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I have an open position for a JV head coach at Green Hope HS.
Please contact me if you have any questions
15 :45 01/30/2015 - Coach Larkin

Girls Summer Lax Camp
UNC has a great one for girls. They offer 2 groups for 8th - 12th grades in June.
22 :39 01/29/2015

re: girls summer lacrosse camp
"Can someone recommend a good summer camp for a 13 year old girl? Thanks."

i can't vouch for the quality of this program, as i have a son who plays, not a daughter - i will say i've been very pleased with YLS for my son, and know that the girls program is growing a bit

i think that ncla has a pretty solid girls program , as well
11 :35 01/29/2015 - YLS parent

Bucktown Box
I havent been thrilled with the way the Rec leagues have been run the past few years. Heard that Bucktown is going to be running a Box Lacrosse League.

Anyone have any details?
08 :04 01/29/2015

It is time.....
.....well not til after Sunday's Super Big Game, that is.

But as the air is let out of this NFL season, the Geek will not deflate the hopes of the Queen City faithful as he will once again shares his insights on the best of Crown Town.

Look for the predictions early next month.
21 :02 01/28/2015 - Jimmy the Geek

girls summer lacrosse camp
Can someone recommend a good summer camp for a 13 year old girl? Thanks..
17 :27 01/28/2015

It is time
January is almost over. Latin wins the Charlotte Polar Bear Championship over a combined Marvin Ridge / Country Day team on Sunday. The Country Day Jamboree is less than a month away.

With the excitement of the new season, I don't see alot changing in the Charlotte area. The private school conference is a battle for second place with Latin having one last run at a title before a drought. Catholic looks strong and Marvin Ridge will battle its way into the State Championship.

Jimmy the Geek - where are you?
16 :49 01/26/2015

Varsity assistant and Head JV coach vacancy: east chapel hil
East chapel hill high school is looking to fill two seperate positions: one for a head JV womens lacrosse coach. The other position is for women's Varsity assistant lacrosse coach. Please contact head coach Emily Sternbach if you are interested!
Emily Sternbach
21 :29 01/22/2015 - CoachSternbach

Head JV Lacrosse Coach Vacancy |
Panther Creek High School is looking for a Head JV Lacrosse Coach. Anyone interested in the position should contact Coach Haine:
14 :42 01/22/2015 - Coach Haine

Team Carolina 10th Year aniversery |
2015 Marks Team Carolinaís 10th year, click on the web link below to see the complete Team Carolina Alumni List.
Also wanted to share Coach Tim Priceís Team Carolina 10th Anniversary Team
Tucker Hull (Providence/Navy)
Matt Sawyer (Charlotte Catholic/Loyola)
Michael Italiano (Charlotte Catholic/Ohio State)
Stephen Banick (Charlotte Catholic/Stevenson)
Jay Goldsmith (Northwest Guilford/Lenoir-Rhyne)
Carson Song (Charlotte Latin/Brown)
Bob Kercher (Durham Riverside/Maryland)
Tony Mendes (East Chapel Hill/Salisbury)
Mike Sawyer (Charlotte Catholic/Loyola)
Braxton Deaver (Providence/Duke)
Thomas Armstrong (Charlotte Latin/Hampden-Sydney)
Connor Flynn (Charlotte Catholic/Denver)
Colby Lalicker (Apex/VMI)
Jackson Monnin (Charlotte Latin/Lehigh)
Jake Priester (Charlotte Catholic/Mercer)
Drew Lukacs (McCallie/Boston University)
Evan Bozymski (Woodberry Forest/Bucknell)
Face-Off Specialist:
Greg Basch (Providence High School/Christopher Newport U)
Shane Gottberg (Lake Norman/Lenoir-Rhyne College)
Patrick Mulholland (Providence/Army)
Jordan Smith (Forsyth Country Day/North Carolina)
Thomas Passenant (Charlotte Country Day/Hampden-Sydney)
David Manning (Chapel Hill/Loyola)
Jay Christopher (Episcopal School/Navy)
Jake Chandler (Providence Day/Bryant University)
Matt Siegmund (Western Guilford/High Point)
Jason Weber (Christ School/Detroit Mercy)
14 :15 01/13/2015 - Who's in Charge of Your Game?

