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6th Annual Patriot Games
July 20-21, 2013
This is to invite you to participate in the 6th Annual Patriot Games Youth Lacrosse Showcase, a popular boys' lacrosse tournament to be held July 20-21, 2013 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 2012 Patriot Games featured nearly 200 teams from 13 states on Ontario. Over 175 teams have already registered for the 2013 Tournament through April.
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, often including California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Past events have also included "Bridge" programs from Baltimore and Philadelphia.
The Patriot Games has been selected by NDP Lacrosse as an "Approved Qualifying Event" for the Dick's Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions, which will take place outside of Tampa in January 2014. Top finishing teams in selected divisions will earn bids to join other top club teams from around the nation to compete in the high profile, national championship event.
Our 2013 brackets and divisions are organized as follows:
- Youth Brackets (AA, A & B Divisions): U-9, U-11, U-13 and U15
- High School Brackets (A & B Divisions):
- JV/Rising Stars (Rising Freshmen/Class of 2017; Rising Sophomores/Class of 2016), and
- Varsity/Elite (Rising Seniors/Class of 2014 or younger).
Because more teams seem to be organizing themselves by graduation year, we expect to use class nomenclature to help make final bracket determinations.
Teams in each age group will be recognized for sportsmanship based largely on sportsmanship scorecards kept by certified officials and site marshals after each game, taking into account the spirit of the game and conduct on both sides of the field, including spectators.
Team tents will abound, and you can count on a weekend of competitive lacrosse and camaraderie in a highly festive atmosphere that will feature food, refreshments, Vendor Village and the Warrior Fun Zone. Side trip opportunities are many; New Hope, Doylestown and Washington Crossing State Park (where the Continental Army famously "Lacrossed the Delaware") are all within a short drive from our venues.
Based on testimonials and expressions of interest, we expect the Tournament will fill up quickly. Please take a few minutes and register now to reserve your place in the event!
We will hope to see you "Cradlin' in the Cradle of Liberty" as participants in the 2013 Patriot Games. In the meantime, thank you for your consideration and have a wonderful spring season.