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VLT Newsletter July 2016

Thank you for participating, spectating, supporting and/or expressing interest in the Vail Lacrosse Tournament. Read our final newsletter of the season for an event recap.

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Fastest Growing Team Sport Was Celebrated Both On and Off the Field at The 21st Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament

Youth Lacrosse Teams Completed Three Days of Competition While Honing Their Skills and Building Self Confidence

 

Denver, CO – From June 20-22, 2016 over 102 youth lacrosse teams played

over 336 games at the 21st Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament. With the

picturesque backdrop of the Gore Range and Vail scenery, teams competed to

win, improved their skills and bonded with friends and coaches both on and off

the field.

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is known to provide young athletes the opportunity

to compete and learn from the best, while building self-esteem, body awareness

and develop pride in being strong athletes. These attributes are what bring

players and coaches back year after year and also attract new players from

across the country.

“We look forward to the Vail Lacrosse Tournament every year,’ said LXTC /

Denver Elite Co-Founder Trevor Tierney. “The kids love the high level of

competition, plus they learn so much and even get to enjoy some Vail activities

like rafting, hiking and biking with friends and family.”

In closing the tournament this year, tournament directors Kristen Foster and Mark

Foster feel very proud of the players, coaches and the lacrosse community.

Kristen said, “This year we had close to 100 teams from around the country

compete in 4th/5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grade and High School boys and girls divisions.

It was a packed few days with lots of team building activities both on and of the

field. The players built lasting memories and demonstrated a high level of

sportsmanship. Plus, it looked like they all had tons of fun while learning and

improving skills.”

The tournament winners are highlighted below:

2016 Vail Tournament Lacrosse Winners

5/6th Grade Girls

Team 180 2022

7/8th Grade Girls

Team 180 '21

4/5th Grade Boys

Division A: FCA Lacrosse 2023

Division B: Doco Devils 2023

6th Grade Boys

Division A: FCA Lacrosse 2022

Division B: WCS Blue 2022/23

7th Grade Boys:

Division A: Mad Dog Select 2021

Division B: 3d Colorado Select 2021

8th Grade Boys

Division A: 212 Select 2020

Division B WCS White 2020

High School Boys

Division A: TC 2017

Division B: LA Heat 2018

Although the players are focused on competing, they’re also committed to community

involvement. For example, the LXTC / Denver Elite has supported both Lacrosse The

Nations and Denver City Lax. A number of our youth field lacrosse players organized

an equipment drive to the lacrosse community. Their efforts generated over 150 pounds

of gear that was donated and later delivered to the Lacrosse the Nations, (LtN),

organization in Nicaragua by one of the LXTC / Denver Elite families.

Moreover, many of their players volunteer either through programs hosted by their

schools or through their club/high school teams as coaches or assistant coaches in

lacrosse.

Beyond volunteering, there are countless players that have grown through lacrosse.

One player that stands out is Chris Juniel. Chris is a junior in high school and a

member of City Lax who was sponsored to attend the trip to Nicaragua. While there, he

met the demands of being a leader and role model. Prior to the trip, he was seen as

more of the team “jester” and didn’t take himself or lacrosse seriously. Whether from

lack of confidence or lack of self awareness, he never put himself out there as a leader.

However, today, Chris is one of the strongest leaders on the team and his

transformation was a direct result of being a part of the LXTC team and giving of himself

during the Managua trip.

Overall, LXTC / Denver Elite is truly a family of people who love all aspects of the game

of lacrosse, and this sense of family is evident in youth teams across the country.

These teams support each other on and off the field, and strive to be the best they can

be.

You can find all the detailed results and tournament information here and can

follow us via Instagram at instagram.com/vaillaxtournament #vaillax2016 or via

Facebook at facebook.com/laxvail.

