Empire Travel Teams

These are highly competitive teams playing against the very best that other organizations have to offer. Selection to the team does not automatically mean equal playing time. Playing time will be earned through hard work and dedication to the team.


Thank you players and families for a great 2018 Fall Season!! See you in the box!!


    Mazeppa Road Park, 645 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville, NC 28115
  • TRIAD PUMPKIN CLASSIC, October 20-21, 2018
    BB&T Sports Park, 428 Twins Way, Bermuda Run, NC 27006
  • CHARLOTTE FALL CLASSIC, October 27-28, 2018
    Matthews SportsPlex, 11210 Brigman Road, Matthews, NC 28105



  • 12U – players must have birth dates between January 1 – August 31, 2007, January 1 – December 31, 2006 and September 1 – December 31, 2005 OR have high school graduation dates of 2024, 2025 or 2026
  • 14U – players must have birth dates between January 1 – August 31, 2005, January 1 – December 31, 2004 and August 1 – December 31, 2003 OR have high school graduation dates of 2023, 2024, 2025

For questions regarding Fall Travel, please contact our club administrator via email: lainey@ashevilleempire.com.


We are pleased to report that the inaugural 2018 Summer Select Middle School team played remarkably well and made it to the final four for two out of three tournaments. Embarking on our first official summer travel season was a feat in and of itself. The season was fast and furious, with two to three practices per week starting mid may through the end of June.

Our Summer Travel Team was headed by Coach Ryan Herrmann and Coach Connor Jardeleza. Our players and families were grateful for the wealth of knowledge these two coaches brought to the table and our players showed great resolve in every game, at every tournament. Our co-head coaches were assisted by Coach Tom Dieterly.

Empire conducted three separate tryouts for its first ever SUMMER SELECT TRAVEL PROGRAM. There is no fee for Summer Select Tryouts, however anyone wishing to tryout had to register online. Players needed to have birth dates 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

Our 2018 Select Travel Team traveled to three tournaments in June 2018. These tournament format consisted of 2-day tournaments with a minimum of three games on each Saturday and a minimum of two games on each Sunday:

  • South Carolina Shootout, Columbia, SC, 06/02-03/2018
  • Big South Classic, Matthews, NC, 06/09-10/2018
  • Coastal Lax Classic, North Myrtle Beach, SC, 06/23-24/2018

For its inaugural year, the fee to play Summer Select was $700 per player. This fee covered the costs for coaching staff payroll, practice fields rental, administrative fees, insurance and tournament entry fees.

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