2023 Cruzin Classic

The Cruzin Classic takes place in Fort Lauderdale just prior to the Christmas holiday each season. Average temperature in Fort Lauderdale during the Cruzin Classic is 80° to 85°, making the trip the perfect warm-weather trip for your team!

If you’re looking for convenience on a trip, look no further. Upon arrival at the local airport, Trip Sports transports you to the official hotel for the event. Once at the hotel, almost everything you need is within walking distance. You can find a long list of restaurants, two grocery stores, two pharmacies, lots of other shopping, and the beach all within a short, comfortable walk from the hotel.

Practices and games are held at nearby colleges and universities. Your package with Trip Sports includes the ground transportation to get to and from all of your practices and games.

EVENT DATES

The dates listed are for our standard four-night trips. However, many teams choose to add an extra day or two after the games are complete. NOTE: Two date options are available for NCAA Div. III women’s teams.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

NCAA Div. III
Dec. 18-22, 2023
NAIA
Dec. 15-19, 2023

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

NCAA Div. III
Dec. 15-19, 2023
NCAA Div. III
Dec. 18-22, 2023
NAIA
Dec. 15-19, 2023

TRAVEL PACKAGES

Participating teams are required to utilize our standard package as outlined below. As noted, we can also assist with some additional options The “Included Features” listed below are part of our events and are provided to all participants (no charge).

Standard Package

Basketball Practice / Games
Ground Transportation
Hotel Accommodations
Breakfast
Event Shirt

INCLUDED FEATURES

Athletic Trainer Coverage
Game Stats
Livestream of all games
Rooms available for team meeting
Complimentary Wifi in hotel rooms

OPTIONAL ITEMS

Sightseeing
Entertainment Options

GAME INFORMATION

The event is structured as a classic format, with each team scheduled for two contests. The Cruzin Classic is open to men’s and women’s teams that compete in:

  • NCAA Div. III
  • NAIA

 

OFFICIAL HOTEL

The Hilton Lauderdale Marina is the official hotel for the Cruzin Classic. The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the competition site and within walking distance of restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, shopping, and the beach.

COMPETITION FACILITY

Trip Sports contracts with various colleges and universities to host the Cruzin Classic. More information will be provided as the event nears, but past hosts for the event have included Barry University, Florida Memorial University, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and St. Thomas University.

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