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament Would Like to Thank Their Outfitter and

Local Business Sponsors:

Colorado Adventure Center - FEATURED SPONSOR

Colorado Adventure Center - FEATURED SPONSOR

Glenwood Springs Base Camp

Idaho Springs Base Camp

Lakota Guides

Sage Outfitters

Stand Up Paddle Colorado

Timberline Tours

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament Would Like to Thank Their

On-Site Food & Soft Goods Vendors:

Gatorade FEATURED PARTNER

STX FEATURED SPONSOR

Corey's Coney Dogs

The Ice Cream Lady

Jake's Baby D's

Green Elephant Juicery

Munch

Rocky Mountain Taco

Wildwood Smokehouse

Alpine Arts Center

City Lax

LAX World / Breakaway Team Sports

CSV Video

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ABOUT THE VAIL LACROSSE TOURNAMENT:

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is an annual youth lacrosse tournament in Vail,

Colorado. Since 1995, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament has provided youth

athletes the opportunity to build camaraderie with their fellow teammates,

compete in a unique outdoor setting, and spend quality time with family. With 112

teams attending from across the U.S., and over 200 games from June 20-22,

2016, this year the action will be non-stop! To keep guest and teams informed

and connected, The Vail Lacrosse Mobile App will allow players, parents and

coaches to stay connected and up-to-date on games, highlight videos, photos,

schedules and special offers at local businesses. Off the field, there will be

opportunities for rafting, fly-fishing, hiking, horseback riding and much more! For

more information, please visit www.coloradolacrosse.com

VLT May Newsletter

Read our May Newsletter with the latest tournament news; featured article: Beyond the Field - LXTC / Denver Elite; and a list of event sponsors offering awesome valley-wide outfitter & art offers. Click link: http://bit.ly/27zH3XE

Beyond the Field - LXTC / Denver Elite

LXTC / Denver Elite is truly a family of people who love all aspects of the game of lacrosse.  They support each other on and off the field, and hold their student-athletes to be the best humans and lacrosse players they can be.  They stay in touch with their graduating classes and often have opportunities to assist them through letters of reference, coaching jobs, or network connections even after they have left the program.  They are authentic when they say that they are focused on the total success of every player that participates in our program.

Highlight of the athletes Beyond the Field include:

  • Equipment Drive for Lacrosse the Nations, Nicaragua: The LXTC / Denver Elite has supported both Lacrosse The Nations and Denver City Lax.  Four years ago, Trevor Tierney supported an equipment drive at a   Denver University game. 150+ pounds of gear was donated and delivered to the Lacrosse the Nations, (LtN), organization in Nicaragua. This article was written about their trip to Managua, Nicaragua, where LXTC / USBOXLA partnered with Lacrosse The Nations.  Four of their Denver Elite box lacrosse players volunteered for a week as coaches and mentors and their experiences have proved to be powerful both on and off the field. Chris Juniel, a junior in high school and a member of City Lax who was sponsored to attend the trip to Nicaragua.  While there, he met the demands of being a leader and role model.  Prior to the trip, he was seen as more of the team “jester” and didn’t take himself or lacrosse seriously.  Whether from lack of confidence or lack of self awareness, he never put himself out there as a leader. Today, Chris is one of the strongest leaders on the team and his transformation was a direct result of being a part of the LXTC team and giving of himself during the Managua trip.
  • Lacrosse the Nations: Developed friendships, improved lacrosse skill sets, donated lacrosse gear, pinnies, shorts, t-shirts.  Changed the paradigm of the volunteers to stop counting volunteer hours and begin looking at the total physical and intrinsic impacts of their volunteer actions.
  • Denver City Lax:  When players from Denver City Lax participate in LXTC lacrosse programs, it breaks down social barriers both at a parent and player level.  It also brings to the forefront of these players minds a level of gratitude that may not have been as pronounced prior to the introduction of players from Denver City Lax. 

21st Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament Gives Girls a Chance To Stick It

Lacrosse Is Helping Youth On and Off the Field

 

Denver, CO – This summer will mark the 21st Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament from June 20-22, 2016 with approximately 112 youth teams over three days of competition. Although boy’s lacrosse teams generate the most attention, the girl’s teams are catching up to the boys and showing off their skills against 24 teams. 

 

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament provides young athletes the opportunity to compete and learn from the best, while building self-esteem, body awareness and develop pride in being strong athletic kids who aren’t afraid of hard work or challenges.

 

According to US Lacrosse, the number of youth lacrosse players in the United States grew at rates of about five percent. With the speed and combination of strength, power and skill, it’s no wonder lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in America, with participation tripling in the past decade. Between 2006 and 2014, overall participation in youth, high school and college lacrosse increased 81%. No other sport experienced more than 20% growth over the same period.  The most rapid growth, for both boys and girls, was among youth players (15 and under). Boys’ youth participation doubled and girls’ youth lacrosse participation increased 92%.

