US Club Lacrosse is launching their Virtual Classroom series this week with the biggest stars in lacrosse. "We wanted to give our followers a unique experience of feeling like they were on a 1v1 session with the best in the game"-Denis Noonan CEO US Club Lacrosse. Each session will include a series of drills and learning techniques that the professionals have used in their careers to get them to the next level. Connor Kelly on the Virutal Classroom "The skills and work ethic that I have gathered from the game of lacrosse will be applicable to every level. I am not the biggest, the fastest, or the strongest, but I know what it takes to be successful. I preach hard work and reptition, but I will give you the insight on how to do it effectively."
Matt Rambo, Connor Kelly, Gunnar Waldt are three of the many professional stars that will be joining US Club Lacrosse for this unique experience. Stay tuned for date releases and make sure you sign up for the best virtual learning experience in the country.
The dangers of COVID-19 have forced us all to literally distance ourselves from coaches, teammates, and the game that we love in the short term so that we may be able to enjoy it in the long term. It has taken away some of the opportunities lacrosse athletes have historically had in the spring to develop and gain exposure in the pursuit of college recruitment, which has put further emphasis and a potential reliance on the 2020 summer US Club Lacrosse season. However, will it be the same summer season that we have been accustomed to in the past?
Assuming that social distancing restrictions are uplifted prior to the summer season, the economic, travel, and safety precautions will have to be taken into consideration. Despite the decrease for many household incomes, summer club lacrosse participation should be able to withstand the economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A large percentage of club lacrosse programs have already collected annual dues and have already built in this youth sport experience into household annual budgets. There also have been unique incidences of club directors and coaches who have worked with families with financial hardships to make the experience accessible. Families want to avoid having their children shorten their playing career window any more than it already has.
According to the USCLUBLAX.COM, there are at least 58 summer youth lacrosse tournaments currently scheduled to be played before July 1, 2020. The unknown timeline of when social gathering restrictions will be lifted and when life can resume to “normalcy” has some of the most well-known tournaments in the country rescheduling to the month of July such as The North American Summer Invitational, Vail Lacrosse Tournament, Lax for the Cure, PrimeTime’s Shootout and many more, causing Club Directors to make some tough decisions of where to go while reconstructing their teams’ summer schedules. Many weekend tournaments looking to reschedule may opt for a weekday due to field availability or to become a more viable option for teams already committed to competing in weekend tournaments. This delayed outcome will make it very difficult for teams in warm weathered states like Florida, Georgia, and Texas who have avoided local play during these months due to extreme weather conditions and the potential conflict with the school calendar.
State officials could also place social gathering restrictions on the number of people allowed at a facility, like they were initially looking at as a solution prior to the more restrictive policies currently in place. If a finite number of players, parents, coaches and officials are allowed on a field at a given time, this could force some tournaments to be over their capacity and force some teams to seek for other competitive options.
Travel accommodations may be a limiting factor for summer participation as well. With the contraction of COVID-19 still possible, it would not be surprising if tournament schedules are formatted to be consolidated to a single day of play to minimize travel. We may even see teams avoid travel all together and opt to play in more local events this summer. It is expected that due to the environmental pressures, club teams will have more organized individual games with local competition similar to that of a summer league. Teams who must make overnight accommodations may also opt for the comfort of an AirBnB house as opposed to the highly populated confines of a hotel this summer.
The lack of lacrosse games being played in the spring, and potentially in the summer, has already deprived youth athletes from experiences and memories with teammates that will last a lifetime. The time in self isolation will still present an opportunity for skill development, but has made it more difficult for those looking to continue their playing careers on the collegiate level. NCAA restrictions have made it more difficult for college coaches to interact with prospects and are limiting the amount of opportunities for live scouting. Coaches will be forced to rely more than ever on film, club and high school coach evaluations, and newer technology like Event Beacon that helps focus their limited time to scout a player live. Let us not forget that many NCAA conferences have already awarded players an additional year of eligibility, which may limit the amount of incoming freshmen a college coach is looking to bring in or potentially start a trend of an increasing number of first year redshirt student athletes.
Players, coaches and parents will be required to adapt to this new environment. We may see more precautionary measures taken prior to game play such as an increase in active protective equipment used such as the use of helmet shields or vaccine/testing prerequisites. At US Club Lacrosse, we are exploring various platforms to continue to enhance the experience for the players and aid in the goals of growing the game of club lacrosse.
