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Top Threat Tournaments Names Signature Athletics Official Ball Sponsor For 2023
(Flemington, NJ) April 11, 2023: Top Threat Tournaments has named Signature Athletics as their Official Ball Sponsor for 2023. All 23 girl’s lacrosse tournaments and showcases will feature Signature balls and other featured products. Signature will also be elevating Top Threat Tournaments’ portfolio of elite individual girl's lacrosse showcases with custom sublimated pinnies for event participants, so they can look the part while showing off their skills.
"At Top Threat Tournaments quality is extremely important to us and that is why we get excited about partnering with quality brands like Signature who are making an impact in the lacrosse community. It is also incredible to be able to pass on exclusive savings to our valued event customers and college coaches, allowing them to focus on the game and their athletes," said Matt Snyder, Director of Events at Top Threat Tournaments.
Signature Athletics’s mission is to revolutionize the landscape of lacrosse by dynamically propelling the progression of the equipment, the athletes, and the experience of the sport.
Every club director, coach, and college coach that registers to recruit at a 2023 event, will get Top Threat Tournaments’ unprecedented discount on their next case of Signature balls. Inquire about the special offer here. Signature Athletics is looking forward to working with an organization that focuses on the growth of girls and women’s lacrosse.
“Founded on the belief that sports have the power to change lives for the better, Signature is excited to partner with Top Threat Tournaments to support the growth of the game of lacrosse. This is a tremendous opportunity to make a positive and lasting impact on the girls and women’s lacrosse community,” said Chad Henry, Business Development at Signature Athletics.
Top Threat Tournaments is honored to be able to bring over 25,000 athletes together annually to compete in the sport while prioritizing the level of competition, organization, and partnerships that bring our events to the next level.
About Top Threat Tournaments: Providing a platform for the nation's girl's lacrosse players and teams, Top Threat Tournaments hosts premier girl's lacrosse tournaments and showcases in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and beyond. With a staff who has been in the industry for over 15 years, Top Threat Tournaments sources marquee facilities to best serve the lacrosse community. Each event is unique, including options for full-field play with top-level college recruiting opportunities, small-sided competitions, and showcases to learn and grow as an athlete. Our focus is on building a quality player experience to help athletes reach their full potential. www.topthreatournaments.com
About Signature Athletics: Signature Athletics is a tech-enabled sports apparel brand that’s changing how youth sports teams get high-quality, custom, team-branded athletic gear by transforming the traditional bulk order process into an on-demand model. For The Players. By The Players. www.signaturelacrosse.com
Understanding the Game: Exploring the Thrilling World of Sixes Lacrosse
The Rise of Sixes Lacrosse in the World of Lacrosse
Sixes Lacrosse has been on the rise in the world of lacrosse, with the game gaining popularity both in the United States and internationally, learn the ins and outs with us!
The fast-paced and high-scoring nature of the game makes Sixes exciting to watch and play. Sixes Lacrosse games are often played in a tournament format, with several games taking place over a weekend, making it a fun and social event for players and fans.
Another reason for the rise of Sixes Lacrosse is that it is a more accessible version of the game. With a smaller field size and fewer players, Sixes Lacrosse can be played in smaller spaces and requires fewer players to field a team. This makes it easier for schools and community organizations to start lacrosse programs, as they may not have access to a full-sized field or enough players for a traditional lacrosse team.
In addition, Sixes Lacrosse is a great way for players to develop their skills. All players on the field contribute on both offense and defense. It’s a format where all players essentially play all positions, expanding the player's opportunity to learn and grow. The fast-paced nature of the game also requires players to make quick decisions and think on their feet, which can improve their overall lacrosse skills.
Finally, Sixes Lacrosse has gained recognition from lacrosse organizations such as US Lacrosse and World Lacrosse, with the creation of rules and regulations for the game. This has helped to legitimize and standardize Sixes Lacrosse and make it a more widely recognized version of the sport.
Overall, the rise of Sixes Lacrosse is a reflection of the sport's growth and evolution. As more people become interested in the game, Sixes Lacrosse offers a fun, exciting, and accessible way to play and watch lacrosse. Get involved today!
6 Rule Differences Between Women's Sixes Lacrosse and Traditional Lacrosse: (Full List Of Rules)
- Field size: In Sixes Lacrosse, the field is smaller than in traditional lacrosse, about half the size.
