TRAINING and LESSONS

Training the Team Carolina Way

In addition to our season scheduled team practices, Team Carolina hosts three professional training dates throughout the year. We work closely with Deemer Class from First Class Lacrosse, The Greg Gurenlian Face-off Academy, The Gvozden brothers, Mike and Andrew at Goaliesmith, as well as other top-notch instructors for our players. 

Exclusive to current Team Carolina athletes, these training sessions are scheduled three times a year, one in September, one in January and one in early June.

The Team Carolina Philosophy

At Team Carolina we believe there are four essential parts for our players to progress realistically toward their goals as well as their full potential.

1. STUDENT-ATHLETES. First and foremost are academics. Academics will always be first.

2. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. Second, is citizenship, being a good kid, a good student, a good daughter/son, a good friend, and a good teammate.

3. ACCOMPLISHED PLAYER. Third, is your physical & mental development as a complete lacrosse player. Developing this includes your school program, your club program, camps, and individual showcases/prospect days. All are essential in developing your skills, your lacrosse IQ, and helping you reach your goals as a lacrosse player. We don’t know it all – no one does – our staff will, however, do everything we can to develop you into one of the top players in the region.

4. COMPLETE ATHLETE. Finally, is your physical development as an athlete. Often, we come across kids who decide they only want to focus on lacrosse and either never played or stop playing other sports. While we have always encouraged and support participation in multiple sports, we also understand the choice to specialize in one sport that you love, and one that you are most interested in playing at the highest possible level. Our observation through the years is that if you are not training with or at a facility that specializes in athletic development, you are probably not doing all you can to become the best you can be at your chosen sport.

Additional Training Opportunities

SPEED – AGILITY – STRENGTH. With Team Carolina Director Billy Ward. In addition to his responsibilities at TC, Coach Ward holds a BS Exercise Science – Syracuse University, and  is currently the Director of Adult Performance / Director of Lacrosse Performance at Performance Unlimited. Get better, contact Coach Ward directly via email at bward006@gmail.com
More on Performance Unlimited online here

GOALTENDING. With Team Carolina’s Tate Boyce.  For individual goaltending lessons contact Coach Boyce via email at tate.boyce20@gmail.com. A four-year starter at Providence College, Boyce emerged as one of the finest goalies in the nation. Boyce finished his senior season in 2019 as the Big East leader in both save percentage and saves per game. Boyce was signed to the expansion Waterdogs LC prior to the 2020 PLL Championship Series also plays in the MLL for the Boston Cannons. 

DODGING – SHOOTING – FINISHING. With Team Carolina’s Alex Tindall. For individual offense lessons contact Coach Tindall via email at tindallalex17@gmail.com   A native of Seattle, Washington and a ’10 graduate of The University of Mount Olive. In his 4 year career, Tindall recorded 98 points, was named All-Conference 2X’s, and was voted Team Captain his senior year.