Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/22/14
Registration is open for the AILA Heritage Cup (http://ailacup.heritagelacrosse.com/), a box lacrosse tournament that will take place over Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend at the BucksMont Indoor Sports Center in Hatfield, PA.
The event is being organized and hosted by the American Indoor Lacrosse Association (AILA), which runs the IMG Cup, in cooperation with Heritage Lacrosse, which runs the Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, the Patriot Games and other popular events in the area.
The AILA Heritage Cup will feature box lacrosse goals and lots of action for those looking for multiple touches and fast-paced play. The event is open to youth, high school and adult teams and is expected to draw elite teams.
Teams will play 4 forty-minute games, and rules have been designed to limit checking. Goalies will be provided box lacrosse gear for use during play, courtesy of Boddam Goalie Equipment.
The event will also feature a series of coaches’ clinics conducted for attendees by Johnny Mouradian, Director of the Canadian National Indoor Lacrosse Program. The clinics will focus on Canadian-style techniques, including the “2-Man Game” and inside scoring tips, to help American players become more effective as the convergence of box and field lacrosse concepts at the college and international level continues to accelerate.
Brackets are organized using the Canadian-style terminology, but provide for the grouping of teams by grade and graduation year given how most travel clubs are set up in the States. Brackets will play on select days (either Saturday or Sunday), as follows:
Saturday, January 17th
• BANTAM MAJOR – 2019 Teams (8th Graders)
• BANTAM MINOR – 2020 Teams (7th Graders)
• PEEWEE MAJOR – 2021 Teams (6th Graders)
• PEEWEE MINOR – 2022 Teams (5th Graders)
• SQUIRT MAJOR – 2023 Teams (4th Graders)
• SQUIRT MINOR – 2024 Teams (3rd Graders)
Sunday, January 18th
• ADULT DIVISION (Open division for 18+)
• MIDGET MAJOR – 2015/2016 (Varsity Teams)
• MIDGET MINOR – 2017/2018 (JV Teams)
The BucksMont Indoor Sports Center facility features two indoor rinks and is located north of Philadelphia. The venue is conveniently situated within a few hours’ drive from a number of lacrosse hotbeds, permitting day trips and ensuring good competition. Space is limited, and registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis (subject to level of interest and balancing of brackets). To register, please click here – https://mytournamentregistration.com/ailacup/teams.php?viewform=1.