The US Club Lacrosse community will prepare itself to return to play for this summer season as players continue to stay in peak athletic shape, further develop stick skills, and of course post fun homemade trick shots for social media. Not knowing when the first game back will be can feel like coming back from a season-ending injury. As anxious as we are to return to the field, we must continue to take the necessary precautions needed so that we don’t rush back too soon and have fatal setbacks. If we fail to play this summer, there’s always fall ball.
Let’s picture ourselves at an average tournament… It starts by scrambling to leave the house on time, while also not forgetting any of the lacrosse equipment (or the tailgate supplies!). You struggle to find parking, and a space to set up your tents. Finally you get to play in your first game, but then you notice on the schedule that you don’t play for another THREE HOURS. You can only eat so many Dunkin’ munchkins and play so much spike-ball before just needing a nap! By the end of your third game you have been at the facility in the middle of nowhere for nine hours and can’t wait to get back to your hotel bed. The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is here to save you from the monotony and change the way lacrosse tournaments are experienced by the players and their families.
The Vail Lacrosse Tournament has reworked the typical tournament schedule to make sure families have opportunities to explore the amazing adventures surrounding the beautiful Vail location. Teams will play games in block times in the morning or the afternoon, which means that the other half of their day will be open for them to enjoy the outdoors and activities in nearby Vail and Avon. In Avon, families will be able to attend the free AvonLive! Concerts in the Park for an exceptional evening of live music. AvonLive! is a relaxing community tradition with award winning national and regional talent. In Vail, families will be able to go hiking through some of the most spectacular views in the country, go ziplining atop Vail Mountain, and ride the mountainside roller coaster. On top of a competitive and enjoyable lacrosse tournament, your family will have the trip of a lifetime.
What also separates the Vail Lacrosse Tournament from your typical tournament is their partnership with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALC Association. The ALS Association works hard to provide services to over 500 families within the Rocky Mountain Region. The Vail Lacrosse Tournament raises funds to help provide these necessary services. At the tournament’s vendor village you will find opportunities to donate to the cause and even participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as a team.
The “Highest Altitude Tournament in the Country” will not disappoint this summer. Over 2,000 players from across the country will be experiencing the weekend of their dreams, on and off of the lacrosse fields. Book your trips now!
For more information about this tournament, visit https://www.vaillacrossetournament.com/
Jimmy Ryan set out to play some fun fall lacrosse with his friends without all of the drama that might come from a big-time club team. In the end, he created a movement that is showing players across the country that there are bigger things in the world than the results on the field.
In November 2014, Jimmy Ryan was a freshman in high school in Oregon and was burnt out from the typical summer club lacrosse seasons. Wanting to bring the fun back to lacrosse, he decided to put together a team of friends and “friends of friends” for the sole purpose of having fun while playing high level lacrosse.
They called their team the Whales, and intended on playing in one tournament that fall together. After building a team of local and west coast players, Ryan decided to dedicate their play in that tournament to Lori Beck, his teammate’s mother who is a Stage IV Breast Cancer survivor. Ryan decided he would donate $2 for every goal scored in the tournament that summer to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Most of the team knew Mrs. Beck and he challenged his teammates to donate or ask for donations too. Although they did not win the tournament, they achieved so much more, as they ended up raising $10,000 to help fight cancer.
What started as a small idea with just one team of friends looking to have some fun playing in a tournament together, led to a huge outpouring of players looking to join the Whales. Ryan and his brothers expanded the program by adding more teams, including girls teams, with a focus on not only lacrosse, but common fundraising missions. The Whales choose a new person to honor for each tournament, and the money raised is donated to a cause of the honoree’s choice. The teams spend time getting to know the honoree, wear the honoree’s name on their jerseys to remind them who they are playing for, and even invite them to games. To date the Whales have had fifteen teams, honored six people, and raised over $120,000 for many different incredible causes.
In their most recent tournament, the 2020 Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival in California, the Whales chose Lance Fenderson as their person to honor. Fenderson is a high school senior from North Carolina, and professional race car driver. Although racing is his passion, he was also a lacrosse player in high school. During a high school lacrosse game in May 2019, Fenderson collided with another player and suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury and was paralyzed from the chest down.
