Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/10/16
From Press Release
The Pattison Sports Group and American Indoor Lacrosse Association have partnered to create 44TNT Lacrosse, a three-hour indoor box lacrosse 4 ON 4 HALF RINK training and tournament experience. 44TNT’s first event will be Saturday, October 23, 2016 at the Marple Sports Arena in Broomall, PA. Three hour sessions are from 9am-12pm (Girls 9/10th Grade), 12pm-3pm (Boys 3rd-5th Grade – Sold Out) and 4:30pm-7:30pm (Boys 5/6th Grade).
The 44TNT experience consists of a minimum of 24 to a maximum of 30 similarly aged lacrosse players per each end of the rink, which is divided at the center. The first 1.5 hours is box training from certified and trained indoor box lacrosse specialists, led by former Wings coach and box specialist Johnny Mouradian. The second 1.5 hours the players at each end will be divided into three equal teams and participate in 4 on 4 round robin games. Substituting is on the fly and possession is established with a “take back line.” Goalies play for each team.
44 TNT registration link: http://victoryeventseries.leagueapps.com/events/159252-44tnt—forty4-tournament-n-training.
“The 44TNT concept was born from coaches and players asking to improve their skill development,” said Jeff Long, President of Pattison Sports Group. “We knew teaming with one of Canada’s best to deliver a true box experience and grow the game in alignment with US lacrosse’s small sided games was the answer folks were looking for.”
“Teaching coaches and players the biomechanics, principles and tactics of box lacrosse in a four on four half court setting provides multiple read and react situations. It is all about growing a player’s lacrosse literacy which is transferable to the field game” said Johnny Mouradian, AILA Founder.
The American Indoor Lacrosse Association is committed to developing field lacrosse players for regional, national and international competition by taking advantage of the many features of box lacrosse through training programs, leagues and box lacrosse tournaments.
The Pattison Sports Group is Philadelphia’s premier sports marketing firm specializing in Event Management, Strategic Sports Sponsorship Consulting and Property Representation.