We are bringing back the Minnesota Meltdown for 2021 with modified Olympic rules as an opportunity for high school players to get some touches in before the spring lacrosse season officially starts. With smaller rosters, smaller fields, and quick restarts among other modifications, the intensity and pace of play should be a good challenge for players.
Full rule set is available below but the game will consist of 5 field players and 1 goalie.
Click HERE for an Inside Lacrosse write up about the proposed Olympic rules format following trials by the US/Canadian National Teams in 2019.
This single day, four (increased from three) game guarantee tournament provides the following for each game:
• Certified UMLOA officials
• Certified EMT's equipped with AED's
• Professional Site Managers / Scorekeepers
Event Dates and Location:
Boys HS Divisions: Sunday March 14th 4-9PM *IMPORTANT TO NOTE* Daylights Savings Time BEGINS.
Girls HS Divisions: Sunday March 21st 3-9PM
All games will be in the National Sports Center M Health Fairview Dome in Blaine, MN which will run 3 fields (70-80 x 30-35 yards) concurrently.
Boys - Gold/Silver Varsity Divisions (Capped at 16 teams total) /
JV (Capped at 6 teams)
Girls - Gold/Silver Varsity Divisions Varsity (Capped at 18 teams total) /
JV (Capped at 6 teams)
All rosters are capped at 10 players and 1 coach.
*New 2/14* Roster caps have been increased to 12 players and 1 coach (coach not required if at least one player is 18 or older by the tournament date).
Eligibility: Open to players in grades 8 - 12 (Based on 2020-2021 school year). Teams must consist of at least 7 players that play in the same HS program. Additionally, to make this tournament more accessible to all players interested in participating, a US Lacrosse membership will NOT be required for this event.
At this time, we do not know if spectators will be allowed. Per current state rules, they would not be but if group sizes increase to more than 150, possibly.
Boys Team Registration Deadline: Friday February 26, 2021
Girls Team Registration Deadline: Friday March 5, 2021
|Boys Varsity (Full)||Girls Varsity (1 Spot Remaining)|
|Lakeville South (2)||Chaska|
|Simley (2)||Mounds View|
|White Bear Lake|
*This event is limited in capacity. 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 $75 late fee.
A $100 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 March 5, 2021 for boys teams and March 12, 2021 for girls teams .
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.