The Great Pumpkin Shootout is our way of bringing together the expanding Minnesota lacrosse community to enjoy one final weekend outdoors and culminate the Great Northern Lacrosse League (GNLL) Fall Field Season. Since it's inception in 2012, the event has grown to include over 75 teams and 3,000 participants each year.
The tournament is open to community/association based high school and youth programs. Teams who participate in the 2018 GNLL Fall League have registration priority.
The tournament provides the following for each game:
• Certified UMLOA officials
• Certified EMT's equipped with AED's
• Professional Site Managers / Scorekeepers
• Online standings, schedules and updates
Tournament Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 27 - 28, 2018
Location: Hopkins High School & Hopkins West Junior High
Divisions: Boys 12U, 14U, Junior Varsity & Varsity. *The GPS is intended for youth association / high school-based teams. We do not allow Minnesota-based select/travel teams
Price: $975 per team
Format: 4-game guarantee with two 20 minute halves and a two minute half time. Pool play with advancement to championship brackets.
Free Agent Registration: If you are interested in playing as a free agent, please register in the Player Registration. We will do our best to place you with a team.
Eligibility: The Tournament follows US Lacrosse age & eligibility guidelines. USL membership is required for all players and coaches who must be registered prior to the start of the tournament. Click here for a detailed break-down of additional rules and requirements.
Team Registration Deadline: October 1, 2018
*Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registrations received after the deadline are not guaranteed to be scheduled and will incur a $100 late fee.
A $250 deposit is required for each team registered. Deposits are non-refundable and due at the time of registration. Teams are not considered fully registered until deposit payments are received. The remaining balance is due no later than October 19, 2018.
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.
Spirit of the Game Awards Sponsored by StringKing: 2018 is our first ever Spirit of the Game Awards. We will be looking for one youth player, one high school player, and one coach who embodies the Spirit of the Game to award a complete StringKing stick to. This person will be "someone who inspires those around them by their abilities as a player or coach on the field as well as by their conduct off the field through exhibiting integrity, passion, and perseverance."
2018 Spirit of the Games High School Award: Bryce Parrish (Breck)
2018 Spirit of the Games Youth Award: Michael Melander (Orono)
2018 Spirit of the Games Coach Award: Bryan Rogers (Forest Lake)
Pumpkin Chuck: Anyone can play... Anyone can win! 4 lacrosse balls for $1. Players stand behind a line and test their accuracy by trying to knock down pumpkins hanging in a lacrosse goal.
Costume Contest: Wear your team costumes on Saturday be entered in the contest. Winning team at each location will be notified Saturday evening and can claim their bucket of goodies at the Homegrown tent. Costumes on both days are certainly encouraged!
Concessions: Full concessions is currently only available at Hopkin's High School. Limited concessions will be available at Hopkins Junior West High School.
Halloween Bingo: Look below for our first ever Social Media Halloween Bingo Contest for the chance to win some awesome prizes. Winners will be drawn at the ES Sports Tent at Hopkins Junior West High at 10AM Sunday. Must be present to win unless playing in a game. If a winner is missing due to a game, prizes may be picked up at the Homegrown Tent until 3PM.
Apple Valley Eagles Varsity Moorhead
Lakeville North Lakeville South
Lakeville South Eagan
Champlin Park Shakopee
Duluth Jaxx Wayzata Blue
East Ridge Buffalo
Arrowhead Titans Eagan Varsity Blue
Eagan Varsity Green
Elk River C3 Stormhawks
STMA Knights Eagan
True Manitoba Anoka Ramsey
Fighting Leprechauns Elk River
Blaine STMA Knights