For Immediate Release – Utah Lacrosse Association
U-15 players, this is your year. Tryouts for the Utah U-15 National Team have been announced and we are looking for the best players to help put Utah on the map nationally. Players selected will have the opportunity to compete against future Division I players from all over the nation. This is by far the most competitive tournament in the country with teams like; FCA, NESLL, Coast 2 Coast, Long Island Express, 3D Lacrosse, Long Island Jesters, For the Love of the Game and many more. Coaches for the Utah Boys U-15 National Tournament Team have been selected and we are happy to announce, that after much deliberation of some very qualified coaches, the head coaches selected by the boys U-15 National Team committee are: Matt Evans, Head Coach of Copper Hills High School, and Walker Bateman, Head Coach of Olympus High School. They will be assisted by Tyler Monteath, Head Coach of American Fork High School.
Eligible for U15 National Championship – Born on or after 9/1/1997
Date: Feb 9th
Location: Spence Eccles Indoor Facility
PLAYERS UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE ASKED TO ATTEND A SECOND TRYOUT
“This tournament is an extraordinary one. Not only do boys from all over Utah get a chance to compete together against the best U-15 players in the country for a national championship, but they quickly form a special bond and a friendship that will stick with them throughout their entire high school career. This is a team experience that teaches and builds the lacrosse brotherhood that is deeply entwined in our sports roots. I wish I had this opportunity when I was growing up.” – Bryan Frates
“I enjoyed every minute of training and traveling with the Utah Nats to the USL U15 National Championships the last two summers. As a coach to watch the future stars of Utah lacrosse grow their game playing against the best teams and individuals in the country was priceless. Playing for the honor of your state at a national event will create memories for a lifetime.” – 2X Utah National Team Coach, Dave Brattin
“The whole experience is one I won’t forget; it was so much fun. Through all the practices and games we all became a family that came to represent Utah lacrosse” – Colby Smith, Utah U-15 team member 2011
“It was a life lasting experience shared with the best group of young men, that was simply amazing.” – Trevor Yocom, first Utah U-15 team coach 2010
The National U-15 Boys Tournament will be held in Orlando, Florida July 26 – 28, 2013.
Tryouts for team selection will be February 9th of 2013. In order to be eligible for the U-15 national championship, the player must be born on or after September 1 of 1997. And can be in any grade in school, including the freshman year of high school, as long as they meet the age requirement.
If you would like to tryout, please register here.