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Crabs, Lax & Cake!

3 of the best things in life! 

The premier youth girls lacrosse event of the Summer! Where Maryland's Crabs meet championship cakes! 

Cecil County offers beautiful turf fields and well-manicured grass fields at one location. Combine this with great competition and a fun experience for your youth teams and you have the perfect youth event for your summer! 

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 Baltimore & surrounding areas. 

Turf-to-Grass Ratio: NXT only partners with elite facilities that offer a favorable turf-to-grass ratio -- Guaranteeing you games rain or shine!

Registration Details

Important Dates:

  • Deposit due at time of registration
  • Payment Due in Full Deadline: April 15, 2024

Please note that the final payment deadline is 4/15/2024. 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

HIGH SCHOOL 
2026 | 2027

  • 22-minute halves | Running Central Clock | 2-minute half
  • Championship format
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • Certified referees
  • Mixed teams allowed*

MIDDLE SCHOOL/YOUTH
2028 | 2029 | 2030 | 2031 | 2032 | 2033

  • 22-minute halves | Running Central Clock | 2-minute half
  • Championship format
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • Certified referees
  • Mixed teams allowed*
  • Both full field 2033/2032 divisions and 7v7 2033/2032 divisions.

Click here to read our 2024 Summer Event Rules

7v7 Gameplay

YOUTH
2032 | 2033

  • Two 22-minute halves with two-minute halftime (running clock)
  • Championship format
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • Certified referees
  • Both full field 2033/2032 divisions and 7v7 2033/2032 divisions.

Click here to read our full 7v7 rules 

GAME FILM | NLV PRODUCTIONS

NLV is the exclusive video provider and is the only permitted company for any elevated or commercial filming. Spectators may film their own matches for personal use, so long as it does not interfere with NLV's ability to record matches and they DO NOT use elevated filming equipment.

Third-Party Elevated Filming Strictly Prohibited For High School Divisions

This policy will be enforced. Any unauthorized use of elevated equipment will be removed and legal media rights exercised.

This included Veo camera, Trace, Hi-Pods, and other equipment of similar nature 

 

USA Lacrosse Nationals Qualifier Event

 

This event is a US Lacrosse Nationals Sanctioned Qualifier Event.  Teams competing in the top competitive divisions will accrue points and all points earned at this event will count towards qualification for the 2023 US Lacrosse Nationals. For additional information, visit www.uslacrosse.org/events/nationals.

Sign Us Up

Crab Cake registration for 2023 opens on July 18, 2022. 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.

Scores

Download the Tourney Machine App to view all scores and standings. Track your team to ensure you arrive at the right location and time, ready to attack the event!

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

Cecil County, located on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, is the perfect halfway point between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Parks with miles of trails, specialty and antique shops, award winning restaurants, and inns await when you visit Cecil County. Plenty of wooded areas provide the perfect hiking, biking, camping, or fishing to pass the free time.

Stay to Play Policy

NXT & Travel First Agency 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.

Calvert Regional Park

304 Brick Meeting House Road North East, MD 21901 / The park consists of a synthetic turf multi purpose field, 7 natural grass multi purpose fields, a one mile paved trail, playgrounds, paved parking, and a concession stand. Fields 1-12 use address: 304 Brick Meetinghouse Rd. Fields 13-19 use address: 2706 North East Rd.

PHOTOS

Photos from the 2021 Crab Cake are available on Facebook!

CONTACT
Executive VP of Girls Lacrosse
Kate Henwood
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Girls’ Lacrosse Events Director
Alex Benedict
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NXT Girls Events Sales Manager
Kelsey Beegle
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