If you are a youth lacrosse coach or parent looking for a first-class youth tournament for your team this summer, try one of the three US Lacrosse Regional Championships in June.
West Regional: June 1-3 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Central Regional: June 8-10 in Arlington, Texas
Southeast Regional: June 15-17 in Raleigh, N.C.
Open to boys' and girls' teams. Age divisions: U11, U13 & U15. Four-game guarantee (five games a definite possibility). US Lacrosse-trained officials. Awards for winning teams and sportsmanship. Certified athletic trainers on site. Coverage in Lacrosse Magazine (print and online). Free parking and admission for fans.
Team registration fees range from $1,000-$1,350 depending on age group, and they compare favorably to other youth tournaments.
At U15 level, top 4 teams in each Regional advance to US Lacrosse U15 National Championships July 24-26 (girls) and 27-29 (boys) in Orlando.
More info at www.uslacrosse.org/2012regionals.
(Images below from 2011 US Lacrosse Southeast [left] and Central [right] Regionals.)