LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 3/21/15
Summer Showcases (team and individual)
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.
2nd Annual Platinum Prospects West Coast Lacrosse Showcase, in the San Francisco Bay Area (at Sonoma State University), June 6. This is a premier recruiting event for 2016-2019 boys’ lacrosse players with college coaches on hand from every division. Registration includes a $200 ConnectLAX video package includes HD game film, highlight video and mobile recruiting profile. Combine the two and your game will be on display for every college coach, every day. The Recruit Finder is where more than 2,500 registered college coaches find, evaluate and connect with recruits.
Click here to see the Recruit Finder: http://www.connectlax.com/recruitsearch Madlax is excited to partner with ConnectLAX to provide the Platinum Prospects with access to the very best highlight videos and online recruiting platform. ConnectLAX is excited to announce that it will be running this event in conjunction with Under Armour West Underclassmen Tryouts. Platinum Prospects will be June 6th and UA Tryouts will be June 7th at the same location. Apply for free at http://tournaments.madlax.com/prospects and add your ConnectLAX video package during registration.
2nd Annual Garden State Showcase, Sunday, June 7th, at Central Park Morris, Morris Plains, NJ. From the directors of Patriot Lacrosse and Leading Edge Lacrosse, the Jersey Shootout offers a unique competitive advantage for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, providing exposure earlier than ever before. Over 40 college coaches were in attendance in 2014. The Garden State Showcase is an opportunity for elite players in each of the graduating classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 to display their talents in a most competitive environment. The Showcase is limited to eighty (80) players per grade to maximize exposure. The format is a three game round robin. Each team will be coached by a current college coach. Player profile books will be available to coaches throughout the Showcase and GameTime Footage will be on site to film all of the games. If you wish to be considered for a position in the 2015 Garden State Showcase, please complete the application. If you need further information you may email: email@example.com
MVP Illinois, an elite high school tournament, June 12-14, for 2016-18 Divisions, team and individual, at the University of Illinois’ beautiful Urbana-Champaign campus. Meals in the Illinois dining hall and lodging in the school’s air-conditioned dorms; Every team is guaranteed to play five games. Co-run by MVP and NXT Lacrosse. Every division has a champion; Team or Individual Player (house team) registrations accepted. Click here to register.
MVP Towson, MVP Towson is an elite high school tournament, 2016-18 Divisions. Event will be held at Towson University, June 19-21. The event includes an instructional session on Friday afternoon led by NCAA college coaches. Meals in the Towson dining hall and lodging in the school’s air-conditioned dorms; Every team is guaranteed to play five games; Every division has a champion. Co-run by MVP and NXT Lacrosse. Click here to register.
MVP Delaware, June 26-28, 2016-18 Divisions, MVP Delaware is an elite high school tournament. Event will be held at the University of Delaware. The event includes an instructional session on Friday afternoon led by NCAA college coaches.
Limit of 12 teams per Division. Meals in the Delaware dining hall and lodging in the school’s air-conditioned dorms; Every team is guaranteed to play five games; Every division has a champion. Co-run by MVP and NXT Lacrosse. Click here to register.
Liberty Bell Challenge’s inaugural individual showcase, July 10, at Germantown Academy, PA, is open for applications from all players, from any club, the invitation process will begin next week and continue only until the 175 spots are filled. The showcase is the kickoff to a weekend that features the first tournament for The Passport Alliance, a group of elite club programs.Click here to apply.
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.
Goalie (boys/girls) Championships
GUARDIAN National Goalie Championship, July 27-30, Spooky Nook, Manheim (Lancaster) PA. This event will showcase and celebrate the best goalies nation-wide in a National Championship and will measure them based on the unique and patented Goaltender rating and classification system (GRC) for recruiting opportunities. College Coaches from across the country have requested access to this one-of-a-kind event and the associated results. Click here to apply. Click here for event website.
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 in Richmond, Va. Click here for more information and tryouts in your region.
Summer Boys’ Tournaments
The 2nd Annual Laxplaooza Southeast Classic Lacrosse Tournament, Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, FL, May 23-24. with Celebration-seeded grass, this is one of the best tournament facilities in the region. The main focus is to provide a competitive lacrosse tournament in a fun and memorable atmosphere while we “Honor the Game” and celebrate good sportsmanship. Come compete against Youth Lacrosse(U9 through U15) and High School Boys Lacrosse teams from Florida and around the country. Guaranteed minimum 5 games over 2 days.
Register your teams now!
South Carolina Shootout,, May 30-31, MeSA Complex, Grenville, S.C., By NXT Events, bringing competitive lacrosse, an amazing venue, and a fun experience together. High School Divisions (A, B), U15, U13, U11, U9. Click here for registration.
