INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA is adding a pair of youth tournaments to the excitement around the 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championships in Philadelphia.
“This is another exciting opportunity for young lacrosse players to participate in one of the fastest-growing youth sports,” said Jeff Jarnecke, NCAA director of championships and alliances. “In addition, they will be able to watch the best teams in the nation battle it out for the NCAA national lacrosse titles. It should be a great experience for everyone involved as we continue to explore future opportunities to provide youth with unique access to NCAA championships and their sport.”
The NCAA Girls Future Champions Tournament will be May 28-29, while the NCAA Boys Future Champions Tournament will take place May 29-30. All games will be played in West Deptford, New Jersey, which is less than 20 minutes from both Lincoln Financial Field, site of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships, and Talun Energy Stadium, site of the 2016 NCAA Divisions I & III Women’s Lacrosse Championships.
“We are thrilled to partner with the NCAA to develop the Future Champions Tournaments,” said Corrigan Sports Enterprises President Lee Corrigan. “These new youth events make the biggest weekend in lacrosse even more special. In the coming years we plan to bring these events to the same markets where NCAA Championships take place. This partnership will provide young lacrosse players with an exclusive opportunity to be part of the championship experience as they see their college heroes in action.”
Each registered girls team will receive 20 tickets to the NCAA Division I & III Women’s Lacrosse Championships and participating players will have the opportunity to appear on the field at Talun Energy Stadium during the championship. Teams will play at least three games at West Deptford Park and the tournament is open to age groups 2020-2024.
Each registered boys team will receive 20 tickets to the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse semifinals and final and have the opportunity to be recognized on the field at Lincoln Financial Field during championship weekend. Boys teams will play at least three games at the River Winds Complex in age groups 2020-2024.
Registration begins on February 15 and more information is available by contacting Andy Bilello with Corrigan Sports at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-605-9381, ext. 241.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championships, visit NCAA.com/Lacrosse.