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/