Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/12/16
There are just two team spots remaining for the 9th Annual Patriot Games by Heritage Lacrosse July 16-17 in Bucks County, PA.
Click here for more info and registration. The directors will fill on a first come, first paid basis.
The Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase is a popular boys’ lacrosse tournament held every July at venues in the heart of beautiful and historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania – a convenient forum at the crossroads of major lacrosse hotbeds, including Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
The event attracts the top club teams looking to test themselves against a diverse field of elite programs from other regions and to punctuate their summer travel season with a grand finale. The event features teams from traditional hotbeds on the East Coast as well as talented contingents from Canada and emerging regions of the country, including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington. Past events have also included “Bridge” programs from Baltimore and Philadelphia.
The 2016 brackets and divisions will be organized by graduation year (i.e. 2017 – 2025 will have AA & A Divisions; 2026/27 will have one division).
The Patriot Games is an Official Qualifying Tournament for the Dick’s Sporting Goods-sponsored National Tournament of Champions, which will take place in Wesley Chapel, Florida in December/January 2017. Based on their success in our event, we will be in contact with certain teams who are eligible for an invitation and hope they will mobilize their group to take advantage of the opportunity.
SPORTSMANSHIP: As we hoped, the competition was consistent with our Honor the Game philosophy. We are grateful to the coaches, players, teams and those in their retinue who generally adhered to high standards of play and sportsmanship on and off the field, based largely on the sportsmanship scorecards that were completed by our officials after each game. Game results also include the sportsmanship scores in the “Notes” section. No other tournament we are aware of collects or posts sportsmanship data in such a transparent manner. Our goal is to influence behavior in a positive way. Thanks to all of you who take sportsmanship seriously and for your role in helping to foster a positive and enjoyable tournament experience for everyone. We believe lacrosse is a special game and we care about the culture and the community. We know most of you do too.