The MidAmerica Invitational June 30 - July 1, 2018
The MidAmerica Invitational
The Premier Midwest Recruiting Event#NXTINVITATIONAL
Location: Grand Park
Date: June 30 - July 1, 2018
Divisions: HS A, HS B
Welcome to The MidAmerica Invitational!
Formerly the Grail, The MidAmerica Invitational features elite talent from across the Midwest. This high school recruiting event coincides with the Grail, the largest Midwest NXT Tournament. Competing teams will play in a high school only section of the venue, maximizing exposure for the attending college and university coaches.
We think about the details
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Family Friendly Scheduling: We schedule your games in a morning or afternoon block. Half of the day on the field, the other experiencing Indianapolis & the surrounding areas.
Deposit Due: Upon Registration
Full Payment Due: 5/15/18
Failure to meet the payment deadline will constitute non-acceptance of the tournament registration and a forfeiture of the tournament spot and deposit fee.
Looking for a Youth event that day?
Our tournament The Grail is the same day and at the same location!
Director of Girls' Events
Amanda Kammes currently serves as the Director of NXT Girls Lacrosse Events. She oversees 10 Girls Lacrosse events which are open to youth through high school aged girls. NXT Girls Lacrosse events operate in 5 different states and reach over 300 club teams annually. Additionally, Kammes oversees the Fall and Summer Showcase and Invitational which offer some of the most premier recruiting events in the Mid-Atlantic and accept 500 of the most elite HS players in the country yearly.
Outside of NXT, Kammes is currently the Abington High School Varsity Head Coach, taking over the reigns of the program in 2015. Most recently, she served as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for UC-Davis’ Division I women’s lacrosse team from 2012-15. She oversaw defensive systems, player development, camps, clinics and academic support for the team. Under her watch, the 2015 Aggies posted the highest GPA in program history and upset a ranked opponent for the first time in program history when they defeated Stanford (14) in 2013.
Prior to joining UC-Davis, Kammes served as the defensive coordinator at Garnet Valley High School, where she helped the Jaguars win back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012. She helped produce multiple All-Americans and academic All-Americans during her tenure.
Kammes' path to the lacrosse field is a unique one. She played Division I basketball at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also served as an assistant coach from 08-09, after starting her career and spending two seasons at American University (05-08). A Chicago native, Kammes has also served as the Regional Director for NXT’s Cradle Lacrosse and Dribble Hoops and serves as the NXT Lacrosse Girls NXT 2020 team's head coach. She holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing education. Kammes currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.
- 22 minute running halves | 2 min half
- Modified USL Rules
- Championship format
- Guaranteed 4 games - most teams will play 5 games
- Certified referees
- Vendor Village and NXTexperience: food, fun & shopping!
Grand Park19000, Grand Park Blvd
Westfield, IN 46074
Spanning over 400 acres, in Westfield, IN, this sports complex is the largest of its kind - all for the love of the game. Grand Park features over 30 multi purpose fields, permanent bathrooms and concession buildings and plenty of FREE parking!
Visit Hamilton County
If you're looking for a fun, affordable getaway adventure, you're in the right place! Whether you prefershopping for the latest fashions, dining in the best restaurants or taking your vacation one perfectly unplanned day at a time, you'll find plenty of things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana.
Carmel Arts and Design District
Located in the heart of Old Town Carmel, the Arts & Design District is home to interior designers, art galleries, showrooms, specialty shops, bars and restaurants.
The Waterpark at Monon Community Center
Join us this year at The Waterpark at Monon Community Center. Surf the waves on the FlowRider, scale the wall of the AquaClimb, and enjoy your own private cabana in style. We look forward to your visit this summer!
Morse Beach Aqua Adventure Park
Discover Morse Beach Aqua Adventure Park, Hamilton County's newest attraction! Morse Beach is a family friendly lake water park that offers a wide variety of activities for everyone.
HOTELS STAY-TO-PLAY POLICY
NXT strives 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.