Fenderson could not travel across the country for the tournament but he FaceTimed the team during their team dinner and also during halftime huddles. The players and coaches sent him video DMs and texts all throughout the tournament. The Whales made him feel like he was with the team every step of the way. Fenderson asked that the Whales raise money for the Kelly Brush Foundation, which provides adaptive sports equipment for people living with spinal cord injuries. The equipment is life changing physically and mentally for the recipients. The Whales players worked extremely hard raising money for this cause, and the teams managed to raise $20,000! Whales encourages players to raise money in whatever way they are most comfortable. Players have done everything from bake sales, car washes, creating and selling succulent gardens, high school boys making homemade caramels to sell, Christmas tree recycling, lacrosse clinics for youth, Halloween movie nights, and much more. Whales Lax does not collect any charity money, all donations go directly from the player or their sponsors to the charity. Whales provides a link for the charity on their website.
The Whales lacrosse teams are very impressive on the field as well. At the Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival, each Whales team made it to the championship game in their respective divisions (Interestingly enough, the Whales 2022 team played against ADVNC National in the championship. ADVNC was also playing for charity. Their team raised approximately $8000 for the JED Foundation for suicide prevention). Although both Whales teams finished in second, the boys came away knowing they had achieved something far more important than a lacrosse game.
For more information about Whales Lacrosse, go to http://whaleslax.com/
US Club Lacrosse is proud to announce a partnership with PrimeTime Lacrosse on three major tournaments in 2020. PrimeTime has been running some of the most competitive tournaments in the country each year, and this year they are sure to grow even bigger!
The first tournament US Club Lacrosse is partnering on is the Galactic Games. Just because it is winter, doesn’t mean that there isn’t an opportunity to play great lacrosse! The Galactic Games is a boys box tournament on February 22 & 23 at the Seacoast United Indoor Arena in Hampton, NH. This box tournament will feature some of the best lacrosse competition this winter. You won’t want to miss the high flying action this February.
Following the Galactic Games will be a series of PrimeTime summer tournaments where your club will find prime competition, a wealth of college coaches in attendance, and extraordinarily fun experiences. First up, on June 13th and 14th at Babson College in Massachusetts, will be the PrimeTime Shootout. This event will draw the biggest clubs from around the country, as well as top college recruiters. You will also not want to miss the Lake George National Invitational. This event will be played just minutes from beautiful Lake George and will bring together the best teams of the US and Canada for a scenic but fierce competition.
These PrimeTime tournaments are events that your club will not want to miss in 2020. “Our staff is made up of former players, current college coaches, parents, and club coaches, and because of that, we are able to identify and improve on areas of the tournament experience that other events overlook,” explains Spencer Low of PrimeTime Lacrosse. Low continues, “The group we have truly works to make each tournament just that; an experience. While the tournaments all feature top talent from across the US and Canada, what really sets us apart is what happens between games. The organization, communication, and focus on the details allows attendees to fully take advantage of everything each tournament has to offer, be that world class venues, local beaches and amusement parks, nearby city attractions, etc.”
Expect most of the top 100 US Club Lacrosse teams from each grade level to be attending these tournaments this year. This will lead to the best possible competition, but also the best experience for the players, being able to prove themselves on the big stage. “We have numerous programs who attend each of our summer events because the experience is so high quality, and even though they attend all three, they will still play new programs at each tournament” adds Low. “Each of our events plays to a championship and it’s always awesome to see how much harder the kids play knowing they’re competing for a medal!”
US Club Lacrosse is thrilled for the opportunity to partner with PrimeTime in these events. Each tournament will see all of the benefits of a US Club Lacrosse powered tournament, including pre-tournament players to watch, live in-game commentary, all-tournament teams, and much more!
