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Welcome to 1sTouch Lacrosse Program!

Based in the Charlotte metro area, 1sTouch strives to offer a unique and fun lacrosse experience. Our aim at 1sTouch is to develop our players skills on and off the field so that when they move to the next level they have no basic weaknesses. 1sTouch offers three levels of lacrosse skills development. They include Sticks & Stones, Academy & Pre-Elite .

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Derrick Gates, Executive Director/Founder

1sTouch Lacrosse Programs
Pre-Elite Program (Invitation Only)

Ages 11-17

The 1sTouch Pre-Elite program provides experienced players with resources and tools necessary to play at the collegiate level. While many of our student athletes choose this path,  it is not a required goal.  Our Pre-Elite players typically play with other local club select teams during the fall and summer to become the strongest, most competitive lacrosse athlete they can be. These teams participate in local, regional, and national tournaments.

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Academy Program

Ages 8-14

1sTouch Lacrosse Academy offers the Academy program to boys and girls who are ready to move from our Sticks & Stones program into a curriculum focused on development of skills and techniques. The Academy program marks the introduction of contact in the sport.  Thus, players are required wear protective gear.  We stress development over games to help maximize the time dedicated to focusing on the skills necessary to  succeed in lacrosse. 

Academy players practice in a pool format twice per week and may participate in the weekly supplemental training as offered.  Players are offered speed and agility training as well. Lacrosse Academy coaches specialize in developing young players and sharing their love of the game.

The Academy players scrimmage during practice to help them develop there skills and lacrosse IQ.  1sTouch strongly believes the Academy is the best development option for youth just learning the game.

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Sticks & Stones Program

Ages 5-7

1sTouch Sticks & Stones Lacrosse program provides younger players the opportunity to play lacrosse without as much of a financial and time commitments as the Pre-Elite & Academy Lacrosse programs.  At this level players are introduce to the basic concept of lacrosse and typically do not participate in competitive matches.   Emphasis is placed on good sportsmanship, equitable fair play and having fun! The teams will be coached by parent/volunteer coaches and practice twice per week.

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