Over the last decade, participation in lacrosse has increased over 200%, making it the runaway fastest growing sport in America. And particularly in the Southeast, where there are opportunities to play year-round, that number of new players is even greater.
Carolina Miners’ Lacrosse combines the tradition of its Upstate New York roots with the enthusiasm and commitment to sports of the Carolinas. The nickname of ‘Miners’ is particularly appropriate to our culture, as hard work, perspective, and a ‘lunchpail’ mentality are central to our playing style. Not to mention that this name allows up to tip our hat to the hardworking men and women that worked as Gold Miners to establish the area that we now call home.
More important than the product on the field, Carolina Miners Lacrosse is predicated on making better men and women out of the boys and girls wearing our jersey. Our coaching staff is comprised of collegiate and professional players with coaching experience at all levels, and all share the common thread of a commitment to education. Miners are student-athletes: in that order, non-negotiable.
The Carolina Miners will not offer a "year-round" program that many of our competitors seem to have adopted in recent months. Why? We believe that athletes should be allowed to participate in multiple sports and activities; not just lacrosse. Want to take the fall off to play football or volleyball? Great idea! There is no financial obligation forcing you to sacrifice those dreams and goals. But for those that do want to play lacrosse year-round, that opportunity is there with the Miners.
We do take most of the month of July and all of August off. Everyone needs a break! Ride a bike, go to the beach, sit around a campfire, be a kid! Lacrosse is waiting for you when you are ready to come back!