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Contact: Nina D’Agostino
SHOOTOUT FOR SOLDIERS RETURNS TO LONG ISLAND THIS SUMMER
The 24-hour lacrosse event benefiting wounded American soldiers, to be held at The Town of Oyster Bay Field of Dreams in Massapequa, NY July 16 and 17
Massapequa, NY (March 18, 2015) – Shootout for Soldiers, the 24-hour lacrosse event, will return to Long Island, NY this summer. Since its inception in 2012, Shootout for Soldiers has raised more than $500,000 for wounded U.S. service members, and looks to further its efforts this year. Last year, the Shootout for Soldiers events in Baltimore and Long Island drew in more than 21,000 attendees who not only enjoyed the games, but live entertainment, barbeque, and a live auction.
Shootout for Soldiers returns to Long Island this summer to an enthusiastic and fully supportive community. “The Long Island community is so excited to be hosting Shootout for Soldiers for the second straight year, in conjunction with the Long Island Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse and the Town of Oyster Bay,” Shootout for Soldiers Long Island Director, Harry Jacobs, explains. For Jacobs, it’s an honor to be involved with Shootout for Soldiers, as the organization’s mission hits home for him and his family. “As the father of a serving Army Captain who has deployed several times, it truly warms my heart to see the lacrosse community giving back to our veterans.” Jacobs continues, “It is a day of giving back to our veterans and troops who so deserve our support.”
Those interested in participating in the July 16 and 17 Long Island event can begin to register starting March 18 at www.ShootoutForSoldiers.com. The games are open to both male and female participants, with no age restrictions. A special Veterans game will open the event. Other Shootout for Soldiers tournaments taking place this summer will be held in Baltimore, MD on June 17 and 18; Boston, MA on June 26 and 27; Columbus, OH on July 10 and 11; and Dana Point, CA on July 31 and August 1. All Shootout for Soldiers events will help to benefit U.S. service members.
ABOUT SHOOTOUT FOR SOLDIERS:
Started by a group of high school students in Maryland, Shootout for Soldiers is a 24-hour lacrosse game benefitting our nation’s heroes. The mission of Shootout for Soldiers is to use the platform of lacrosse to engage communities with their local veterans and support their healthy and successful transition into civilian life. By raising more than $500,000 since its inception in 2012, Shootout for Soldiers has helped provide financial, physical, and emotional support and services to United States service men and women. To learn more, please visit www.ShootoutForSoldiers.com or follow @SFSLacrosse on Twitter.
Long Island National Tournament Tryout information
Date: Sunday April 26,2015 RAIN OR SHINE
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Check In Begins at 9:00am)
Location: Cold Spring Harbor HS,
82 Turkey Lane, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724.
Any questions please Call Melissa D’Angelo 631-223-2012
See below for Selector and Coach Applications – Due April 1!
PLAYER SELECTION PROCESS & SUB-REGIONAL TRY-OUT FORMAT
The US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament is a tournament that is for high school varsity level players or high school club team varsity level players in grades 9-11, that are affiliated with a high school and playing in the high school spring season.
Tryouts are closed to the public – NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED including PARENTS and coaches who are not working the tryouts.
Players wishing to play in US Lacrosse National Tournament must be US Lacrosse members and a member of a bona fide high school varsity or affiliated club team. Their head coach must also be a member of US Lacrosse.
All players attending tryouts MUST be USL members in addition to HS Head Varsity Coach.
- All players attending tryouts MUST be in grades 9-11. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- All players pay try-out fee to offset expenses for team tryouts ($35.00)
- Each player selected to a team will also pay a “tournament player fee” of $125.00
- All players trying out MUST pre-register online. There are no walk-ins.
- Goggles and mouth guards are mandatory for all players.
Each High School Coach may nominate 5 field players and 1 goalie for the tryout process.
Players trying out should be only high level starters!
High School coaches MUST submit their name, name of high school they coach at, their US Lacrosse number and the names, positions & e-mails of the players they are nominating to Melissa D’Angelo. This information must be sent in an Excel Spreadsheet format. NO EXCEPTIONS
Melissa D’Angelo firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach and Selector Application Information
Selector Application Information:
- Interested individuals MUST complete an application online PRIOR TO TRYOUTS. See LINK below.
- Interested individuals MUST be current members of US Lacrosse.
- Interested individuals MUST NOT have a family member trying out.
- Selectors MUST represent the athlete body proportionally
- Sub regions are required to have a minimum of 5 with a maximum of 13 selectors
(maximum ratio of players to selectors is 20:1).
- At least one selector MUST sit on the chapter board
- One selector should be an umpire.
- For every 4 selectors there can be 1 club coach selecting (club representation MUST be
evenly distributed and only club coaches that are CURRENT high school coaches are eligible).
- NO college coaches with the exception of WCLA (college club) may be selectors or attend
Tournament Coaches Application Information:
- This process must include a formal application process that enables each coach in the region a chance to apply for the position. See LINK below to Coach Application Form.
- US Lacrosse encourages annual rotation of coaches.
- All coaches must be current US Lacrosse Coach Members
- The coaching application process should be completed by April 1 of the tournament year.
- Each team is allowed 2 coaches. The head coach should work hand in hand with the Sub-Regional Chair. The assistant coach reports to the head coach.
- Please keep the philosophy of the tournament and recognize that these are all-star teams on which the players should get equal playing time.
Why is the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament so special?
The US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament is the only US Lacrosse Women’s Tournament that brings together high school athletes from each region in the United States. Players must try out for regional teams in order to participate in this event. Last year nearly 60 teams were represented at the tournament. Each team is well represented with the elite players from each region. This event has become one of the marquee college recruiting events for women’s lacrosse in the country.
Goals of Long Island Region – What makes us different?
Some of the best players in the country are from this region; Long Island is a hot bed for lacrosse. We are fortunate each year to showcase our elite athletes at the
US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament.
Our goal is to host a fair try out that gives each player a chance to showcase
their athleticism and skills in front of the Selectors. The Selection Process is anonymous.
TRYOUT SELECTOR APPLICATION
All selectors MUST complete this prior to April 1, 2015
TOURNAMENT COACH APPLICATION
Coaching Application must be completed by April 1, 2015