LACROSSE

KSA partners with Disney’s Wide World of Sports™ Complex in Orlando for the KSA Lacrosse Spring Training Series. This flexible program allows you to enjoy the benefits of team travel but use the trip to finish up your pre-season preparations on the practice field, on the field, with team scrimmages, in the weight room or with sanctioned games if your schedule allows.

COMPETITION

KSA sporting events are also unique because they are competed at the finest professional and amateur athletic venues in the country, located in great destination cities that allow teams to experience the thrill and bonding of team travel that is a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for student-athletes.

Although KSA Events bring together some of the most elite teams in the country, KSA accepts teams of all skill levels, giving equal opportunity to all student-athletes. In competition, great effort is taken to seed teams into a bracket that will provide an appropriate level of competition that is both fair and challenging to all.

EDUCATION

As exciting as KSA competition can be, KSA Events was founded as a non-profit with the assistance of Coaches and Athletic Directors to promote the educational aspects of athletic participation. Therefore, the following key learning points are promoted through KSA participation:

  • Commitment – to KSA participation & fundraising
  • Goal-setting – to develop a plan and complete it
  • Teamwork – to accomplish set goals as a team
  • Bonding – during off-season trip prep & the tournament itself
  • Team Travel – first & only of its kind for many players
  • Inter-State Competition
  • Participation in World-Class Facilities
  • Continuing Education – through KSA Scholarships

In total, KSA Events truly offer an opportunity for your players to grow as individuals. So whether you are looking to reward your program for years of hard work or bring excitement to a rebuilding program, KSA competition offers a unique educational opportunity to student-athletes.

COMPETITION FORMAT

The KSA Lacrosse Tournament includes dozens of teams in total, but all teams are divided into competition brackets of 8 teams. This format serves two functions:

  • Teams are divided into competitive groupings, so whether you are on the high end of the competitive level or rebuilding, you will be seeded into a bracket that is challenging and competitive to your players.
  • The 8-Team bracket (sample shown at bottom) provides a three game guarantee no matter where you finish in the tournament. This allows all participating teams to plan their remaining schedule appropriately.

LACROSSE VENUE

The KSA Lacrosse Spring Training Series in Orlando takes place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the premier amateur athletic facility in the world. An exciting venue, we can utilize up to 8 fields for a tremendous competition atmosphere.

The fields are covered with fast, elegant Tifway 419 Bermuda turf, crowned with just a 1% slope and capable of draining up to seven inches of rainfall per hour.

Click here to download Venue Map

TEAM TRAVEL

KSA Events was organized by Coaches and Athletic Directors, so we set up all of our tournaments from day one to be Coach friendly. As any team who has traveled can tell you, the travel portion of any trip can be overwhelming if done yourself. To eliminate this time-taker from your schedule, all KSA Events include travel packages so you can concentrate on coaching and we will take care of the travel arrangements for your team and their families.

Here are a couple of these points to consider:

EXPERIENCE

KSA has been around for nearly two decades and has made travel arrangements for tens of thousands of team members and their parents. Therefore, our packages include everything your team will need — from hotel rooms to park tickets to bus transportation. All this planning on our part means that you will finally be able to enjoy a team trip and spend some time with your family.

PRE-TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

Just follow the guidelines in our Coaches Corner and your trip will be as easy as 1-2-3. You can concentrate on coaching and we will take care of the rest.

TAG-ALONG-PROGRAM

This program, unique to KSA, allows parents and family members to travel with the team but make their reservations and payments through KSA, not you. So you never have to deal with Tag-Along questions but your team gets credit for their participation.

SCHOLARSHIP

The primary mission of KSA Events is to promote the educational aspects of athletic participation, including team-work, sportsmanship, work-ethic, and responsibility, to name a few. Furthermore, our goal is to foster an environment where classroom learning is valued and rewarded just as much as athletic achievement on the basketball court, creating a truly balanced education. To accomplish this goal, KSA awards two separate scholarships as described below.

All scholarships are awarded in accordance with the eligibility regulations of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and appropriate State Athletic Associations.

A KSA Book Scholarship is awarded to every team that participates in a KSA Boys lacrosse Tournament, setting an attainable goal for all participating student-athletes. This scholarship (a one-time award of $250) is to defer the cost of secondary education in support of KSA’s mission to promote education.

Each team’s winner of the KSA Book Scholarship is selected by the school Principal and/or Athletic Director and/or Coach based on the following criterion:

The award is to be granted to the best all-around student-athlete on the team that participated in the KSA Event. This definition is to include accomplishment and leadership not only on the court, but also in the classroom and community. It is the specific intent of KSA not to simply reward the athlete with the greatest physical ability. It is rather intended to reward the example set by those students who excel on the court and who take the lessons of athletics into the world to benefit themselves and others.

FAN ZONE

KSA Events is proud to offer our Tag-Along Fan program, which allows the family and friends of participating athletes to travel with the team.

This means that you will contact us directly to sign up, make payments, and receive information, freeing your coach to concentrate on the team and the season, not your travel arrangements.

Benefits exclusive to Tag-Along Fans include the following, just to name a few:

  • Travel with the team and take part in all of the same fun activities they do
  • Receive the same great pricing discount offered to student groups
  • Have all of the detail work taken care of for you by our travel staff
  • Attend KSA sponsored functions such as the Celebration of Athletes Park Party (description below), meals, and activities that are specific to the team and Tag-Along Fans (anyone who makes their own travel arrangements can not participate in these events)
  • SUPPORT YOUR TEAM

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COACHES CORNER

The COACHES CORNER section of our site is designed to make the tournament process easy for coaches from start to finish, so you can concentrate on the upcoming season.

If you are new to the site, Sign Up Here to begin the process or if you have already begun the process or have login credentials from a previous event, you may Login Here and complete your teams registration.

You begin the Sign Up process by completing the Information Request Form. This form will provide KSA Events with all the information that we need to prepare a proposal customized for you. Once your proposal is ready, you will receive an email notification from which you may Login to the KSA Events website and complete the registration process for your team.

Please call or email us at info@ksaevents.net if you have any questions.

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 Tournament Schedule/Results


Mar 8 – April 12, 2015 @ ESPN Wide World of Sports Spring Event

    FUNDRAISING

    At least 90% of teams that travel with KSA Events fundraise the entirety of their trip. With over 25 years of experience working with teams from all skill levels and demographics, KSA Events has compiled best practices in order to assist you in making this trip a reality.
    Whether it is through a fundraising powerpoint or in our KSA Events Fundraising Handbook, we have the resources needed to help you.

    • Share your story though HUDL.com or GoFundMe.com accounts which allow you to virtually monitor fundraising goals
    • Setup individual player accounts
    • Allows your teams and athletes to divide and conquer your goals
    • Capture commitment from all of your athletes at the first meeting with our Fundraising Commitment Sheet

    KSA Events Fundraising Handbook

    Fundraising Commitment Sheet