Naptown Challenge

June 24-26, 2024

 

Details

June 24-26, 2024

Annapolis, MD


Game format

2025-2028

  • Monday: 2 games, then seeded by committee
  • Tuesday: at least 3 Championship Bracket games, except for teams with first-round byes
  • Wednesday: Semi-Finals at Annapolis HS and Finals at Navy Stadium

2029-2031

  • Monday: 3 Pool games, then seeded by Pool play
  • Tuesday: at least 2 Championship Bracket games
  • Wednesday: Championship games at Navy Stadium

Cost

  • 2028-2025- $5,000
  • 2031-2029- $2,400

Payment schedule

  • 2024 Payment Schedule – Teams may pay Naptown National Challenge registration fee in three installments, based on the following schedule
PaymentDateHigh SchoolYouth
DepositUpon Registration$500$500
Payment 211/1/23$1,500$1,200
Payment 33/1/24$3,000$700
Total$5,000$2,400

2025

All players in 11th grade or lower during the 2023-2024 school year. Players enrolling in a Post Graduate year may play in the “oldest” division the tournament offers, with proof of enrollment.

2026

All players in 10th grade or lower during the 2023-2024 school year

2027

All players in 9th Grade or lower during the 2023-2024 school year

2028

All players in 8th Grade or lower during the 2023-2024 school year

2029

Age Requirement: No player born before June 1, 2010 may participate in 2029 

Grade Requirement: Players in 7th grade (during the 2023-2024 school year) MUST participate in the 2029 grade designation or above (2028) pending age requirement 

*Players born before June 1, 2010 in 7th grade must participate in the 2028 Division.

2030

Age Requirement: No player born before June 1, 2011 may participate in 2030 

Grade Requirement: Players in 6th grade (during the 2023-2024 school year) MUST participate in the 2030 grade Division or above (2029, 2028). 

*Players born before June 1, 2011 in 6th grade must participate in the 2029 (7th grade) or older grade designation. 

2031

Age Requirement: No player born before June 1, 2012 may participate in 2031

Grade Requirement: Players in 5th grade (during the 2023-2024 school year) MUST participate in the 2031 grade Division or above (2030, 2029, etc.) pending age requirement. 

*Players born before June 1, 2012 in 5th grade must participate in the 2030 (6th grade) or older grade designation.

