The Challenge

150+ TEAMS ATTENDING!!!
PERFECT WEATHER NEAR THE BEACH!!!
100+ MENS RECRUITERS!!!

Allow Southern California to provide a much needed break from the dismal January weather most places endure while providing a critical value to your team and players.  The Adrenaline Challenge, in beautiful Del Mar CA, has been a vital team recruiting program on the Adrenaline calendar since 2002.  Located under a mile away from the Pacific Ocean, last year’s event saw 120 teams from all over the United States and Canada in front of 100+ NCAA Mens recruiters.  Teams play 5 guaranteed games over a two day period to compete for what many people consider to be the western club championship.  This is where the majority of sophomores and juniors get their first legitimate recruitment exposure of the season.  It is also common for talented seniors who are not committed at the time to be picked up by colleges still looking to fill their collegiate classes for the following season. Teams competing in this tournament include the very best the country has to offer.  Click the links below for more information on attending teams, recruiters, and travel info. Top rated facilities ensure excellent playing conditions while teams enjoy the hassle free experience provided by the events team with 16 years of lacrosse specific events experience.  Block scheduling, vendor village and tourist packages ensure every member of the team and family has some fun.

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Adrenaline’s vision is to capture the distinct aspects of each city we visit and provide a regional experience for the thousands of people in attendance. In order to accomplish this, Adrenaline curates the best food, shopping, and entertainment options in each location, and showcases them in the Adrenaline Vendor Village. Find out more about what to do off field with your team on our San Diego Overview tab below.

 

The Adrenaline Challenge 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. For Additional information, visit www.uslacrossenationals.com.​

This event is also a US Lacrosse Sanctioned Event.  The US Lacrosse Sanctioning Program provides best practices for tournament operators in order to create a more safe and consistent event. Through the adoption of the Sanctioned Tournament Standards, tournaments commit to providing the best possible lacrosse experience.  All tournament participants must be current US Lacrosse members in order to participate.  US Lacrosse membership numbers will be collected and verified when completing tournament waivers.  If you are not currently a member, or your membership is set to expire during the event, please visit US Lacrosse to register.


EVENT FEATURES

  • ADRLN Reps onsite to mindfully recommend to coaches and their players other events that could be a good fit and value for them to attend in order to provide further collegiate exposure opportunities 
  • 100+ NCAA Mens college coaches attending
  • Youth and MS boys teams enjoy clinics from top NCAA mens Coaches
  • 5-6 games over the course of the weekend in a championship format
  • Del Mar Polo Field is a premium venue ensuring top conditions for play
  • Professionally run by an events staff with 16 years of Lacrosse specific operational experience
  • Block scheduling, vendor village and tourist packages ensure fun for the whole family
  • Championship and runners up prizes
  • All-Tournament Team publicized and announced
  • Divisional All-Star games for top players
  • Sponsored by Gatorade

 

CHECK OUT THE TABS BELOW FOR EVENT FEATURES, RECRUITERS, TRAVEL INFORMATION AND MUCH MORE!

SAVE MONEY AND EARN CREDIT FOR YOUR TEAM! CHECK OUT OUR EVENTS BOOKING DISCOUNT & APPAREL REBATE PROGRAMS HERE!

 

Event Details

Date:
January 6-7, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
Location:
Del Mar Polo Fields
14555 El Camino Real
Del Mar, CA 92014
Fees:

* BOYS ELITE & HS TEAM FEE = $700
* BOYS ELITE & HS PLAYER FEE = $295
* BOYS 2022-2026 = $2300 ($400 deposit required)
* GIRLS HS = $1300 ($400 deposit required)
* GIRLS 2022-2024 = $1000 ($400 deposit required)

BOYS DIVISIONS:
* ELITE (Grades 9-12)
* HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-10)
* 2022 (Grade 8) – Qualifies for 14U of USL Nationals
* 2023 (Grade 7) – Qualifies for 13U of USL Nationals
* 2024 (Grade 6) – Qualifies for 12U of USL Nationals
* 2025/2026 (Grades 4-5)

GIRLS DIVISIONS:
* HIGH SCHOOL 2018-2021 (Grades 9-12)
* 2022 (Grade 8) – Qualifies for 14U of USL Nationals
* 2023 (Grade 7) – Qualifies for 13U of USL Nationals
* 2024 (Grade 6) – Qualifies for 12U of USL Nationals

