To start off, we watched an awesome game between the Redmen and Lakers. After the game we were invited into the Lakers dressing room for pics and autographs. All class Lakers! Thank you for a time me and the boys will never forget. Jr, JT, Evans bros, Steenhuis...... At the festival we got Jamieson, Hill, Doyle and Crowley's autograph/pic. Very cool.
I felt that we had a really good shot at doing well this year, but our lack of playing was evident. It's frustrating to have no one to play up here, but we had fun none the less. The tourny is very well run, it really opens the kids eyes to the whole lax culture and now we have a few more hard core kids.
I think we might even have 3 teams making the trip next year
Glad your experience was positive!
Next January or February, consider applying to host a tournament or put the word out you would like to host a bunch of friendly games with teams in the south. If you did any tournaments down here, consider setting up exhibition games in and around the tournament weekend.
If you do host a tournament, consider throwing in a wilderness tour for visiting teams. It would be a great team building weekend. Or maybe try to find some super deals with an airline or bus charter. It would be nice to get up there to play some lacrosse.