***A player cannot play in a lower grade than he is in during the 2023-2024 school year regardless of his age.

Division (Rostered)Team Name
High School - 20252 Knights Lacrosse 2025
High School - 20252Way 2025 Black
High School - 20262Way 2026 Black
High School - 20272Way 2027 Black
High School - 20282Way 2028 Black
Youth - 20302Way 2030 Black
Youth - 20312Way 2031 Black
High School - 20253 Point Lacrosse 2025 Navy
High School - 20263 Point Lacrosse 2026 Navy
High School - 20253d Colorado 2025
High School - 20273d Colorado 2027 Red
High School - 20253d Garden State 2025
High School - 20263d Garden State 2026
High School - 20273d Garden State 2027
High School - 20283d Garden State 2028
Youth - 20293d Garden State 2029
Youth - 20313d Garden State 2031
Youth - 20303d Georgia 2030 Red
High School - 20253d Upstate 2025 Blue
High School - 20254 Leaf 2025 Army
High School - 20264 Leaf 2026 Army
High School - 20274 Leaf 2027 Army
High School - 2028460 2028 Red
High School - 2025ADVNC NDP 2025
High School - 2026ADVNC NDP 2026 Black
High School - 2026ADVNC NDP 2026 White
High School - 2027ADVNC NDP 2027
High School - 2028ADVNC NDP 2028
Youth - 2029ADVNC NDP 2029
Youth - 2030ADVNC NDP 2030
Youth - 2031ADVNC NDP 2031
Youth - 2029Alcatraz Outlaws
Youth - 2030Alcatraz Outlaws 2030
High School - 2025Annapolis Hawks 2025 Green
High School - 2026Annapolis Hawks 2026 Green
High School - 2027Annapolis Hawks 2027
High School - 2028Annapolis Hawks 2028 Green
Youth - 2029Annapolis Hawks 2029 Green
Youth - 2030Annapolis Hawks 2030
Youth - 2031Annapolis Hawks 2031
High School - 2027Ascent National 2027
High School - 2028Ascent National 2028
Youth - 2029Ascent National 2029
High School - 2026BBL National 2026
High School - 2027BBL National 2027
High School - 2028BBL National 2028
Youth - 2029BBL National 2029
Youth - 2030BBL National 2030
Youth - 2031BBL National 2031
High School - 2025Blackwolf 2025
High School - 2025Blue Star 2025 White
High School - 2027Blue Star 2027 White
High School - 2028Boston's Phinest
Youth - 2029Boston's Phinest
High School - 2025BPG | Nationals
High School - 2026BPG | Nationals
High School - 2027BPG | Nationals
High School - 2028BPG | Nationals
Youth - 2029BPG | Nationals
Youth - 2030BPG | Nationals
Youth - 2031BPG | Nationals
High School - 2026Cali Gold 2026
High School - 2025Cavalry Lacrosse Club (2025)
High School - 2026Cavalry Lacrosse Club (2026)
Youth - 2030Dawgs LC 2030
High School - 2025DC Express 2025 Black
High School - 2026DC Express 2026 Black
High School - 2027DC Express 2027 Black
High School - 2028DC Express 2028 Black
High School - 2026Evolve Elite Canada 2026
High School - 2027Evolve Elite Canada 2027
High School - 2028Evolve Elite Canada 2028
High School - 2028Express NORTH 2028 Black
High School - 2027FCA MD 2027
Youth - 2030FCA MD 2030
High School - 2025FLC 2025 East A
High School - 2025FLC 2025 South AA
High School - 2026FLC 2026 East A
High School - 2026FLC 2026 South AA
High School - 2027FLC 2027 Blue A
Youth - 2029FLC 2029 Black A
Youth - 2030FLC 2030 Blue A
High School - 2025Fog City 2025
High School - 2026Hilltop Lax
High School - 2026HOCO 26
High School - 2025Kings 2025 Blue
High School - 2026Kings 2026 Blue
High School - 2026Legacy Lacrosse 2026
Youth - 2031Mad Dog 2031
High School - 2025Mad Dog East Elite 2025
High School - 2026Mad Dog East Elite 2026
High School - 2027Mad Dog East Elite 2027
High School - 2028Mad Dog East Elite 2028
Youth - 2029Mad Dog East Elite 2029
Youth - 2030Mad Dog East Elite 2030
High School - 2025Mad Dog West Elite 2025
High School - 2026Mad Dog West Elite 2026
High School - 2027Mad Dog West Elite 2027
High School - 2028Mad Dog West Elite 2028
Youth - 2029Mad Dog West Elite 2029
Youth - 2030Mad Dog West Elite 2030
High School - 2025Minnesota Loons
High School - 2025Mountain West Prime
High School - 2026Mountain West Prime
High School - 2027Mountain West Prime
High School - 2028Mountain West Prime
Youth - 2029Mountain West Prime
Youth - 2030Mountain West Prime
High School - 2026Nationals LC 2026
High School - 2027Nationals LC 2027
High School - 2028Nationals LC 2028
Youth - 2029Nationals LC 2029
Youth - 2030Nationals LC 2030
Youth - 2031Nationals LC 2031
High School - 2025Next Level 2025 Blue
High School - 2026Next Level 2026 Blue
High School - 2027Next Level 2027 Blue
High School - 2025Northstar Lacrosse Club
High School - 2027Northstar Lacrosse Club
High School - 2025NXT 2025
High School - 2026NXT 2026
High School - 2027NXT 2027
High School - 2028Philadelphia Freedom 2028 Red
High School - 2026Piatelli Lacrosse 2026 RED
High School - 2025Predators Lacrosse 2025
High School - 2026Predators Lacrosse 2026AA
High School - 2027Predators Lacrosse National 2027
High School - 2028Predators Lacrosse National 2028
High School - 2025Prime Time
High School - 2026Prime Time
High School - 2027Prime Time
High School - 2025Project Midwest 2025
High School - 2026Project Midwest 2026
High School - 2027Project Midwest 2027
High School - 2028Project Midwest 2028
Youth - 2029Project Midwest 2029
High School - 2025ProStart 2025 Blue
High School - 2026ProStart 2026 Blue
High School - 2027ProStart 2027 Blue
High School - 2027Red Hots National
High School - 2028Red Hots National
Youth - 2029Red Hots National
Youth - 2030Red Hots National
Youth - 2031Red Hots National
High School - 2026Riot 26 Chaos
High School - 2027Riot 27 Chaos
Youth - 2029Shuckers Elite
High School - 2027Silverbacks 2027
High School - 2028Silverbacks 2028
High School - 2028Sonics Elite 2028
Youth - 2029Sonics Elite 2029
High School - 2026Supreme Nationals 2026
High School - 2027Supreme Nationals 2027
High School - 2028Supreme Nationals 2028
Youth - 2029Supreme Nationals 2029
Youth - 2030Supreme Nationals 2030
Youth - 2031Supreme Nationals 2031
High School - 2025Sweetlax Navy 2025
High School - 2026Sweetlax Navy 2026
High School - 2027Sweetlax Navy 2027
High School - 2028Sweetlax Navy 2028
Youth - 2029Sweetlax Navy 2029
Youth - 2030Sweetlax Navy 2030
Youth - 2031Sweetlax Navy 2031
High School - 2025Team 91 Carolina 2025
High School - 2027Team 91 Carolina 2027
High School - 2028Team 91 Georgia
Youth - 2029Team America
Youth - 2030Team America
Youth - 2030Team Baltimore
High School - 2028Team Eighteen 2028
High School - 2025Team Philly
High School - 2027Thunder 2027 National Team
High School - 2028Thunder 2028 National Team
Youth - 2029Thunder 2029 Blue
Youth - 2030Thunder 2030 Blue
High School - 2026Towermen
Youth - 2031Towermen
High School - 2025Tri-State 2025
High School - 2026Tri-State 2026
High School - 2027Tri-State 2027
High School - 2025True National 2025 Green
High School - 2025True National 2025 White
High School - 2026True National 2026 Green
High School - 2026True National 2026 White
High School - 2027True National 2027 Green
High School - 2027True National 2027 White
High School - 2028True National 2028 Black
High School - 2028True National 2028 Green
Youth - 2029True National 2029 Black
Youth - 2030True National 2030 Black
Youth - 2031True National 2031 Black
High School - 2026TX Nationals 2026
High School - 2025UNRL National 2025
High School - 2027UNRL National 2027
High School - 2028USA West 2028
Youth - 2030USA West 2030

