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The National Stage

From the standardized qualifying path to the ultimate event venue, the 10th annual US Lacrosse Nationals, powered by NXT, pulls out all the stops to deliver the Youth Lacrosse Nationals. The exhaustive debates and claims of greatness spurred on throughout the year vanish as the best Boys and Girls teams from across the country descend on Delaware for the decisive test: four days of high-level-competition combined with a festival style atmosphere at the DE Turf Sports Complex.

Points are accrued from teams competing in the top competitive divisions of up to four qualifying tournaments during the 2017-18 season. Teams that compete in more than four tournaments will have their top point total counts towards qualification status.

Champions of the US Lacrosse Nationals' 13U and 12U divisions will receive automatic bids to the next year's Nationals in each team's subsequent age division. Champions from the 2017 Nationals have secured spots for 2018 in the 14U and 13U girls divisions.

To find out more, or to check in on the current USL, click below!

Event Highlights


  • The youth Lacrosse Nationals are led by the sport's governing body

  • Professional tournament venue in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic with state-of-the-art facilities built in 2016

  • Interaction with the US Men's and Women's National teams throughout the weekend

  • Located just 25 minutes from the Delaware beaches

Game Format

  • Games will be played as four 12 minute quarters with a 4 minute halftime

  • Teams will not play more than 2 games in a day, giving coaches ample time to do what they do best- COACH!

  • In the event of overtime, teams will play a four minute sudden death overtime period with running time.

How To Qualify

  • Earn points at up to four qualifying events. Click Here To See The List Of Qualifying Events.

  • 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

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Tentative Schedule


  • 10 AM - 4 PM | First pool game | All 96 teams 4:30 PM | Opening ceremonies | Stadium field


  • 9 AM - 9 PM | Second & third pool games | All 96 teams 9 PM | Coach Reception | Local establishment


  • 10 AM - NOON | 24 quarterfinal games
1 - 4 PM | 24 consolation games for the 48 teams not advancing to the playoffs


  • 10 - 11:30 AM | Girls Finals
11:30 AM | Girls Champions Ceremony | Stadium field 1 - 2:30 PM | Boys Finals
2:30 PM | Boys Champions Ceremony | Stadium field


Need to Know

After the summer events are finalized, Qualified teams will be able to register for their respective division. Please reach out to our Tournament Director with any questions. From here, parents can also complete their waiver!

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Schedule and Scores

You will be able to 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 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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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
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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.


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.

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Flying In

Wilmington Airport - 55 Min. | Philadelphia International - 1 HR, 20 Min. | Balt./Wash. International - 1 HR, 45 Min. |

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Nearby Cities

Philadelphia, PA - 1 HR, 30 Min. | North Jersey, NJ - 2 HR, 45 Min. | Baltimore, MD - 2 HR | Washington, DC - 2 HR | Virginia Beach, VA - 3 HR, 45 Min. | Long Island, NY - 4 Hr. | Hartford, CT | 4 Hr, 45 Min. |

Ryan Long
Director of Boys Events
Ryan Long