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Lax Guru from Charlotte wrote on September 11, 2015 at 11:31 pm:
Way too early prediction: Lake Norman stuns state and wins NC state title. Large group of seniors who have played with eachother all their lives
wrote on September 11, 2015 at 11:08 pm:
5 expected impact players out of 20-25 man roster, most nscla programs are putting a much higher percentage into D1
wrote on September 11, 2015 at 3:39 pm:
Enloe High School is looking for a Head Coach for its Varsity Men's Lacrosse Team. This is a strong team with many returning seniors. The team was 13-5 last year.

Please contact Enloe AD Patrick Paye at ppaye@wcpss.net if interested in the position.
wrote on September 11, 2015 at 1:09 am:
Up to 97 teams this year, last year there were 93. 3 of the 4 new teams are in Wake Co. with Wake Forest, Rolesville and Apex Friendship all new varsity teams. A.L. Brown in Kannapolis is the only new team in the west giving the West Region 49 teams to the East Region 48 teams. All but 15 of the East Region teams are in the triangle giving the triangle the greatest number of teams with the triad placing second and Charlotte metro area third in public school numbers.
Anyone want to venture a guess when Fayetteville will recognize the sport?
C. Kirchmann from Raleigh wrote on September 11, 2015 at 1:02 am:
Sanderson High School is seeking a Varsity head coach for their Mens' Lacrosse Team. Contact the athletic director, Tony Lewis, at rlewis1@wcpss.net or 919-881-4800 if interested.
Rick Wooten from Durham wrote on September 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm:
2016 proposed conferences are posted at this link, https://www.nchsaa.org/sites/default/files/2016%20Men's%20Lacrosse%20Draft%209%3A9.pdf

Both Conference 3 and 4 now have 10 teams which means that they can't play each other twice. My guess is that they will go to divisions within the conference if they stay the way they are. But then I don't know how much the conferences will stay the way they are proposed either.
from Raleigh wrote on September 10, 2015 at 10:28 am:
Invitation to participate with us in a box lacrosse clinic that will take place this Saturday (9/12) at The Factory. This clinic is an officially sanctioned US Box Lacrosse Clinic (USBOXLA) and will be instructed by:

Shaydon Santos โ€“Co-founder/President of US Box Lacrosse, 30+ yrs box lacrosse experience, NLL professional player and coach. Together, Shaydon, and Matt Brown (Denver University Associate Head Coach) co-founded USBOXLA over five years ago and now have over 4,000 members. It is an honor to have him personally come as an instructor!

Wes Berg- 2015 NCAA Division 1 National Championship MVP, Denver University Team Captain, and has been recently added to the Denver University Coaching staff. Wes is a phenomenal player and instructor, but he is also such a great guy that can help provide real and honest insight into the college lacrosse world.

This is a 100% USBOXLA clinic and all proceeds go directly to US Box Lacrosse. The funds generated are used to cover coaches travel costs and fund educational training resources that help sanctioned members obtain coaching and referee certification specific to box lacrosse.

This is a great opportunity to experience Box Lacrosse at its finest level. Below are a registration link and a link to the US Box Lacrosse website. Please explore their website, and check out the opportunities they have provided for American box players.

Website- http://mag.usboxla.com/

Rick Wooten wrote on September 10, 2015 at 12:56 am:
Final reminder of this weekend's youth officials' training session.
Youth Officials Training Clinic will be held Sat Sept 12 and Sun Sept 13 at Cardinal Gibbons HS. Sat's sessions will run from 8:30-4:30, Sun from 2-5. You must be a member of US Lacrosse to attend. Clinic cost is $60 to cover manual, rules book and lunch on Sat. If interested, please contact Rick Wooten at rickwooten.tmloa@gmail.com.
WNC USL from WNC wrote on September 10, 2015 at 12:34 am:
Coaching Education Program Clinic in Charlotte - September 26

We are pleased to announce that the Western North Carolina Chapter will be hosting a Level 1 Coaching Education Program Instructional Clinic in your area. US Lacrosseโ€™s Coaching Education Program (CEP) is a broad, multi-level program designed to help lacrosse coaches of all experiences become better on and off the field. The instructional clinic is one of several components to obtain US Lacrosse Level 1 Certification. The Level 1 clinic(s) will also include a PCA Double Goal Coach 1 Workshop, a separate component of Level 1 Certification.

When: Saturday, September 26, 2015 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Where: Providence Day School (5800 Sardis Rd, Charlotte, NC)

Cost: $50 through Sept. 16 ($65 starting Sept. 17) โ€“ price reduced by the Western NC Chapter!
All registrants will also receive a $10 certificate from the Charlotte Hounds Foundation at the clinic.
Registration Links: Menโ€™s Level 1 | Womenโ€™s Level 1

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to quality coaching!

