An Excellent Way to Build Team Spirit!
Tournaments are a great way to keep team spirit high and to build cohesiveness. When properly selected, they develop strong relations with players and families, and help build support for the team.
Playing in tournaments offers the ability to focus on the players’ attention by playing several games in a short time span. In addition to giving the kids a chance to play new teams, it gives coaches a chance to improve performance by having several games close together. This gives maximum opportunity to correct mistakes and improve players.
Tournaments also give players and parents a chance to develop social relationships off the field. This is especially wonderful for families who are new to our lacrosse program. Getting to know teammates off the field helps to strengthen friendships and build the team concept.
While tournaments offer a chance for strong competition, they more importantly offer the chance for lots of fun. Careful selection of tournaments will balance the lacrosse and the entertainment for both players and families. Typical tournaments for LS Youth Lacrosse involve only one day of travel. Tournaments frequently attended are:
1. Border Battle, early June, at Loomis Chaffee and Avon Old Farms.
2. Southington Friendship Jamboree, Southington, CT in May.
3. EMass Youth Championship at Lincoln-Sudbury, mid-May.