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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 is back in 2020 to try and make up for the season that we have all lost.

There are 2 distinctly separate tournaments offered, one for 2020 high school rosters and youth associations (Aug. 5 - 6) and one for summer traveling club teams (Aug. 3 - 4).

Dates: Monday, August 3 - Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Game start times run from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. (Travel teams August 3 - 4, High School teams August 5 - 6). 

Location: Hopkins High School & Hopkins West Junior High. 

Format: 4-game guarantee with two 20 minute halves and a two minute half time. Pool play with advancement to championship brackets. 

Travel Team Divisions (August 3-4): 
Girls: 2021, 2022/23, 14U, 12U 
Boys: 2021, 2022/23, 14U, 12U 

High School + Youth Association Divisions (August 5-6): 
Girls: Varsity, JV, 14U
Boys: Varsity, JV, 14U, 12U
*2020 graduates ARE eligible to play. 

Team Participation Fee: $975

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 2019-2020 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. *The summer coaching waiver period has been extended through August 7 for 2020. 

Team Registration Deadline: Friday, July 17, 2020. 

*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. 

Jing Peng

Jing Peng

Director of Leagues and Events

Phone: 608-395-5312

Confirmed/Interested HS Teams- Updated 7/6

Boys Varsity (1 Slot Left) Boys JV (4 Slots Left) Girls Varsity Girls JV (4 Slots Left)
Moorhead Mankato Grand Rapids
Edina Chanhassen Hudson
STMA Delano Mounds View
Rochester Duluth Duluth
Chanhassen (Lakeville North) Hopkins
St. Thomas Academy (Orono) St. Louis Park
Duluth Moorhead
Bloomington Jefferson New Prague
Forest Lake Hutchinson
Shakopee (Totino-Grace)
Delano (Minnetonka)
Anoka (Armstrong)
Lakeville North

Boys Travel Teams- Updated 6/24

Boys 2021 Boys 2022/23 Boys 14U Boys 12U
TC Select HS Red TC Select HS White TC Select Blue Minnesota Chill
Minnesota Chill TC Select HS Blue TC Select Red Moorhead
Minnesota Chill Minnesota Chill

Girls Travel Teams-Updated 6/24

Girls 2021 Girls 2022/23 Girls 14U Girls 12U
True MN 18U True MN 2022 True MN 14U Lax Monkey 12U
Minnesota Lakers Select True MN 2023 True MN 2024
MN Loons Minnesota Lakers Select True MN 2025
Minnesota Yeti MN Loons MN Loons
Minnesota Yeti Minnesota Yeti