Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/6/16
From Press Release
Registration remains open for the AILA Heritage Cup — a box lacrosse tournament that will take place over Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend, on Jan. 17, at the SportsPlex Indoor Sports Center in Feasterville, just outside Philadelphia.
The event is organized and hosted by the American Indoor Lacrosse Association (AILA), in cooperation with Heritage Lacrosse, which runs the Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, the Patriot Games and other popular events in the area. AILA also operates the IMG Nationals. The event is open to youth and high school teams.
The AILA Heritage Cup features box lacrosse goals, 30 second shot clocks, five on five play and lots of action. It’s a great developmental opportunity for programs and teams looking for multiple touches and fast-paced play. The event will feature a coaches’ clinic conducted by Johnny Mouradian, Director of the Canadian National Indoor Lacrosse Program, which will focus on the emerging “2-Man Game” and other Canadian-style teaching techniques to help American players become more effective given the convergence of box and field lacrosse concepts at the college and international level.
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 are listed below. Teams will play at least 3 games; winning teams will advance in a playoff format.
• BANTAM MAJOR – 2020 Teams (8th Graders)
• BANTAM MINOR – 2021 Teams (7th Graders)
• PEEWEE MAJOR – 2022 Teams (6th Graders)
• PEEWEE MINOR – 2023 Teams (5th Graders)
* MIDGET MINOR – 2018/2019 (9TH/10th grades)
• MIDGET MAJOR – 2016/2017 (Varsity) Teams
The Feasterville Indoor Sports Center facility features two indoor rinks and is conveniently situated within a few hours’ drive from a number of lacrosse hotbeds, permitting day trips and ensuring good competition. To register, please click here. Space is limited. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis (subject to level of interest and balancing of brackets). We look forward to seeing our teams come to have fun, honor the game and its heritage as they Converge on the Cup!