By Eric Black
US Club Lacrosse is excited to announce that we will be powering The Club Lacrosse Nationals 2020 in January near Orlando, Florida. The new tournament will be held from Jan. 3-5 and feature boys club teams from 2022-2029. It is a collaboration between US Club Lacrosse, Madlax and LI Legacy, who already own and operate experienced event management companies in MDLX Events and Top Lacrosse Tournaments.
The top 100 teams in our 2022-2025 rankings will be automatically invited to participate, while all 2026-2029 teams nationally are welcome to join. Thanks to the tournament being the first of the calendar year, it’ll also serve as the first piece of results for our 2022-2026 rankings next season.
Located just 20 minutes away from Disneyworld, the tournament will take place on luxurious Bermuda grass fields at the Austin-Tindall Sports Complex. Teams will play games over the span of three days, allowing for off-the-field fun in and around the area.
“We felt teams nationally wanted a warm weather, vacation style, first-class tournament (that was not a recruiting event),” Madlax founder Cabell Maddux said, “but (also) attracted some of the top teams ranked in (the U.S. Club Lacrosse rankings).”
Maddux hopes to expand the tournament to include both girls and boys in its second year. With Madlax already part of the NAL and its tournaments, he hopes The Club Lacrosse Nationals will serve as a fun vacation event that features strong lacrosse. He added that the partnership with U.S. Club Lacrosse makes it extremely exciting and validates the quality of the teams that will be participating.
U.S. Club Lacrosse is the go-to site for the lacrosse community to obtain information on tournaments, rankings, tryouts, clinics, and further details on Club teams. It was created to conduct research in order to find the best fit for your player or team's developmental needs.
Usclublax.com also provides a forum for club and tournament directors to keep their information up to date with the rest of the lacrosse community. The Club Lacrosse Nationals is the first-ever tournament powered by U.S. Club Lacrosse.
“We are really excited about powering this event that utilizes our social media and marketing to make it fun, competitive and exciting for all the boys and teams competing,” U.S. Club Lacrosse owner Denis Noonan said, “and helping make this the biggest event of the new club lacrosse season.”