7th Annual Patriot Games
July 19-20, 2014
This is to invite you to participate in the 7th Annual Patriot Games Youth Lacrosse Showcase, a popular boys’ lacrosse tournament to be held July 19-20, 2014 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 event attracts the top club teams looking to test themselves against a diverse field of elite programs from other regions, often 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 2013 Patriot Games featured 214 teams from 13 states and Ontario, and was staged at four host sites on 27 fields in total. Thanks to all the coaches, players, officials, parents, fans, staff, vendors and sponsors who participated in the 2013 Patriot Games.
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 2015. 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.
Because more teams are organizing themselves by graduation year, we are using “grad year” nomenclature to organize our brackets. At the high school level, because some teams that participate will not be organized this way, we have endeavored to provide guidelines to ensure teams register in the most appropriate bracket.
As we have done in the past few years to encourage fair play, 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 players on both sides of the field and their respective parents, fans and other 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 Fun Zones. 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 past participation, 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 2014 Patriot Games. In the meantime, thank you for your consideration and have a wonderful spring season.