US Lacrosse has announced that events by Halo LAX, LLC, a subsidiary of theSports Facilities (SF) Companies, will be sanctioned through their authority as the lacrosse National Governing Body. Best known for their work in professional facility management across the country through theSFM Network and professional planning services in more than 2,000 communities, the SF Companies recently announced the launch of its Event and Tournament service.
Halo LAX events feature three distinct event styles including 6onLAX™, the first of its kind 6 on 6 team lacrosse competition. 6onLAX is specifically designed to reduce the number of players needed to easily form teams and is played on a modified field using standard size goals. There are 6 players per team on the field at a time, including the goalie, and roster sizes range from 9 to 11.
“We have spent a lot of focus, time, and energy developing an extraordinary experience to expand the sport of Lacrosse,” said Jason Clement, CEO of SF Companies. “6onLAX will be a big part of that initiative and aligns with the international movement of adding lacrosse in the Olympics. The objective is to provide a fun, fast-paced way for a lot of players to improve their skills and have the opportunity to play at every stage of life. We are thrilled to be aligned with US Lacrosse in an effort to expand the sport of lacrosse and increase access to this sport.”
To address the need for tournament standardization, the US Lacrosse Sanctioning Program provides an operational framework to create a more consistent experience for athletes. Sanctioned tournaments have been deemed by the sport’s national governing body to meet best-practice standards in five categories: venue, game format, risk management, tournament administration, and the use of certified US Lacrosse officials.
“We’re very excited to welcome Halo LAX into our event sanctioning program,” said J.P. Fischer, senior manager for sanctioning and events at US Lacrosse. “Through detailed planning, they’ve shown a tremendous commitment to creating a positive experience for all participants and they’ve embraced US Lacrosse concepts for developing 6onLAX. We look forward to expanding the sport and increase access for play.”
To learn more about Halo LAX, register for a tournament, or inquire about becoming a host site, visit halolax.com. To learn more about the SF Companies and the SFM Network, please visit sportadvisory.com or sfmnetwork.com.
About Halo LAX: Halo LAX is a subsidiary of the Sports Facilities Companies which specializes in lacrosse education and event management. The mission of Halo LAX is to expand the sport of lacrosse to new players, locations, and formats through exceptional events and partnerships. Halo LAX offers tournaments and events for players in middle school division through post-collegiate/adult recreation. Halo LAX is part of the industry leading SFM Network of events, facilities, vendors, and talent. For more information, visit: halolax.com.
About Sports Facilities Companies: The Sports Facilities Advisory, LLC (SFA), Sports Facilities Development, LLC, and Sports Facilities Management, LLC (SFM) are headquartered in Clearwater, FL. Founded in 2003, SFA has served more than 2,000 communities, produced more than $10 billion in institutional-grade financial forecasts, and provided funding strategies and solutions for more than 70+ youth and amateur sports and recreation complexes worldwide. SFD serves facility owners through owner’s representation, venue planning, and procurement services during pre-development and construction. SFM provides industry-leading, results-driven management solutions for sports, fitness, recreation, and event venues nationwide. Since 2014, SFM-affiliated venues have hosted more than 100 million visitors and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact. For more information, visit: sportadvisory.com and sfmnetwork.com.