Why was Carolina 24/7 Started?
StickWithUs and Team 24/7 Lacrosse partnered to develop the Carolina 24/7 National Team program as a way to give the best High School players in this region an opportunity to train and compete at the highest level.
Who is running the Carolina 24/7 teams?
Mike Desmond and StickWithUs/Team Carolina will handle all program administration while Ryan Flanagan of Team 24/7 Lacrosse will direct the program and handle all on-field operations.
Why will this benefit my son and lacrosse in the area?
Our goal with starting the Carolina 24/7 teams was to create the highest-level teams in the region. We believe that this partnership will allow us to create teams that can consistently compete at the strongest tournaments and against the best teams in the country. In doing this, we will be able to elevate lacrosse in the area and we believe it will increase the recruiting opportunities available to our players. The ultimate goal of the venture is to showcase the best individual talent and teams in one centralized premium program that will represent the region on the national stage and in the college recruiting landscape.
The program also allows us to create a more competitive training environment for players throughout the year. We are breaking down any barriers where players may feel like they must choose one club or another. In combining our teams at the high school level, we will be creating opportunities for our players to train and compete at the highest level year-round.
Who are the Carolina 24/7 teams for?
The Carolina 24/7 teams are open to 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 graduates in the Fall of 2019.
When are tryouts?
Sunday, August 18thfor 2021s and 2022s and on August 25th for 2023s. Advanced registration is required and can be found here: http://www.oasyssports.com/StickWithUs/login.cfm? **Please note that a seperate login will be required. Your login for www.Team247Lax.com will not work.
What if I cannot attend the tryout date in August?
All candidates MUST attend the tryout. Exceptions are discouraged and handled on an individual basis. If you have a legitimate reason to miss and are unable to attend we will use notes from your summer staff and your performance over the summer as your evaluation and team placement.
My son plays with his High School in the Fall but would like to play in the 2020 Summer. What should he do?
The Carolina 24/7 Fall schedule should not conflict with High School team obligations. Our tournament schedule is in November to align with the recruiting calendar and after HS fall ball events end. Players are expected to participate in the fall and summer if they are on a Carolina 24/7 team. Recruiting is a year-round process which is why we ask for a year-round commitment from players at this age. Players that elect not to play in the fall will be handled on a case by case basis.
What will the practice schedule be in the fall and summer?
Team will practice on Sunday nights in the fall to avoid conflicts with school or other sports. After the spring High School season ends, teams will begin practicing on weeknights in late May and June 2020.
How many teams will there be?
In Fall 2019/Summer 2020, Carolina 24/7 will field the following teams:
2020 (Fall Only)
2021 Blue and 2021 Red
2022 Blue and 2022 Red
2023 Blue and 2023 Red
All teams will train together and have access to our entire coaching staff in the summer and in the fall.
Who will coach the Carolina 24/7 teams?
Carolina 24/7 teams will be coached by coaches from both Team Carolina and Team 24/7 Lacrosse.
What if I don’t currently play for Team Carolina or Team 24/7 Lacrosse?
We want the best lacrosse players at 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, period. Prior club affiliations are not important.
My son is in middle school and wants to play for Carolina 24/7, what should he do?
The best route to a Carolina 24/7 team in the future is to begin playing with Team Carolina or Team 24/7 Lacrosse as soon as possible. We believe that working with coaches at either program is the best way to prepare for making a Carolina 24/7 team in the future.
How will this impact my son who is not in the affected age groups and currently plays for Team Carolina or Team 24/7 Lacrosse?
This will not have any impact on players that currently play for a youth team at Team Carolina or Team 24/7 Lacrosse. They are in a great position to develop their game working towards a future opportunity with a Carolina 24/7 team.
Did StickWithUs/Team Carolina buy Team 24/7 Lacrosse?
No. StickWithUs/Team Carolina and Team 24/7 Lacrosse are still separately owned and operated. The partnership only impacts high school teams. All other youth teams, camps, clinics, leagues and academy programs will continue to be separately owned and operated by StickWithUs/Team Carolina and Team 24/7 Lacrosse, respectively.