Fall Ball

Fall Ball provides opportunities for beginning, intermediate and advanced players to continue their skill development under the direction of experienced Empire coaches.

About Fall Ball
Sunday Clinics

Empire Fall Travel Teams

Getting its start in the Fall of 2013 with some 20 players, Empire’s Fall Ball Clinics have grown to over 110 participants. This is our traditional Fall Ball program and recommended for players of ALL levels.

In Fall 2018, the format of our clinics will run a bit different from years past:

  • We will have separate clinics for our beginners and intermediate players.
  • Beginners will be open to players in grades 2 through 6, with two weeks of instruction without helmets and pads.
  • Intermediate I level will be open to players in grades 3 through 5.
  • Intermediate II level will be open to players in grades 6 through 8.
  • Advanced clinic placement will be determined by coaches after Week 1 evaluations. Advanced clinic is for players in grades 6 through 8.
  • New in 2018, we are introducing our high school clinic which will be open to boys of ALL SKILL LEVELS, grades 9 through 12.

All clinics will take place on Sunday afternoons at Fletcher Park, running for seven weeks from late-September to early-November. Beginners are able to learn the game from the ground up, while our intermediate sessions will consist of high-tempo drills designed to further develop the fundamental skills and team concepts of lacrosse, including passing, catching, scooping, and shooting.

For our advanced laxers, Fall is a great time for players to reconnect with their team and further develop positional skills in a competitive environment. Coaches will maintain controlled contact with an emphasis on game speed, transition skills, quality offensive possessions, and multiple defensive techniques.

In Fall 2017, Empire expanded its traditional Fall Ball program for experienced players seeking more game action in the off-season. Registration for the 2018 Fall Travel Teams (14U, 12U) will open at the end of July 2018. Teams will compete in three North Carolina tournaments: Carpetbagger Fall Classic in Lake Norman, Triad Pumpkin Classic in Bermuda Run, and the Charlotte Fall Classic in Matthews.