BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/31/14
Registration remains open for the AILA Heritage Cup (http://ailacup.heritagelacrosse.com/), a box lacrosse tournament that will be held 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 Philly region.
The AILA Heritage Cup will feature small-sided play, box lacrosse goals and lots of action for those looking for multiple touches, the emerging “2-Man Game,” and fast-paced play. The event is open to youth, high school and adult teams. The event will also feature a series of coaches’ clinics conducted for the benefit of attendees over the weekend by Johnny Mouradian, Director of the Canadian National Indoor Lacrosse Program, which will focus on 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 will play on select days (either Saturday or Sunday). Teams will play at least 4 games; winning teams will advance in a playoff format.
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 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 – https://mytournamentregistration.com/ailacup/teams.php?viewform=1. Space is limited. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis (subject to level of interest and balancing of brackets).