Brant Satterly - Goalie - Georgia Tigers Elite
Robbie Walker - Attack - Georgia Tigers Elite
Michael Jensen - Defense - Georgia Tigers Elite
Braeden Herriott - Defense - Black Lab
Luke Pisani - Midfield - Black Lab
Jack Regnery - Attack - Black Lab
Kyle Baxter - Defense - East Coast All-Stars LC
Danny Kesselring - Attack - East Coast All-Stars LC
Joe Meidling - Midfield/FO - New Jersey National
Ryan Sininsky - Midfield - New Jersey National
Wyatt Christenson - Attack - Frog
Eric Pearson - Midfield - Frog
Caulley Deringer - Attack - Madlax DC Dogs
Colin Burns - Attack - Madlax DC Dogs
Jack Weller - Faceoff - Madlax DC Dogs
Grant Ettinger - Defense - Madlax DC Dogs
Oliver Vanyo - Goalie - Edge
Gavin Howard - Midfield - Edge
Donny Scott - Defense - Edge
Luke McCrobie - FOGO - 3d National
Anderson Moore- Goalie - 3d National
Jonathon Cox - Defense - UNRL
Cooper Mailand - Midfield - UNRL
Jordan Fasion - Midfield - Hot Tuna Renegade
Anthony Pannetti - Midfield/FO - Madlax-Capital
Ryan Duenkel - Attack - Madlax-Capital
Jewel Walker - Midfield - Madlax-Capital
Robert Bath - Midfield/FO - Madlax-Capital
Brayden Lahey - Attack - True Midwest Black
Mason Szewczyk - Attack - True Midwest Black
Tade Wynn - Goalie - True Midwest Black
James Kelton - Midfield - LI Legacy Taz
Liam Kershis - Attack - LI Legacy Taz
Lad Harper - Faceoff - Florida Krewe
Caden Harshbarger - Middie - Florida Krewe
Ben McMullen - Goalie - Edge
Cameron Kelley - Attack - Madlax Nationals
Caden Southworth - Midfield - Madlax Nationals
Paxton Smith - Midfield - Madlax Nationals
Tay Rodriguez - Faceoff - True Midwest
Hayden Houghton - Goalie - True Midwest
Jaik Mainquist - Midfield - Stealth
Dylan Faison - Midfield - Stealth
Casey Gattie - Defense - True Atlantic
Ethan Wise - Midfield - True Atlantic
Grady Taylor- Midfield - 3d National
Devon Satterly - Midfield - Georgia Tigers Elite
Campbell Hogan - Attack/Midfield - FCA Palm Beach
Kevin Gattie - Attack - True Atlantic
Connor Byrnes - Midfield - True Atlantic
Rocket Inzer & Reid Powell - Goalies - True Atlantic
Taylor Holmes - Goalie - 3d National
Jake Hiltz - Attack - 3d National
Alex Dimnaku - FOGO - 3d National
Colton Sirois - Attack - Madlax Nationals
Manny Fernandes - Midfield - Madlax Nationals
Keaton Franzen - Midfield - True Midwest
Drew Schwitzenberg - LSM - True Midwest
Sammy Coluzzi - Attack - 7 Flames
Rylan Provenzano - Goalie - Stealth
Jason Reitman - Defense - 2 Way
Silas Corveddu - Attack - 2 Way
Luke Perriello - Midfield - 2 Way
Jack Disarlo - Goalie - Shore2Shore
Jack Russo - Midfield - Shore2Shore
Owen Meyer - Midfield - Shore2Shore
Braedon Goloboski - Goalie - True National
Jack Dwyer - Defense -True National
Archie Andrews- Midfield - 3d National
Calvin Haughey- Goalie - 3d National
Keagan Delaney - Midfield - Charleston Elite
Will Klauder - LSM - Madlax-Capital
Brooks Bennett - LSM / Defense - True National
Quinn Burns - Goalie - True National
Easton Miller - Attack - True National
JD Berry - Faceoff - True National
Quinn O'Neill - Midfield - Madlax-Capital
Luke Duffie - Defense - Madlax-Capital
Colton Maddux - Midfield/FO - Madlax-Capital
Luke Campbell - Attack - Madlax-Capital
Max Palmisano - Defense - Stealth
Chase Lofurno - Attack - Stealth
Nash Hanlon - Midfield/FO - Charleston Elite
Brodie Hooff - Midfield - Charleston Elite
When the school year ends, pack up your suitcases because the Vail Lacrosse Tournament is a tournament that your team (and your family!) will not want to miss. US Club Lacrosse is thrilled to be powering the “highest altitude tournament in the country” this summer in the beautiful Vail Valley of Colorado. The tournament will take place between June 16-18th in Vail, Colorado.
The Vail Lacrosse Tournament has been going strong since 1995, and draws nearly 2,000 players and 3,000 spectators to one of the country’s most beautiful areas. This family-friendly competition will be an exciting and competitive event, while also giving families the opportunity to experience everything the Vail Valley has to offer. Your family can go from the lacrosse field in the morning, to zip-lining down a mountain in the afternoon, to zooming on a roller coaster down the mountain at night. “At 8,150 feet above sea level the Vail Lacrosse Tournament offers players, coaches, and parents the opportunity to compete against top teams from across the nation in one of the most beautiful places,” explains tournament director Mark Foster.
The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is one of the country’s longest running tournaments. “This year marks the 26th year of the tournament and we are excited to host another competitive event with great players, teams, and coaches from across the nation,” adds Foster. Around 100 boys and girls teams, 4th grade through high school, make the trip to Colorado for this one-of-a-kind lacrosse tournament.
