3d Lacrosse Crowns Five Teams Champions in Florida at Tropical Thaw Presented by New Balance To Close Out 2020
DAVENPORT, Fla.— 3d Lacrosse, the nation’s premiere lacrosse training and events company, closed out 2020 by crowning five champions at the third annual Tropical Thaw Presented by New Balance held Dec. 28 to 30 in Central Florida.
Winners battled for titles across five boys divisions at Northeast Regional Park, just a short drive from the Disney theme parks and resorts, as nearly 40 teams spent three days competing in the sunshine.
“This has become one of our favorite events in just a few years’ time,” said Mike Bartlett, 3d Lacrosse’s Director of Events. “This time of year has been an important time for clubs to compete, and we’re thrilled that we’ve been able to turn this into a year-end tradition for a number of notable programs.”
Social distancing measures and safety protocols were in place at the facility, which has been home to many 3d Lacrosse-operated events over the years.
Championship squads were awarded commemorative Tropical Thaw neck gaiters featuring the event logo.
“This year was unique in that we had a lot of the newly formed 3d National teams here to get dialed in and that helped make for an exciting and competitive weekend with an awesome overall mix of club programs represented,” Bartlett said.
Here’s a look at the victors at the 2020 Tropical Thaw Presented by New Balance. Visit the 3d Lacrosse Facebook page for a look at photos from Tropical Thaw:
For more information on 3d Lacrosse’s lineup of national and regional tournaments, visit 3dlacrosse.com/tournaments.
HS Elite: Atlanta Empire
HS Rising: 3d National 2023
2025: 3d National 2025
2026: 3d National 2026
2027: 3d National 2027
About 3d Lacrosse
3d Lacrosse is the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse services company, offering innovative training, premier events, select travel teams, showcases and leagues for boys and girls ages six through 18 at all levels of organized competition. Founded in 2009, the Company trains more than 35,000 athletes annually using its proprietary Box-Field Hybrid™ Development System that combines the tight stick-handling and ball control of box lacrosse with the team-based field strategies used in Division I college programs. In addition to lacrosse-specific training, professional coaches help players develop lifelong skills, including dedication, teamwork and critical thinking under pressure. Based in Denver, 3d Lacrosse also has offices in Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Portland, Rochester, Tampa and Westfield, N.J. Learn more at 3dLacrosse.com.
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