TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/4/15
Winter Indoor Tournaments
AILA Heritage Cup, a box lacrosse tournament that will take place over Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend at the BucksMont Indoor Sports Center in Hatfield, PA. The event is being organized and hosted by the American Indoor Lacrosse Association (AILA), which runs the IMG Cup, in cooperation with Heritage Lacrosse, which runs the Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, the Patriot Games and other popular events in the area. The AILA Heritage Cup will feature box lacrosse goals and lots of action for those looking for multiple touches and fast-paced play. The event is open to youth, high school and adult teams and is expected to draw elite teams. Teams will play 4 forty-minute games, and rules have been designed to limit checking. Goalies will be provided box lacrosse gear for use during play, courtesy of Boddam Goalie Equipment. The event will also feature a series of coaches’ clinics conducted for attendees by Johnny Mouradian, Director of the Canadian National Indoor Lacrosse Program. The clinics will focus on Canadian-style techniques, including the “2-Man Game” and inside scoring tips, to help American players become more effective as the convergence of box and field lacrosse concepts at the college and international level continues to accelerate.
Brackets are organized using the Canadian-style terminology, but provide for the grouping of teams by grade and graduation year given how most travel clubs are set up in the States. Brackets will play on select days (either Saturday or Sunday), as follows:
Saturday, January 17th: BANTAM MAJOR – 2019 Teams (8th Graders); BANTAM MINOR – 2020 Teams (7th Graders); PEEWEE MAJOR – 2021 Teams (6th Graders); PEEWEE MINOR – 2022 Teams (5th Graders); SQUIRT MAJOR – 2023 Teams (4th Graders); SQUIRT MINOR – 2024 Teams (3rd Graders)
Sunday, January 18th: ADULT DIVISION (Open division for 18+); MIDGET MAJOR – 2015/2016 (Varsity Teams); MIDGET MINOR – 2017/2018 (JV Teams).
Space is limited, and registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis (subject to level of interest and balancing of brackets). To register, please click here – https://mytournamentregistration.com/ailacup/teams.php?viewform=1.
Philadelphia Indoor Lacrosse Championships, by NXTsports, Feb. 7-8, 14-15, 2015 at Feasterville Sportsplex, PA. Philly’s perennial elite box lacrosse tournament features teams from around the country and Canada, for youth, middle school and high school boys. Please contact Robin Baxter for registration information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National 175 Southeastern Showcase, in Atlanta, 2018 and 2019 players on Tuesday, MAY 26; 2016 and 2017 players on Wednesday, MAY 27. Players may register here for invite-only process. The Southeast is growing the sport in quantity and quality, and college coaches want to see the best in the Southeast. With this in mind, the National 175 will be considering players from all clubs and schools throughout the Southeast for this invite-only event.
National 175 Summer Showcase,, July 17-19th, 2015 (dates recently changed), at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY. This is a premier lacrosse recruiting showcase that provides the platform for the most talented players to showcase their abilities in front of college lacrosse coaches seeking to recruit players from all over the lacrosse community. Players in the classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 are eligible. **Please note: National 175 is offering 84 selective spots to 2019 players.** Click here for application.
Summer Boys’/Girls’ Tournaments
Brine National Lacrosse Classic
The Brine National Lacrosse Classic offers high school, Freshman and Middle School Academy tryouts for regions throughout the United States. Players advance to the National Lacrosse Classic June 30-July 2. Click here for more information and tryouts in your region.
Texas Draw, June 6-7, 2015. The Texas Draw, for High School and Youth Boys & Girls teams, in Plano, TX. In conjunction with the Plano Convention and Visitors Bureau, the event is expected to draw over 125 teams in 2015! It’s a wonderful opportunity to continue to grow the game in the South and bring teams together in the Plano. Click here to register.
Wicked Tilt, by Victory Events, June 27-28, at Rogers Field in Devens, MA, for High School and Youth boys and girls lacrosse teams in the Northeast. Click here for registration
Summer Boys’ Tournaments
The 2015 National Lacrosse Invitational is accepting registrations from high school teams from across the country for its inaugural tourney on June 20-21 at Ward Melville (N.Y). The Coaching Staffs from Long Island powers Ward Melville, Smithtown East and Smithtown West will host the event. Only 30 teams will be selected to participate in this invitation only, geographically diverse, exclusive event. Teams will compete in a minimum of six games with an overall tournament champion being crowned on Sunday afternoon. Almost half the spots have already filled after one weekend. https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=76216&org=nliwm
Registration and much more information can be found on www.nliwm.com
The 13th Annual Evolution Games, June 27-28, is a high school , all-star Recruiting & youth tournament taking place in Downingtown, PA. Teams come from across North America: New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, California, Delaware, Ohio, Utah and Connecticut. Over 50 colleges coaches come out for this weekend to scout some of the talented players in the country. This is the best time to attend a tournament since college coaches use this time period more than any other. The 2016 through 2023 grad years will play 3 games on Saturday in a Pool Play format and re-seed for 2 playoff games on Sunday. The 2024 and 2025 brackets will play 3 pool play games and 1 playoff game all on Saturday. Evolution Games is open too all boys teams across the country. Vendors Welcomed as well. For more information please contact Matt O’Neill at email@example.com or call 610-873-9910. Check out the tournament homepage HERE.
Midwest Summerfest, at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee, WI on July 18-19, 2015. The Midwest Summerfest will be the newest addition to Victory Event Series slate of elite summer lacrosse tournaments. The event will cater to both high school and youth club teams, with a total of seven different divisions. The Midwest Summerfest will draw the top club teams in the Midwest region to Milwaukee for an action-packed weekend of lacrosse. More information on the Midwest Summerfest can be found at www.VictoryEventSeries.com. Uihlein Soccer Park is Milwaukee’s premier indoor/outdoor sporting complex. The park’s many features include 13 outdoor fields, two lighted stadium turf fields (including Time Warner Cable Stadium), as well as many other amenities. More information on Uihlein Soccer Park can be found here.
Registration for this event is now open. To register for the Midwest Summerfest, click here.
The Draft, individual recruiting showcase for girls, hosted by Ultimate Events, at Snooky Nook in Manheim during two weekends in January. Dates: January 10-11, 2015 (2017s and 2018s), January 24-25, 2015 (2015s and 2016s). Location: Spooky Nook (Manheim, PA), the largest indoor complex in the nation. Highlights: ALL players must have a recommendation to play; recommendations come from a HS, Club or College Coach; DI, DII, and DIII coaches will be instructors, recruiters as well as on field coaches; Players will participate in drills, small game situations, as well as full field competition; Players are coming together from across the nation; clubs represented. To register: Click here . For further details: contact Becky Wells; Becky@ultimateeventsandsports.com
The Launch, a girls’ Division II/Division III Lacrosse Showcase on Feb. 8, 2015 at Spooky Nook in Manheim, Pa. This premier girls’ event, run by 380 Lacrosse, allows players to enter individually and showcase themselves before Division II and Division III college coaches while learning more about the game, networking with athletes and coaches, and acquiring more knowledge about the recruiting process. The Spooky Nook Sports Complex (2913 Spooky Nook Rd., Manheim, PA 17545) is an indoor and outdoor turf complex which hosted the Goal Guardian national championships.
T300 Showcase, by T3Lacrosse at the Pattison Sports Group, May 30, 2015, in Atlanta, The T300 is a multi-faceted event that provides TEACHING/TRAINING, GAMES and a COMBINE component all in a showcase recruiting venue. This is an opportunity for girls lacrosse players to learn and get exposed to some of the top college lacrosse coaches in the country. Click here to register.
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