 

Given these statistics, it’s obvious why the Vail Lacrosse Tournament is a sought after event that attracts youth athletes from across the country each year. The confidence and leadership they learn while playing and competing helps them develop into successful adults.

 

Kristen Foster is the Girls Tournament Director who started the tournament with her brother Mark Foster. “I started playing lacrosse at a young age and I know that I’m a better person today because of lacrosse, “says Foster. “Lacrosse challenged me to focus on my goals both on and off the field and helped me have the confidence to pursue my dream so seeing these young athletes grow and learn is such an amazing experience.”

The goal of the Vail Lacrosse Tournament is to make sure each team is learning, growing and empowering each other to be better athletes. This year is poised to help nurture these young athletes into strong, confident players who are leaders both on and off the field.

 

To learn more about The Vail Lacrosse Tournament please visit http://www.coloradolacrosse.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/laxvail.

 

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ABOUT THE VAIL LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is an annual youth lacrosse tournament in Vail, Colorado.  Since 1995, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament has provided youth athletes the opportunity to build camaraderie with their fellow teammates, compete in a unique outdoor setting, and spend quality time with family. With 112 teams attending from across the U.S., and over 200 games from June 20-22, 2016, this year the action will be non-stop! To keep guest and teams informed and connected, The Vail Lacrosse Mobile App will allow players, parents and coaches to stay connected and up-to-date on games, highlight videos, photos, schedules and special offers at local businesses. Off the field, there will be opportunities for rafting, fly-fishing, hiking, horseback riding and much more! For more information, please visit www.coloradolacrosse.com

 

Contact:  Hillary Locke

Locke Media Group, Vail Lacrosse Tournament

917-309-1819

hillary@lockemediagroup.com

Sponsored by Colorado Adventure Center

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Colorado Adventure Center Special Offers

Colorado Adventure Center is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Vail Lacrosse Tournament. They have created special packages for tournament attendees. See below and register for your adventure today! Be sure to mention Vail Lax Tournament to receive your discount.

 

20% off all individual Zip and Raft trips!

 

Glenwood Springs Base Camp

 

  • Half Day Colorado River Trip (warm gear included) - $44 pp

 

  • High Adventure Ropes Course, Zip line, and Climbing Wall - $44 pp

 

Idaho Springs Base Camp

 

  • Clear Creek Beginner Raft Trip (warm gear included) - $36 pp

 

  • Idaho Springs Canopy Zip line Tour (8 Lines) - $69 pp

 

 

Vail LAX Adventure Packages

 

  • Glenwood Springs Base Camp - Half Day Colorado River Trip (warm gear included), Lunch, and Express Zip - $87 pp. Add Glenwood Hot Springs Pool Pass for $20*

 

  • Idaho Springs Base Camp - Clear Creek Beginner Raft Trip (warm gear included), Lunch, and 8 Line Zip - $123 p

VLT February 2016 Newsletter

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Letter from the Event Producer

Coaches, parents and players,

As we head into our 21st Vail Lacrosse Tournament, we are excited to share the changes the tournament made since last year. An All-Star game will be held for high school boys and we're in discussion for additional All-Star games. We have grown by adding two new age groups to the boys divisions, 6th and 7th grade, and are experiencing strong interest in the girls divisions 7th, 8th and high school age.

It is our second year of our Vail Lacrosse Showcase.
In our inaugural year 2015, 12 colleges and 80 athletes attended. We are planning to leverage the success, the positive feedback and the strong attendance from the 2015 showcase. Visit the website to see what college coaches will attend in 2016.  

We still have opening in the following divisions:

  • Boys 4/5th grade
  • Girls 5/6th grade
  • Girls 7th/8th grade
  • All other brackets are full, however we are accepting teams for the wait list as spots do tend to open up as team encounter problems. 

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Mark Foster, Tournament Director 
 

 

2016 Press Release: Premiere Youth Lacrosse Tournament Elevates the Game 

Denver, CO – Vail will host the 21st Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament from June 20-22, 2016 with approximately 100 youth teams over three days of competition. The renowned tournament provides youth athletes the opportunity to compete at 8,150 feet above sea level against top teams from across the nation as well as build camaraderie among fellow teammates and improve their lacrosse skills. All while being surrounded by the outdoor beauty of Vail, Colorado and spending time with family and friends.
 
