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Lou Fusz Tournaments

LFA Midwest Lacrosse Championships

  • November 15-17, 2024

Ages/Divisions

Boys: 2025 - 2033
Girls: 2025 - 2033
('A', 'B', and 'C' level divisions available at all age groups)

Pricing

HS Teams (2025, 2026, 2027)= $1295
2028/29 = $995
2030/31 = $995
2032/33 = $795
(4 game guarantee at all age groups)

Application Deadline

October 18th, 2024

Registration Information

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

General Information

Lou Fusz Athletic welcomes you to join us in the Lou Fusz Athletic Midwest Lacrosse Championships.  All games held on our synthetic turf fields! This event will feature 60+ boys and girls high school and youth teams from around the Midwest, along with dozens of college coaches. The event will utilize the very familiar and easy to use, Tourney Machine scheduling platform and App.

Open to ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ level Boys & Girls teams 2025 – 2033

The event promises competitive games against teams from other cities/states in an awesome tournament environment.  The all synthetic, lit, turf fields and facilities are among the best in the country.

Certified referees and medical staff will be overseeing all matches. College coaches from multiple programs and divisions around the Midwest will be in attendance scouting the matches.

All teams are guaranteed 4 games. (3 ‘group stage’ games + Final/Consolation)
Trophies and Medals will be presented to qualifying teams on Sunday at our Champion’s stage.

Important Dates

Important Dates
Early Registration Discount Deadline: April 1st
Application Deadline: October 18th, 2024
Application Fee Paid By: October 19th, 2024
Accepted Teams Notified: October 20th, 2024
Brackets Posted: October 28th, 2024
Schedule Posted: November 2nd, 2024

Eligibility

Eligibility
We follow US LACROSSE age brackets for youth 14U / 12U / 10U / 8U players.

This is a “Stay & Play” tournament; all out of town teams are required to stay in hotels approved by the Lou Fusz Athletic using our professional housing partners Traveling Teams LLC. Please book team rooms via the “Housing” button to receive our special partnered rates.

Games

Game Formats
4 Game Guarantee (3 group games + Final/Consolation)
2025-2027: Full field games – 25 minute halves
2028/29: Full field games  – 22 minute halves
2030/31: Full field games – 22 minute halves
2032/33: Half field games – 20 minute halves

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
Attn: TOURNAMENTS
1 Athletic Dr,
Earth City, MO 63045

Game Locations

Check out our world-class facilities.

Event Resources

Franco Carotenuto
Tournament Director
tournaments@loufuszathletic.com

Andrew Spillars
Lacrosse Director
andrew.spillars@loufuszathletic.com

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

Lou Fusz Athletic
Attn: TOURNAMENTS
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.

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