IWLCA Capital Cup

IWLCA Capital CuP

July 19-21, 2024

Frederica, DE

Tournament Information

Showcase Format (2025-2027)

Championship Format (2028-2031)


Championship Divisions

Important Dates


We understand making travel arrangements can be difficult, but please note that all teams must be available for all time slots of the tournament.


Entry Fees: 
2025-2027:  $2200 per team
2028: $2200 per team
2029-2030: $1200 per team
2031: $1000 per team

Initial Deposit ( ALL AGE GROUPS): $400
Remaining Balance:
2025-2027: $1800
2028: $1800
2029-2030: $800
2031: $600

Payment Information

Please make all checks payable to: IWLCA
Checks should be mailed to:

IWLCA Capital Cup
c/o Elite Tournaments
PO Box 54
West Friendship MD 21794

CC Fee: 3.50% will be added on the remaining balance

Weather Policy

Inclement weather is out of the control of tournament directors, officials and site managers. Safety is our number one concern. In the event of thunder and/or lightning, all games will be suspended for 30 minutes from the last occurrence. Games will resume at their regularly scheduled time. Adjustment to schedule may be made depending on duration of delay.

The tournament will be held in the rain. In the event of heavy rain, it is up to the facilities we are renting from to determine if play is permitted on the field or not. The tournament directors will work to ensure all games are played, however, the facilities have the final say.


The IWLCA promotes a positive, supportive environment at all of its events.

There will be zero tolerance for racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, threatening, retaliatory, obscene, or demeaning language or actions of any kind from players, coaches, spectators, officials, vendors, or staff. This includes on the field, off the field, and on any properties where an IWLCA event takes place.

Sportsmanship is KEY to a positive experience at IWLCA Tournament Series events. 

This includes interactions between players, coaches, fans, and officials, as well as language and actions on the field, on the sidelines, in the stands, at the venue, and in the parking area – before, during, and after the event.

Officials: Only head coaches are permitted to address the officials throughout any tournament. Coaches are expected to communicate with and treat officials in a respectful manner, upholding the values and modeling good sportsmanship. 

Refund Policy

The IWLCA understands that unforeseen circumstances, especially injuries, player availability, etc. can occur over the course of a season. Teams should plan for the unexpected and understand that the scheduling process starts months before an event is scheduled to take place. The IWLCA and Elite Tournaments will work with teams to find solutions if possible, with regards to scheduling to avoid a team cancellation. In the event a team must withdraw the following policy is in place:

  • Deposits are non-refundable/non-transferable
  • No refunds will be given to teams who withdraw 90 days out from an event. 

While every attempt to play each event will be made, weather and other unforeseen circumstances may prevent an event from being completed or in some cases, even starting. The IWLCA reserves the right to shorten or alter game schedules in order to complete as many games as possible.

  1. At a minimum, 75 % refund will be given to teams that do not start any game in an event.
  2. A 50% refund will be given to teams that have completed 1 game.
  3. No refund will be given to teams once they have played 2 games.


In order to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience possible, this event has chosen to align with the USA Lacrosse guidelines for event operation.  These guidelines focus on key areas covering safety and risk management, rules and game format, venue and event administration, and fair and competitive play.

All tournament participants must be current USA Lacrosse members in order to participate. USA 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 USA Lacrosse to Register.


The IWLCA Capital Cup, taking place at the DE Turf Sports Complex and Sandhill Fields, is being held during peak tourist season for this area.  Hotels typically sell out at premium rates in July due to extremely high demand, particularly for those hotels closer to the beaches.  As a result, many hotels committed only a small number of rooms to the tournament, while other hotels declined to participate at all, despite assistance and support from the Delaware Tourism Office.

Because of limited housing availability, competing teams are required to reserve a minimum of just (5) five rooms for (2) two nights through Halpern Travel to be eligible to participate in the tournament. Teams will have (7) seven days to book their hotel reservations after placing a courtesy block of rooms on hold. Teams that are based within a 100-mile radius of the tournament venue and are planning to commute are exempt from complying with the tournament housing policy.  Addresses used for the determination of the distance will be the address of the tournament venue and the club’s physical address.

Because of the housing constraints created by high demand and limited availability, teams are encouraged to act quickly to reserve their Halpern Travel hotel accommodations.

Thank you for your consideration and cooperation as we work to accommodate all of the teams competing in the IWLCA Capital Cup.

Clubs requiring a large block of rooms for multiple teams should contact Halpern Travel for special assistance at 888.640.6400 or [email protected].

Halpern Travel Deposit Policy: An upfront deposit will be processed at the time of booking. This deposit is calculated on a nightly basis and deducted from the total group rate. The balance will be collected at the hotel upon check-in. This deposit is refundable if the reservation is changed or cancelled by 11:59 pm ET 30 days prior to arrival. After such time, the nightly deposit remains non-refundable and non-transferable to the remaining balance.

Halpern Travel Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of your reservation must be received at least three (3) days prior to arrival by 2 PM ET, or the hotel will charge an individual cancellation penalty of one (1) night room plus tax.  All changes and cancellations need to be requested directly with the hotel once the individual penalty period begins. *Note- some individual hotels may require a more restrictive policy.

Halpern Travel Refund Policy: If an IWLCA Tournament Series event is cancelled for a reason beyond the control of the IWLCA – such as adverse weather, pandemics, acts or regulations of governmental authorities and any other similar circumstances – to the extent that the event cannot be held, teams will not be responsible for hotel reservations that are booked through Halpern Travel.

Sponsors & Vendors

If you are interested in becoming a Tournament sponsor or vendor, please contact Anna Hofmann at [email protected]


Tournament APPAREL

Official tournament apparel for the IWLCA Capital Cup will be available for purchase on-site at the Approach Sport tent in vendor village. 

Venue & Location

DE TURF Fields Complex - Showcase Location