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Summer Bulldog Bash


Play among champions.

The Bulldog Bash is about a desire to work hard, play harder, and come out as the top dog in this middle school and high school tournament. NXT has come together with Division I coach, Andy Shay, of Yale University to create an unmatched presence of lacrosse in New England. The summer Bulldog Bash tournament has become one of the largest summer lacrosse tournaments in the area, hosting over 180 youth and high school teams annually.

This event is open to any and all participants in the corresponding graduation years.  This event happens twice a year in both the summer and fall so be sure to sign your teams up for both to play against the nation's highest competition.


YOUTH TEAMS | July 17, 2021
HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS | July 18, 2021


  • Deposit Due: Upon Registration
  • Full Payment Due: 4/15/21
  • Early Bird Registration: 12/15/20 - 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 forfeiture of the tournament spot and deposit fee.

Gameplay Details

  • Middle school will play on Friday, July 16
  • Youth will play on Saturday, July 17
  • High school will play on Sunday, July 18
  • Two 22-minute halves or four 10-minute quarters 
  • Modified U.S. Lacrosse rules
  • Championship format
  • Guaranteed at least 3 games
  • Certified referees


84 College coaches lined the sidelines to see top talent from the high school teams at Yale University including DI, DII, and DIII coaches. 

Coaches included:

  • Princeton
  • Rutgers
  • Colgate
  • Dartmouth
  • Hofstra
  • Bucknell
  • Monmouth 
  • Tampa

NLV Productions

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 2021 registration opens on August 12, 2020. 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

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

Farmington is a town in Hartford County in the Farmington Valley. The town is known for having numerous parks and trails, scenic views of the Farmington River, museums, and great restaurants.

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.

Farmington Sports Arena

11 Executive Dr, Farmington, CT 06032 / Farmington Sports Arena (FSA) - 130,000 Square foot modern indoor sports facility and outdoor complex nestled on over 24 acres of prime real estate conveniently located off of Route 6 and is Centrally located in Connecticut.

VP of Event Sales & Recruiting
Brett Manney
Sales Associate, Boys Events | Coach
Eric Kluge