OTHER INFO:
* This event is boys & girls
* All players MUST register to participate
* The division that a team plays in is dictated by the oldest player on that team
* This event is open to any and all, limited only by age and number

TRAVEL & LODGING

STAY AND PLAY POLICY:

Thank you for your interest in The Challenge!  We are very excited to work with your team on this event!
We work closely with the Convention & Visitors’ Bureaus as well as Sports Commissions to not only source the best venues, but contract with a variety of hotels to fit everyone’s needs. We request to work with a wide variety of lodging partners in order to also secure excellent rates for all of our teams. In order to achieve this, Adrenaline has a Stay to Play policy so that the hotels, cities and counties are assured that the discounts they offer are used. We work closely with our lodging partners to track team reservations and the stay to play policy as well as ensure that there are enough rooms for all teams attending the event. Each team is expected to book a minimum of (6) six rooms for (2) two nights. Teams that are based within a 75 mile radius of the event facility and are planning to commute are exempt from complying with Stay to Play Policy by informing us of their plans. All teams from over 75 miles away are expected to book with the designated hotels as a condition of tournament entry – no exceptions. 

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WINTER SHOWCASE
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An individual showcase will proceed the event the day before where the college coaches will scout players in a boutique setting which consists of games and NCAA level clinics run by the coaches. Players benefit from interacting with the college coaches in drills and having their jersey marked before the team event begins. College coaches benefit from watching players showcase their talent in an individual setting, then see how the perform the following day when they join their team.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

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ATTENDING RECRUITERS

2018 ATTENDING RECRUITERS

Tufts
Williams
Bates
Bowdoin
Amherst
Washington & Lee
Denison
Salisbury

Concordia-Wisconsin
Westminster
Southwestern
Adams State
SDSU
ASU
Chapman
Arizona
USC
Concordia
GCU
Goucher
Roanoke
Neumann
Ohio Wesleyan
Beloit
Marietta
Lenoire-Rynn
Young Harris
Colorado Mesa
Belmont Abbey
Bridgewater
Wilmington
Washington&Lee
Chatham
Coker
Medaille
Swathmore
North Greenville
Lindenwood
Transylvania
Westminister
Centenary LA
Bard
Mercyhurst
Ohio Northern
Franklin& Marshall
Maryville
Nazareth
Centre
Barton
Emerson
Mary Washington
Whittier
Montclair State
Cortland State
Clarkson
Grove City College
Colorado College
Vassar
Albright
North Central College
Hamilton College
MORE TO COME…

ATTENDING TEAMS

TO ENTER A TEAM, CONTACT DAN.MEEHAN@ADRLN.COM

Elite
South Sound Starz I Washington
So Cal Express 2019 I California
So Cal Express 2018 I California
Seattle Starz 2019 I Washington
Thompson Okangan Selects I Canada
CitySide Elite I Washington
True National Team Elite I Illinois
Vegas Starz Elite A I Nevada
Vegas Starz Select I Nevada
SD United 2018/2019 I California
Madlax Oregon 2018 I Oregon
Madlax Oregon 2019 I Oregon
Titanium 2019 I Indiana
Minnesota Loons Elite I Minnesota
3D Oregon Elite I Oregon
3D Texas 2019 I Texas
3D NorCal 2019I California
3D San Diego 2019 I California
3D Southland 2019/2020 I California
LA Heat Elite A I California
LA Heat Elite B I California
Santa Monica Dragons Elite I California
Irvine United Elite I California
12.23 Lacrosse 2019 I Illinois
San Antonio Tacos I Texas
RC Elite I California
Laxdawgs Elite I California
Laxdawgs 18/19 I California
Alcatraz Outlaws 2019 I California
Utah LC 2018 I Utah
Utah LC 2019 A I Utah
Utah LC 2019 B I Utah
DoCo Elite A I Colorado
DoCo Elite B I Colorado
True Minnesota 2019 I Minnesota
Utah Lightning Elite I Utah
ADVNC Sacramento 2019/20 I California
ADVNC Sacramento 2019 I California
ADVNC South Bay 2018 I California
ADVNC South Bay 2019 I California
ADVNC San Francisco 2018 I California
ADVNC San Francisco 2019 I California
Booth Indians 2019 I California
Mustangs Starz Elite I Canada
The Lacrosse School I 
Diamond Cut Crew I California
Diamond H Mustangs Elite I Canada
Team Maryland 2018/19 I Maryland
Earth Lacrosse Elite I 

