Heritage Cup

Team Israel will be competing in the sixth-annual Heritage Cup tournament, held in conjunction with the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four in Springfield, MA over May 27-30, 2022 (Memorial Day weekend).

The Heritage Cup – born out of a series of international exhibition games between Israel, Philippines, and later Greece and Hungary – is held near the host city of the NCAA Championship weekend, with games held early in the mornings so athletes have the opportunity to spectate the Final Four.

Heritage Cup

Team Israel will be competing in the sixth-annual Heritage Cup tournament, held in conjunction with the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four in Springfield, MA over May 27-30, 2022 (Memorial Day weekend).

The Heritage Cup – born out of a series of international exhibition games between Israel, Philippines, and later Greece and Hungary – is held near the host city of the NCAA Championship weekend, with games held early in the mornings so athletes have the opportunity to spectate the Final Four.

About the Tournament

The opportunity to take part in two meaningful experiences – spectating the sport’s most prominent college programs, along with wearing the jersey of your homeland – makes for a complete weekend.

While the primary focus of the weekend is to raise funds, awareness and donated equipment to support the development of youth lacrosse in the participating countries, the competition on the field is real. Teams representing Puerto Rico (World #8 ranked), Philippines (#10), Ireland (#12), Jamaica (#13) and 10+ other countries are expected to join Israel at the 2022 Heritage Cup.

Most of the participating teams are comprised of predominantly “heritage players” who are eligible to compete for their respective national teams under World Lacrosse criteria as non-passport holders.

This Year’s Event

Israel will be competing in the Men’s, U-18, U-15 and U-13 divisions. Youth players will receive instruction by experienced men’s national team players and coaches during their games, training sessions and special clinics throughout the weekend.

With the 2023 Men’s World Championships in Los Angeles on the horizon, our Men’s National Team coaches will be on hand to evaluate players at their Heritage Cup games, as well as several dedicated sessions in the evening.

Player registration and check-in is at Springfield College on Friday, May 27th from 2-5pm and the program will run through the NCAA Championship Game on Monday, May 30th at approximately 3pm. All players are required to stay with the team at Springfield College. Parents who are in the area for the weekend are welcome to join the group for select meals, including our program-wide Shabbat dinner at Springfield College on Friday evening.

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