Blue Hen June 23 - June 24, 2018
The First State's Premier Youth Event#NXTBlueHen
Location: DE Turf Sports Complex
Date: June 23 - June 24, 2018
Divisions: 9U, 4th Grade (2026) A/B, 5th Grade (2025) A/B, 6th Grade (2024) A/B, 7th Grade (2023) A/B, 8th Grade (2022) A/B
Welcome to the Sixth Annual Blue Hen!
Competitive lacrosse, an amazing venue, and a fun experience together! Conveniently located within driving distance from Philadelphia, Baltimore & many other major East Coast locations.
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 the surrounding areas.
Deposit Due: Upon Registration
Full Payment Due: 5/15/18
Early Bird Registration: 12/15/17 - Receive $100 Off per team if you Pay in Full by December 15th.
Failure to meet the payment deadline will constitute non-acceptance of the tournament registration and a forfeiture of the tournament spot and deposit fee.
Ryan Long joins NXT after a successful three-year stint at Heineken USA, where he served as an on-premise sales representative. Long joins the country's top events management team, to which he brings a wealth of event experience from his time at the Pattison Sports Group, where he directed several tournaments and was the director of the Healthy Kids Running Series.
Long is a 2006 graduate of Penncrest High School and a 2010 alumnus of Neumann University, where he earned a bachelor of science in sport management. He is the Penncrest school record holder in the 800-meter run and was part of the relay team that broke the school record in the 4x800. His athletic prowess garnered him a scholarship to Robert Morris University, where he spent two years before transferring to Neumann.
Long interned with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, among a handful of previous stops. He resides in West Chester.
- 22 minute running halves
- Modified US Lacrosse rules
- Championship format
- Guaranteed at least 4 games - most teams will play 5 games
- Certified referees
- Vendor Village and NXTexperience: food, fun & shopping!
US Lacrosse Qualifier
US Lacrosse Qualifier
This event is a US Lacrosse Nationals Sanctioned Qualifier Event. The US Lacrosse Nationals will cap off the 2017-18 event season with a 16-team tournament in each division of play (14U, 13U, 12U). This year’s Nationals will be held at the DE Turf Complex in Frederica, DE from August 2-5, 2018. Teams competing in the top competitive divisions will accrue points towards qualifying for a berth in the US Lacrosse Nationals. It is necessary for all athletes to be US Lacrosse members to compete in this event. For Additional information, visit www.uslacrossenationals.com.
DE Turf Sports Complex4000 Bay Road
Frederica, DE 19946
Brand new, as of Spring 2017, Kent County, Delaware welcomes the "DE Turf", an 85-acre, state-of-the-art multipurpose sports complex which features 12 synthetic turf fields with sports lighting and scoreboards, centered by a major 1,500 seat championship stadium.The fields surround a world class indoor field house complex complete with restrooms, concession stands, office space, locker rooms and a multipurpose room.
At the Delaware beaches, the question isn’t “what to do,” it’s “how to do it all.” At the Delaware beaches, visitors find a family-friendly, wholesome sort of charm that keeps them coming back for generations. At the Delaware beaches, life’s cares somehow seem to melt, the moment you smell the ocean breeze.
So take your pick, and make your own memory at the Delaware beaches.
Air Mobility Command Museum
The AMC Museum is unlike any family-friendly attraction you'll find this summer. Featuring the largest and most complete collection of fully restored US Military Cargo & Tanker aircrafts on the eastern seaboard, visitors will embark on a historical journey of over 30 of our military's retired aircrafts, including a Presidential aircraft and a bomber plane! Museum goers over the age of 10 can also enjoy one of the museum's flight simulators, experiencing take-off and flying patterns unique to Delaware Air Force Base.
Admission and parking is free, so don't miss your chance to drop the landing gear at the Air Mobility Command Museum.
The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is highlighted by 16k acres along the Delaware Bay. The habitat's expansive tidal salt marsh is outshined only by the diverse animal population that features hundreds of birds, 35 mammal species, and a variety of amphibians for the conscious observer.
HOTELS 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.
Or contact HBC Event Services - firstname.lastname@example.org / 505-346-0522