High School
South Sound Starz 2020 I Washington
South Sound Starz 2021 I Washington
So Cal Express 2020 I California
So Cal Express 2021 I California
Seattle Stars HS I Washington
Seattle Starz 2020 I Washington
Seattle Starz 2021 I Washington
Thompson Okangan Selects I Canada
CitySide 2021 I Washington
CitySide 2020 I Washington
True Lacrosse Utah 2021 I Utah
True National Team 2020 I Illinois
True National Team 2021 I Illinois
SD United 2020/2021 I California
Madlax Oregon 2020 I Oregon
Madlax Oregon 2021 I Oregon
Titanium 2020 I Indiana
Titanium 2021 I Indiana
Minnesota Loons HS I Minnesota
LA Heat HS A I California
LA Heat HS B I California
Santa Monica Dragons HS I California
Stickstar 2021 I Texas
Irvine United HS I California
RC HS A I California
RC HS B I California
Alcatraz Outlaws 2020 I California
Alcatraz Outlaws 2021 I California
3D Texas 2020 I Texas
3D Texas 2021 I Texas
3D NorCal 2020 I California
3D San Diego 2020 I California
3D San Diego 2021 I California
3D Southland 2021/22 I California
3D Oregon 2020 I Oregon
3D Oregon 2021 I Oregon
Shogun High School I California
Laxdawgs 20/21 I California
12.23 Lacrosse 2020/2021 I Illinois
Utah LC 2020 A I Utah
Utah LC 2020 B I Utah
Utah LC 2021 I Utah
Mad Dog 2021 Select I California
Mad Dog 2020 West I California
Team Washington 2020 I Washington
Team Washington 2021 I Washington
395 High School I California
ADVNC San Francisco 2020 I California
ADVNC San Francisco 2021 A I California
ADVNC San Francisco 2021 B I California
ADVNC South Bay 2020 I California
ADVNC South Bay 2021 A I California
ADVNC South Bay 2021 B I California
ADVNC Sacramento 2019/20 I California
ADVNC Sacramento 2021 I California
Chaos HS A I Texas
Chaos HS B I Texas
Texas United 2021 I Texas
Booth Indians 2021 I California

2022
So Cal Express 2022 A I California
So Cal Express 2022 B I California
Thompson Okangan Select I Canada
CitySide 2022 A I Washington
CitySide 2022 B I Washington
True National Team 2022 I Illinois
Titanium 2022 I Indiana
Santa Monica Dragons 2022 I California
Stickstar 2022 I Texas
Irvine United U-15 I California
RC 2022 I California
Texas United 2022 I Texas
Alcatraz Outlaws 2022 I California
Seattle Starz 2022 I Washington
3D Oregon 2022 I Oregon
3D San Diego 2022 I California
Utah LC 2022 I Utah
Mad Dog 2022 I California
395 Lacrosse 2022/2023 I California
ADVNC Sacramento 2022 I California
ADVNC South Bay 2022 I California

2023
So Cal Express 2023 I California
True Lacrosse Utah 2023 I Utah
True National Team 2023 I Illinois
Titanium 2023 I Indiana
Santa Monica Dragons 2023/2024 I California
RC 2023/2024 I California
CitySide 2023 I Washington
Alcatraz Outlaws 2023 I California
Seattle Starz 2023 I Washington
3D Texas 2023 I Texas
3D Southland 2023 I California
3D San Diego 2023 I California
Mad Dog MS I California
Chaos 2023 I Texas
ADVNC South Bay 2023
ADVNC Sacramento 2023
ADVNC San Francisco 2023
Texas United 2023/24 I Texas

2024
So Cal Express 2024/2025 I California
True National Team 2024 I Illinois
Titanium 2024 I Indiana
CitySide 2024 I Washington
Alcatraz Outlaws 2024/2025 I California
Seattle Starz 2024 I Washington
3D Southland 2024 I California
3D San Diego 2024 I California
Utah LC 2024 I Utah
ADVNC South Bay 2024 I California
ADVNC Sacramento 2024 I California
ADVNC Sacramento 2024/25 I California
ADVNC San Francisco 2024 I California
Santa Monica Dragons 2023/24 I California
Trident 2024/25 I California

2025/2026
Titanium 2025 I Indiana
Santa Monica Dragons 2025/2026 I California
Seattle Starz 2025 I Washington
RC 2025 I California
3D Southland 2025 I California
Mad Dog West I California
ADVNC San Francisco 2025 I California
ADVNC San Francisco 10U I California
ADVNC South Bay 2025 I California
ADVNC South Bay 10 U I California