Mark Foster is the Boys Tournament Director and his sister, Kristen Foster, is the Girls Tournament Director. The brother and sister team grew up in Colorado and have been playing lacrosse since second grade. “We both grew up playing lacrosse in Colorado so it’s great to have the opportunity to reconnect with friends and coaches who value the spirit of the game at the tournament every year,” says Mark Foster.  “We’re so proud to be able to offer a unique team building experience for the past 21 years that helps players develop as individuals on and off the field.”
 
Read the full press release.

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2015 Tournament Photos - Vol. 2, 3, & 4  

We've been posting photo albums to the event Facebook page - to flash back to the 2015 tournamen. In case you missed it, join us today. Keep an eye out for your athlete, teammates and coach - tag them to share the fun. Welcome to Volumes 2, 3 & 4! Photos by Rex Keep.

View the full 2015 Volume 2 Album.

View the full 2015 Volume 3 Album.
View the full 2015 Volume 4 Album.
View the full 2015 Volume 5 Album. 

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Mark Foster,
Tournament Director

vailcoloradolacrosse@gmail.com
303-910-5470

Kristen Foster,
Girl's Division Contact

girlswarriorvail@gmail.com
303-910-0669

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Clare Hefferren
clareh@callosumcreative.com
970-376-3364

Hillary Locke,
Media/PR relations

hillary@lockemediagroup.com
917-309-1819 
Family-Owned and Operated Youth Lacrosse Tournament Since 1995.
At 8,150 feet above sea level, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament is the only national youth lacrosse tournament in Vail, CO.

Premier Youth Lacrosse Tournament Elevates the Game

21st Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament

February 2, 2016. Denver, CO – Vail will host the 21st Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament from June 20-22, 2016 with approximately 100 youth teams over three days of competition. The renowned tournament provides youth athletes the opportunity to compete at 8,150 feet above sea level against top teams from across the nation as well as build camaraderie among fellow teammates and improve their lacrosse skills. All while being surrounded by the outdoor beauty of Vail, Colorado and spending time with family and friends.

Mark Foster is the Boys Tournament Director and his sister, Kristen Foster, is the Girls Tournament Director. The brother and sister team grew up in Colorado and have been playing lacrosse since second grade. “We both grew up playing lacrosse in Colorado so it’s great to have the opportunity to reconnect with friends and coaches who value the spirit of the game at the tournament every year,” says Mark Foster.  “We’re so proud to be able to offer a unique team building experience for the past 21 years that helps players develop as individuals on and off the field.”

With the popularity of lacrosse growing each year, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament added two new age groups to the 6th and 7th grade boys, expanded the high school boys’ division, and is still attracting a strong level of interest in the girls’ 7th grade, 8th grade and high school divisions.

In talking with Kristen Foster, she said, “It’s amazing to see these kids learn, grow and have such a fun time playing as a team. It’s such a positive experience for everyone, plus when they’re not playing, they’re exploring Vail with families and taking in the beauty of the Valley.”

In addition to the tournament, 2016 will mark the second year for The Vail Showcase.  This is an opportunity for close to 80 of the top players to catch the attention of NCAA coaches from schools such as Princeton, Cornell, Michigan, Colorado College and Whittier to develop techniques and understanding of their position. The players will be selected based on specific criteria provided by their tournament coaches to attend the event. Not only will these players be getting individual attention from college coaches, they will also be receiving direct input from a 'positions coach' to get a unique take on their position and ways to mature their game. 

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament advocates for team bonding by encouraging teams to partake in group rafting trips, team trail hikes, and many other outdoor activities that support healthy competition while keeping the fun in the game. Every year it is a great experience for our players, coaches and lacrosse families. The goal is to make sure each team is learning, growing and empowering each other to be better athletes both on and off the field.

To learn more about The Vail Lacrosse Tournament please visit http://www.coloradolacrosse.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/laxvail.

 

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ABOUT THE VAIL LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is an annual youth lacrosse tournament in Vail, Colorado.  Since 1995, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament has provided youth athletes the opportunity to build camaraderie with their fellow teammates, compete in a unique outdoor setting, and spend quality time with family. With 100 teams attending from across the U.S., and over 200 games from June 20-22, 2016, this year the action will be non-stop! To keep guest and teams informed and connected, The Vail Lacrosse Mobile App will allow players, parents and coaches to stay connected and up-to-date on games, highlight videos, photos, schedules and special offers at local businesses. Off the field, there will be opportunities for rafting, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding and much more! For more information, please visit www.coloradolacrosse.com

Fastest Growing Team Sport Was Celebrated Both On and Off the Field at The 20th Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament

Youth Lacrosse Teams Completed Four Days of Competition While Honing Their Skills and Building Self Confidence

Denver, CO – From June 15-18, 2015 approximately 100 youth lacrosse teams played over 336 games at the 20th Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament.  With the picturesque backdrop of the Gore Range and Vail scenery, teams competed to win, improved their skills and bonded with friends and coaches both on and off the field.