Charlotte Hounds Player Clinic!

The 2015 MLL Cascade Rookie of the Year, Joey Sankey, will be back in Charlotte to host a clinic at the Hounds official practice facility, Providence Day School! Join Sankey and additional members of the Charlotte Hounds team in an event your son will not want to miss.

When: September 26 (9:00 โ€“ 11:00 a.m. OR 4:30 โ€“ 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Providence Day School

Who: Boys (ages 8-18)

Cost: $70

Registration: Click here
wrote on September 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm:
Here is my take on how "recruits" do based on watching many local kids careers over the years and talking with them.
40% will never play a minute for their college..... burnout, grades, talent level, commitment level, and time required all take a toll on incoming recruits.
30% will play but not really contribute
30% will actually play significant minutes.

This % that will actually play in college is lower for kids NC mostly due to the level of play the kids face day in and day out. In a hotbed area the kids play and practice daily against many college level players, in NC most teams only have a few. Catholic had 7 college bound players I think last year, in comparison the town my nephew played in MA had 15 D1 bound players....that means they had D1 recruits who didn't start, unheard of in NC. So when the NC kids get to college, they are faced with entire teams full of quality players, not just a hand full. No more finding the weak d pole to switch to and beat one on one like in HS, the third d pole on most college teams are better than the best they faced in HS. This is hard for many kids to overcome.
I focus on HS teams and not travel teams as most of the players practice time is with their HS team.
wrote on September 9, 2015 at 9:19 am:
Dave from from Charlotte hits a chord. Those detaiIs, while player specific, exemplify the careers of many/most college lax players from NC. I do have one suggested edit: Kids that stay on the roster all four years and graduate is a quite successful career for any NC player. All too many NC HS players can't transition from the reality that the best here are average elsewhere. It is the mental aspect of the college game, not the physical ability or skill, where NC lax players are not progressing.
Scott Olive from Cary wrote on September 9, 2015 at 12:55 am:
WANTED 9th grader MIDDIES for our U15 RDU Travel team.

4 Tournaments (2 travel and 2 local)
10 practices
2 HS coaches
Opportunity to attend a National tournament
A few free training sessions if necessary

If you are interested please send an email to - Scott@lacrossetrainer.org
wrote on September 8, 2015 at 11:40 pm:
I think the class to make a difference in colleges is the freshmen at school now that just came from TC.

Carson Song (Brown)
Jackson Monin (Lehigh)
James Powers (Furman)
Jake Preister
Tate Boyce

If you got a good look at these guys you'll understand why I'm saying this, most of them if not all of them will start their freshman year at their respective schools.

(Also the class behind them aren't too shabby either.)
Joe Cinosky from Raleigh wrote on September 8, 2015 at 7:09 pm:
Bucktown Lacrosse has opened registration for our inaugural Bucktown Indoor Lacrosse League (BILL) starting September, 13th. The BILL will feature USBOXLA rules and will be hosted by Dreamsports and MVP Sports. Games will begin with 30 minutes of box lacrosse instruction. This instruction will include, box stick-work, off-ball picks and help defense, 2-man game, finishing, faking, Physical dodging and defense, screens, and off-ball motion. Skills used in box lacrosse make our players better on the field.
League Information

