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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.

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. 


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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
2020 Chanhassen Eden Prairie Chanhassen Hutchinson

Travel Team Division Champs

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

2021 Confirmed HS Teams - Updated 7/22

Boys Varsity Girls Varsity
Bloomington Kennedy Andover
Buffalo Duluth
CDH Farmington
Chisago Lakes Hudson
Duluth Lakeville South
Eagan MNGLAX-Hennepin
East Ridge MNGLAX-Wright
Farmington Moorhead
Hudson New Prague
Lakeville North Rosemount
Mankato Stillwater
Orono The Agency
Owatonna White Bear Lake
Providence
Shakopee
Simley
STMA

2021 Boys Travel Teams- Updated 7/22

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
Team Poseidon
True MN

2021 Girls Travel Teams-Updated 7/22

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