8 years and under

Birth Years: 9/1/2010 to 8/31/2013

8U Information:

In Spring 2019, we are happy to announce that Empire will offer a division for boys 8 years old and younger.

At this age group, our US Lacrosse certified coaches have developed a curriculum which will teach players the fundamentals of the sport of lacrosse – including stick handling, cradling, passing and shooting. Since lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game, players at this level will come away with a solid understanding of the game and its traditions in a fun, non-checking environment. Our passionate coaches will ensure that players not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline.

Head Coach:  Rob Canan

Assistant Coach:  Cullen Ciocian

Location:  Veritas Christian Academy; 17 Cane Creek Rd., Fletcher NC

Dates: March 16 – May 11

  • March 23rd, April 6th & April 27th are the (3) Saturday dates when the Empire youth teams will be traveling out of town to play games with other organizations at the 10, 12 and 14U levels.  In an effort to help parents with boys in the 8U group who also have players on these other teams, we will be holding 8U practice on Sundays from 2 – 3 pm on those particular weekends.

March 16th (Saturday) 10 – 11 am

March 23rd (Sunday)   2 – 3 pm

March 30th (Saturday) 8U – Varsity *All our teams will play at Fletcher Park v.                                                                              Charlotte Club team Xtreme

April 7th  (Sunday) 2 – 3 pm

April 13th & 20th  Spring Break – no practices

April 28th (Sunday) 2 – 3 pm

May 4th  (Saturday) 10 – 11 am

May 11th (Saturday) 10 – 11 am



**For insurance purposes, all new players will be expected to become members of US Lacrosse and returning players will be expected to renew membership to US Lacrosse. Membership fees will not be included in spring registration.