Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions Underway

Tenacious Turtles Under-13 Lacrosse National ChampionsSometimes referred to as the only true national championship in the sport of lacrosse at the youth level, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions has finally begun.

This years Tournament of Champions is being held at Wesley Chapel District Park and Wesley Chapel High School in Wesley Chapel, FL. Pasco County, a co-sponsor of the event, has hosted this tournament six years in its seven year history.

In order to compete at the tournament, teams must earn a bid by competing at one of several qualifying tournaments held around the country. In 2012, there were 30 qualifying tournaments encompassing five different age divisions. The top teams from each age division have come together at the Tournament of Champions to determine who is the national champion.

The age groups playing in Wesley Chapel include boys Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, High School Rising Stars, and High School Elite.

Play began on December 29th, and is scheduled to last through the end of the day today. For more information on the tournament, including updated schedules and playoff brackets, check out the official site here.

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