Carolina National Lacrosse operates as a "club-neutral" travel lacrosse program, encompassing both North Carolina and South Carolina. Being "club-neutral" means that our primary objective is to bring together the most talented players from both states to compete at an exceptionally high level while minimizing any disruption to local travel programs.
We understand and appreciate the crucial role played by local programs in developing our players' fundamental skills, and we highly respect that. Our scheduling efforts revolve around avoiding conflicts with players' loyalty to their local programs. We aim to enhance their recruitability by providing additional opportunities and a competitive edge.
To further enrich our players' lacrosse knowledge, we maintain a neutral approach when it comes to our coaching staff. We bring in coaches from various regions and even invite high-level players to share their expertise, ensuring our players benefit from diverse perspectives and enhance their lacrosse IQ.
Our Showcase teams selectively participate in showcases and tournaments that offer significant recruitability. We meticulously structure our schedule to maximize our players' exposure to college programs. Rather than locking ourselves into specific tournaments year after year, we adapt and choose destinations that provide the highest level of competition.
Our players are driven competitors who aspire to play lacrosse at the next level. As teammates, they share a common goal: to play efficient team lacrosse at an exceptional standard. This collective focus enables us to foster a highly competitive environment where players can excel and pursue their dreams.
Carolina National will host two combines centrally located to evaluate players and invite them to play for one of our teams. We can also consider a high school or club team coach's referral along with some game film.
As a showcase program that is club-neutral, we never want to compete for time with local travel programs. We structure our schedule around local clubs' tournaments! Local programs are the foundations that build players into who they are as competitors! But the truth is, not every player wants to play lacrosse at the next level. Not every local program has a roster complete of players who have similar goals or aspirations to play Division I, II, or III lacrosse. Here at Carolina National, we want to bring in like-minded players who are committed to their goals, have worked extremely hard to be the best in their area, and want to expose their abilities, in front of as many college coaches as possible.
Pricing is being calculated as we are planning our 2023 events. We are trying to keep the costs low so our athletes can afford to play for their local club team as well as a Carolina National team. We are currently considering 2 high level events in July that will make up the initial cost. We may also consider Games Days or Winter events. These will be added fees and announced as soon as we can.
YES. We encourage those who have faced an injury, recently moved schools, or have decided to do a post graduate year to come and play for our program. We will only increase your exposure.
We select our teams based on the ability for our players to compete at any level. Therefore, we believe the teams we form have a good sense of how to play with anyone wearing the same jersey as them. Most of our tournaments, we will host a walk-thru/practice the day/night before a showcase.
With our players coming from across two different states, it is unrealistic to host a two hour practice on a week-night or weekend day while local clubs are traveling or practicing. With that being said, we know our players aren't sitting around! They are constantly working on the fundamentals and competing. With that built in preparation, our pre-competition walk-thru allows players to come together with their coaching staff and tweak the minor details before playing together.