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament provides young athletes the opportunity to compete and learn from the best, while building self-esteem, body awareness and developing pride in being strong athletes. These attributes are what bring players and coaches back year after year and attract new players from across the country.  The Alcatraz Outlaws of Piedmont, California attended the tournament for the first time this year where they played a tough final game in the U15 Boys division, with a final score of 9-8 to the DLC Saints.

“Compared to many tournaments, the level of competition is really high and that’s really attractive. It makes it challenging and exciting,” said Harvey Hyman, a parent of Alcatraz Outlaws. “We’re here all week doing all the Valley offers-rafting, hiking, biking, trail running and evening entertainment.”

Another highlight this year was the Vail Lacrosse Showcase. This selective individual recruiting event was attended by elite players that stood out during competition, and recruiters from D1, D2, D3 & MCLA programs such as Princeton, Cornell, Colorado College, Whittier, Drexel and Amherst. These top players where placed on teams and coached throughout the series of games. In addition, a positional coach was assigned to each respective position to communicate with the individual players, providing feedback as well as improvements suggested by the college recruiters. 

In closing the tournament this year, tournament directors Kristen Foster and Mark Foster feel very proud of the players, coaches and the lacrosse community.  Kristen said, “This year we had 92 teams attend the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Tournament with 50% traveling outside the state of Colorado. It was a fun filled week with lots of sunshine and competitive lacrosse. The players built lasting memories and demonstrated a high level of sportsmanship on and off the field. It is a tournament put on for the kids and knowing they had a great time is what matters.”

2015 Vail Tournament Lacrosse Result Highlights:

BOYS

•     U11 boys (4th/5th grade)

o  Division A: 3d Colorado 2022 (6) to 3d Texas 2022 (5)

o  B: Mad Dog Select 2022/23 (7) to Sentry 2022  (5)

•     U13 boys (6th/7th grade)

o  Division A: FCA (5) to Looney’s 2020 Orange  (6)

o    Division B: Colorado Wild Rising (7) to L.A. Heat  (6)

•     U15 boys (8th grade)

o    Division A: Sentry 2019 (10) to Mad Dog Select 2019 (7)

o    Division B: DLC Saints  (9) to Alcatraz Outlaws (8)

•     High School

o    Division A: HS Looneys ‘16Orange (9) to LaxCO United (3)

o    Division B: BackCountry Lax  (6) to Colorado Fire I  (15)

GIRLS

•     U13 girls (6th/7th grade)

o    Division A: Team 180 21’ Yellow (10) to Team 180 20’ Black (3)

o    Division B: Team 180 21’ Black (8) to Denver Summit MS Gold (5)

•     U15 girls (8th grade)

o  Division A: Team 180 19’ Yellow (8) to Team 180 19’ Black (6)

o  Division B: 3d San Diego (4) to C2C Dallas Blue (5)

You can find all the detailed results and tournament information here and can follow us via Instagram at instagram.com/vaillaxtournament #vaillax2015 or via Facebook at facebook.com/laxvail.

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About Us:

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is an annual youth lacrosse tournament in Vail, Colorado.  Since 1997, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament has provided youth athletes the opportunity to build camaraderie with their fellow teammates, learn from top coaches to develop their skills and compete in a unique outdoor setting. With over 70 teams attending from across the U.S., and over 200 games from June 15-18, 2015, this year the action will be non-stop! To keep up, The Vail Lacrosse Mobile App will allow players, parents and coaches to stay connected and up-to-date on games, highlight videos, photos, schedules and special offers at local businesses.  Off the field, there will be opportunities for rafting, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding and much more! For more information, please visit www.coloradolacrosse.com

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament Would Like to Thank Their Sponsors:

STX

Gatorade

The Basement 

The Minturn Saloon

Sports Authority 

Blue Moose Pizza

Ivivva 

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Newsletter: May 2015 Edition
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Letter from the Event Producer
 

Dear Coaches, Players and Parents:
         
June is here and we are gearing up for a great 2015 Vail Lacrosse Tournament. Thanks to Mother Nature's spring showers, we will have lush green fields to play on. We recommend you play it safe and bring a rain coat or poncho. 

