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Welcome to The MidAmerica Invitational!

The MidAmerica Invitational features elite talent from across the Midwest. This high school recruiting event coincides with the Grail, one of the largest events in the Midwest. Competing teams will play in a high school only section of the venue, maximizing exposure for the attending college and university coaches. 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 Indianapolis & the surrounding areas.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Important Dates:

  • Deposit due at time of registration
  • Payment Due in Full Deadline: 4/15/22
  • Early Bird Registration: 12/17/21 - Receive $100 off per team if you pay in full by December 15th.
  • Rosters/Waivers Due for Teams: 4/15/22

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 | 2-minute half
  • Modified NCAA Rules
  • Championship format
  • Guaranteed 4 games - most teams will play 5 games
  • Certified referees 
  • Vendor Village and NXTexperience: food, fun & shopping!

College Coaches

In 2021, 45 college coaches from DI, DII, and DIII programs populated the sidelines to watch 2022, 2023, and 2024 recruiting classes.

With maximum exposure to the scouts, players had the opportunity to compete against some of the country's most competitive club teams.

The Grail

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

Game Film

Film from the MidAmerica Invitational is included as part of a Premium IWLCARecruits subscription. If you or your club/HS are already a part of IWLCARecruits, film will be posted to your student-athlete profile no more than 2 weeks following the event. Click here to learn more or get film access!

Sign Us Up

MidAmerica Invitational registration for 2022 opens on July 29, 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!

GAME CENTER

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.

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.

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.

PHOTOS

Photos from the 2021 MidAmerica Invitational are available on Facebook!

Event Director
Executive VP of Girls Lacrosse
Kate Henwood
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