Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/1/11
United Sports of Downingtown and Level 2 Sports have announced a partnership that will expand the National Lacrosse Classic to include high school girls.
The National Lacrosse Classic is a tiered athletic event that includes team tryout in eight different regions (including Philadelphia) of the country, culminating with the National Games in July 2011. The Classic has been held for boys for the past three years; Philadelphia fielded a team in each of the past two years. (click here for coverage from last year)
Regional team tryouts are open to high school underclassmen players (for both boys and girls) entering grades 10, 11 and 12 next fall. Twenty-five of the top players from each regional team tryout will be selected by high school lacrosse coaches to represent their region at the National Games. In all, 20 teams will compete for a National Championship that serves as a showcase for NCAA lacrosse coaches.
More specific details – including tourney dates and times, as well as tryout dates – on the girls’ National Lacrosse Classic will be released in the coming weeks. The National Lacrosse Classic is slated for July 5-8 at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds, Md. The tryout schedule will be released at a later date.
New to the event this year will be the addition of the National All Star Lacrosse Academy for middle school players. Regional team tryouts are open to middle school players presently in grades 6, 7 and 8. Twenty-five of the top players form each regional team tryout will receive an invitation to the National All Star Lacrosse Academy and will represent their region at the National Games in July 2011.
The National All Star Lacrosse Academy offers a curriculum geared to help student athletes in middle school more easily and successfully transition to high school. The morning schedule features NCAA lacrosse coaches that will provide players with position instruction and experts in the fields of sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, and academics will provide informational breakout sessions for players and families. 20 regional teams will compete for a National Championship.
Visit National Lacrosse Classic for event and player registration details: www.NationalLacrosseClassic.com