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First State's Favorite Event

Welcome to the Sixth Annual Blue Hen!

Competitive lacrosse, an amazing venue, and a fun experience together!  Conveniently located within driving distance from Philadelphia, Baltimore & many other major East Coast locations.

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 the surrounding areas.

Registration Details

Deposit Due: Upon Registration

Full Payment Due: 5/15/18

Early Bird Registration: 12/15/17 - 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.

Gameplay Details

  • 22 minute running halves
  • Modified U.S. Lacrosse rules
  • Championship format
  • Guaranteed at least 4 games - most teams will play 5 games
  • Certified referees
  • Vendor Village and NXTexperience: food, fun & shopping!
Sign Us Up

We are now accepting registrations for the 2018 summer. 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!

GAME CENTER
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Schedule, Scores & Rules

Click here to view the whole schedule for this weekend. Plan your trip, and make sure you don't miss the match-up you've been waiting for.

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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.

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Safety

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.

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US LACROSSE QUALIFIER

This event is a US Lacrosse Nationals Sanctioned Qualifier Event. The US Lacrosse Nationals will cap off the 2017-18 event season with a 16-team tournament in each division of play (14U, 13U, 12U). This year’s Nationals will be held at the DE Turf Complex in Frederica, DE from August 2-5, 2018. Teams competing in the top competitive divisions will accrue points towards qualifying for a berth in the US Lacrosse Nationals. It is necessary for all athletes to be US Lacrosse members to compete in this event.

Travel Information
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Area Activities

Whether you are interested in the pristine shore towns, or a tax-free shopping spree, Delaware serves as the hidden gem of the Mid-Atlantic. With plenty of outdoor and family-friendly activities, you are sure to enjoy your heard earned vacation!

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Stay to Play Policy

NXT & HBC Event Services strive 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. Please book through the hotel reservation link provided below. We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event.

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DE Turf

4000 Bay Rd, Frederica, DE 19963 / Brand new, as of Spring 2017, Kent County, Delaware welcomes the "DE Turf", an 85-acre, state-of-the-art multipurpose sports complex which features 12 synthetic turf fields with sports lighting and scoreboards, centered by a major 1,500 seat championship stadium.The fields surround a world class indoor field house complex complete with restrooms, concession stands, office space, locker rooms and a multipurpose room.

CONTACT
Ryan Long
Director of Boys Events
Ryan Long
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