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Champions of Summer

Originally designed in 2009 to provide an end of summer tournament experience for area high school summer teams, Champions of Summer was brought back in 2020 to try and make up for the season that we lost.

Dates:  Tuesday-Wednesday, July 30-31, 2024 (Moved up a week to avoid MSHSL Blackout dates). 
Game start times run from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.

Divisions: High School
Girls: Varsity (Gold/Silver Flights if numbers allow), JV
Boys: Varsity (Gold/Silver Flights if numbers allow), JV
*2024 graduates ARE eligible to play. 

Location: National Sports Center- 1750 105th Ave NE, Blaine MN 55449

Format: Two day 4-game guarantee with two 22 minute halves and a two minute half time. 

Pool play with advancement to championship brackets. 

Team Participation Fee:  $1175 for Association/HS Team Tournament

The following will be provided for each game:  
    •    Certified Officials
    •    Certified EMT's equipped with AED's 
    •    Professional Site Managers / Scorekeepers
    •    Online standings, schedules, and updates 
    •    Tournament and Homegrown Lacrosse Apparel for Purchase

Eligibility: The tournament follows USA Lacrosse age & eligibility guidelines according to the 2023-2024 school year however graduated Seniors ARE allowed to play in HS divisions but not in travel team divisions. USAL membership is NOT required for players or coaches.

High school coaches who plan to coach their spring teams need to work with their athletic directors to obtain an MSHSL summer coaching waiver. 

Team Registration Deadline: Friday June 28, 2024

*Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Homegrown Lacrosse is a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization. Team fees cover facility, officials, EMT, field staff, equipment, and league administration costs. Additional proceeds and sponsorships sustain, expand, and develop service-based initiatives throughout the region. 

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Jing Peng

Jing Peng

Director of Leagues and Events

Phone: 608-395-5312

HS Division Champs

HS Boys Gold Varsity HS Boys Silver Varsity HS Boys JV HS Girls Varsity Gold HS Girls Varsity Silver
2020 Chanhassen Eden Prairie Chanhassen Hutchinson
2021 Shakopee Buffalo Lakeville South The Agency
2022 Shakopee Chisago Lakes LAX North Lakeville South
2023 Farmington East Ridge Lax North Lakeville South MNGLAX

Travel Team Division Champs

Boys 14U Gold Boys 14U Silver Boys 12U Girls HS A Girls HS B Girls 14U Girls 12U
2020 MN Chill 2024 Castaways St. Croix Eagles Red True MN 2022 True MN 2024
2021 True MN Team Poseidon Minnesota Elite 17U White Minnesota Elite White Lax Monkey

2023 Confirmed HS Teams - Updated 7/17

Boys Varsity Boys Junior Varsity Girls Varsity
Anoka Buffalo Andover
Buffalo Crisp Anoka
CDH Irondale Hudson
Dakota Playmakers Laxnorth Buffalo
Duluth Hudson Champlin
Farmington Shakopee Maple Grove
Irondale Hill Murray Lakeville South
MPLS/STP Forest Lake MNGLax
Owatonna Farmington Monticello
Prior Lake Simley Moorhead
Providence Minnetonka
St. Paul/Two Rivers St. Paul/Two Rivers
Shakopee East Ridge
East Ridge Stillwater
Chisago Lakes