High school lacrosse coach needed |
DH Conley High School is seeking a men's lacrosse coach for their 2nd year club team in Winterville, NC. Coaching experience preferred, college level playing experience would be accepted.
Please contact:
Lisa. (252)236-8965
09 :12 01/12/2015 - Lbritt

UNC Fresh Soph Camp This Weekend
There will be some very good 2017-18 players in CH this weekend playing in front of many D1 and DII-III coaches. Gonna be cold but worth coming out to watch. Hopefully we will have a good group of triangle area kids and they show our boys can hang with top players from LI, MD, etc.
08 :53 01/9/2015

Conf 5
Any conference 5 predictions?
19 :09 01/8/2015 - Lacrosse Dad

Triad Elite Lacrosse Tryouts | |
Tryouts for Triad Elite will be held at Proehlific Park. U11 and U9 will be on 1/31/15 from 1100 to 1230 and 1230 to 2pm respectively. U13,2019,2018,2017 & 2016 will be held on 2/1/15. please visit the website for further details.
18 :12 01/8/2015 - Don

Wake Forest HS
Wake Forest HS is starting a club team this spring with plans to go varsity next year. Congratulations to WF HS, good luck and welcome.
18 :02 01/8/2015

Face-Off Factory is coming to North Carolina January 10th, 2 |
The Face-Off Factory North Carolina event will focus on the fundamentals of the face-off. We will focus on all aspects of the face-off position with special emphasis on the new NCAA rules. We will review the four main stances, hand grips, and moves; as well as add counter moves, wing play and communication. Our knowledgeable, top, current Division One, coaches will further explain why certain moves are necessary in certain situations, evaluating the pros and cons of moves with the players. There will be film study that will break down the mechanics of current top D1 face-off specialists. Film will allow the players to learn what they should do, when to do it and why they should do it.

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 (11am-5:30pm) Check-in begins at 10:30am
Rising 4th - 12th Grade (boys only)
Elon Park / Field #4
11401 Ardrey Kell Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28277

15 :25 01/8/2015

Goalie Clinic
This is the link to the goalie clinic Thursday night at Gibbons
20 :14 01/7/2015

Women's Varsity Head Coach Needed - Cary High School
Cary High School (Wake County Public School System) is looking for a head coach for its Womenís Lacrosse program. Prior coaching experience is preferred but not required.
Date Available: Immediately.
Salary: Yes, Set by WCPSS.
Appointment: Part-Time, 4 months.

Contact for application and information: Mike Dunphy, Athletic Director.
Phone: 919-460-3587
12 :03 01/7/2015 - Scott Gordon

MLK Day-Fusion Development Academy with Casey Powell |
Fusion Lacrosse and Fusion Development Academy will host a one day clinic Monday January 19th 10am-3pm at Cedar Falls Park in Chapel Hill.
Clinic will be run by MLL Stars Casey Powell, Scott Ratliff and Liam Banks. Click on the link above for more information
13 :03 01/6/2015 - Fusion Lacrosse

All Academic All Americans from 2000-2014
09 :08 01/6/2015

Goalie Clinic
Does anyone have any information on the Goalie clinic that Bucktown is putting on?

I saw a couple of posts about it on instagram but I cant find anymore information.
08 :22 01/6/2015

Verbal Committments
Conference 4 : Broughton

Hayden Lovett - High Point University
Walker Rice - Lynchburg College
Zach Burgess - Hampden Sydney
Mitchell Snyder - High Point University
Jack Williams - Catawba College
07 :44 01/6/2015

Conference 5:

Robert Barron - Northern - Lees McRae - DII

Possibly two more coming soon.
08 :30 01/5/2015 - Coach Sliwa - Northern HS

Verbal Commitments- Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh
Anyone know anything about some local talent who have decided to take it to the next level? Any offseason commitments? Especially interested in Conference 5 (Carborro, Jordan, Riverside, ECHHS) and Conference 6 (Gibbons, Orange, Cedar Ridge, Chapel Hill)
07 :31 01/5/2015 - davidlax

To Christmas Present:
The stick you bought your little laxer will not do much for the betterment of his game without one of two things, 1) a passing buddy or 2) a wall to throw on. It is true, sticks can make a difference in the game of some players, but that is only at the higher levels. With a young kid the better sticks won't do much, they may even hurt, until the youngster gets used to fielding balls that are flying, rolling, and/or bouncing and then throwing them back with whatever stick he's got. Once he learns the "feel" of the release and reception of a ball the head on the end of the shaft won't make much difference. Either get a 2nd stick and play catch, or find a wall and keep on it until his mechanics look smooth.
18 :55 01/4/2015 - Old Coach

