SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today named 33 youth tournaments that will serve as qualifying events for the 10th annual US Lacrosse Nationals, set for Aug. 2-5, 2018, at DE Turf Sports Complex in Frederica, Del.

The qualifying tournaments meet the best-practice guidelines of the US Lacrosse tournament sanctioning program, and they will provide 14U, 13U and 12U teams with opportunities to qualify for a berth in the 2018 US Lacrosse Nationals. Players and coaches will be members of US Lacrosse.

“We are very excited to work with 12 of the leading event operators in the country to improve the youth lacrosse tournament experience for teams and families across the country,” said Robin Baxter, director of club accounts and sanctioning at US Lacrosse. “We appreciate their participation and look forward to capping off the 2017-18 tournament season with terrific celebration and competition at our US Lacrosse Nationals.”

Teams participating in the more competitive divisions of up to four qualifying tournaments during the 2017-18 tournament season will accrue points. Teams that compete in more than four qualifiers will have only their top four point totals count towards qualification status.

The point structure is as follows:

Pool Play Win: 10 points
Pool Play Draw: 5 points
Playoff Game Win: 20 points
Reaching the Final: 20-point bonus
Tournament Champion: 30-point bonus
Non-Playoff Consolation Round Win: 6 points
Consolation Draw: 3 points

For qualifiers that are one-day events without playoffs, teams will earn 10 points for each win and five points for each draw.

Qualification standings will be auto-calculated through the Sports Illustrated Play Tourney Machine platform at

Teams holding the top 16 spots at the conclusion of the qualification period will earn a spot in the US Lacrosse Nationals. In the girls’ 13U and 14U divisions, Igloo (N.Y.) and Yellow Jackets 2022 Blue (N.Y.), respectively, have earned automatic bids to next year’s Nationals based on their victories in the 2017 championships.

US Lacrosse Nationals qualifying tournaments to date include:

Adrenaline Lacrosse Western Kickoff Boys 10/14-15/2017 Sunnyvale, CA
NXTsports Fall Classic Girls 10/21-22/2017 Downington, PA
NXTsports Southern Tilt Boys 10/29/2017 Emerson, GA
NXTsports Rockford Fall Classic Boys 10/29/2017 Loves Park, IL
Top of the Bay Fall Lax Clash Girls 11/5/2017 Bel Air, MD
NXTsports Harvest Classic Boys 11/5/2017 West Chester, PA
NXTsports Belle of the Brawl Girls 11/11/2017 Columbia, SC
South Wake Sports Raleigh LaxFest Boys/Girls 11/11-12/2017 Raleigh, NC
Bitter Lacrosse Palmetto Lax Festival I Boys/Girls 11/11-12/2017 Charleston, SC
Adrenaline Lacrosse Blackjack Classic Boys 12/2-3/2017 Henderson, NV
Bitter Lacrosse Texas Lax Festival I Boys/Girls 12/9-10/2017 Lockhart, TX
Adrenaline Lacrosse The Challenge Boys 1/6-7/2018 Del Mar, CA
Bitter Lacrosse Florda Lax Festival  Boys 1/6-7/2018 West Palm Beach, FL
Michigan Chapter of US Lacrosse Michigan Youth Championships Boys/Girls Summer 2018 Brighton, MI
Bitter Lacrosse Texas Lax Festival II Boys Summer 2018 Lockhart, TX
Orlando Lacrosse Summer Faceoff Boys Summer 2018 Kissimmee, FL
NXTsports South Carolina Shootout Boys Summer 2018 Columbia, SC
NXTsports Wildcard Boys Summer 2018 Lewisville, TX
NXTsports Summer Jam Boys Summer 2018 Kennesaw, GA
NXTsports All-American Girls Summer 2018 Downingtown, PA
Adrenaline Lacrosse Platinum Cup Boys Summer 2018 Frederica, DE
Top of the Bay Laxin Out Loud Girls Summer 2018 Bel Air, MD
Bitter Lacrosse Palmetto Lax Classic Boys/Girls Summer 2018 Charleston, SC
NXTsports Meltdown Boys Summer 2018 Downingtown, PA
Adrenaline Lacrosse America's Finest Boys/Girls Summer 2018 San Diego, CA
STEPS Lacrosse Lax for the Cure Girls Summer 2018 New Egypt, NJ
NXTsports Blue Hen Boys Summer 2018 Frederica, DE
NXTsports Rippin at the Ranch Boys/Girls Summer 2018 Lakewood Ranch, FL
3d Lacrosse Riptide at Oceanside Boys Summer 2018 Oceanside, CA
Ultimate Events and Sports The Grind Girls Summer 2018 Chester County, PA
NXTsports NXT Cup Boys Summer 2018 Downingtown, PA
NXTsports The Grail Boys/Girls Summer 2018 Westfield, IN
NXTsports The Crabcake Girls Summer 2018 North East, MD
Lacrosse Monkey STX Minnesota Shootout Girls Summer 2018 Stillwater, MN
Bitter Lacrosse Stowe Lax Festival I Boys/Girls Summer 2018 Stowe, VT
Trilogy Lacrosse Trilogy Providence Tournament Boys Summer 2018 Providence, RI
Adrenaline Lacrosse Adrenaline Western Shootout Boys Summer 2018 Aurora, CO

Additional qualifying tournaments for the US Lacrosse Nationals will be announced when confirmed.

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