We are so thrilled to have 30 teams join us in our U13 and U15 girls divisions this year. We greatly appreciate all your continued support and can not wait to see you in Vail. 
 
See you in a couple weeks!

Sincerely,

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Kristen Foster, Girls Tournament Director 

 

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Press Release: 2015 VLT gives girls a chance to stick it 
Lacrosse Is Helping Youth Female Grow On and Off the Field

Denver, CO – This summer will mark the 19th Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament from June 15-18, 2015 with approximately 100 youth teams over four days of competition. Although boy’s lacrosse teams generate the most attention, the girl’s teams are catching up to the boys and showing off their skills.  

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament provides young female athletes the opportunity to compete and learn from the best, while building self-esteem, body awareness and develop pride in being strong athletic girls, or “chicks with sticks” as they’re known. 

Kristen Foster is the Girls Tournament Director who started the tournament with her brother Mark Foster.

“I started playing lacrosse at a young age and I know that it’s helped me to be the woman I am today, “says Foster. “Lacrosse made me focus on my goals both on and off the field and helped me have the confidence to go after my dreams.  Seeing these young girls grow and learn is such an amazing experience during the tournament.” 

 

With the speed and combination of strength, power and skill, it’s no wonder Lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in America, with participation tripling in the past decade. Margo (Duke) Simpson grew up playing lacrosse in Colorado, attending the Vail Lacrosse Tournament for many years before going on to play at Dartmouth. “I love that the sport is growing in popularity especially with young girls, says Simpson. “Seeing them dominate the field is so exciting because the confidence and leadership they're learning will help them develop into successful young ladies.” Continue reading.

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Featured Team: DG Elite Lacrosse

DG Elite Lacrosse is a competitive girl's lacrosse program based in Denver, CO and established in 2009.  This will be the club's 4th year attending the Vail Lacrosse Tournament. The players and parents look forward to it each summer. Amy McGlynn, Director of DG Elite Lacrosse Club's, says:

"We are coming back with our middle school teams this year and can't wait! Vail is a fun lacrosse tournament with so much more to offer than just playing lacrosse in a beautiful place." She continues, "Our players love the town, the feel of the tournament and the overall experience of the week."

 

DG Lacrosse provides the opportunity for girls to learn and enjoy the game. They aim to develop skills, focus on teamwork and commitment, embrace sportsmanship and teach invaluable lessons on and off the field. Each DG Lacrosse program strives to balance hard work, dedication and fun.

For more information about DG Elite Lacrosse visit: www.denvergirlslacrosse.com and www.lxtclacrosse.com.

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General Registration Information
  • Registration for 2015 is Open! 
  • Dates are June 15-18th, 2015

Lodging & Transportation:
All teams are encouraged to book their accommodations through our official travel partner Sportsherpa.travel. Formerly High Altitude Travel, Sportsherpa.travel was formed to better assist group leaders, players, and family members with the daunting task of arranging all their travel needs to VailValley. www.sportsherpa.travel If you have any questions, please refer to the directions below or call the Tournament Director.

It is a three step process to register your team for the Vail Lacrosse Tournament. Visit the site for details. 


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Mark Foster, Tournament Director
vailcoloradolacrosse@gmail.com
303-910-5470

Kristen Foster, Girl's Division Contact
girlswarriorvail@gmail.com
303-910-0669
Callosum – Branding/marketing, media/public relations
Heidi Schoenbein, Account Executive 970-455-4586 x1001 heidis@callosumcreative.com

Hillary Locke, Media/PR relations 917-309-1819 hillary@lockemediagroup.com

At 8,150 feet above sea level, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament
is the only national youth lacrosse tournament in Vail, CO.

2015 Tournament - 19th Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament Gives Girls a Chance To Stick It

Lacrosse Is Helping Youth Female Grow On and Off the Field

Denver, CO – This summer will mark the 19th Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament from June 15-18, 2015 with approximately 100 youth teams over four days of competition. Although boy’s lacrosse teams generate the most attention, the girl’s teams are catching up to the boys and showing off their skills. 

