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.
|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||Boys JV||Girls Varsity|
|Chanhassen||Duluth||St. Croix Eagles|
|St. Thomas Academy||Lakeville North||Moorhead|
|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|
|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|