- Number of players: Sixes Lacrosse is played with five field players and a goalie on the field, while traditional lacrosse is played with eleven field players and a goalie.
- Draws: In Sixes Lacrosse, there are only draws to begin each period of play. After the opening draw, the team that scores a goal takes possession of the ball.
- Time: Sixes Lacrosse games are shorter than traditional lacrosse games.
- Substitutions: In Sixes Lacrosse, substitutions are "on the fly," meaning players can sub in and out of the game without stopping play.
- Penalties: Penalties in Sixes Lacrosse are shorter in Sixes Lacrosse. Personal fouls result in a 30-second, non-releasable penalty. Technical fouls result in a 30-second, releasable penalty. Sixes Lacrosse features a stalling rule. Teams must advance the ball to the goal within five seconds of receiving the stall warning from the referee.
Sixes Lacrosse Potential Future in the Olympics
Sixes Lacrosse has the potential to be included in the Olympics in the future. In 2017, World Lacrosse, the international governing body for lacrosse, was granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This recognition means that World Lacrosse is now eligible to apply for inclusion in the Olympic Games.
Sixes Lacrosse is an attractive option for Olympic inclusion because of its fast-paced and exciting style of play, which would be appealing to audiences around the world. Additionally, the smaller field size and fewer players required to field a team make it a more accessible version of the sport, which could help to increase participation in lacrosse globally.
However, there are several challenges to overcome before Sixes Lacrosse could be included in the Olympics. One of the biggest challenges is the limited number of sports that can be included in the Olympic program. The IOC has a strict limit on the number of sports and athletes that can compete in the Games, which means that lacrosse would need to compete with other sports for a spot.
Another challenge is the lack of infrastructure and support for lacrosse in some parts of the world. While the sport has gained popularity in North America and Europe, it is still relatively unknown in many countries. This could make it difficult to justify including lacrosse in the Olympics, as there may not be enough countries with established lacrosse programs to field competitive teams.
The lacrosse community is excited about the opportunity to show the world the potential of Sixes Lacrosse and its growth.
How Can I Get Involved In Sixes Lacrosse?
Top Threat Tournaments is bringing you the fastest version of lacrosse in the world, Sixes, on Monday, July 10th at Mountain Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Top Threat Sixes is a full-day showcase featuring a one-hour clinic where you will learn the skills required to compete in the Sixes game, followed by a round-robin championship-style tournament. The day will be led by some of the best college coaches in the game including, the University of Oregon, Princeton University, Rutgers University, the University of Florida, High Point University, William & Mary University, Quinnipiac University, University of California, Berkley, George Mason University, University of South Florida, Rider University, and the University of New Hampshire. This event follows the largest events of the summer in the area so it is the perfect way to round out your weekend. Open to any and all girls lacrosse players. (Limited by number, age, grade level and/or gender). Players will be grouped by graduation year.
Top Threat Tournaments Partners with Coach Packet by NCSA and ConnectLAX to Simplify Recruiting and Film
Morristown, NJ: Top Threat Tournaments is excited to partner with digital recruiting tool Coach Packet by NCSA and ConnectLAX to provide college coaches with modern recruiting solutions and free game film to all attending teams on the ConnectLAX platform.
Coach Packet by NCSA simplifies the recruiting process by allowing college coaches to attend large recruiting events and track and evaluate athletes digitally. College coaches can access the latest rosters, player data, schedules, and evaluation metrics through the user-friendly Coach Packet app.
Newly-released Coach Packet by NCSA 3.0 is the only digital recruiting tool that offers convenient offline access, protects college coaches’ private information and easily integrates into industry-leading recruiting software, Front Rush.
“With over 20 years in the recruiting industry, NCSA prides itself on providing the best service and solutions to student-athlete and college coaches,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman. “College Coaches trust Coach Packet by NCSA to provide convenient and secure access to athlete stats and event information. This year, we’re excited to offer Coach Packet by NCSA at more events than ever before.”
“Partnering with ConnectLAX and Coach Packet allows us to provide the best digital recruiting service for all athletes and college coaches that attend our events. This partnership allows us to streamline the process with the highest quality technology in the industry, and we are extremely excited to bring this value-added service to all of our events,” said Lori Brown, Co-Founder / Director of Top Threat Tournaments.