255 coaches showed up to the Naptown Challenge in 2023

College
Lafayette
Mount Union
Gettysburg
High Point University
Marist
Holderness School
Heidelberg
Jacksonville
Lynn University
Saint Michaels College
Utica
Holy Cross
Wabash College
Limestone University
Bellarmine University
Iona University
American International College
Bridgewater College
Merrimack College
Hampton University
Canisius
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Mars Hill University
Keystone College
Aurora University
Berry College
Lebanon Valley College
Puritans Hylands
Queens University of Charlotte
Wingate University
St Bonaventure University
Greensboro College
Widener University
Stockton University
Loyola MD
Duke University
Baldmin Wallace University
Lewis University
Florida Southern
Lawerence University
College of Wooster
UMBC
Saint Leo
Army West Point
Yale University
Allegheny College
Frederick Gunn
Monmouth University
University of Mary Washington
Washington & Lee University
Bucknell University
Harvard University
Colorado College
Cornell University
Ohio State
Lake Erie College
Anderson University
Williams College
St Joseph's University
Lindenwood
Maryville University
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Wittenberg
Seton Hill
Towson University
University of Montevallo
Lander University
St John Fisher College
Denison University
Oberlin College
Binghamton University
University of Pennsylvania
Hobart
Stony Brook
Marquette University
Navy
Colby College
Johns Hopkins
Mercer University
Swarthmore College
Catawba College
Flagler College
Lincoln Memorial University
Navy
Misericordia
Georgetown University
Umass
Bates
Brown
University of Virginia
Loomis Chaffee
Richmond
Mount Olive
Providence College
Sewanee
Hamilton College
Michigan
Air Force
Bryant
Elizabethtown
St Marys College of MD
Syracuse University
Georgetown University
Amherst
High Point University
University of Vermont
University of Maryland
Lehigh
Rollins
Hampten Sydney College
Desales University
St John's
Dartmouth
Rutgers
Middlebury College
Hood College
VMI
Randolph-Macon
Pfeiffer University
Mount Saint Marys College
Tiffin University
Ursinus
Hotchkiss School
Notre Dame
Florida Tech
Princeton
Eastern University
Wesleyan University
Le Moyne College
Belmont Abbey College
Otterbein University
Mount St Marys
RIT
Virginia Wesleyan University
Juniata College
Christopher Newport University
University of Tampa
Drexel University
Umass Boston
Bowdoin
Harford CC
Capital University
Stevenson
Lynchburg
Guilford
York College
Marrietta
Georgetown University
McDaniel College
Frostburg University
NJIT
Delaware Valley University
Rutgers
University of Delaware
UNCW
University of Utah
Salisbury University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Robert Morris
Fairfield University
Westminster College
Quinnipiac
Manhattan College
Haverford College
Kenyon College
Mercyhurst University
Penn State
Emerson
Trinity College
Rhodes College
Wagner College
Roanoke College
Dickinson College
North Greenville
Carthage
Wheeling