2009 Academic all Americans |
how can I find out if any of our LaCrosse student/athletes were named academic All Americans in the 2009?
15 :55 01/3/2015 - BHuber

Upcoming USL Level 1 Officials' Clinic- Youth Officials |
Any youth (18 and younger and still in HS)who wish to become a USL Level 1 certified official, please plan to attend one of the two Level 1 clinics being offered in January.
Raleigh Clinic- Sat Jan 17, 8:30-4:30 and Sun Jan 18, 2-5 at Cardinal Gibbons HS, Raleigh

Jacksonville Clinic- Fri Jan 30, 6-9 and Sat Jan 31, 8:30-4:30 at Jacksonville HS, Jacksonville

You must be a member of USL as a youth official. Clinic cost is $60, includes manual, rules book and lunch.

Additionally you will have to pass the USL youth rules test with a grade of 80 and also work a scrimmage prior to working games.

If interested, please contact Rick Wooten in the triangle or Steve Otto in Jacksonville.
12 :11 01/1/2015 - Rick Wooten

Season getting close..
Any predictions for top 10?

I see the following teams in 4A East no particular order being strong:

Apex, Broughton, Athens, Middle Creek, East Chapel, Jordan, Leesville, Hoggard, Holly Springs, Green Hope

3A East should be Gibbons without much challenge.

Assuming from West Northwest Guilford, Catholic, Lake Norman, Lake Norman Charter, Marvin Ridge will all be strong too.
07 :24 12/31/2014

Quality Instructional Program Starting
This Sunday and for the next six Sundays, Peak Lacrosse is offering Instructional Academies by position at the Dream Sports Center in Apex. The Apex HS Coaches lead this program. This is for boys grades 5-9. Great lead up to the Spring season. Go to to register. Go to for more info on the Peak Lacrosse Academy.
09 :33 12/30/2014 - nclax

Christmas Present
I'm not certain how much better will a new stick will make him but when I bought my son new cleats he went from the slowest on the team to the fastest......
11 :03 12/27/2014

Club Options
Happy Holidays!
I have been on this site for years and wanted to thank the mods for all their support.
I am a former school head lacrosse coach here in NC and I have recently relocated to the triangle area.
I see a lot of talk about clubs here but I was hoping someone could post a more comprehensive list of all the club teams in the triangle area because I would like to continue coaching now that I am here and it seems like the club turnover is fairly high.
Thanks to everyone helping to grow the game!
08 :29 12/27/2014

Christmas Present
Hello! I'm new to lacrosse and my sons not the best. Hes 9 year old and I got him a new stick for Christmas. How much better will it make him
15 :54 12/24/2014

Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
10 :00 12/22/2014 - Go Lax!

YLS Thunderhawk Select Summer Team Tryouts - January 11th | |
YLS Thunderhawk Select Tryouts will be held January 11th @ South Wake Lacrosse Park. YLS will be fielding U9, U11, U13, and U15 teams for summer 2015.

For more information on the program visit or email Tryouts are free but players must pre-register for tryouts online at the website above.

Happy Holidays!
07 :25 12/15/2014 - YLS Lacrosse

Cascade R modification

Cascade Lacrosse has reached an agreement with the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) on a solution for the recently decertified Cascade R helmet.

The solution will involve a simple modification to Cascade R helmets currently in the marketplace. NOCSAE has accepted the solution. Cascade's data confirms the helmet, as modified by this solution, meets NOCSAE certification standards. For NOCSAE certification purposes, the modified helmet is treated as a new model, identified as the Cascade R-M, although it will continue to be marketed by Cascade under the Cascade R name. Moving forward all newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets will be certified as meeting the NOCSAE standards. A tamper-resistant sticker will be placed on all modified helmets as well as on newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets to differentiate them from non-certified Cascade R models. Model R helmets that have not been ofifcially modified by Cascade do not meet NOCSAE standards and certification will remain void.

Cascade will make the modification to existing helmets at its Liverpool, N.Y. facility beginning December 16, 2014. The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.

