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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. 

Registration Details

Important Dates:

Deposit Due: Upon registration

Payment Due in Full Deadline: April 15th, 2019

Early Bird Registration: 12/15/18 - Receive $100 off per team if you pay in full by December 15th.

Please note that the final payment deadline is 4/15/2019. 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

YOUTH
2024 | 2025 | 2026 

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

See Tournament Rules for more detailed and age-appropriate rules.

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7v7 Gameplay

YOUTH
2027 | 2028

  • Two 14-minute halves | 2-minute half (running clock)
  • Clock will be kept by Field Coordinator - separate from central horn
  • Draw after each goal
  • Guaranteed 4  games
  • Roster size of up to 12 players
  • Shortened USL formatted 7v7 field
  • One pass required before attempting to attack the cage
  • If an attacker intercepts or causes turnover from opposing goalie after save, the player must have one pass before attacking the cage again
  • Players are allowed to kick the ball
  • Mixed teams allowed*
Sign Us Up

We are now accepting registrations for the summer 2019. 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
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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.

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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!

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

CONTACT
Danielle Kirk
Director of Girls Events
Danielle Kirk
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