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| Sep 29, 2023

Application Process Opens for 2024 USA Lacrosse Youth Nationals

By Brian Logue | Photo by Kevin P. Tucker

SPARKS, Md. — The application window for the 2024 USA Lacrosse Youth Nationals, featuring top-tier girls’ 13U, 14U and 15U teams from around the country, is now open.

The 2024 USA Lacrosse Youth Nationals will be held July 9-10 in Frederica, Del., at the DE Turf Sports Complex and will include the championship games of the 14U and 15U age divisions carried on Lacrosse TV.

The USA Lacrosse Youth Nationals will be run in partnership with STEPS Lacrosse and Top of the Bay for the fourth consecutive year. Teams can earn bids through historical performance or an application process.

“The USA Lacrosse Youth Nationals is such a unique event,” said Charlie Shoulberg of STEPS Lacrosse. “You have great competition with so many of the nation’s top clubs participating, but you also have such wide geographic distribution of teams. It’s an opportunity to see teams from different parts of the country and see how the sport is really growing. We look forward to working with Top of the Bay again to put on a great championship event with USA Lacrosse.”

This is the fifth time, and fourth in a row, that DE Turf will host this event. DE Turf is the largest all-synthetic sports complex in the Mid-Atlantic. Conveniently located in Central Delaware, it’s just a short 30 miles from the Delaware beaches. Featuring 12 synthetic turf fields, five of which are lighted fields, and a championship field with seating for up to 700 spectators, this venue is a first-class sports destination venue to match the competition on its fields.

The event, which traces its roots to 2009, has featured some of the top young players around the country for more than a decade. Last year’s tournament field featured 82 teams competing in three divisions with Hero’s Lacrosse Club (Md.) winning the 13U and 14U age brackets — with both wins coming against Aces Elite (N.Y.) — and the Yellow Jackets (N.Y.) winning the 15U age division over its Long Island rival, the Jesters.

About USA Lacrosse

USA Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is a Recognized Sports Organization of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. As the governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse in the United States, USA Lacrosse leads the U.S. National Teams Program and establishes universal standards. With more than 400,000 members across the country, USA Lacrosse unites the community of players, coaches, officials, parents, and program leaders. Working together, we inspire participation, enrich the athlete experience, and support the growth of the sport.