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Lou Fusz Tournaments

Great Pumpkin Shootout

  • October 26, 2024


Boys & Girls
High School, Youth, and Club Teams



  • 10U 7v7 – $525
  • 12U 7v7 – $525
  • 14U 7v7 – $595
  • High School 7v7 – $675
  • 14U Full Field – $795
  • High School Full Field – $795

Application Deadline

October 10, 2024

Registration Information

Click on the links below to register for our tournament event.

General Information

Lou Fusz Athletic is excited to host the 11th annual Great Pumpkin Shootout on Saturday October 26, 2024.  The event is open to Boys and Girls Youth, High School, and Club teams. We will have divisions available for all levels of ability.  All teams will play 3 competitive, ‘friendly’ games on Saturday at the first class ALL SYNTHETIC TURF Lou Fusz Athletic Complex in St. Louis.  This event is designed to be a fun opportunity for team to get meaningful, competitive matches in a less formal tournament setting.  Appropriate level competition, certified referees and medical staff on site for all matches, Halloween themed prizes, and the traditional PUMPKIN SMASH.  Yes players will have the opportunity to try their hand at destroying our ‘Great Wall of Pumpkins’ with lacrosse balls.  There are no championship finals, trophies nor medals for this event given the ‘friendly’ nature of the competition.

In most cases teams will have a short break between their matches, however in some instances a team may play back to back games in order to facilitate coach/team scheduling conflicts.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: October 10, 2024
Application Fee Paid By: October 10, 2024
Accepted Teams Notified: October 12, 2024
Brackets Posted: October 14, 2024
Schedule Posted: October 16, 2024


Open to Boys & Girls Youth, High School, and Club Teams. We follow US LACROSSE age brackets for youth 14U / 12U / 10U players.

This is a “Stay & Play” tournament; all out of town teams are required to stay in hotels approved by the Lou Fusz Athletic. Please contact our tournament staff for more specifics regarding event housing.


HS FULL FIELD GAMES (BOYS 10v10 / GIRLS 12v12) – 44 Minute Running Clock
14U FULL FIELD GAMES (BOYS 10v10 / GIRLS 12v12) – 44 Minute Running Clock
14U: 1/2 FIELD GAMES (BOYS & GIRLS 7v7) – 40 Minute Running Clock
12U: 1/2 FIELD GAMES (BOYS & GIRLS 7v7) – 36 Minute Running Clock
10U: 1/2 FIELD GAMES (BOYS & GIRLS 5v5) – 36 Minute Running Clock

Application Payment

Please pay using the PayPal button or mail us a check
including team name and tournament name in subject line:

Lou Fusz Athletic
1 Athletic Dr,
Earth City, MO 63045

Game Locations

Check out our world-class facilities.

Lou Fusz Athletic Complex

2155 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146

Lou Fusz Athletic Training Center

1 Athletic Dr, Earth City, MO 63045

Event Resources

Franco Carotenuto
Tournament Director

Please pay using the PayPal button or mail us a check
including team name and tournament name in subject line:

Lou Fusz Athletic
1 Athletic Dr,
Earth City, MO 63045

Athletic Trainer Services
Children's Hospital & Washington University Physician's Young Athlete Center will be providing the Athletic Training services for LFA Facilities during the event.

Our weather guidelines are aligned with those suggested/used by USSF, MYSA, & SLYSA. Adjustments made to games due to weather are at the discretion of the tournament committee (comprised of Tournament Director, LFA Staff, and Young Athlete Center's ATC staff). It is our intention to provide a fun, playable, safe environment for all teams participating to get the competition they have come in search of. All games will be played on state of the art artificial turf fields…No rainouts! However, because all fields are playable during the rain, game stoppage can still occur due to hazardous conditions such as lightning/ thunder or temperature levels. Weather updates will be sent via email/text messages through your GotSoccer account.
• Games could be delayed or shortened. Games could also be rescheduled for a later time/date that weekend.
• Games played until/beyond halftime can be considered final at the moment stopped if necessary.
• For games played in U14 and younger divisions, adjustments/cancellations will be made when expected game time temperature is 18 degrees cold index with windchill. For games played in U15 and older divisions, adjustments/cancellations will be made when expected game time temperature is 14 degrees cold index with windchill.
• Any additional changes to the schedule deemed necessary by the LFA Tournament Committee will be exercised with as much notice as possible for all teams involved.

In the event of a mandated or forced cancellation of the event due to Covid-19 our refund policy is as follows:
1. Teams will receive a full refund of their tournament game related fees.  There is a maximum $35 administrative fee that is nonrefundable as this fee goes directly toward items that are reserved and paid for well in advance of the event kickoff.  Items such as field rental, referee scheduling, registration and payment acquisition fees, and the hundreds of hours of time that go into making the event operational.
2.  If a team has a player or staff member/affiliate test positive for Covid within 13 days of the kick off of the event, the team will be allowed to withdraw and will receive a refund, however a portion of their tuition will be retained to refund their three opponents who will have not received their 3 guaranteed games.
For example: your team is scheduled to play 3 games guaranteed.  ‘Opponent X’ is one of your opponents on Saturday of the event.  The Tuesday before the event ‘Opponent X’ notifies us that a player in their team tested positive for Covid.  Their team must 'quarantine' for 2 weeks and therefore cannot participate in the tourney.  Your team paid for 3 guaranteed games so your team would need to be refunded a portion of your tuition since you only received 2 games.  ‘Opponent X’ that had to drop out will cover part of your team’s refund and Lou Fusz will pay the rest.  Therefore, your team is not further inconvenienced. Opponent X does not lose all their committed tournament money, and we have all done our part to keep the event and the community healthy.
IF we are able to find your team a fill in, suitable 3rd opponent to replace ‘Opponent X’, then your team will play your 3 originally scheduled matches, and ‘Opponent X’ will not be required to pay this game fee.
We hope this clarification is helpful.  Unfortunately, there is no 'right' answer in all of this. Our organization is not immune to the effects of these cancellations.
3. Weather related cancellation refund policy remains as it has for many years and is in line with dozens of similar events of similar offering.  Teams that play no games receive no less than a 70% refund. If only 1 game played, no less than 50% refund given, if only 2 games played no less than 20% refund given.
IF after being accepted, a team elects not to participate (by their choice) for any reason, they will risk forfeiture of their entire registration fee.