SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today named 101 Lacrosse, T3 Lacrosse, and Lax Bash Tournaments as event owner-operators participating in the pilot phase of the US Lacrosse tournament sanctioning program.

The US Lacrosse tournament sanctioning program represents an initiative to raise the quality of the youth tournament experience and publicize events that meet operational criteria developed by US Lacrosse and industry experts.

“We are thrilled to partner with these three companies — one each located in the East, Midwest and on the West Coast — to provide parents and coaches with tournaments that have taken steps to assure great experiences for their players,” Robin Baxter, director of club accounts and sanctioning at US Lacrosse, said.

In total, 101 Lacrosse, T3 Lacrosse and Lax Bash Tournaments run 15 tournaments for boys or girls. 101 Lacrosse’s events are in California, T3’s take place in New Jersey, and Lax Bash operates in several Midwestern states.

Sanctioned tournaments have been deemed by the sport’s national governing body to meet best-practice standards in five categories: venue, game format, risk management, tournament administration, and certified US Lacrosse officials. The pilot phase represents a one-year transition period to full tournament sanctioning by US Lacrosse.

Comments from leaders of the three owner-operators:

“101 Lacrosse is excited to join forces with US Lacrosse to promote safety and a positive lacrosse experience at tournaments,” Panchito Ojeda, founder of 101 Lacrosse, said. “We believe these standards will have a tremendously positive affect on our sport to ensure proper tournament administration and overall improved experience for players, coaches, and parents.”

“T3 Lacrosse is thrilled to be a part of the tournament sanctioning process with US Lacrosse,” Lori Brown, president of T3 Lacrosse, said. “Their commitment to raise the quality of the youth tournament experience aligns with our goals to provide premier opportunities for lacrosse players. Our emphasis is to develop team skills while fostering a love of the game in a safe and fun environment. T3’s long-running tournaments have always followed the high operational standards that we established for our first event. We look forward to working with US Lacrosse as we strive to provide the best possible experience for players and their families.”

“We are excited to take part in the US Lacrosse tournament sanctioning program,” Brian Kaminskas, co-founder of Lax Bash Tournamens, said. “Lax Bash works hard to provide our families, teams, and fans with high standards and great experiences that last a lifetime. Joining the US Lacrosse tournament sanctioning program will help us to increase our offerings while helping to promote the standards and practices that all tournaments should be providing. Being one of the largest providers in the Midwest, it is important for our families, teams, and fans to know that we take pride in what we produce for them. Being part of the US Lacrosse tournament sanctioning program helps to promote great lacrosse events, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”

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US Lacrosse has announced that a number of lacrosse tournaments have met best-practice standards across several criteria. Check out the full list and links to each tournament.

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