This year the Vail Lacrosse Tournament will add all of the benefits of being powered by US Club Lacrosse. "We couldn't be more thrilled to help power the Vail Lacrosse Tournament in 2020," Denis Noonan expresses, CEO of US Club Lacrosse. "The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is one of the longest running and premier destination events in the country. To have the ability to showcase this amazing event to the rest of the world is something we are extremely excited about," adds Noonan. At the event you will find an Interactive Vendor Village, where you can receive recruiting advice, buy new gear, test your shot speed, and much more. The tournament will also have player and coach post-game interviews, highlights from key match-ups, and national exposure for your program! Start planning your trips now, as this tournament will be one you will remember forever.
Visit https://www.vaillacrossetournament.com/ for more information.
What is the Under Armour Underclass Lacrosse Tournament? How long has the tournament been in existence?
The Under Armour Underclass tournament has been in existence for 12 Years. Originally, the underclass event started out as a Baltimore vs. DC rivalry that’s blossomed in to 12 regions across the United States. These tryouts serve as the TOP college recruiting opportunity for players and coaches alike. College Coaches from across the D1, D2, and D3 spectrum flock to these tryouts in hopes of finding their next top recruit!
Which regions are represented?
Traditional Lacrosse Markets: Baltimore, Washington D.C, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Long Island, Upstate, NY, New England and Conny
Emerging Lacrosse Markets: West (tryouts in CA), South (Florida, GA, and the Carolinas) Midwest and Southwest
The scope of the event is to crown the ULTIMATE regional champion of Lacrosse! Rep Your Region.
Why is this event unique across the high school lacrosse landscape?
Unlike many other events, EVERY participant has the opportunity to make the team. Evaluators are provided a sheet that only lists the players number (“A Blind Tryout”)—our evaluators are compiled of club coaches, public high school coaches and private high school coaches. This is critical for the integrity of the event as we strive for equal representation from all regional lacrosse folks. Also, we do NOT financially incentivize one club/high school team as we feel this opens the door for that group to solely jam their players on to the team. We want the very best players in each region.
Describe the tryout process and how players are evaluated. –
Players are put on to random teams where they play games and are evaluated by 8-15 “evaluators”. These are HS Coaches and Club coaches from that region. At the end of the tryout, we have the coveted “Call Back Game” which features the best 40-50 players. Those elite participants play 1 more extended game which is heavily attended by college coaches. From there, the 8-15 evaluators re-convene with a CSE team member and select the top 23 players, to round out their final roster! CSE is a 100% unbiased 3rd party in the selection process—our role is to mediate the selections and control the room. It’s our quest to put together a diverse team to best represent that region, while also identifying the very best talent!
What type of attendance do the tryouts get from college coaches?
100-150 for any given tryout for boys—The all-time record is 167 for the Baltimore tryout in 2018
40-100 for any given tryout for girls
How do Underclass games relate to the Under Armour All-America games?
The Underclass games feature the top talent from around the USA—the Underclass event begins on Thursday and finishes Sunday with our (4) total Championship games. On Saturday night, we have the Under Armour All-America Senior games at Johns Hopkins University. These games are shown live on ESPNU! The Senior games offer an incredible atmosphere at Homewood Field, which is known as the meca of College Lacrosse.
The Underclass event serves as great way for Inside Lacrosse and others to see the maturation of players throughout their High school campaign—hundreds of Senior Under Armour All-American alumni have been a part of the Underclass event. (Matt Rambo, Shack Stanwick, Taylor Cummings, Caroline Steele, etc.)
Where is the Underclass event held? And why?
The Underclass event is held at Baltimore County’s Meadowood Park and St. Paul’s School—for years, the event was held at Towson University—in 2019, we we’re forced to move the tournament due to construction. Meadowood will again serve as the events home base in 2020. The unique element that Meadowood Park offers is a cohesive venue—meaning, the girls and boys fields are directly next to each other! CSE and Under Armour have crafted a truly unique activation space where players have the opportunity to interact with UA directly, purchase merchandise, enjoy an air-conditioned tent and visit with other select vendors. While parking was a concern in 2019, CSE has a plan to eliminate the issue in 2020. Baltimore County is thrilled to host the event and has plans to evolve Meadowood Park in to Baltimore’s hub for lacrosse—“Where Baltimore Play’s Lacrosse”
CSE is proud to assist in that initiative by bringing the sports elite event to the park.
If a player makes his or her regional team, what type of experience can they expect? Will there be team practices? Who will be coaching the teams?