ConnectLAX is providing high quality, elevated game film that’s easy for college coaches to scout. See all events included for teams on ConnectLAX here: https://www.connectlax.com/video/girlsteams
ConnectLAX has become the largest platform in girls lacrosse by listening to college coach feedback, respecting their privacy and helping players find schools that fit. College coaches that run clubs have moved their teams to ConnectLAX to help their players better research and genuinely connect with schools.
“We feel Coach Packet by NCSA reflects what we’ve always heard college coaches ask for; to make their life easier with integrations, respect their privacy in viewing film and accessing athlete information, and ultimately, create healthier expectations and experience for families,” said Gage Mersereau of ConnectLAX.
Providing a platform for the nation’s girls lacrosse players and teams, Top Threat Tournaments hosts premier girls lacrosse tournaments and showcases predominantly located on the East Coast. With a staff who has been in the industry for over 15 years, Top Threat Tournaments sources marquee facilities to best serve the lacrosse community. Each event is unique including options for full field play with top-level college recruiting opportunities, small-sided competitions, and showcases to learn and grow as an athlete. Our focus is on building a quality player experience to help athletes reach their full potential.
US Lacrosse Sanctions All Top Threat Tournaments Events in 2021
Morristown, NJ: Top Threat Tournaments today announced a new partnership with US Lacrosse. All 2021 events will be US Lacrosse sanctioned, assuring that all Top Threat Tournaments events will be held at the US Lacrosse standard, including safety, venues, rules, and officiating.
“Top Threat Tournaments has always strived to provide the highest quality experience possible to best serve the lacrosse community,” says Matt Snyder, Director of Events at Top Threat Tournaments, “partnering with US Lacrosse allows us to take that a step further and go the extra mile to ensure our events and staff are held to the highest standards of the game.”
“The Sanctioned Tournament Standards are a set of best practices for lacrosse events to maximize a positive player experience. In order to be a sanctioned tournament, events must adhere to these standards based on five areas of an event: Venue, Game Format, Risk Management, Event Administration, and Certified Officials.” USlacrosse.org
The benefits of attending a US Lacrosse Sanctioned Event:
- A guarenteed consistent and safe playing environment for all attendees
- Assurance that all health precautions are implemented and enforced by tournaments staff that have been approved by US Lacrosse
- All events utilize US Lacrosse rules, officials, and standards of operation
- US Lacrosse Coaching and Officials Education Programs at select Top Threat Tournaments events
Top Threat Tournaments: Providing a platform for the nation’s girls lacrosse players and teams, Top Threat Tournaments hosts premiere girls lacrosse tournaments and showcases predominantly located on the East Coast. With a staff who has been in the industry for over 15 years, Top Threat Tournaments sources marquee facilities to best serve the lacrosse community. Each event is unique including options for full field play with top-level college recruiting opportunities, small-sided competitions, and showcases to learn and grow as an athlete. Our focus is on building a quality player experience to help athletes reach their full potential.
Are you in the mix for our Summer 2021 line up? This is the time to register, as our annual events do sell out early! Find the right fit for your club. With events across the East Coast and for all age groups, you will be sure to find something perfect for your team. We host clubs and college coaches from across the country providing top level competition and exposure. Update!Turf Wars 2021 has been moved to July 17-18, but will still be taking place in Nashville, TN. In addition, if you are looking for a spring event option for your club, we will be hosting Spring Blast Off this President’s Day Weekend near Orlando, FL.
I am here to help you navigate through our list of 21 tournaments and showcases, so don’t hesitate to reach out!
Director of Events
Featured Event – Turf Wars
July 17-18, 2021
We are matching up the best for a brawl for top dog this summer at Turf Wars 2021. Our two-day battle takes place at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex right outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Turf Wars pits elite girls lacrosse competition from across the country against each other and provides the opportunity to get noticed by women’s colleges from all levels and locations.
June 5-6, 2021
June 19-20, 2021
July 10-11, 2021
Flagler Beach, GA
Best of the Shore
June 26-27, 2021
Long Branch, NJ
Top Threat Championship
June 9-11, 2021
Basking Ridge, NJ
As a result of our restructuring and restart as Top Threat Tournaments, we are looking for new talent to add to our expanding organization.
Top Threat currently hosts 18 events primarily located on the east coast from NJ to Florida. We are looking for an Event Portfolio Coordinator who is a high energy individual with experience in event management, event logistics/operations with strong communication, organizational, and sales skills.
This position can be part-time or full-time based on your strengths and experience. If you feel like you can make an impact, we would love to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter to Lori Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.