Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/21/11
The 4th Annual Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase, one of the top boys’ lacrosse summer tournaments for youth through high school aged players, will be held Saturday and Sunday at three Bucks County locations.
The event for boys beginning in the U-11 division will feature 186 teams from 14 states throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions as well as from as far as Colorado and Tennessee.
A total of 23 fields will be used at Herbst Field Complex in Plumstead Township, New Hope-Solebury High and the Palisades High campus.
The tourney, founded by Princeton coach Chris Bates, former Swarthmore College All-American Pat Carney and Philadelphia Lacrosse Association webmaster and former Philadelphia Wing Scott Growney focuses on sportsmanship and a code of conduct that is highly encouraged. The directors will be awarding a team sportsmanship award in each bracket based largely on sportsmanship scorecards that will be completed by officials. Conduct by players and their fans are considered.
This is the first year of the tourney that games will be held at New Hope-Solebury High School. The tourney directors wished to thank Athletic Director Ted Harrington, Director of Operations Dave Hansel and the high school boosters club for organizing the use of the site.
Special thanks also goes to Rebecca George, the Athletic Director at Palisades High School, which does not yet have a lacrosse team; and Anthony Ventresca, President of the Central Bucks Athletic Association, which owns the Herbst Complex main site, home of the CBAA Lightening.
Due to the intense heat forecast for the weekend, tourney officials are modifying the rules to shorten games and add timeouts so coaches can give their boys additional time to hydrate and take breaks.
For the tourney website, click here.