If you play or follow the sport of lacrosse, you’ve probably heard of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout. The Shootout, now celebrating its 47th anniversary, remains one of the premier lacrosse tournaments in the country. While the popularity of lacrosse has exploded over the past several years, you might say the Vail Lacrosse Shootout was not only ahead of its time, but was a contributing factor to the growth and popularity of this great sport. The scenic mountain resort of Vail, Colo. hosts the Vail Lacrosse Shootout, where this summer about 2,000 lacrosse players from the ages of 17 to 60 will compete in eight divisions over nine days, once again bringing exciting and competitive lacrosse action to the Colorado mountains.
The U19 High School Boys and Girls teams take to the fields on June 30 and will crown a champion on July 3. Talented high school players from across the country, many of whom will play Division I college lacrosse next year, will be competing.
The Men’s Elite Division is the headliner, bringing fast-paced, exciting lacrosse action to the field. Collegiate and post-collegiate club players, as well as a few playing professional lacrosse, will gather in Vail to battle for the championship starting on July 4 and continuing through July 7.
This year the Vail Lacrosse Shootout is proud to be partnering again with two lacrosse non-profit organizations – the Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation and Lacrosse The Nations. The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation offers support to severely sick or injured lacrosse players and their families. Casey Powell’s organization will host our youth clinic held during the Shootout, letting kids try their hand at lacrosse, learn new stick skills and strategies and have fun! Powell Lacrosse will be present at the tournament as a vendor, offering souvenir Vail Lacrosse Shootout apparel. Learn more about the Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation at www.worldlacrosse.org.
Lacrosse The Nations uses the game of lacrosse as a platform to reach out to underprivileged children, teach them life skills, promote education and bring joy to their lives. They have programs in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and in the U.S. They would love to have you visit their booth at Ford Field during the Shootout to learn more about their efforts to help children. Learn more about Lacrosse The Nations at www.lacrossethenations.org.
The 2019 Shootout will again offer live streaming of semi-finals and finals in many of our tournament divisions. For more information about live streaming, go to the tournament website, www.vaillacrosse.com.
Off the field, there are many other benefits to visiting Vail in the summer, including enjoying the spectacular scenery, outdoor concerts, exceptional dining and the many activities the Vail area offers such as white-water rafting, hiking, mountain bike riding, gondola rides, golf, horseback riding or an adventurous ATV tour.
Vail Lacrosse Shootout Quick Facts
Dates of Play: June 29 – July 7, 2019
Field venues located in Vail, Edwards and Eagle/Vail.
For up to date information, including field locations, teams and schedules, please visit the tournament website at www.vaillacrosse.com
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