Stadium Information

The parking lot at Gate 5 on Taylor Avenue will open at 10:30AM. It is strongly recommended to pre-purchase parking to save time upon arrival here:

*PREPAY PARKING WILL SHUT OFF THE NIGHT BEFORE CHAMPIONSHIP DAY*

If not purchased in advance, parking is $10 CASH ONLY on site.

Stadium gates will open at 11:00AM. Gate C/D will be the ONLY fan gate open for stadium access. Tickets not purchased in advance can also be purchased at the Ticket and Will Call tents outside Gate C/D, or by scanning the QR code signage outside the gate!

Each ticket purchase allows fans access to ALL FOUR games. However, please be advised: There is no re-entry at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Once you leave the stadium, if you wish to re-enter you will be asked to purchase another ticket.

The Naptown Challenge Game Day Program and Team Rosters will be available on Game Day here.

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Policies, Rules, & Regulations

Player Eligibility 

  1. All players must compete in the division with the class they were in during the 2023-2024 Academic year.
  2. Players can always play up a division but not down. Regardless if a player will repeat in the future or plans to do a Post Graduate year, he must play with in the Division in which his class would graduate.
  3. Players can only play for one team during the tournament.
  4. Only players who are registered and appear on team submitted roster are permitted to play in tournament.
  5. Players enrolling in a Post Graduate year may play in the “oldest” Division the tournament offers, with proof of enrollment.

2024 NCAA Rules and Regulations


Game Rules

  • 2025 division will play with an NCAA shot clock
  • 2026 – 2030 divisions – Referees discretion to impose a 30 second count (“Timer On”) and require a shot on goal if it is determined a team is stalling
  • No Dives

Faceoffs

  • Faceoff personnel must have color tape
  • SNG: Stand-Up Neutral Grip

Game Time

  • Last 2 minutes of game is stop time 
  • Penalty time is stop time, always
  • Time (penalty, game, half) will be kept at the score table
  • Each team has 2 timeouts per game (Clock stops)

2025-2028:

  • Monday: Two 22-minute running halves
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Four 12-minute running quarters

2029-2031:

  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 22-minute running halves

Overtime:

Monday

  • 1 – 4 minute sudden victory period. If no one scores, game will end in a tie
  • Each team has 1 timeout in overtime. Clock stops

Tuesday & Wednesday

  • 1 continuous untimed sudden victory period until there is a winner
  • Each team has 1 timeout in overtime

Any player, fan or coach ejected from the game will be prohibited from competing in his/her team’s next game. Decisions on the field will be the final ruling. Any fighting or flagrant disrespect toward an official will result in expulsion for the remainder of the tournament. No Exceptions, No Refunds.

