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.
There are 2 distinctly separate tournaments offered, a single day format for summer traveling club teams (Aug. 3) and one for 2021 high school rosters and youth associations (Aug. 4 - 5).
Dates: Tuesday, August 3 - Thursday, August 5, 2021.
Game start times run from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (Travel teams August 3, High School teams August 4 - 5).
Location: The National Sports Center in Blaine, MN
Format: Single day 3-game guarantee with two 22 minute halves and a two minute half time. Two day 4-game guarantee with two 22 minute halves and a two minute half time.
Pool play with advancement to championship brackets.
Travel Team Divisions (August 3, Single Day Tournament):
Girls: 2022(May include up to five 2021s), 2023/24, 14U, 12U
Boys: 2022(May include up to five 2021s), 2023/24, 14U, 12U
High School + Youth Association Divisions (August 4-5):
Girls: Varsity (Gold/Silver Flights if numbers allow), JV, 14U
Boys: Varsity (Gold/Silver Flights if numbers allow), JV, 14U, 12U
*2021 graduates ARE eligible to play.
Team Participation Fee: $700 for Travel Team Single Day Tournament, $975 for Association/HS Team Tournament
The following will be provided for each game:
• Certified UMLOA/MLUA 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: Tournament follows US Lacrosse age & eligibility guidelines according to the 2020-2021 school year however graduated Seniors ARE allowed to play in HS divisions but not in travel team divisions. USL 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, July 9, 2021.
*Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Normally a $200 deposit is required for each team registered and teams are not considered fully registered until deposit payments are received, however due to Covid-19, we are not asking for payment until the tournament has been confirmed.
We will continue to follow State and Federal guidelines around the COVID-19 pandemic and make adjustments as needed. Deposits and registration fees will be fully refunded if these guidelines prevent us from playing.
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.
|HS Boys Gold Varsity||HS Boys Silver Varsity||HS Boys JV||HS Girls Varsity|
|Boys 14U||Boys 12U||Girls HS A||Girls HS B||Girls 14U|
|2020||MN Chill 2024||Castaways||St. Croix Eagles Red||True MN 2022||True MN 2024|
|Boys Varsity||Girls Varsity|
|Owatonna||White Bear Lake|
|Boys HS B||Boys 14U||Boys 10U|
|Central Lakes||Chill 13U||Hudson|
|Chill 2023||Chill 14U||Maple Grove|
|Chill 2024||Maple Grove 14U||MN Chill|
|Crisp Lacrosse||MN United||Team Poseidon|
|MN Glacier||TC Select|
|TC Select||Team 218|
|Girls HS||Girls 14U||Girls 12U|
|Minnesota Elite HS A||Hudson||Lax Monkey|
|Minnesota Elite HS B||Minnesota Elite Black||Minnesota Elite Black|
|St. Croix Eagles Red||Minnesota Elite Whte||Minnesota Elite White|
|True MN HS B||St. Croix Eagles||True MN 2027|
|Yeti HS A||True MN|
|Yeti HS B||Yeti|