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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:
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 https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=NORTHWESTLAX.COM
**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.