Lake Tahoe is a special place on this planet, and to play lacrosse there is a true gift. The fields are pristine, and perfect for watching friends and family play the game. Many are lined by trees, ringed by gorgeous green mountains, and only a lacrosse stick’s throw away from one of the bluest lakes you’ll ever see in your life.
The town of Tahoe is wonderful, and has something for everyone. There is a laid back feeling to the entire place, and the summer vibe is hard to escape, but make no mistake about it, there also some really top shelf stuff out in Tahoe, from restaurants to golf courses, so off-field activities are plentiful. And I haven’t even gotten to the lake itself!
Lake Tahoe is immense, and the beaches are as various as they get. Some are sandy and soft, while others have well worn rocks that stick high into the air, and out of the water. Players and their families can hit the lake right after games, and everyone is there on the same mission – to enjoy the wonders of Lake Tahoe.
When you get to the actual lacrosse being played, it’s awesome. The players go hard, and it is a lot of fun to see all these teams from all over the place meet up over the summer to show off what they’ve got. You’re guaranteed to see some interesting match ups out in Tahoe, and this lends to a really competitive feel to the tourney. Players enjoy lacrosse games wherever they are played, but the hidden benefit here is that all these teams get to see new competition, from all over, and that kind of exposure helps any player develop.
The best thing about the Lake Tahoe Summit Classic is the feeling of closeness that the lake brings to the tournament. By virtue of being right on the water, a certain mentality just pervades this event and it leads to good competitive lacrosse and a lot of fun off the field. Smiles are constant, effort is all out, and the experience pays dividends for teams, players, coaches, and families that most tournaments simply can’t pay.
Lake Tahoe is a special place. It’s worth a visit. If you can tie in the game of lacrosse your experience will be even better. Summit Lacrosse Ventures has put on an amazing lacrosse tournament where a vacation breaks out, and it’s a refreshing and fantastic experience to behold.