Elite/HS Girls
ACES | California
West Coast Starz Girls 2018 I California
St Agnes Academy I Texas
OC United White I California
OC United Blue I California
OC United Silver I California
OC United Grey | California
True Girls Select I Illinois
Team Pride Roar Select | California
Team Pride Roar Open I California
Mission Lacrosse SD | California
OC Crush HS I California
Grizzlies I California
Diamond Cut Crew Elite | California
Diamond Cut Crew HS | California

Girls MS
OC United MS I California
CitySide Lax 2024/25 I Washington
CitySide Lax 2022/2023 I Washington
OC Crush MS I California
West Coast Starz MS I California
Islanders U14 | California
Islanders U12 | California
Islanders U10 | California
SCHEDULE

2018 SCHEDULE COMING SOON!!

FIELD MAP

2017 FIELD MAP FOR REFERENCE ONLY

THE POLO GROUND CHARGES $10/DAY FOR PARKING

Field Map

DIVISIONS

BOYS DIVISIONS:
* ELITE (Grades 9-12)
* HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-10)
* 2022 (Grade 8) – Qualifies for 14U of USL Nationals
* 2023 (Grade 7) – Qualifies for 13U of USL Nationals
* 2024 (Grade 6) – Qualifies for 12U of USL Nationals
* 2025/2026 (Grades 4-5)

GIRLS DIVISIONS:
* HIGH SCHOOL 2018-2021 (Grades 9-12)
* 2022 (Grade 8) – Qualifies for 14U of USL Nationals
* 2023 (Grade 7) – Qualifies for 13U of USL Nationals
* 2024 (Grade 6) – Qualifies for 12U of USL Nationals

OTHER INFO:
* This event is boys & girls
* All players MUST register to participate
* The division that a team plays in is dictated by the oldest player on that team
* If there are not enough 2024 teams the 2023 & 2024 divisions will combine

GAME FILM & HIGHLIGHTS

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SPONSORS & VENDORS

THANKS TO OUR 2018 THE CHALLENGE SPONSORS & VENDORS!

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COACHES CONDUCT

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2016 COACHES & DIRECTORS EXPECTATIONS

As a Coach/Director, I understand that:

  • All of my players must be registered/paid prior to stepping foot on the field.  Any player not registered/paid will not be permitted to play.
  • Eligibility requirements, at all levels of the game, must be followed.  Rules and requirements such as age, previous level of participation, and team transfers, have been established to encourage and maximize participation, fair play and to promote safety.  Adrenaline Tournament Rules can be found on each event page.
  • I should always demonstrate positive behavior and reinforce these traits to players, parents, officials and spectators.  Players should be encouraged by coaches to demonstrate positive behavior and respect for teammates, opponents, officials and spectators.
  • Spectators will be informed that positive behavior is required at all events and they should not get involved in any on field disputes.
  • My first priority is the health and safety of the players assigned to my team.
  • Grievances or misunderstandings between coaches, officials or any other parties involved with the sport should be communicated through the proper channels, never on the field of play or in view of spectators or participants.  All field tents have the ability to communicate with the Tournament Director or Main Information Tent.
  • The use of profanity or vulgar language is unacceptable.
  • The value of good sportsmanship, the concepts of fair play, and the skills of the game should always be placed above winning.
POLICIES

ADRENALINE POLICIES

REFUND POLICY

  • Due to the nature of pre-planning Adrenaline has a NO REFUND policy.
  • To protect your travel and registration fee’s in the event you suffer an injury either on the field or off, illness or cancellation due to inclement weather, we  encourage you to purchase the new AIG insurance policy called “Registration Saver.” The policy covers your registration and travel fee investment for the camp/tournament/ club season . If you have already registered, you can still purchase the insurance. The premium cost is 7% of the season fee/ 6% for registration and travel for camp/tournament and will give you relief from our strict “No Refund Policy” should an issue occur before or during the season/tournament.
  • To review the coverage and complete the simple application, go to www.registrationsaver.com. Click on “Apply Now” and select the “Season”/”Camp-Tournament” policy to sign up. If something should happen to your player before or after the season/tournament start date, the policy will refund your fees pro-rata, based on the duration of the season/tournament or when the player has to stop participating.
  • AIG/Travel Guard can be reached at 866-690-6859 and is available 24/7.