NXT Summer Jam, Kennesaw State University and Noonday Park, Kennesaw, GA, June 6-7, Georgia’s premier boys lacrosse tournament! Championship format, Divisions for HS A, HS B, U15, U13, U11, U9. Click here for registration.
Texas Draw, June 6-7, for High School and Youth Boys & Girls teams, in Plano, TX. Offering the Play Huge Purse, a $5,000 grand prize, for the 2016 AA boys’ division champion. 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.
5th Annual LAXPALOOZA Mid-Atlantic Classic – June 13-14, in Bethlehem, PA (Lehigh Valley), Boys’ community, recreational and competitive travel teams (A and B Divisions) from U9 through Varsity HS have attended from all parts of the U.S. to play a minimum (5 games) over 2 days in a competitive championship atmosphere, attracting 120+ teams for great competition in a festival & family atmosphere. With 12 fields all at one location covering 67 acres and having 30+ food, clothing and lacrosse vendors from all across the country attend, makes this an event that you do not want to miss! Laxpalooza Lacrosse Tournaments, LLC prides itself in being sponsored by Warrior & Brine Lacrosse and information/registration can be found here
AGE GROUPS: U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 (JV) and U19 (Varsity) and supports both (A DIVISION – Travel and Regional Teams) and (B Division – Community and Recreational teams) at all levels.
F4 Lacrosse’s Philly Kickoff Classic, June 13-14, West Chester University, each division plays on the 13th OR the 14th of June. The tournament offers an optimal location and setting to kick off your summer lacrosse season. With three turf and seven immaculate grass fields on WCU’s South campus, the event provides an all-inclusive venue and easy access and ample free parking.
Find complete info for the F4 Philly Kickoff Classic here F4 Lacrosse brings over five decades of combined lacrosse coaching and recruiting experience to the tournament arena. Our coaching and business backgrounds include professional, college and elite club level lacrosse programs as well as Fortune 500 executive management. We know what makes a great event, but more importantly, we have the knowledge and follow through to create the very best tournament experiences.
Boys Summer Slam, June 20-21, by the The Pattison Sports Group and STX, offering the Play Huge Purse, a $5,000 grand prize, for the 2016 AA division champion. Tourney for boys’ club teams, at three West Chester (PA) sites, 2016-2024 divisions. Redeemable for STX equipment for their club team. HS Divisions for 2016-2018, AA and A, Youth Divisions 2019-2024, A and B. 2016 and 2017 All-Star Games. Click here for registration and more info.
NXT Rippin’ at The Ranch, June 27th – June 28th, Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Divisions for HS A / HS B / U15 / U13 / U11 / U9. Click here for registration.
Big Easy Classic, by Victory Events, June 27-28, Pelican Park, Mandeville, LA. Divisions include High School Post Graduate/Over 18; High School Divisions: 2016/2017/2018 A – High School Competitive Division, 2016/2017/2018 B – High School Less Competitive Division. Youth Divisions, 2019-2024. Click here for registration.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-873-9910. Check out the tournament homepage HERE.
The Garden State Invitational, Saturday and Sunday July 4 & 5, Central Park, 91 Central Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950. New State of the art turf facility, 4 Side by Side turf fields for easy recruiting, easy parking and unmatched setting, Championship Format, 2 Day Tournament, 4 games guaranteed, possible 5th championship. Grade based division. Click Here for your team to be considered.
Midwest Summerfest, at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee, WI on July 18-19. 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.
Morey’s Piers Beach Lacrosse Tournament, for youth, high school and college teams on July 18-19 in the heart of the Wildwood beaches, N.J. This tournament gives lacrosse players of all ages a chance to enjoy the game in a new and exciting way. Teams from all over the East Coast and beyond compete on the beaches of Wildwood as well as enjoy the waterparks and beach during the day and the famous Wildwood boardwalk and amusements in the evening. The tournament offers participants and their families an exclusive discounted weekend package to Morey’s Piers Amusement Rides and Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Waterparks and a delicious Saturday night picnic served at Rendezvous Beach Picnic Pavilion.Questions? Contact us: email@example.com or 609-729-3700 extension 1195.
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Games are 5v5, 4 field players plus a goalie, with a maximum of 10 players per team. Each game will have two 18-minute halves with a 4-minute break. Each team will play a minimum of 3 games. Divisions will run from Boy’s & Girl’s U8 – U18, Men’s & Women’s Open. Beach Lacrosse is played with NO SHOES (except goalies).
