2019 FALL DATES AND TIMES
- Sunday Afternoons
- Bill Moore Community Park (Fletcher Park)
- SEPTEMBER 29th thru NOVEMBER 3rd (6 weeks)
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 2nd 2019.
SPECIAL NOTE TO ADVANCED PLAYERS: If you intend to play travel ball, you will not be able to play in any Empire clinics due to conflicting practice times.
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 2019, THE FORMAT OF OUR CLINICS WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:
We will have SEPARATE clinics for our BEGINNERS and EXPERIENCED players.
- BEGINNERS (Sundays 1:00pm-2:30pm): This clinic will be open to players in grades 1 through 8.
- There will be ONLY TWO (2) weeks of instruction WITHOUT helmets and pads.
- Empire will have helmets and pads available for rental. Players may rent helmets and pads on a weekly basis or for the duration of the program. Based on availability only.
- Empire recommends that players purchase their own lacrosse stick by week 2 or week 3.
- EXPERIENCED (Sundays 1:00pm-2:30pm): This level will be open to players in grades 3 through 8 who have played on a boys team or boys lacrosse program for at least one full season. Players will need to have their own helmet/equipment/gear from week 1.
- ADVANCED: Players in this class are encouraged to tryout/play for our Fall travel teams. Register Now
- HIGH SCHOOL (3:00pm-4:30pm): This clinic will be open to boys of ALL SKILL LEVELS, grades 9 through 12. We recommend all athletes in this age group to attend this clinic if not playing for the Travel team.
- Asheville Empire will have a Varsity team in Spring 2019 and this is a great way for our players to sharpen their stick skills and reconnect with their teammates on Sunday afternoons.
- With the official formation of a Varsity Lacrosse team at TC Roberson (Spring 2019 start) and Cougar Club Lacrosse team at Asheville High School (Spring 2019 start), this clinic would be a perfect way to introduce the sport to all athletes in order to tryout in the Winter months.
- Again, this clinic is open to high school boys of ALL skill levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced.
- Beginners are able to learn the game from the ground up. They will learn all the fundamentals of lacrosse from the inventors of the game, the basic principles of the game including throwing, catching, scooping and scoring. They will start to learn the meaning behind the saying “play with intention”.
- Experienced 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.
- High School laxers, will reconnect with their sport (and teammates) 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.