Coaching staffs are made up of 1 Private School Coach, 1 Public School Coach and a Club Coach. Each team has (3/4) practices before coming to Baltimore to participate in the UAAA Weekend Tournament. All players receive a regionally customized Under Armour uniform, which is modeled after that regions professional team (EX: The West uniforms are purple and gold) The Tournament is generally regarded as the best and most organized event of the summer.
In addition to the games – The players are also invited to a banquet honoring them—at the banquets we always have a featured guest speaker, in years past we’ve had Marvin Lewis (Long time Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach) Chad Fleming (Special Ops who was 1st guy into Saddam Hueseins palace) Matt Eversman, (real life hero of Blackhawk down) and many more!
What are the dates of the 2020 tournament?
Why should a kid tryout for this event? If players have played in the UAA games in the past, why should they return?
There are (3) primary reasons why players should tryout for this event:
REP YOUR REGION IN 2020.
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US Club Lacrosse is excited to announce that it will be powering the Legends Freakshow & Western Invitational this July in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. This showcase and tournament will be the premier events of the West this coming summer. The best clubs from the US and Canada will be coming to Utah to showcase their talents. US Club Lacrosse is thrilled to be joining Legends Lacrosse in these two unparalleled events. Salt Lake City will be a huge influx of college recruiters between July 7-9th, not wanting to miss any of this high level lacrosse action.
The Western Freakshow will take place on Tuesday, July 7th, and will be an elite showcase with over forty NCAA recruiters. This showcase will be for 2021s through 2024s and will be an opportunity that top athletes of the West will not want to miss. “The Western Freakshow will provide for about 45 college coaches to work directly with the players. Players will participate in skill and positional work, collegiate style practice settings, full field scrimmages, a recruitment seminar, and more, all directed by the NCAA coaches themselves,” explains Reid Doucette of Legends Lacrosse. Players participating in the “Freakshow” will also receive custom gear packs and all of the benefits that come with a US Club Lacrosse powered event, including player interviews, highlights from the action on US Club Lacrosse social media, and an Interactive Vendor Village.
The following two days, July 8th and 9th will be the Legends Western Invitational. This top class tournament will feature incredible teams from around the country competing to prove who is the best of the West. “The Freakshow showcase will transition us nicely into the Western Invitational where we will see teams from 10+ states and a couple of Canadian provinces compete at a high level in front of a diverse group of 40+ recruiters. With divisions ranging from 2021-2027, we’ll be seeing 80+ boys teams represent their regions and showcase their talent over 16 fields in the heart of Salt Lake City,” adds Doucette. This tournament will be a great opportunity for teams to move up the US Club Lacrosse rankings. US Club Lacrosse will also be tracking game outcomes, highlighting key match-ups and players to watch, posting video recaps, and holding post-game interviews with players and coaches.
Block off your calendars for July 7-9th, as these are events your club will not want to miss. For more information about these events, go to the event websites - Western Freakshow & Western Invitational.
US Club Lacrosse is excited to partner with US Lax Events on one of the biggest showcase tournaments in the country this summer, coming to the Midwest. No need to travel to the East Coast the weekend of July 11th and 12th, because the Chicago Summer Shootout will have everything your club team is looking for - highly competitive games, premier college recruitment, and the chance to move yourself up the club rankings! This high school level event is sure to draw the best teams and college coaches from the region and beyond.
The 2020 Summer Shootout will take place July 11-12 at the Frontier Sports Complex in Naperville, IL. Just a short trip from downtown Chicago, this great central location is easily accessible to all of the Midwestern programs.
Henry Sitkiewicz, US Lax Events Director of Business, is excited to continue the great tradition of this tournament, “The Chicago Summer Shootout is where Midwest teams play to get ranked by US Club Lax. An extensive list of college coaches from across the country make the trip to the Chicago Summer Shootout knowing future collegiate players are in attendance.” Last year's tournament saw an impressive list of over 50 Division I through Division III college coaches on the sideline, and this year that list will grow as these coaches now know they can’t miss this event.
US Club Lacrosse will be powering the Summer Shootout for the first time this summer. “The partnership between US Lax and US Club Lax brings a whole new level of tournament experience to everyone in attendance, creating the best Midwest recruiting event”, adds Sitkiewicz. The 2020 Summer Shootout participants will benefit greatly due to the US Club Lacrosse partnership. Player and team profiles and highlights, All-Tournament teams, video recaps, coach and player interviews, an Interactive Vendor Village, and much more can be expected at this year’s event.
For additional information on this event, or to register you team, visit https://www.uslaxevents.com/page/show/1141479-summer-shootout.