Wristbands are valid for access to Raging Waters Waterpark and Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club, plus the amusement rides on all 3 Amusement Piers (daily wristband restrictions apply: go carts, SkyScraper, SkyCoaster, Climbing wall, Screamin’ Swing, High Flyer and Springshot are not included) all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday during operating hours. Check Morey’s Piers operating hours.
8th Annual Patriot Games, July 18-19, by Heritage Lacrosse, at three sites in beautiful Bucks County, PA, featuring 22 fields in total. The Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase is a popular boys’ lacrosse tournament held every July at venues in the heart of beautiful and historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania – a convenient forum at the crossroads of major lacrosse hotbeds, including Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The event attracts the top club teams looking to test themselves against a diverse field of elite programs from other regions and to punctuate their summer travel season with a grand finale. The event features teams from traditional hotbeds on the East Coast as well as talented contingents from Canada and emerging regions of the country, including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington. Past events have also included “Bridge” programs from Baltimore and Philadelphia. The Patriot Games has been selected by NDP Lacrosse as an “Approved Qualifying Event” for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions, which will take place outside of Tampa in January 2015. Top finishing teams in selected divisions will earn bids to join other top club teams from around the nation to compete in the high profile, national championship event. The brackets and divisions are organized by graduation year (i.e. 2015 – 2023 will have AA & A Divisions). Teams in each age group will be also recognized for sportsmanship based largely on sportsmanship scorecards kept by certified officials and site marshals after each game, taking into account the spirit of the game and conduct on both sides of the field, including spectators. Teams can click here to register. Players can click here to register.
Middle school/Youth tournaments
Liberty Lacrosse Shootout,, by Heritage Lacrosse, June 6/7 at the GCVSA Line Road Complex and The Phelps School in Malvern. Over 100 boys’ recreational and club teams and 2500 youth players are expected to participate in one of most popular events of the season. The Shootout is a fun way to punctuate the recreation season. This year, travel clubs are invited to start their 2015 summer campaigns at the Shootout too (club brackets will be organized by graduation year). Your teams are invited to join in the fun, the tradition, and an atmosphere in which the pressure of competition is never more than the pleasure of competition. The tournament set up and the fields of play are second to none. Space is limited so sign up soon to secure your spot in the event! To register or to obtain more information, please visit the Shootout website – http://www.libertylacrosse.com.
AGE GROUP / DIVISION DATE OF PLAY: U9 Boys (Rec Grades 1-2; Club 2025/2026) Saturday, June 6; U11 Boys (Rec Grades 3-4; Club 2023/2024) Sunday; U13 Boys (Rec Grades 5-6; Club 2021/2022) Saturday, June 6; U15 Boys (Rec Grades 7-8; Club 2019/2020) Sunday, June 7, 2015
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Two or more Rec/Club brackets are available in each division (subject to interest) to help align teams that are organized by age/grade/ability. Our goal is to see highly competitive games (expect to see some 4v4 Bravehearts!);
Teams will play at least 3 games in diverse pools within their bracket; pool winners advance in a playoff format.
NXT Rock River Cup, June 13-14, The Sportscore Two Complex, Rockford, IL, Youth Divisions U9, U11, U13, U15. Click here to register.
NXT MVP Blue Hen 1, June 13-14 at Caravel Academy, DE, Divisions for 5th-8th grade teams, Championship Format. Click here to register.
NXT MVP Blue Hen II, June 27-28 at Caravel Academy, DE, Divisions for 5th-8th grade teams, Championship Format. Click here to register.
2015 Jersey Shootout, Youth Boys Lacrosse Tournament (Grades 4- 8), July 11th & 12th, St. Joseph Metuchen High School, 145 Plainfield Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840. Championship Format, 2 Day Tournament. 4 games guaranteed, possible 5th championship game. Prizes awarded by Maverik Lacrosse, Grade based division. This is rolling admission. We take teams on a first paid in full basis. Sold out 10 years running, click here to register.
American Revolution Middle School Invitational, July 13-14, at Maple Zone Sports Institute’s new outdoor complex in Aston, PA, 20 minutes outside downtown Philly and 10 minutes from Philly airport; limited to 10 clubs in 3 age divisions, 22 minute running games with 5 minute halftime, each age group playing one game at a time, intimate environment for coaches, athletes, and parents, all games played on synthetic turf fields, games will be professionally filmed and made available for purchase, five game guarantee. Teams will play three pool games Monday and two seeded games Tuesday with the possibility of playing in a championship game.
Age Divisions: 2020 teams, 2021 teams, 2022 teams
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Lacrosse State Fair, July 18th – July 19th, Elizabethtown Sports Park, Elizabethtown, KY, U9, U11, U13, u15. Click here to register.
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