HOW TO REQUEST AN ADRENACREDIT

  • Log into your Adrenaline Account.
  • Click on the “Refund Request Form” and fill out information.
  • Valid medical documentation must be submitted to info@adrln.com.
  • Adrenaline will confirm receipt of documentation.  Credit request may take up to 30 days to process.
    • User Error:  No Refund – Credit Only
    • Weather Cancellation:  No Refund
    • Partial Attendance:  No Refund
    • Room & Board:  If an event requires rooming/meal planning those fees will be deducted from any credit unless the cancellation is 30 days prior to the event
    • Registration:  If you register for an event through your team, refunds/credits will be processed through the team

FREE AGENT POLICY

  • REGISTRATION AS A FREE AGENT IS NOT GUARANTEED!
  • Players interested in participating in an event but are not on a team MUST register as a Free Agent on our website.
  • If a Free Agent Fee applies, the Free Agent must pay the fee.  If they are not placed a full refund will be granted.
  • Once a player registers as a Free Agent, contact information will be sent to all attending coaches/directors.
  • If a team needs an additional player, they will contact the Free Agent directly.
  • If the player fee is set to $0, Coaches/Directors may set their own Free Agent price.

WEATHER POLICY

In the event of adverse weather or unplayable field conditions, the Events Director reserves the right to

  • Reduce game times in order to catch up with the schedule.
  • Finish game before inclement weather arrives, or to preserve field conditions
  • Reschedule games, if possible.
  • Convert tournament to a “Festival” format (reduction of minimum game number) without playoffs or championships to provide the majority of teams the opportunity to play as many games as possible.

Every attempt will be made to update cancellations on the website.  However, the weather conditions can change rapidly and all teams should be prepared to play as soon as weather clears and fields are playable.

If lightning is observed at any location, play will be suspended immediately.  If it is the second hald, the game will be considered final and the score at that point will be recorded.  If it is the first half, when play resumes it will be the start of the second half.  Every attempt will be made to begin subsequent games on times.  If the start of the second half suspended game delays the onset of the subsequent game the following actions will occur:

  • The game suspended will play one 20 minute running half
  • Subsequent games will begin immediately after proceeding games (teams will warm up on the sideline prior).  These games will consist of two 20 minute running halves until games are back on schedule.
  • Once games are back on schedule they will revert to two 25 minute running time periods.

We will make every attempt to play every minute of every game but the safety of players and all tournament attendees comes first!
No refunds will be granted if these actions are necessary after the start of the tournament.
Facility owners, not tournament organizers, have final say on whether the tournament will take place due to weather and field conditions.
In the event the event is cancelled prior to the start of the event due to weather, a partial refund may be issued.  Final determination of refund amount will be on an event by event basis.  All events have fixed expenses related to field rental & facilities, set-up costs, insurance, personnel and other matters regardless of cancellation due to weather.  Accordingly, no teams will receive full refunds of the registration fee if the tournament is cancelled.

FINANCIAL AID POLICY

If there is Financial Aid available, it will be distributed appropriately based on:

  1. Verified Family Income – The eligibility threshold is combined parental Adjusted Gross of $60,000 (line 37 on federal tax return form 1040).  Other factors such as unemployment or other financial hardships may be considered by the Financial Aid Committee.
    1. Income Verification:  A signed copy of the most recent Federal Tax Return must be emailed to info@adrln.com
  2. Amount  Awarded – The Financial Aid Committee shall determine the amount of the financial aid available for a season/event; however, there is no obligation to award any/all of the award pool.  Based on the amount of the award pool and the amount of financial aid requests, awards will be made on a sliding scale based on verified family income.  The maximum amount of an award shall not exceed the total fee for the program/event.
  3. Applications – Financial Aid applications must be submitted 2 months prior to the first day of practice/event and will be reviewed, determined and communicated one month prior to practice.
  4. Recruiting Events – Due to NCAA rules, no Financial Aid will be granted for recruiting events.

Questions regarding any of these policies should be directed to info@adrln.com.

REGISTRATION FEE INSURANCE

TRAVEL & CANCELLATION COVERAGE:

To protect your event payment in the result of an injury, conflict, etc. we highly encourage you to consider purchasing Registration Saver, a new AIG product, to cover your registration investment for this event. If you have any questions, please call AIG directly at 866-690-6859. They are open and available for questions concerning coverage and services 24 hours each day.

The cost is approximately 6% of total cost for the event and will give you relief from our “No Refund Policy” should an issue occur. There are no deductibles for these policies.