A playoff-style tournament to decide the top youth town programs in the tristate area will be held Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at the Green Vale School in Old Brookville, N.Y.

The second-year Top Rank Lacrosse Tournament is sponsored by Maverik Lacrosse.

Teams from Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and New Jersey will take part in a one-day playoff/bracket tournament with a minimum of three games, which crowns a champion.

March 31: Grades 4, 5 and 6

April 1: Grades 7 and 8

Some of the towns that have already committed for 2012 are Garden City, Greenwich, John Jay-Cross River, Manhasset, Cold Spring Harbor, New Canaan, Northport, Six Warrior Nation (Canada), Smithtown, Three Village (Ward Melville), Syosset, Summit (NJ), Rumson-Fair Haven (NJ), West Islip, Fox Lane, North Shore and Wantagh.

Centrally located on Long Island on Nassau County’s North Shore, the Green Vale School is located on a 40-acre campus with six manicured fields.

For more info, including registration information and game specifications, visit the tournament website: www.topranklacrosse.com.


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3 Responses to “Playoff-style tristate youth tourney draws near”

  1. gimme a stick says:

    Does anyone else think this is an terrible idea, particuarly for 4th & 5th graders? Now instead of these players being exposed to every position on the field and equal playing time for all players you will have coaches trying to win “championships.” There is plenty of time for that later, if a tournament format is something desired than look no further than the CONNY Tournament held every year at Yale for all youth CONNY teams as a successful formula. Remember the last kid on a 4th grade team can turn out to be a great player if he is not discouraged at a young age.

  2. South of 287 says:

    These tourneys already exist in the summer where crazed out coaches/parents with dreams of glory scream for 40 minutes to ‘motivate’ the players. There games are generally a waste – the kids would be better off improving their skills in a fun and engaging way, then trying to win this tourney.

    Also a little late to be announcing a tourney 30 days away.

  3. IslandLaxpert says:

    Really enjoyed attending this tournament last year. It’s very well run, the kids really get into it and there’s great sportsmanship all around.

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