High School Summer Travel Team Tournaments

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Administration & Logistics

  • Who  - 2023 and 2024 Midwest Lacrosse Alliance teams
  • Dates - Friday, July 16, Saturday, July 17 & Sunday, July 18, 2021
  • Location - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
  • Video - Game videos are included in your registration
  • Tournament Information 
    • Event Website
    • Fields: grass and field turf, so bring cleats and your preference for turf shoes or cleats.
    • The NLF Championships - the top club teams in the country in the 2022 through 2029 graduation years, vying for the most prestigious championship in club lacrosse.
      This event is invitation-only for the AA divisions.
  • Teams Attending in 2019
    • Baltimore Crabs, Big 4 HHH, Cherries, Denver Elite, Eclipse CT, Edge Canada, Express North, Fighting Clams, Laxachusetts, Leading Edge, Legends West, LI Express, Mesa Fresh, NH Tomahawks Purple, NXT, Primetime NY, Roughriders, Sweetlax, Team 91 Carolina, Team 91 Crush, Thunder LB3 Blue, West Coast Starz
  • Colleges In Attendance (2019) - 209 coaches from 135 schools - 97 D1 (Click For Full List)

2021 Waivers

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Tournament Information


  • The will use college rules, but the actual rules of play are not yet posted. The rules below represent our best guess as of today.
  • Each team plays 5 games.
  • 12-minute running quarters with a 4-minute halftime.
  • Game Clock will convert to START/STOP the last 60 seconds of any game where the score differential is within 2 goals.
    • Ex. Score is 6-4, clock runs until the 1 minute mark, then the official timekeeper will go start stop on out of bounds, face-offs etc.
  • Games that end in a tie will be played out in a continuous Sudden Victory OT period.
  • Each team will get one 60-second time-out per game (includes OT).
  • Score, game clock and penalty time kept at scorer’s table.
  • All penalties will be running time and will start when player takes a knee in the box.
  • No shot clock/timer on during pool play.
    • For the play-offs the referees will have the ability to put on a shot clock for teams stalling.
  • Any fighting or flagrant disrespect toward an official or any other person will result in expulsion for the remainder of the tournament. No Exceptions, No Refunds.


The actual tournament format / schedule will be released in June. The general schedule is below.

  • Friday July 16, 2021
    • 8:00 am to 9:00 am = Check-in
    • 9:00 am or 10:00 pm - Game 1
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Game 2
  • Saturday July 17, 2021
    • 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Game 3
    • 6:00 pm - Playoffs start
    • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Game 4
  • Sunday July 18, 2021 - All teams get at least 1 game on Wednesday
    • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm - Playoff quarterfinals, semifinals, championships


2021 Check In / Check Out (Tournament)

  • Check-in will be from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM on Friday, July 16.
  • Check-out will be after your last game on Sunday, July 18.
  • The tournament director has asked that only the head coach from each team check-in / check-out.
    • Players and parents should find the team Staff Director.
    • Note: Plan on meeting us at the fields 45 minutes before your first game.


  • We will email out more specific instructions on where to meet as we get closer to the tournament.
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Lodging, Transportation & Meals

Lodging - (Parents and Players)

  • There are no dorms included in your fees. All players and parents have to find their own housing.
  • The Midwest Lacrosse Alliance is not a travel agency - do not contact us about your hotel stay / booking.
  • The Midwest Lacrosse Alliance is providing the following information that so parents can book directly if they chose to:
  • All Reservations need to be made by May 31, 2021.
  • Hotel No Show Policy: Failure to cancel or check in at the above hotel will result in a charge of your entire stay to be billed.

2021 What To Bring (Hotel and Fields)

  • For the room: toiletries.
  • For the field: game gear for five games; all equipment including but not limited to helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, sticks, cleats, turf shoes etc.
  • Water Bottles. Water will be provided on every field, but not water bottles.
  • Other: casual clothing for downtime & meals, etc.
  • Money: not too much, but enough for pizzas at night, drinks during the day, etc. from the camp store, which will be located on the fields.

2021 Transportation / Directions - There Is No Bus For This Tournament

  • Please note that there will be no team travel arrangements for this tournament. Therefore, players are responsible for their own transportation to and from the tournaments.
  • Any player needing a ride should contact Coach Calleri immediately.  He will help arrange carpools.  Any player/parent willing to help out with carpooling should also contact coach Calleri so that he will know where we have room in cars.  Thank you for your understanding with this matter.
    • Specific Directions to the TOURNAMENT fields can be found HERE. Just enter your address / where you plan to leave.

2021 Meals - You Must Bring Money For Food As Most But Not All Meals Are Included

  • The tournament DOES NOT provide any meals.
  • The hotels normally have breakfast for the players included in the cost.
  • All other meals are not built in to the trip.
  • Therefore, the kids need to bring money to pay for their meals.  Please plan accordingly.

Note: Please do not skip meals it will come back to haunt you during the games.