The LaxElite Lacrosse Program was established to provide youth, middle school, and high school female athletes the opportunity to discover and experience the fastest growing team sport in America. Our Program is designed to provide education, build character, and enhance athletic development in a lacrosse centralized fashion while fostering the principles of sportsmanship, teamwork, and commitment.
LaxElite will offer several camps and clinics where our female athletes will be taught the game's required vocabulary, skills, and positions by elite college coaches and players. We are committed to providing an instructional and competitive atmosphere in support of our players reaching their fullest potential on and off the field.
It is not only our desire to unify athletes and the sport of lacrosse but to take young girls and create humble, hard working, respectful teammates who proudly demonstrate the meaning of pride and dedication. We hope to infuse female athletes with a passion and enthusiasm for lacrosse and aim to make it a sport that girls can be proud to call their own!
The State of Lacrosse
National participation topped 825,000 players on organized teams in 2016, setting a new record for participation
The number of players participating in lacrosse has grown from just over 250,000 to the current total of 826,023, an increase of over 225 percent over a 15-year timeframe (2001-2016)
Lacrosse grew 3% nationally from 2015-2016
Largest segment of participation is at the youth level (under 15), which has grown nearly 24% in the last five years
At the high school level, lacrosse has been the fastest growing team sport for over a decade
In the five-year period from 2011 to 2016, girls’ lacrosse each saw an increase of over 28 percent of the number of schools sponsoring the sport
556 high schools added girls programs from 2009-2014
31.2 percent growth rate for girls lacrosse in this time span---no other sport has been above 10%
North Carolina is one of 10 fastest growing states for youth/high school lacrosse
In the NCAA, women’s lacrosse grew at a rate of 38.9 percent between 2009 and 2014 (highest among all NCAA sports)
126 schools have added school sponsored women's lacrosse programs since 2011, an increase of 35.3% (486 total current programs)
In 2016, over 17,000 girls participated in women's lacrosse at the collegiate level