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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).

7/24 Update- One spectator per player is allowed during games to meet Minnesota State and Facility Guidelines around group sizes under 250. If this rule is not abided by on the first day of the tournament, the Tournament Director reserves the right to NOT allow spectators the second day of the tournament. 

Dates: Monday, August 3 - Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Game start times run from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (Travel teams August 3 - 4, High School teams August 5 - 6). 

Location: 7/23 Important Update- All Champions of Summer Games/TC Showcase have been moved to The National Sports Center in Blaine, MN

Format: 4-game guarantee with two 22 minute halves and a two minute half time. Pool play with advancement to championship brackets. 
7/24: At this time, teams are capped at 24 players/coaches. 

Travel Team Divisions (August 3-4): 
Girls: 2021(May include up to five 2020s), 2022/23, 14U, 12U 
Boys: 2021(May include up to five 2020s), 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. 

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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

Confirmed HS Teams (Full Tournament)- Updated 7/29

Boys Varsity Boys JV Girls Varsity
Moorhead Mankato Grand Rapids
Edina Chanhassen Mounds View
STMA Chisago Lakes Duluth
Rochester Simley Hopkins
Chanhassen Duluth St. Croix Eagles
St. Thomas Academy Lakeville North Moorhead
Duluth Eden Prairie Armstrong
Bloomington Jefferson Rosemount Hutchinson
Forest Lake Andover
Shakopee Buffalo
Delano Minnetonka
Lakeville North
MPLS/St. Paul
Eden Prairie
East Ridge

Boys Travel Teams- Updated 7/29

Boys 2021 Boys 2022/23 Boys 14U Boys 12U
TC Select HS Red TC Select HS White TC Select Blue Minnesota Chill
Minnesota Chill 2021 TC Select HS Blue Grey Ducks Grey Ducks
Minnesota Chill 22/23 Minnesota Chill 2024 Castaways
Minnesota Chill 2025 C3
Elk River

Girls Travel Teams-Updated 7/23

Girls 2021 Girls 2022/23 Girls 14U
True MN 18U True MN 2022 True MN 14U
Minnesota Lakers Select True MN 2023 True MN 2024
St. Croix Eagles Red Minnesota Lakers Select 2022 True MN 2025
Minnesota Yeti Minnesota Lakers Select 23/24 St. Croix 14U
Minnesota Yeti Yeti 14U
Loons Black
Loons Gold