Seeding

2025-2028 (High School)

High School teams will play 2 games on Monday. Each Division has a selection committee who will watch the teams play. The committee will then seed their respective divisions. All teams will be seeded in the Championship Bracket that begins play on Tuesday morning. Most teams will play at least 3 games on Tuesday. Teams who receive a first-round bye may only play 2 games on Tuesday if they lose their first or second game. 

Championships will occur on Wednesday starting at 12:00 pm and occurring every 2 hours until last game starts at 6:00 pm. Any team that does not play in all scheduled games will not be invited to attend Naptown the following year.  All teams are expected to participate in all games on Tuesday, regardless of Championship bracket outcome.

2029-2031 (Youth)

Youth teams will be placed in Pools prior to the start of play. On Monday teams will participate in Pool games. All teams will then be seeded at the end of pool play on Monday. All teams will be seeded in the Championship Bracket that starts play on Tuesday morning with the Championship game played on Wednesday morning at Annapolis HS.

Pool Seeding (Youth Teams)

In the case of ties in the final standings for pool play, the following process will be used until all ties are broken and the seeding process is completed (ties will be broken in rank order beginning with the first procedure). If more than two teams are tied for a pool seed, once one team is removed from the tie, the seeding criteria reverts to the beginning of the procedure for the remaining teams tied.

Tie Breaker Procedure:

  1. Head to Head.
  2. Record vs Team(s) tied with.
  3. Total goals against teams tied with, only games involving teams tied with.
  4. Goal differential with teams tied with (goal differential will not exceed +/- 7 per game).
  5. Total goals against versus common opponents.
  6. Goal differential versus common opponents (goal differential will not exceed +/- 7 per game).
  7. Goals against overall.
  8. Goal differential overall.
  9. Coin flip.

Any 2028-2030 team that plays 4 games on Monday, the 4th game will not count toward their pool play record, GA, GD. The game does count for their opponent.

Divisional Seeding (Youth Teams):

Divisional seeding will follow below criteria after pool seeding is determined.

  1. Seed in pool
  2. Overall Record
  3. Goals Against Average
  4. Goal Differential (goal differential will not exceed +/- 7 per game).

Weather Policy

In the event of adverse weather or unplayable field conditions, the tournament director reserves the right to: 

  • Reduce game times in order to catch up with schedule.
  • Finish games before inclement weather arrives, or to preserve field conditions. 
  • Reschedule games, if possible. 
  • Convert tournament to a “festival” format 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, weather conditions can change rapidly and all teams should be prepared to play as soon as weather and fields are playable. 
The directors of hoganlax.com, LLC reserve the right to cancel, shorten, or reschedule tournament games due to inclement weather, poor field conditions, or player and fan safety concerns. No refunds will be granted if these actions are necessary. Field directors will communicate game changes. Schedule changes will be available at the Administration Tent and online at www.hoganlax.com

Thunder/Lightning Policy 

If thunder or lightning is observed play will be suspended immediately and players and fans will be asked to leave the fields to return to cars. Play will be allowed to resume 20 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sighting of lightning is observed which will be determined by the tournament medical staff. Every attempt will be made to begin subsequent games on time. Subsequent games will begin immediately after preceding games. These games may consist of one 30 minute running time period until games are back on schedule. Once games are back on schedule they will revert to “normal” tournament game time procedures.

2024 Cancellation & Refund Policy

Teams that cancel by March 1, 2024:

Option 1: Receive 90% refund (minus 10% administrative fee).

Option 2: Defer payment to 2024 Naptown National Challenge.

Teams that cancel on or after March 1, 2024:

Canceling due to team’s decision: No refunds will be issued.

NLV is the official and exclusive video company for this event. As such, they are the only party permitted to provide commercial and elevated filming services to the high school divisions at this event. Any unauthorized elevated filming is strictly prohibited and will be enforced on-site.

Spectators may film their own matches for personal use, so long as it does not interfere with NLV’s ability to record matches and they do not use elevated filming equipment that extends more than 1 foot above their natural head height.

No Veo cameras, Trace cameras, Hi-Pods, or other devices on similar nature will be permitted to record the high school age divisions. Violators of this policy will be made to remove their equipment and subject to action by NLV to exercise their legal media rights to this event.

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