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament provides young female athletes the opportunity to compete and learn from the best, while building self-esteem, body awareness and develop pride in being strong athletic girls, or “chicks with sticks” as they’re known.

Kristen Foster is the Girls Tournament Director who started the tournament with her brother Mark Foster. “I started playing lacrosse at a young age and I know that it’s helped me to be the woman I am today, “says Foster. “Lacrosse made me focus on my goals both on and off the field and helped me have the confidence to go after my dreams.  Seeing these young girls grow and learn is such an amazing experience during the tournament.”

With the speed and combination of strength, power and skill, it’s no wonder Lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in America, with participation tripling in the past decade. Margo (Duke) Simpson grew up playing lacrosse in Colorado, attending the Vail Lacrosse Tournament for many years before going on to play at Dartmouth. “I love that the sport is growing in popularity especially with young girls, says Simpson. “Seeing them dominate the field is so exciting because the confidence and leadership they're learning will help them develop into successful young ladies.”

The goal of the Vail Lacrosse Tournament is to make sure each team is learning, growing and empowering each other to be better athletes. This year is poised to help nurture these young athletes into strong, confident players who are leaders both on and off the field.

To learn more about The Vail Lacrosse Tournament please visit http://www.coloradolacrosse.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/laxvail. Additionally, please follow us via Instagram at instagram.com/vaillaxtournament #vaillax2015.

About Us:

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is an annual youth lacrosse tournament in Vail, Colorado.  Since 1997, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament has provided youth athletes the opportunity to build comradery with their fellow teammates, learn from top coaches to develop their skills and compete in a unique outdoor setting. With over 70 teams attending from across the U.S., and over 200 games from June 15-18, 2015, this year the action will be non-stop! To keep up, The Vail Lacrosse Mobile App will allow players, parents and coaches to stay connected and up-to-date on games, highlight videos, photos, schedules and special offers at local businesses.  Off the field, there will be opportunities for rafting, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding and much more! For more information, please visit www.coloradolacrosse.com

VLT Newsletter: April 2015


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Newsletter: April 2015 Edition
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Letter from the Event Producer

Welcome parents, coaches, and players to the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Tournament! This year is going to be another competitive, memorable and fun event. We appreciate your continuous support and always enjoy seeing everyone in Vail. Please share all of your stories, photos and videos on our Instagram, Facebook and Mobile app.
 
See you in June!

Sincerely,


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Mark Foster, Event Producer
 

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Press Release: 19th Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament
Premiere Youth Lacrosse Tournament Elevates the Game

Vail will host the 19th Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament from June 15-18, 2015 with approximately 100 youth teams over four days of competition. The renowned tournament provides youth athletes the opportunity to compete in a unique location, build comradery with fellow teammates and learn from top national coaches while being surrounded by the outdoor beauty of Vail, Colorado.

Mark Foster is the Boys Tournament Director and his sister, Kristen Foster, is the Girls Tournament Director. The brother and sister team grew up in Colorado and have been playing lacrosse since second grade.

“Lacrosse has been a big part of our lives and the Vail Lacrosse Tournament provides us with the opportunity to reconnect with friends and coaches who value the spirit of the game and appreciate possibilities that it provides the youth players,” says Mark Foster. “We’re so proud to be able to offer a unique team building experience that helps players develop as individuals.”

This year technology will play a big part in the overall experience with the new Vail Lacrosse Mobile App that will allow players, parents and coaches to stay connected and up-to-date on games, schedules, field locations, weather, events, and special offers at local businesses. The app will also allow participants to post photos, videos and comments so everyone can share their memorable tournament experiences. Chaos Lacrosse program director and coach Pam Sagehorn, formerly of Sentry Lacrosse, agrees that technology is elevating the game. “Social media is allowing for large lacrosse events to be more efficiently run,” says Sagehorn. “It’s now easy to share the fun that the kids are having through posting pictures on the tournaments’ websites and social media pages, and helps communication between the tournament directors and coaches.” The Vail Lacrosse Mobile App will be available for free for Apple and Android users in June. Continue reading.

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Featured Team: FCA Lacrosse

Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels. FCA Lacrosse is a ministry that has developed the 4C’s (Coaches, Camps, Campus, and Community) and has had a significant impact on the lacrosse community.

 

Their goal is to develop the three-dimensional athlete who seeks to fulfill their potential physically, mentally, and spiritually. FCA coaches have played and coached at the highest levels and are dedicated to improving player’s game and preparing them for the challenges ahead. They teach skills needed to compete in lacrosse and in life. 

