The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is by most accounts, the most prestigious annual Club Lacrosse tournament in the world. Past years have seen the United States national team and the Canadian national team enter the tournament (1994).
In 1993, the Canadian East and West invitational squads competed in the tournament, and held a quiet intersquad game on the last day of the tournament to help determine the final roster for the 1994 Canadian national team. The English national team competed in Vail in 1992, and for the last 10 years, the top teams from the United States Club Lacrosse Association have brought teams to Vail. In 1995 16 of the 24 1994 U.S. National team players competed in the tournament for different teams. Since the start of Major League Lacrosse, fewer professional players are able to make it out, but the Colorado Mammoth along with other National Lacrosse League players continue to take the field. In 2006, a Grand Masters division will be offered for those >50.
Expected Teams for 2013 Shootout:
Men’s Elite Division: (20 teams): Adrenaline Tropics, Balance Bar, Brine Elite, Crease Beavers, Denver City Lax, FCA, Jammin Salmon, Lacrossewear, Lofers, Millenium Lacrosse Club, MN Chill, Prestige Lacrosse, Rocky Mtn Oysters, Southern Combat Americans, Team Gutman, Team Scout, Team Tama, The Big Green Herd, True Lacrosse, and Warrior X
High School Boys Division: (17 teams): ADRLN Jr. Tropics, Baltimore Crabs, Black Hawks, Brady’s Bunch, Colorado, FCA Colorado West, FCA Lacrosse, Frost Lacrosse, Jr. Buddha’s Ballers, KC Blue Lion Lacrosse, Lawrenceville Big Red, Laxachusetts, Midwest Select, MN Chill, Orange Lacrosse, Western CO Mavericks, and Winnipeg Wolverines
Supermasters Division: (11 teams): Aged Spirits, C2C Magic Wands, Cactus Lacrosse, Elder Statesmen, Gargoyle Athletics, Generals, Middlebury, Moondoggies, Navy Old Goats, Princeton BCLF, and Yellow Dog
Grandmasters Division: (9 teams): Air Force Graybirds, CLC, Eldest Statesmen, Los Viejos de C2C, Middlebury, Mr. BOH Lacrosse Club, Navy Grand Goats, Princeton BCLF, and Tombstone
Masters Division: (8 teams): Buddha’s Ballers, Jagermeister, Middlebury, Olympic Club, Power Tek, Silver Oyster, Team Adrenaline, and Team Hulu