NorthWest Lacrosse, Youth Lacrosse located in Kalispell, Montana but serving the whole Flathead Valley.

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Spokane Laxfest is almost here! We are expecting almost 70 lacrosse teams arriving for this event.

Coaches, please check your team in at the Welcome Tent at the Polo Fields at least one hour before your first game where we will have you review our Code of Conduct form and sign a waiver. You will also receive coach lanyards for you and your staff.  All games will be held at the Spokane Polo Fields at 7714 Sunset Highway, Spokane, WA.  The easiest directions from I-90 include:  take exit 277 onto US-2 W toward Airport/Davenport, keep left on US-2 W. The driveway is on the east side of the property, near Long Horn BBQ.  It will be marked with signs. 

Please let your families know, there will be a parking fee of $10 a weekend at the Polo Fields. PLEASE BRING A $10 TO PAY FOR PARKING. RV parking is by reservation only and that it is full.  No RVs will be allowed into the venue unless they have a reserved spot.  No “day” RV’s will be allowed as space will be limited.  EXITING FROM THE POLO FIELDS WILL BE RIGHT TURN ONLY.  Please obey all traffic signs.  If you need to loop back to I-90, turn left on Flint Road, then turn left on Airport Drive. 

We will have various venders with food and lacrosse equipment at the event. Our T-shirt vendor will be able to print off shirts/hoodies with your team name and roster on it.  You are welcome to bring your own picnics as well. Play it Again Sports will have lacrosse equipment for sale, please see the attached flyer for details.

Being the Spokane Polo Fields, there are a few of rules that we want to remind our visitors.  There will be no alcohol, no smoking, no charcoal grills, (gas grills are fine) and no pets except for registered service animals. For your safety, please avoid standing or sitting near end lines. Please do not allow children near animal pens, and don’t allow them to throw rocks into the grass.  ONLY COACHES have access to the VIP parking area; cars accessing this area or parking on the grass will be towed by the venue owner. 

Attached is a letter for you to send your families. 

Expect a second email to arrive with the 2018 Laxfest Tournament Rules.  

To keep current the latest game schedules, please visit

We are looking forward to a fun-filled lacrosse weekend.  If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

Thank you-

SYL Laxfest Committee

by posted 05/16/2018
LAXFEST and State Tournament


Laxfest games are posted to Tourney Machine.  Please see the info from Spokane below.


12U and 14U Boys State Tournament is also available on Tourney Machine, schedule to be final after this weekends games.  See below- at this time it will be a single elimination, no Friday games, pool play for seeding Saturday, bracket play Sunday.   


10U Boys- No State Tournament.   We will have 1-- 10U team going to CDA for the June 2nd/3rd Jamboree.  Great way to end the season.  Please contact by 5/17/2018 or during this weeks practice for participation.  There are limited spots available. 


Spokane Laxfest Game Schedule

From Spokane Youth Lacrosse

For this tournament all schedule and score updates are being powered by a software called Tourney Machine.

Go to to view the schedule on your computer. To download the app on your mobile device search for Tourney Machine on the App Store or Google Play.

You can also follow your team and receive tournament updates (score postings, schedule changes and news) via text and email.

  1. Go to on your computer
  2. Click the green Notifications button
  3. Follow your team and choose to receive updates via e-mail or text



12U / 14U Boys State Update

Message is from Nick Laatsch- Montana Lacrosse Youth Commissioner 

Just some quick updates on the state tournament as we head into the final weekend of the regular season. The MLA voted unanimously in favor of pool play (Saturday) and bracket play (Sunday) format for our tournament. All teams will have a guarantee of 4 games over the weekend. Every team will have games on Saturday and Sunday. The most games a team will play in a single day is 3. All games will be played at the Dobbie Lambert Intramural Fields on the MSU campus. 12U and 14U Silver games will start at 8am on Saturday. 14U Gold games start at 9:30am on Saturday. Championship games will be played on Sunday at the following times:

12U - 2pm

14U Silver - 2pm

14U Gold - 4pm

The schedule for the tournament will be hosted on Tourney Machine. Please encourage your families to download the Tourney Machine app to follow along on their mobile device. The schedule will be released next week. Here is a link to the tournament website on Tourney Machine:

Best of luck on the last weekend of the regular season and looking forward to seeing everyone in Bozeman




Thanks everyone!  

Brad Townsend 406-270-7202 





by posted 05/14/2018
Picture Schedule

Monday, May 7

Pictures taken at Kidsport


Girls - 14U BLACK - 5:00


Girls - 8-10U BLACK - 5:30


Girls - 8-10U WHITE -5:45


Boys - 8U BLACK - 6:00


Boys - 10U BLACK - 6:30


Boys - 10U GREEN - 7:00


Boys - 12U GREEN - 7:30



Tuesday, May 8

Pictures taken at KMS


Boys - 14U BLACK - 5:30


Boys - 12U BLACK - 6:00


Boys - 14U GREEN - 6:30



by posted 05/07/2018
Panda Express Night

Support Northwest Sharpshooters lacrosse club by joining us at Panda Express for lunch or dinner on Friday, May 11th. 

by posted 05/07/2018
Online Store is Open

Once again we have partnered with Universal Athletics to offer you some great SharpShooters clothing.

Enter Online Store


by posted 02/21/2018
Registration / Season Dates Count Down


Tentative schedule dates and travel are below.  These will be final and locked  after the MLA Schedule Meeting on February 25th.  Exact game times and opponent will be known soon after.  But you need to get signed UP!

Take advantage of the payment plan available on our Registration Page  

**Team assignments are required by the Montana Lacrosse Association by February 1st 2018, leaving 2 weeks to register for the 2018 Spring season before late fees for sign ups are applied**

2018 Season Dates - No Billings or Bozeman Travel

February 11th-- Indoor Practice Begins

March 5th-- Gear Night

March 12th-- Mandatory Coaches Meeting

April 2nd--Outdoor Practice (Weather Permitting)

April 7th-- In house Games No Travel  Season Face Off (kick off...) Saturday

April 14th-- Helena (Boys) /  Missoula (14U Girls only)

April 21st/22nd-- Northwest Shootout Kalispell (Boys and Girls all ages)

April 28th-- Missoula (Boys and Girls all ages)

May 5th--Great Falls (Boys) / Helena (Girls)

May 12th-- Kalispell HOST 

May 19th/20th-- Spokane LAXFEST (Boys and Girls 8U/10U/12U/14U)

May 26th-- OFF Weekend

June 2nd-- STATE TBD


Please take note of the following updates for Youth Lacrosse Season:

++Boys 10U will play 7v7 (2 attack, 2 midfielders, 2 defense, 1 goalie) and offsides will be enforced. The majority of the 10U rules will apply (small field, short sticks only, etc.). Rules will be clarified as the season approaches.

++10U - 10-minute running quarters (same as last year)

++12U - 10-minute running quarters (change from stop time to running time to keep games under an hour for scheduling purposes)

++14U - 10-minute stop time quarters (same as last year)

++8th graders that have aged out of 14U will be allowed to play 14U. 8th graders are not allowed to play at the high school level.  If you wish to submit a request to play up please contact me directly.


Please contact me with questions!

Brad Townsend




by posted 01/18/2018
Pathfinders: Montana

by posted 07/27/2016
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