Monday, June 27, 2011

Beach Lacrosse returns to Wildwood, July 16-17

At the forefront of just about every progressive trend in the Wildwoods, you will find the Morey Organization.

Take the soaring popularity of beach sports on the island. Anyone who was on the Boardwalk this past weekend to witness the spectacle that was Beach Blast can certainly attest to the sheer magnitude of this event (now in its ninth season).

The sight of, literally, thousands of barefoot soccer players battling it out across the sand for as far as the eye could see was something to behold.

Fresh off the success of Beach Blast, Morey's Piers will host its second annual Beach Lacrosse event on the weekend of July 16-17. Here are the details, as per an official press release:

Beach Lacrosse Returns to Wildwood's Award-Winning Beaches

WILDWOOD – On Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, the beaches at Schellenger Avenue in Wildwood, NJ will be swarming with young athletes enjoying a unique combination of beach sports and boardwalk amusements. The first lacrosse tournament of its kind in the United States, Morey’s Piers’ Beach Lacrosse event continues to draw more teams from all over the East Coast each year.

“Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing youth sports and we’re proud to provide such an outstanding venue for these players,” said Nick Lassor, Beach Sports Manager. “They can enjoy the game, camping on the beaches and access to the amusements.”

The rules of the game have been tailored to better fit the beach setting and elements. The tournament games are played five against five, including four field players and a goalie. Each team is allowed a maximum of 10 players. Each game will have two 18-minute halves with a four-minute break.

Fields are laid out at 30 yards by 40 yards. Each team will play three games with a fourth possible Finals game (weather and other unforeseen conditions permitting). Divisions will run from U11 – U18, Men’s Open and Women’s Open.

For more information about Beach Lacrosse, visit or call 609-522-3900

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