Adrenaline will cap off 2019 with back-to-back weekends in the western city that never sleeps, Las Vegas. This city is one we have come to know well on our tournament circuit and a staple to many big wig programs. In what has become one of the largest western boys lacrosse events, the Blackjack Classic will bring together 125+ boys teams from all over the US to one location for a competitive weekend of championship style lacrosse. The event has received so much traction over the years that it has expanded to two consecutive events to accommodate the growing lacrosse landscape west of the Mississippi. The Sin City Showdown will ride the coat tails of weekend one, highlighted by the addition of girls high school and middle school programs. Both jam-packed events will serve as US Youth National Qualifiers for boys and girls teams on weekend one and two, respectively.
With the rapid growth in western lacrosse, we have reached a level of depth that has allowed us to operate under grad year specific divisions all the way through the high school level. Eight champions will be crowned on Sunday across 2020-2027 divisons. Among the 47 DIFFERENT club programs (a 10 program jump for last year) are famed regional powerhouses such as RC (SoCal), Seattle Starz(WA), ADVNC (NorCal), True (IL), Denver Elite (CO), Vegas Starz (NV), Team Maryland (MD), and New Jersey National (NJ). The 18 states that will be represented include AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IL, IN, MD, MN, MO, NJ, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WI and Canada. Click here for a full list of attending teams. Live scoring and rankings will be hosted on Tourney Machine over the weekend. The full schedule can be found here.
Players looking to advance their game and get better can attend the friday night clinic led by top NCAA coaches. The goal with all of our events is to foster a fun and competitive learning evironment. In order to propel western lacrosse forward in this game of catch-up, we bring together the top minds in the game to educate these hungry players and teach them the skills, drills and mental toughness it takes to become the best lacrosse player they can be.
If you are on site in Vegas, join us in our effort to reduce single use plastics at our events! Bring your bottle, rally your team, and enter together at the Adrenaline Apparel tent on-site to win custom Yeti bottles for your whole team!
The momentum will continue into weekend two for the Sin City Showdown. Some programs will be back for more while new ones will travel in from nine different states, including AZ, CA, CO, IL, MN, NV, OR, UT and WA. Thirty-four different boys and girls programs will compete for division championships including Lacrosse Monkey, Colorado Command, True MN, Ronin, Lacrosse Force, Silverfin, Seattle Starz, Blue Label, Cityside, and Lady Rebels to name a few. Check out a full list of attending teams here.
The focus for US Qualifiers will shift to the girls for weekend two as the middle school programs will be vying for a spot to compete in PA next summer. This pool of teams will feature top programs from all over California, Washington, Colorado and Texas that continually travel back east to make a name for themselves. As the game continues to develop out west, more teams are breaking the mold to travel to new cities and compete against more teams. Not a bad play since the competition is strong, the weather is great, and the locations are fun for the whole family! Stay tuned for a full schedule coming soon.
US LACROSSE QUALIFIERS
This past year adrenaline partnered with US lacrosse to adhere to the highest event standards set forth by their Sanctioning program, as well as provide a platform for western club programs to earn points on the road to the newly revamped USL Youth Nationals tournament without having to travel really far. Programs from California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Colorado, Western Canada and more now have multiple western opportunities to compete for a spot in the US Youth Nationals between now and July!
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