"We are extremely pleased that Cascade and NOCSAE have reached an agreement to modify existing Cascade R helmets and put helmets back in play for our loyal customers," said Tim Ellsworth, Global Business Director, Cascade Lacrosse. "We have been working closely with NOCSAE and will work diligently to ensure that all Cascade R helmets returned are modified as quickly as possible. We thank everyone for their patience and support."

To fully reinstate the NOCSAE license, which was suspended in conjunction with the R model decertification, Cascade is cooperating with a review by NOCSAE of certification data for all of its models, and is having a third-party audit of Cascade's quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) processes.

Cascade is currently finalizing its own internal audit and expects the third-party QA/QC audit to be completed by December 18, 2014. NOCSAE will partially reinstate Cascade's license agreement for the production of new Cascade R-M helmets upon demonstratiion of satisfactory audit results fr its QA/QC processes. The license agreement will be fully restored for other Cascade models upon demonstrating that such models certified by Cascade are supported by necessary data.

Cascade is also currently reviewing test results for all of its lacrosse helmets to ensure they meet both Cascade and NOCSAE standards.
18 :53 12/12/2014 - Triad coach

Class action lawsuit against Cascade
10 :04 12/11/2014

Snowball tournament
Conference 3 definitely looked like the SEC of NC HS lacrosse. They all will be competitive this season. Like the other posts said, it was great to see other teams out there getting better and closing that gap. Sanderson, Heritage, and Enloe all looked improved, especially Sanderson who finished last in the conference last season. Definitely see Sanderson improving. Can't wait for the season to get here
09 :32 12/10/2014

SnoBall ReCap
Concur on the recap of the top teams. Pretty clear the Conf. 3 dominance among Apex, Middle Creek and Athens has a couple years left. Green Hope and PC still wild cards.
But really good to see some mid to lower level teams and players getting out there early to begin the climb. Sanderson, Heritage, Cary, HS, FV, some Enloe and Broughton kids either playing together or with the Renegades or Red Devil clubs are getting there. I think the lax landscape changes in Wake in the next 3 or 4 years with the addition of new high schools in area and more players with more youth experience entering many different High Schools. Great time and fun to watch.
08 :38 12/10/2014

Last Call - South Wake Snowball Shootout Teams | |
The South Wake Snowball Shootout held at Womble Park in Holly Springs still has room for 1 more U9(3/4th grade) and 1 more U15(9th grade/10th grade) team.

The event is this Sunday, December 14th. If interested please email ASAP to grab the last spot in each age division.

04 :04 12/10/2014 - South Wake Sports

Holly Springs/South Wake Snowball Shootout Re-Cap
I watched on Sunday as few teams braved the cold for the Annual Holly Springs Snowball Shootout. Here is what I observed. The strong teams were defiantly Athens and Middle Creek A. Apex has such a large group they chose to be a little different and run a team of juniors and a team of seniors, splitting many varsity players. Had the Apex teams been combined to run a JV and Varsity I think the results would have been different, but oh well. All teams were without key players!.

Athens was missing face-off specialist Peyton Smith who won the 2014 National FaceOff Showcase. Congratulations. Athens did show well with Brock Martin physically dominating most defenses aside from the Apex Juniors team. A solid defense led by Trad Deaver.

Middle Creek was without standout goalie Nick Arcuri but the offensive power on that team is very impressive. If anyone had any doubts about the young Freshmen Owen Capputo, I think thatís put to bed. He will be fun to watch over the next few years. Middle Creek really struggled on defense, not sure what plan can be put in place for the Mustangs to be able to compensate for that.

Apex Seniors, played with not much passion but you could tell the talent is there. Jake Harrison stood out for Apex in a thin midfield, as the tough kid that can make the play.
Apex juniors, with a VERY impressive defense unit. Attacker Jack Hayden was picking shots all day and looked like he has only gotten better from the end of last season.

Holly Springs looked very young and light on numbers and as a result seemed to struggle a bit. I didnít see the Sophomore studs in Boone, Lucius, and Ferguson.

Cary also struggled but seems to have a few players that can help the Imps this year. Quality offensive play led by junior Chris Leder will help Coach Gordon. The goalie Tanner Orr will be as solid as he can but with limited help in front of him he will have a few very long days.

Enloe and Sanderson and Heritage all played well, they are just not in the same game at this point as some of the other teams in attendance.
09 :40 12/8/2014 - Unbiased Confenece 3

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