BROOKLYN, NY – Players from the Atlanta area will not only be able to watch some of the best players in the country face off at the 2013 Southern Showdown, but will be able to compete for the chance to play in front of the thousands of fans in attendance themselves. Trilogy Lacrosse and Under Armour will host a 3-on-3 tournament for boys’ lacrosse players in grades 1 through 12 on Kennesaw State University’s campus from 8am to 11am on Saturday February 16, 2013 leading up to the NCAA match. The finalists from each division will square off at half time of the UNC vs. UMass game with the champions being crowned at midfield. Winners will all receive Trilogy Lacrosse and Under Armour prize packs including brand new Under Armour Charge Heads as well as access to the Trilogy Lacrosse game suite for the second half.
“We are excited to bring our world class National Directors and team to what is known as one of the best lacrosse events in the South,” said Trilogy Lacrosse Director of Marketing, Mitch Belisle. “Youth players will be afforded the opportunity to watch some of the top collegiate players from UMass and UNC, compete in a fun event with their teammates and meet some of the best professional lacrosse players in the world, who also happen to be incredible role models and teachers.”
Each team will consist of three players and a goalie that will compete in one of three divisions. The high school division will include grades 9 through 12, the middle school division grades 5 through 8 and the youth division grades 1 through 4. All games will be played “braveheart style” with a faceoff and sudden death victory upon the first score. At 11am, the top 8 teams at each division will advance to the playoffs. The finalists from each division will then match up for the finals on the KSU Stadium field during the halftime break of the NCAA contest.
Players can pre-register online for free by visiting www.trilogylacrosse.com/SouthernShowdown. Online registration will close at noon on Wednesday February 13, 2013. Players who pre-register will not have to register on-site and will be provided with scheduled game slots. Walk-ups will be accepted between 8am and 10:30am. Teams are required to bring all of their participants and full equipment when walking up (goalie equipment will be available to borrow). Those players will also need to register at the Trilogy Lacrosse tent and will be granted games as they become available.
Additionally, during the week leading up to the Southern Showdown, Trilogy Lacrosse National Directors Chris Boland and Andrew Sellers will be in Atlanta granting “FastBreak” passes for deserving teams. Those who receive FastBreak passes will be able to jump the line between 8:00am – 10:00am and play immediately, as well as count their FastBreak pass towards a win in the standings. If you are interested in having Chris or Andrew out to your practice the week of February 11 to February 15, please contact mbelisl[email protected] with the subject “3-on-3: [your program]”.
For more information about the 3-on-3 Tournament and to pre-register today, please visit www.trilogylacrosse.com/SouthernShowdown.
About Trilogy Lacrosse
Founded in 2005, Trilogy Lacrosse is a national company with an established reputation as The Leader in Lacrosse Education. The organization’s national scope allows them to shape the next generation of lacrosse players on a scale necessary to make a positive and significant impact on the future of the game. Everyone in the company is united by a passion for the game, teaching and excellence. Trilogy Lacrosse has provided lacrosse education to over 5,000 boys in 14 states through lacrosse clinics, day camps, overnight camps and select teams. Their elite directors and staff are carefully chosen because they are accomplished lacrosse players, excellent coaches, and positive role models who are united by their vision for excellence, their love for the game, and teaching you.
About the Southern Showdown
The 5th Annual Southern Showdown will feature North Carolina vs. UMass on February 16th, 2013 at
1:00pm. Tickets are available online at www.thesouthernshowdown.com. The Southern Showdown is dedicated to bringing top division I lacrosse games to Atlanta. Teams who have participated in past games include: Loyola, Duke, Notre Dame, Penn State, Bucknell, Dartmouth, and North Carolina. More than 7,000 fans come out each year, and make this one of the biggest early season games in the country! The KSU Stadium provides a playoff type atmosphere with its small size and state of the art amenities. Come to Atlanta and see why the best teams in the nation are kicking off their season here!
About Under Armour
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded
performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The Company’s products are sold worldwide
and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe.
The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters
in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and
Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.ua.com.