NEW: Did you hear about the sport or 919 Lacrosse from a friend or neighbor and want to find out more? You're in the right spot.
LEVELS: We offer programs for Beginner, Intermediate, and Elite student-athletes at the youth level as well as high school aged players. Players can be from any school, location, and travel team affiliation to be a part of the 919 Lacrosse Association, L.L.C.
WHERE TO START LEARNING - CAMPS: If you have a child that is interested in starting lacrosse regardless of age, have them check out one of our 919 Lacrosse Fundamentals Camps. Those will be posted under CAMPS/TRAINING in the navigation and registration will be open when available. Renting partial or full equipment from 919 Lacrosse is available during the registration process.
WHERE TO START PLAYING GAMES - LEAGUES: New players are also eligible to sign up for any of our leagues as we have A Division Leagues for new players provided that they have completed an instructional camp or clinic. Equipment rental is available for leagues as well. (Note: when there are not enough players to create a separate division, multiple skill divisions are collapsed into a single division.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE: Full regulation equipment is required to participate and includes a lacrosse helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, stick, mouth guard. These can be purchased from many retailers in store and online. Be sure to ask for advice if you need assistance with this step.
919 Lacrosse also requires the 1-time purchase of a program reversible jersey for camps and leagues. This option will be available during the registration process.
QUESTIONS: Our site has a tremendous amount of info so please read through the information. Can't find what you are looking for? Just email us and we'll be happy to chat with you.
JOIN THE LACROSSE MOVEMENT: Lacrosse is the fastest growing youth team sport in the country. Here are links to PDF's of girls and boys youth lacrosse books from US Lacrosse. This is a great resource for parents and players that would like to learn the game.
A. PRACTICE DAILY: This is a fine motor skill sport that requires daily practice for every level player. Consider 20 minutes daily as a standard target. Players should be working on cradling the ball on the run, switching hands, dodging, ground balls, passing & catching, and shooting. To do this, it would be good to buy a stick and pack of lacrosse balls. Here are some places that sell a variety of lacrosse equipment:
NC Local: Dicks Sporting Goods, Lacrosse Unlimited, Play It Again Sports
DSG Buying Guide: How to select equipment (never feel obligated to buy high end equipment used by top players)
B. LEARN AWAY FROM THE FIELD: There is much more to the game than what you will receive at a fundamentals camp. There are a lot of podcasts, YouTube videos, and On Demand/Network games for lacrosse regarding Technical skill, Tactical team concepts, Full/Partial college and professional games. Here are a few to get you and your child started:
C. LEAGUE PLAY: One of the goals of a structured camp is to get players prepared to play in competitive games. The 919 Lacrosse Association runs structured, well-organized leagues every season (Winter, Spring 1, Spring 2, Summer, Fall 1, Fall 2) with registrations and information always available at www.919LacrosseNC.com under the LEAGUES tab and the OPEN REGISTRATIONS tab. Stay up-to-date with the timing of deadlines and the beginning of leagues as there are always waitlists for our programs which fill quickly as does our rental equipment opportunity. Register for the A Division in your current grade as a beginner player.
D. PRIVATE LESSONS: We have a great coaching staff with backgrounds from all over the U.S. and with experience teaching at every collegiate, travel team, high school, and youth level. If interested in getting personalized training to build the confidence and skill set of your son, please fill out this PRIVATE LESSON REQUEST FORM (no fee to fill out the form) at any time of the year.