Triple Crown Lacrosse, Deep South Lax Report announce agreement for 2021
Triple Crown Sports, which is launching its inaugural Project X lacrosse event this summer, announced today it has established a partnership with Deep South Lax Report, which chronicles the prep and college lacrosse scene in the southeastern United States with its experienced group of writers and photographers.
Project X is set for Aug. 6-8, 2021 in Salt Lake City UT, and is anchored by its Bridge Program, where high school graduates signed to play at the next level will compete in games and also be immersed in college coach-driven camps, clinics and workshops designed to prepare them for the college game (NCAA and MCLA). Project X also features a DNA Program for younger athletes (K-8th grade), who will sharpen their skills while working with top-flight NCAA D-I coaches.
“The staff at Deep South Lax Report are all very excited to partner with Triple Crown Sports on Project X and The Bridge Program,” said Larry Palumbo, lead administrator with the Deep South organization. “Giving graduates a place to compete against other commits from around the country just before heading into freshman fall ball is a unique opportunity in lacrosse that we are proud to associate our brand with. Those 2021 grads will certainly appreciate this opportunity to sharpen their skills against top competition this summer, especially considering how many games and practices have been missed in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.”
Athletes will take part in a training session taught by a former Navy Seal, Jason Kuhn, and enjoy an afternoon of activities in Salt Lake City ranging from mountain biking, hiking, zip-lining, rafting and more.
“No one can capture the heartbeat of lacrosse in their region quite like the Deep South Lax Report, which keeps fans of the sport in touch with important news at the high school and college level,” said Tom West, director of lacrosse at Triple Crown Sports. “We are excited to have their expertise provide that extra momentum to Project X as we gear up for year one of the event.”
About Triple Crown Sports
Based in Fort Collins, CO., Triple Crown Sports has been producing events in youth athletics and the college ranks for 40 years. TCS runs both the preseason and postseason WNIT basketball events, powers the “WNIT” model of the NIVC (volleyball) postseason event and produces the men’s and women’s Cancun Challenge tournaments in November, which have been recognized by Sports Illustrated as a top-5 destination tournament for D-I basketball programs. TCS youth events in baseball include the Omaha SlumpBuster (which runs concurrently with the College World Series); the fastpitch division produces the 900-team Colorado 4th of July event, which draws the nation’s finest club programs. TCS youth sports also welcome hundreds of college coaches, from JUCO to NCAA D-I, who attend for recruiting purposes. For more information, go to www.triplecrownsports.com.
About Deep South Lax Report
Deep South Lax Report is dedicated to showcasing today's rising lacrosse talent coming out of the Southeastern United States, reporting on college phenoms turning pro and varsity athletes committing to college or university. Year after year the number of boys and girls committing to college programs in the Deep South is on the rise and we will be here to share all of the information with you. Do you have a varsity player on the rise? Send us a message and tell us all about them! Visit www.deepsouthlaxreport.com for more information.
With the disruptions of last year fading from view, Triple Crown Sports is excited to announce details for the 2021 Project X Lacrosse camps, scheduled for Aug. 6-8 in Salt Lake City, UT. College coaches guide all the drills and programming, so players can get recharged after losing playing time due to the pandemic.
Project X is built on two platforms — the Bridge Program, for graduating seniors (men and women) committed to play in college, and the DNA Youth Camp for up and coming youth (K-8th) players (boys and girls) looking to be taught by DI college coaches.
BRIDGE PROGRAM — Daily games against the right competition, with athletes getting to play with future teammates and against future opponents. While your skills are refined, you will also be prepared mentally to make the transition to compete and contribute at the college level.
Navy Seals training, seminars and workshops round out your stay in SLC, and each player will receive an EPOCH stick, bag and custom uniform.
DNA CAMP — High-value 1v1 instruction designed to encourage individual development, team skills, and lacrosse IQ with players learning more about the competitive mindset needed to excel in the sport.
The best coaching minds in the game will be shoulder-to-shoulder with young athletes, digging into the details and determined to help each player grow.
The camp will be led by DI college coaches.
"With so many high school players losing their opportunity to play lacrosse the past two years due to COVID-19, Project X will allow them to learn the skills and techniques needed to succeed in college. It’s also one more opportunity to play with future teammates and opponents in Salt Lake City. Coached by their future coaches, this one-of-a-kind experience will prepare all high school players to cross the 'bridge' into NCAA and MCLA lacrosse. The three-day immersion is the perfect preparation for college lacrosse and the opportunity to play and prepare one more time before school begins in late August/September.”
-Tom West, Crabs Lacrosse
"Project X provides a unique opportunity for committed lacrosse players to compete with and against future colleagues. The experience offered in Salt Lake City will help bridge the gap between high school and college. There will be an experienced group of collegiate coaches to train, mentor and advise each player. And we get the pleasure of being in Salt Lake City, which offers not only a beautiful lacrosse venue but also many family fun activities."
-Kyle Hannan, Team 24/7 Lacrosse