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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.
Tired old eyes wrote on September 3, 2015 at 4:50 pm:
And I really like the "Select Forum Font Size" option, now the letters are big enough for me to read without my glasses.
Rick Wooten wrote on September 3, 2015 at 4:38 pm:
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.
wrote on September 3, 2015 at 3:32 pm:
Which Club Team is right for you?
I think this all depends on your goals. I agree that TSL and TC have had success as a whole, but each player needs to measure what is success for themselves. The top third of these clubs are maybe D1 caliber. The rest are paying significant club fees to play up north when they are probably best served playing in front of local D2 and D3 schools in the south east.

On a side note, in regard to the east for the 2015-2017 classes Tarheel has a better track record of D1,D2,D3 commits than TSL

I also think that daddy coaches and club directors should be avoided where possible. When it comes to recommendations for showcases, letters of endorsement and all star game selections daddy's boy generally gets one
wrote on September 3, 2015 at 11:00 am:
don't boast about it? no issue with your opinion on club teams in the area but I think all the clubs take plenty of time to pat themselves on the back and promote their accomplishments.
Longtime coach wrote on September 2, 2015 at 11:48 pm:
High level NC Lacrosse Clubs -
Still the most experienced, longest existing and best club teams in the state are Team Carolina and TSL/Cannons.
Both have placed by far the most players in college...but don't boast about it. Both clubs are the most qualified in their respective areas and have the best, most dynamic coaching staffs and participate in the very best tournaments at the appropriate and selected grad year (not combined teams). Both clubs also have U9 all the way through HS offerings. Team Carolina is best in the west, and Cannons are without question the best in the east.
Any new and recent start up clubs simply have saturated the top clubs that already exist in the region....which is simply bad for the players. Having multiple club organizations isn't a terrible thing. But each club should know their role in their lacrosse playing community. Bottom line is that the top players should play for the top club in their area. That club where the coaches and their contacts will help get them showcased at the best events nationally and can effectively advocate for their players. The other clubs should continue to build their brand, teach the players in their own communities and continue to foster the growth of the sport. This is the case in the successful and mature markets. There are travel clubs and select teams. Players and parents should do their homework and recognize where their sons would be best served and utilize the depth and experience of those clubs as a springboard for their player. Until the state of NC players, parents and special interests ..all clubs coming from our state will be considered average in comparison to other states that do not have the same/similar talent. My two cents
UR Lacrosse from Holly Springs wrote on September 2, 2015 at 7:55 pm:
UR Fall Lacrosse League for high school players starts September 14th. League play will be Monday nights 6-8PM at Holly Springs High School.

Registration is open at www.URLacrosse.com. Register individual or as a team. If registering a full team email info@URLacrosse.com for team registration instructions.
laxfan wrote on September 2, 2015 at 11:24 am:
Glad to see the SWAC and Cap8 rescind their private play rules. I hope this allows for more eastern teams to participate in events like King of the Hill and Champions Challenge. I would like to see Middle Creek, Broughton and Leesville compete

I think the continued ban on non-NCHSAA privates affects lacrosse more than other sports. Schools like Broughton and Leesville who have strong rosters benefit from playing out of state competition or even NCISAA competition like Ravenscroft and Durham Academy. This all helps grow the game.
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wrote on September 2, 2015 at 2:03 am:
Good to see the forum back up and running again. Will you have the tweet box back?
lax wrote on September 2, 2015 at 12:22 am:
How will Team Carolina and Tar Heel be this fall? Are those still the top 2 in the state in terms of making the biggest impact beyond NC for players? Seems like just a lot of teams now and talent is getting spread out a lot more.
up and going wrote on September 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm:
Looks good! Thanks!
Test from Raleigh wrote on September 1, 2015 at 10:28 pm:
Test Post for new Forum. Welcome!
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