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 Talen 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 Talen 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.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the 2016 NCAA Men's and Women's Lacrosse Championships, visit NCAA.com/Lacrosse.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) is a leader in sports marketing and event management, handling events from conception to fruition. CSE has done it all from marathons, PGA golf, pro beach volleyball, to basketball and lacrosse.
In the lacrosse world, Corrigan Sports is known as the producer of the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Games which hosts the top seniors (boys and girls) from across the nation in a showcase all-star game of the very best as they complete their high school career. Along with the senior game, the Under Armour Underclass Tryouts and Tournament have become the marquee recruiting event each summer as hundreds of college coaches attend the regional tryouts and Underclass Tournament.
On the girls side, CSE has partnered with the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) to put on six recruiting tournaments throughout the year that draw an average of 350 college coaches and total more than 750 club teams.
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