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The Grail


Your Quest For The Grail Starts Here

New year, new venue! The Grail is moving to Mercyhealth Sportscore II in Loves Park, IL. Home to 26 fields including seven turfs and one indoor fieldhouse. Combine this with first-rate competition and a fun experience for your whole club, and you have one of the Midwest's top boys lacrosse events of the summer.

If you are looking to bring a high school team to this event, then check out the MidAmerica Invitational

86 youth teams participated in 2021 - 13 different states represented!

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

Family-Friendly Scheduling:  We schedule your games in a block schedule so you are not at the fields all day.  Half of the day on the field, the other experiencing Loves Park & the surrounding areas.

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

Registration Details

  • Deposit Due: Upon registration
  • Full Payment Due: 4/15/22
  • Early Bird Registration: 12/15/21 - 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 or four 10-minute quarters 
  • Modified U.S. Lacrosse rules
  • Championship format
  • Guaranteed at least 4 games - some teams will play 5 games
  • Certified referees
  • Vendor Village and NXTexperience: food, fun & shopping!
Sign Us Up

Summer 2022 registration opens on 9/13/2021. 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 & 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.

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.

MidAmerica Invitational

Need a spot for your older teams? Our MidAmerica Invitational is a high school recruiting event and is the same day at the same venue! Click the link below to learn more about the Invite.

Sales Associate, Boys Events | Coach
Patrick O'Donoghue