The Ohio Cup is a Pool Play / single elimination, lacrosse tournament for boys and girls who were 12 years old or younger on 8/31/2016 (must be in 6th grade or less) The participation fee for 2017 wil be $500.00 with a guarantee of 3 games per team. We will create pools of 4 teams each. As we receive participation requests, we will group accordingly. The earlier you register (that means your registration fees have been received by the tournament) the more of a guarantee you have of a participant slot reserved. As we near the end of registrations, if we have an odd number of teams, those last in will go on a waiting list. Once another grouping of 4 is created, those teams will be contacted regarding their participation. If we cannot fill a pool of 4 teams, those on the waiting list may receive their registration fees back in the mail or a decision on including those team(s) in a fair way will be made by the Ohio Cup board. All decisions by the Ohio Cup board are final.
Official Rules will be governed by US Lacrosse rule book with only a couple of minor exceptions. These will be posted on the website. In general, however, participant Leagues can send one of their regular season teams, the team that won their league tournament or a team of select players. Proof of age qualification must be available. The tournament is divided into two groups for both girls and boys, 'A & 'B'. The ‘A’ division teams typically consist of All-star type teams or program teams with a strong competitive level of play and the ‘B’ division teams consist of program teams at or above their expected level. When registering your team, please select your division of play truthfully and honestly. Especially at this age level, fair competition only makes these youngsters better sports participants, win or lose, and we are here to help make them not only become better players, but have a great lacrosse experience. Final division placement is at the tournament committee's discretion.Registration deadline is May 16, 2017. For registration payment, please remit with Registration Form and team roster (if possible). Please make the check out to "Ohio Cup Youth Tournament" and mail to:
Ohio Cup Youth Tournament
1582 Raspberry Court
Columbus, Oh 43204
The Ohio Cup will be held in June 2017 at a site to be determined. Please check the location information at the bottom of this page. This tournament will field both boys and girls teams.
The boy’s field rules will be those for the Junior Division as published in the NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Book. Changes to these rules can be downloaded from the rules tab. Girls Rules can also be found in the 2016 NFHS Women's Lacrosse Rules Book. Tournament rule changes can be downloaded from the rules tab.
We will award trophies to the Tournament’s winner and runner-up, championship game MVP, outstanding tournament goalie. The tournament referees will choose the championship game MVP and outstanding tournament goalie.