Adrenaline Challenge ’18 Brings 180+ Teams To SoCal


While the rest of the country is in a deep freeze, Southern California might just be the only area of the U.S not covered in a blanket of snow. Fortunately for 160+ boys and girls teams, the 12th annual Adrenaline Challenge is this weekend in beautiful Del Mar CA, boasting a weather report of 70 degrees and sunny. Del Mar is home to world class beaches and is striking distance to countless tourist attractions for teams and families to enjoy while escaping the cold. The very top boys programs are on hand to represent every western state & Canadian province, in addition to many making the trek from the Midwest and even the east coast. The benefit of the Challenge is two-fold as players will earn quality collegiate looks before their F/W season officially ends. For NCAA mens recruiters, this is a must attend to see every top player from the West and beyond perform in competitive playing conditions.

Despite historically being an all boys event, in its 11th year the Challenge was introduced to a high school girls division, and in its second year has grown to include high school and middle school girls teams. Though in its infancy, there are programs traveling from as far as Texas, Washington, and Utah to compete for a title at the famed Del Mar Polo Fields. We are focused on supporting the girls game and we undoubtedly expect these divisions to grow in congruence with the growth and strength of the game out west!

All boys teams will play a full champion style format, with three regular pool play games on Saturday and playoff games on Sunday. The girls teams will play a set four game format, with the top two seeds entering a 5th game to fight for a championship title. With eight boys divisions and 5 girls divisions, Sunday will feature 13 different championship teams! You can find all live scoring and rankings on the weekend on Tourney Machine HERE.

This event is a US Lacrosse Youth Nationals Qualifier, which gives it added importance as the top western youth teams have a chance to vie for a place in the selective and coveted US Lacrosse Nationals event. This event will feature the top programs from the entire country and take place in Frederica, DE next August.

Take advantage of the onsite vendors, including a retail tent to purchase all your favorite lacrosse gear! Storm Lacrosse will also be hanging out in vendor village selling tournament tees! The fields will be littered with Gatorade tents to keep the players hydrated for optimal performance.

Programs to watch include:

RC Lacrosse (Torrey Pines based San Diego Program)

SD United (Coronado, LCC, Rancho Bernardo Based San Diego Program)

ADVNC (NorCal)

Alcatraz Outlaws (NorCal)

Seattle Starz

Team Washington

SoCal Express (Orange County)

3D San Diego (Poway, San Marcos based San Diego program)

3D Texas

DOCO (Colorado based program)

LA Heat (Los Angeles)

Utah LC

Las Vegas Starz

True Minnesota

Mad Dog CA

-Chaos TX

Titanium (Indiana)

True (Illinois)

Texas United

Mustang Starz (Canada)

ACES  (CA, Girls)

True (UT, Girls)

West Coast Starz (CA, Girls)

OC United (CA, Girls)

CitySide (WA, Girls & Boys)

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We have a lot of fun stuff planned for this weekend including a interactive social CONTEST that will produce FIVE winners. Who wants to be a hero and win FREE custom gear for their team, or treat their team to a FREE event? See below for deets. (P.S. Be on the lookout for the custom Adrenaline Challenge SnapChat Filter!!! Winners will be chosen next week!

(exclusions may apply)