Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/15/19
Registration is open for the 1st Annual Chapter Sevens™, a fast and competitive 7v7 boys’/girls’ youth tournament presented in the format that is under consideration by international lacrosse bodies for the Olympic Games.
Awards will be given for Gold, Silver and Bronze-placed finishes in each division.
The novel event, organized and hosted by Heritage Lacrosse and Maple Zone Sports, promises to attract small-sided teams from recreational programs throughout the region. All play will take place at Maple Zone Sport’s state-of-the-art facility in Aston.
Township and “Rec” programs are invited to send squads to play in every age bracket. Different levels of play are available. The format requires at least 6 players and a goalie. All players will enjoy the developmental benefit of playing on a modified, short-sided field. You and they will also experience a welcome change of pace:
• The format maximizes player touches
• Play is fast-paced and participatory
• Games promise to feature tight contests where every possession matters
• Teams will enjoy multiple 12-minute matches against diverse competition
• The Chapter Sevens™ will be staged in an intimate, fun and festive setting with adjacent fields, fastest shot contests, skills competitions, food, refreshments, vendors and prizes!
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
• BOYS: Saturday, May 11th
• GIRLS: Sunday, May 12th
• The Tournament will consider scheduling certain brackets to play evening games on Friday or Saturday, if necessary, to accommodate the preferences, needs and scheduling constraints of the various recreational leagues in the region.
The event will help raise money for the Philadelphia Chapter of US Lacrosse (known as the PLA), which promotes the growth and development of lacrosse in Eastern Pennsylvania. A portion of the registration fee from each team will help underwrite the PLA’s effort to support new men’s/women’s club programs at Lincoln University – the nation’s oldest historically black university, as well as other diversity and inclusion initiatives in the region. The event will feature a stick/equipment collection drive; items will be refurbished and donated to support new programs.
REGISTRATION FEE (click here to register):
$450 Early Bird (fully paid on or before Friday, April 12)
$500 (on or after April 13)