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2015 Great Pumpkin Shootout

Homegrown Lacrosse will host the 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Shootout at Hopkins West Junior High School and Hopkins High School over the weekend of October 24-25, 2014. The tournament will serve as an optional end of season play-off opportunity for association based teams taking part in our 2015 Fall Lakes Leagues as well as a competitive fall preview for some of the regions top college teams. 


2015 Tournament Schedules

U11 Schedule - TBD

U13 Schedule - TBD

U15 Schedule - TBD

HS Open Schedule - TBD

HS Varsity Schedule - TBD

Women's College/Post College - TBD


Locations & Divisions

  • Boys U11 
  • Boys U13 
  • Boys U15 
  • Boys H.S. Open
  • Boy's H.S. Varsity
  • Women's College / Post Collegiate
  • Men's College (Showcase Game between the University of St. Thomas and Minnesota State University - Mankato, Saturday night at Hopkins HS Stadium Field)

Location: All games will take place at Hopkins West Junior High School and Hopkins High School. 

Tournament amenities: 

  • Certified UMLOA officials
  • Certified EMT's equipped with AED's 
  • Professional Site Managers / Scorekeepers
  • End-line balls  
  • Access to water for team water bottles
  • Online team statistics, standings, schedules and updates 
  • Convenient Parking

Competition

Each team is guaranteed four games over the two days of the tournament. Teams play in round robin pools on Saturday and then play-off brackets on Sunday.

Teams will be awarded 3 points for a regulation win, 2 points for an overtime win, 1 point for an overtime loss, and no points for a regulation loss. Number of points will determine standings for playoff rounds. Record, followed by goals allowed, goal differential, then goals scored, will be used as tie-breakers for the tournament.

The games will be four 12 minute running quarters. High school games will follow National Federation of High School Rules. Collegiate games will follow NCAA rules. 


And Much More....

More than just competition, The Shootout will also host a number of incredibly fun team and community activities: 
  • Team Costume Contest: Costumes should be designed to be field legal and should be worn during their games. The winning team will win a team set of Great Pumpkin Shootout posters. Costumes can be worn on Saturday in order to be entered in the contest. Winning team will be announced at noon on Sunday and can claim their posters at the Homegrown tent located at Hopkins HS. 
  • Lax-O-Lantern Carving Competition: Individuals will bring their own pumpkins on Saturday and turn them in at Hopkins HS to the Homegrown tent. All pumpkins must be turned in by 4:00 PM on Saturday and will be judged by HG staff. Winners and prizes will be announced at halftime of the College Showcase game.
  • Pumpkin Chuck Accuracy Challenege: Players will buy 5 lacrosse balls for $1. Here they will stand behind a line and test their accuracy by trying to knock down pumpkins that will be hanging in a lacrosse goal. This will be taking place at the Hopkins HS and more rules can be found there. Prizes for the winners will be announced at event site.
  • Intro Lacrosse Clinic: Players will learn basic techniques on how to pass, catch, scoop up ground balls, etc. This will be directed by Homegrown Senior Staff.

Boys and Girls TryLax Clinic

This is an introductory clinic for beginner boys and girls looking to try lacrosse (in grades 2nd - 7th). The clinic is part of the 3rd annual Great Pumpkin Shootout Tournament, so you will get to see youth, high school and college lacrosse being played at Hopkins High School on Sat & Sun, Oct 24-25th. Plus clinic participants get to compete in the “Great Pumpkin Shooting Contest” for Halloween candy during the clinic.

The clinic is open to anyone from the Twin Cities interested in trying lacrosse for the first time. Instruction will be provided by college, high school and youth association coaches and players. Local youth association information will be available for those looking to play in the spring or summer. Existing players are encouraged to help instruct and bring their friends to try lacrosse.

More information coming soon.


Team Registration

The cost is $750 for teams participating in HGL Fall Lakes Leagues, $850 for non-league teams and college / post collegiate teams. Currently youth and high school registration is only open to teams participating in our Boys Fall Lakes League. 

All fees are payable by check to Homegrown Lacrosse and should be mailed with team registration form to Homegrown Lacrosse, 779 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55114. 

To Register: 

  1. Complete the Team Administrator Online Registration form here. 
  2. Mail in your team(s) deposit of $200 per team Deposit is to be turned in by Friday, September 15, 2015. Your team's space in the league or tournament is not reserved until admin registration has been complete and deposits have been received. 
  3. Once the admin registration and deposits have been received, you will be sent instructions on how your players can register with Homegrown. You will then need to have the parents or guardians of your players register with Homegrown Lacrosse online (there is no cost to register). The registration is used to verfiy USLacrosse membership, collect emergency contact information and player liability waivers. Administrators will be provided with access to their team's registration so that they can monitor who has completed their forms. 
  4. Submit final team roster assignments (*for associations / admins who are running multiple teams only) and remaining league / tournament dues no later than October 14, 2015 
  5. Tournament schedule - TBD

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Team registration begins on February 1, 2015.

Tournament Director

Brent Walby
612-823-3919
walby@homegrownlacrosse.org
 


Team Registration

More information coming soon.


Coach Registration

More information coming soon.


Player Registration

More information coming soon.



Weather Cancelation Policy

Weather cancelation policy:

Scenario 1: If a team has played two or more games (including partial games), there will be no refund.

Scenario 2: If a team only plays one game (including partial games), there will be a refund or credit toward a future event/league of $350 of your paid team fee.

Scenario 3: If all games are cancelled, there will be a refund or credit toward a future event/league of the entire team fee (minus team deposit).

If necessary, we will shorten game times to catch up on our schedule and/or move to a festival style event with no playoffs. The tournament staff has final say regarding any cancellation or change in the schedule to accommodate adverse weather. Notices regarding cancellation or schedule changes will be immediately posted on the tournament website, email notification will be sent to each head coach, and postings will be made on the Homegrown social media accounts. It is the coaches responsibility to check the website and to ensure that we have a valid email address.


Confirmed Teams

*Only teams who have complete registration and submitted deposits are listed and open for player registration. 

Boys U11 Division:

Boys U13 Division:

Boys U15 Division:


Confirmed Teams

*Only teams who have complete registration and submitted deposits are listed and open for player registration. 

Boys U18 Open Division: 

Boys U18 Varsity Division: 

Women's Collegiate/Post Collegiate Division: