The Elite Cup - Battle in the Box tournament, held the first weekend in June, kicks off the box lacrosse summer tournament schedule. It is the only USBOXLA sanctioned tournament held in Colorado. The tournament began in 2013 under the leadership of Matt Brown, co-founder of USBOXLA, and founder of the Denver Elite box lacrosse program. In it's first year, Denver hosted three clubs with nine teams in three divisions and has grown the tournament in just one year to four clubs with sixteen teams in four divisions. The clubs participating in 2014 were Cali-Lax (California), Jr. Stealth (British Columbia), Dragon Select (Texas) and Denver Elite (Colorado). In addition to the growing number of teams, you will find many former and current NLL players like Jamie Shewchuck, John Gallant, Matt Brown, and Shaydon Santos either coaching or observing play.
The tournament is held at the beautiful APEX Field House located in Arvada, Colorado. In addition to the very high level of box lacrosse action, the participants can also attempt to "dunk their coach or peer" in the dunk tank located just outside in the venue parking lot, eat local food from the food trucks adjacent to the dunk tank, or bid on high end lacrosse equipment as well as Official DU Lacrosse memorabilia.
The tournament also hosts a 3.5 hour referee training course conducted by USBOXLA Referee in Chief and a USBOXLA Coach certification clinic. These clinics are free of charge and supported by USBOXLA in the spirit of growing the international standard of play that USBOXLA supports as it's members play across the United States and in Canada.
Dates: June 5th-7th 2015
Location: Apex Fieldhouse 5724 Oak St, Arvada, CO 80002 | Carroll Butts Arena 4201 W 94th Ave Westminster, CO, 80031
Registration and more info: Please fill out this team information form if you are interested in attending or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions concerning the Elite Cup.