Empire Select Travel

Empire will conduct tryouts for its first ever SUMMER SELECT TRAVEL PROGRAM on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm-3:00pm. Tryouts will be held at Fletcher Park (address: 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732). 

There is no fee for Summer Select Tryouts, however anyone wishing to tryout MUST register online. Registration for tryouts will open on January 15, 2018. Players must have birthdates between: 

September 1, 2003 – December 31, 2003

January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2004

January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2005

January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2006

January 1, 2007 – August 30, 2007

Empire Summer Select

We are pleased to announce that 2018 will mark Empire’s first year competing in Summer Travel Lacrosse. Summer is the official lacrosse travel season, fast and furious, with practice beginning the end of May and four weekends of tournaments in the month of June.

Our Summer Travel Program will be headed by Coach Ryan Herrmann, the assistant coach of the Mars Hill University Lacrosse Team. New to our coaching staff, we are grateful Coach Herrmann is on board with Empire and bringing so much lacrosse knowledge and experience to our players and coaching staff.

Season Dates: Late April 2018 (practices) – Late June 2018 (tournaments throughout the month of June)

 Boys Teams:

    • 2022/2023
    • 2024/2025 (with older 2026)


Date                                                Tournament *                                              Location *

June 2-3, 2018                               NXT South Carolina Shootout            Columbia, SC

June 9-10, 2018                            Big South Summer Classic                   Charlotte, NC

June 23-24, 2018                           Coastal LAX Classic                               North Myrtle Beach, SC

* Please note that tournament times, dates and commitments are subject to change based on situations that are out of Empire’s control.

Empire Fall Select

Empire’s inaugural year of Fall Travel Lacrosse began in 2017. Coaches conducted one-day tryouts for 12U and 14U in late summer; practices were during Sunday Fall Ball at Fletcher Park, with several practices at Memorial Stadium the weeks just prior to tournament play.

Teams competed in the Triad Pumpkin Classic in Greensboro, NC and the Charlotte Fall Classic. Both weekends were met with great success and players and coaches are already looking towards Fall 2018. Coach Connor Jardeleza leads 12U, with Coach Rob Canan heading up 14U. Both coaches, as well as their assistants, bring a wealth of lacrosse experience to these teams and have long histories coaching youth.

Are you ready to take a trip?

Let's Go!