 

In speaking with FCA Lacrosse Director Ryan Horanburg, he said, “Getting to play top teams while enjoying the Vail Valley scenery is a highlight not only for the players but for the coaches and families as well. We’re all very excited to be able to compete at the Vail Lacrosse Tournament again this year and provide each of these families a true mountain top experience.”

 

FCA Lacrosse has gone “ALL IN” at the Vail Lacrosse Tournament for the past seven years.  This year they will be bringing four teams to the tournament made up of families from all across the country.  Players, coaches, and family members will enjoy a special time together participating in the tournament, going on a white water rafting excursion, family fellowship dinners, and deepening their relationships with Christ!  This FCA Lacrosse experience has become the ultimate “family” experience focusing not just on the players, but the parents as well.

 

For more information about FCA Lacrosse, visit www.fcalax.com

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General Registration Information
Registration for 2015 is Open! Tournament dates are June 15-18th, 2015

Lodging & Transportation:
All teams are encouraged to book their accommodations through our official travel partner Sportsherpa.travel. Formerly High Altitude Travel, Sportsherpa.travel was formed to better assist group leaders, players, and family members with the daunting task of arranging all their travel needs to Vail Valley. www.sportsherpa.travel. If you have any questions, please refer to the directions below or call the Tournament Director.

It is a three step process to register your team for the Vail Lacrosse Tournament. Visit the site for details. 


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Mark Foster, Tournament Director
vailcoloradolacrosse@gmail.com
303-910-5470

Kristen Foster, Girl's Division Contact
girlswarriorvail@gmail.com
303-910-0669

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At 8,150 feet above sea level, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament
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2015 Tournament - General Info Press Release

Boys youth lacrosse players at the 2014 Vail Lacrosse Tournament

DENVER, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail will host the 19th Annual Vail Lacrosse Tournament from June 15-18, 2015 with approximately 100 youth teams over four days of competition. The renowned tournament provides youth athletes the opportunity to compete in a unique location, build comradery with fellow teammates and learn from top national coaches while being surrounded by the outdoor beauty of Vail, Colorado. 

Mark Foster is the Boys Tournament Director and his sister, Kristen Foster, is the Girls Tournament Director. The brother and sister team grew up in Colorado and have been playing lacrosse since second grade. "Lacrosse has been a big part of our lives and the Vail Lacrosse Tournament provides us with the opportunity to reconnect with friends and coaches who value the spirit of the game and appreciate possibilities that it provides the youth players," says Mark Foster.  "We're so proud to be able to offer a unique team building experience that helps players develop as individuals."

This year technology will play a big part in the overall experience with the new Vail Lacrosse Mobile App that will allow players, parents and coaches to stay connected and up-to-date on games, schedules, field locations, weather, events, and special offers at local businesses. The app will also allow participants to post photos, videos and comments so everyone can share their memorable tournament experiences. Chaos Lacrosse program director and coach Pam Sagehorn, formerly of Sentry Lacrosse, agrees that technology is elevating the game. "Social media is allowing for large lacrosse events to be more efficiently run," says Sagehorn. "It's now easy to share the fun that the kids are having through posting pictures on the tournaments' websites and social media pages, and helps communication between the tournament directors and coaches." The Vail Lacrosse Mobile App will be available for free for Apple and Android users in June.

Another update this year is the addition of The Vail Showcase, which will take place after the Tournament.  The Vail Showcase is an opportunity for top players to catch the attention of NCAA coaches from schools such as Cornell, Loyola, Amherst, Colorado College and Michigan to develop techniques and understanding of their position. The players will be selected based on specific criteria provided by their tournament coaches to attend the event. Not only will these players be getting individual attention from college coaches, they will also be receiving direct input from a 'positions coach' to get a unique take on their position and ways to mature their game. 

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament advocates for team bonding by offering with group rafting trips, team hiking, and more, plus it supports healthy competition while keeping the fun in the game. Every year it is a great experience for our players, coaches and lacrosse families. The goal is to make sure each team is learning, growing and empowering each other to be better athletes.  

To learn more about The Vail Lacrosse Tournament please visit http://www.coloradolacrosse.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/laxvail.

Girl's Division Update

The girl's U17 division has been canceled for the 2015 tournament year. U13 and U15 divisions are still open!!!