin
Community: Terreno @ 4S Ranch
Volunteer Affiliation: 4S Del Sur Larosse
Profession: Real Estate Company Broker | Owner, Skoglin Real Estate, Inc.
Children: Blake (13) and Laura (10)
Hobbies & Interests: Golf, cross-training, lacrosse, football, basketball, cycling, cooking, travel


Name of Group: 4S Del Sur Lacrosse
Mission: Teaching life skills through lacrosse with emphasis on character, classroom, skills, and sportsmanship.
Phone: Tim Skoglin, Director – 858-592-0100
Email: tim@4SDelSurLax.org
Website: www.4SDelSurLax.org


Lacrosse is more than just building family relationships. “My biggest accomplishment in volunteering to direct this program has been bringing the community together around lacrosse,” Tim acknowledged. “Every volunteer has a son participating in the program, and most live right in our community.” With a direct connection to Del Norte High School, boys can use the program as prep for playing high school lacrosse. As a bonus, they are able to get comfortable on the high school campus before they are freshmen.

Tim and Kristine have lived in 4S Ranch since 2002 and own and operate a residential real estate brokerage. “The community has it all, and we are convenient to the award-winning public schools for our kids,” they said. Their son Blake is a seventh grader at Oak Valley Middle School, and their daughter Laura is a fourth grader at Stone Ranch Elementary.

The family is currently gearing up for the Spring 2020 lacrosse season, which runs from February through May. For boys in kindergarten through eighth grade interested in playing, registration is open until the beginning of February, and all experience levels are welcome. The program offers a strong foundation in the fundamentals of lacrosse while building friendships and skills that transfer across sports. This is echoed in the pillars of the program: Character, Classroom, Skills, Sportsmanship – preparing boys for success in sports, school, and life.