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MidAmerica Invitational


Welcome to The MidAmerica Invitational!

The MidAmerica Invitational features elite talent from the Midwest. The event will coincide with the Grail, the largest Midwest event from NXT. Competing teams will play in the high school only section of the venue, minimizing confusion, and maximizing exposure for the college and university coaches in attendance. This event is open to any and all participants in the corresponding graduation years.

New year, new venue!

The MidAmerica Invitational is moving to Mercyhealth Sportscore II in Loves Park, IL. Home to 26 fields including seven turfs and one indoor fieldhouse. 

*The MidAmerica Invitational will be moving back to Grand Park in 2023!

We think about the details so you don't have to.

Family-Friendly Scheduling:  We schedule your games in a morning or afternoon block.  Half of the day on the field, the other experiencing Loves Park & the surrounding areas.

Registration Details

  • Deposit Due: Upon Registration
  • Full Payment Due: 4/15/2022
  • Early Bird Registration: 12/15/2021 - Receive $100 off per team if you pay in full by December 15th.

Failure to meet the payment deadline will constitute non-acceptance of the tournament registration and a forfeiture of the tournament spot and deposit fee. This event is open to any and all participants in the corresponding graduation years.

Gameplay Details

  • 22-minute running halves
  • Championship format
  • Modified U.S. Lacrosse rules
  • Championship format
  • Guaranteed at least 4 games - some teams will play 5 games
  • Certified referees


NXT Invitationals are where the best high school clubs & players get seen and recruited. In the summer of 2021, 473 college coaches attended NXT Showcase & Invitationals. The 2021 MidAmerica Invitational had 50+ college coaches on-site for an intense weekend at Grand Park. 

Are you a college coach looking to recruit at this event?


Next Level Video is our exclusive video provider for this event. Games will be professionally filmed in HD from an elevated angle and several game film and highlight reel packages are available. Order before the event to lock in discounted early-bird rates.

Sign Us Up

Summer 2022 registration opens on 9/13/21. Teams can follow the steps to registration by clicking below, or by reaching out to our tournament director. From here, parents can also complete their waiver!


Schedule & Scores

The schedule will be announced closer to the event. Once announced, plan your trip, and make sure you don't miss the match-up you've been waiting for.

Download The App

Download the Tourney Machine App to easily follow your team throughout the tournament. Get schedule updates, scores and standings right from your phone.


From real-time weather updates to offerings fully staffed by Athletic Trainers, NXT takes youth sports safety very seriously. Click below to find out more.

Travel Information

Area Activities

From first-class shopping, to exciting sporting events, even the great outdoors – the City of Loves Park has something for everyone.

Stay to Play Policy

NXT strives to provide a streamlined hotel experience for all participants. As part of this effort, we require that all non-commuting teams participating in our tournaments (as a condition of acceptance) make hotel accommodations using our tournament housing services. Please do not call the hotels directly. We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event.

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two

8800 E. Riverside Blvd. | Loves Park, IL 61111 / The new home to the Grail & MidAmerica spans over 180 acres, in Loves Park, IL. This state-of-the-art complex is home to 2,000+ parking spaces, 26 outdoor fields, 7 turf fields, concessions, and an indoor fieldhouse.

The Grail

Need a spot for your youth teams? Our Grail Event is one of the largest youth events of the summer, and is the same day, at the same location! Click the button below to learn more about the event.

MidAmerican Invitational Photos

Photos from the 2021 MidAmerica Invitational are available on Facebook!

VP of Event Sales & Recruiting
Brett Manney