The league will begin with a 2 - hour combine on September 13th. Each Age group will participate in drills and scrimmages to showcase their ability in front of our coaching staff. After the combine all players will be drafted on to teams by the coaching staff. Following the draft, rosters will be released and posted online and game play will begin on September 19th. There will be 4 regular season games followed by Championship Weekend that will take place on October 24th. Both Divisions will also play a consolation game.
wrote on September 7, 2015 at 11:45 pm:
What is the alternative to "Daddy Coaches" for Travel Lacrosse in this area? I am sure Team 91 doesn't have any Daddy coaches, FCA, Crabs, Laxachusetts, Mesa Fresh, Dukes and more regionally Team Carolina, Miners, Top Tier, Upper Shelf. No Qualified Daddy Coaches?!? They all do!
The other alternative would be a HS coach running a travel lacrosse program who actually takes (makes) money from kids participating in his program and competing scholastic programs. Scenario- 2 kids selected for one spot for an all-star game, college visit, call back...who gets the call?? = job security
Go play hoops, Pop-Warner...see what you get...propelled by passionate, experienced "daddys" who are more than qualified to teach our children..
If you have a 'Daddy Coach' who is nominating their kids over your kid who is obviously better, you are in the wrong program and not attending the right events.
Most lacrosse clubs in NC were formed by disgruntled "Daddy coaches",the others have stood the test of time
dave from charlotte wrote on September 7, 2015 at 8:51 pm:
Not disparaging the players or TC alumni listed here but setting the record straight. If you are going to allow someone to post that they have had great success in the past 5 years with their alumni playing in D1 then you need to allow this post with the facts.
Mike and Matt Sawyer graduated in 2013 and 2014, pretty far removed from playing for TC
Nick Sawyer never played a minute at Loyola, transferred to OCC, a community college in NY to continue his lax career.
Connor Flynn is on the Denver roster but is not a key contributor. Appeared in 10 out of 19 games last season, played in 7 his freshman season.
Jake Chandler appeared in 4 games for Bryant as a freshman
Tim Brady was freshman of the year in D3
Reilly Mcdermott was the SoCon freshman of the year for Furman.
a couple of the other recent D1 recruits fro TC
Drew Ortiz, High Point, never played a minute no longer on team
Reid Foley, hurt, unable to play lacrosse
Tristian Stegall, Furman, never played, transferred to Hampden-Sydney where he appeared in 11 or 16 games.
Brian Buskard, Maryland, never on roster
Talal Alvie, Penn state, quit after 2 seasons, never played.
The list goes on and on of TC players not making an impact in recent memory in the college ranks.

In fact you could say that most of the NC kids playing in college have not had great success at the next level.

McDermott at Furman, Thompson at Wingate and Brady at Gettsyburg are the only three I am aware of from the Charlotte area that are really doing well at the college level. I define doing well as all conference/player of the year, not just being on the roster.

I hope I have missed a bunch of kids
Realistic Parent from Raleigh wrote on September 5, 2015 at 8:26 pm:
This is the Triangle Lacrosse Forum, not the Piedmont Lacrosse Forum. Most parents in the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and outlying towns), do not have to time and resources to get their kids to Charlotte for team practices every week. It also seems like it would be hard to gel on a team where a many kids draw from one powerhouse school such as Charlotte Latin. TC may be a great team and it sounds like a great place to play, especially if you live within an hour of Charlotte. It is great if parents are willing to drive a couple of hours to get to their team, but the return had better be worth the investment. How many D whatever players on the TC team are from the triangle?
wrote on September 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm:
If you're talking about Mitch Russel he did play for Team Carolina at one time
wrote on September 5, 2015 at 4:33 pm:
Your list certainly supports Charlotte Catholic's argument that they are the best team in the state. It also raises the question of whether Team Carolina is better at developing and marketing players or better at hiring coaches that will steer players their way. There is a Duke player that is from the Charlotte that didn't play for Team Carolina. When is the last time a Team Carolina player got a scholarship to an ACC school?
Dexter from Raleigh wrote on September 4, 2015 at 11:38 pm:
Wrote a story on my time coaching at Sanderson and a message to the team for the up-coming season. It's very challenging building a program in a tough conference with already established programs and with no feeder middle school. Whoever ends up coaching these boys is a lucky coach, they are a great group of young men. Sometimes as coaches, we have to take a step back and empower the players to take accountability on having initiative on becoming great. Read my story at: www.realraleigh.net
wrote on September 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm:
The best club team in the state is without a doubt Team Carolina. In the past 5 years they've put countless guys on D1 that have made a difference.

Mike Sawyer
Matt Sawyer
Nick Sawyer
Connor Flynn
Jake Chandler
Timmy Brady (D2 Rookie of the Year)
Riley McDermott
And many more.

I think it's clear to see who the better team is in the state with these names.
wrote on September 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm:
Totally agree with what is being said about Daddy's coaches. My son had a bad experience this past year long season with his club team because of players always getting chosen to all star games always being the coaches sons
Opinion wrote on September 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm:
Bring back FCA!
Steven Treman from Wilmington wrote on September 4, 2015 at 11:53 am:
Wilmington Lacrosse Fall Lacrosse Tournament
October 17-18 We still have a few spots available for the Varsity Divisions. We only have 2 JV spots available. Please email Kerri at kerribish@aol.com
Hurry we have been filling up quicker than usual.
wrote on September 3, 2015 at 8:32 pm:
Long Time Coach --- interesting post, not sure I agree with a lot of it though

First, I think you have a lot of strong opinions about players and coaching staffs that you present as facts.

Additionally, the concept that other clubs , which you don't feel are the top clubs, "should know their role" is quite informative.

Sounds like some top players & their parents are exercising their freedom and making a choice to play for "other clubs"

As lax in NC continues to grow --- and change -- I'd hope you welcome competition both on the field and between clubs & coaching staffs.

It's typically competition, that makes us all better.