Carolinas 2021

National Girls Lacrosse League


Mission:

To provide a platform for young players to compete against the best lacrosse players and teams in their region. In addition to providing a high level of competition, the NGLL is designed to unify middle school girls club lacrosse teams in North and South Carolina. As lacrosse in our area continues to grow and expand, the NGLL will encourage comradery across all areas of the Carolinas. The more we help each other develop, the more opportunities our teams will have on the national stage.
 

 

How do I join? 

This is a Spring Select Level team and you must tryout for this team.  Selection of team will be decided within a couple weeks of tryouts.  It is middle school team class of 2025, 2026, and 2027.

Tryouts:

Saturday January 16th, 2021, Harness Track in Pinehurst, NC from 2pm to 4pm.

 

Why Middle School?

As lacrosse becomes more popular, it’s necessary to provide these young players with top-notch experiences to keep them excited about the game! Top-level coaching, top-level tournaments and top-level competition. Especially in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important to provide young girls an outlet, to instill discipline and hard work, and to encourage social interaction with peers.

 

We don’t know what tomorrow brings, but we do know these middle schoolers will soon be young adults. The Carolinas Director, Kelly McQuilkin, Assistant Coach High Point University, is very passionate about developing this middle school age group to help prepare them for high school, college and eventually the real world. Lacrosse is simply a platform to inspire a generation to achieve greatness. Coaches have a huge impact in young people’s lives, now let’s join together to inspire greatness in the Carolinas! We are stronger together!

 

NGLL National Tournament:

The winner will represent the Carolina Region at the NGLL National Tournament on Memorial Day Weekend. This tournament is planned around the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Final Four. In 2021, the Final Four will be held at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University in Towson, MD on May 28- 30th.

 

Dates:

Sunday March 14th, March 28th, April 11th

Each team is guaranteed 2 games per day. The last day, April 11th, will be for playoffs and crowning the 2021 Carolinas Champions! The Champions will then compete on May 28-30th at the NGLL National Tournament.

Locations:

TBD (Charlotte, High Point and Raleigh areas) 

ACS Practices: 

Tentative at this time - considering Sundays to include: February 21, 28, March 7 from 2-4pm and will adjust after daylight savings/1st games

Age Groups:

Graduation Years:  2025, 2026, 2027

Cost:

Cost will be determined based on the number of participants.

**If you have a mixed age group team, your team will be placed in the age group of the oldest player on your team.

“My vision of the NGLL Carolinas is to provide a platform for young girls to compete and to grow in the sport they love with other players in their home state! It’s an exciting time in the world of women’s lacrosse. The game is growing, it’s becoming faster and more kids are starting to play! Let’s continue to grow and develop our region together. With so much unknown in the year of 2020, I hold tight to the fact that lacrosse has given me so much. Now, it’s time for me to return the favor. Let’s reignite the passion of lacrosse for this young generation. They are the future of our sport!”

                                                                -Carolinas Director Kelly McQuilkin

(910) 944-9042

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