2022 IWLCA Midwest CUP
DATE TBD, 2022
After conversations with club and high school coaches throughout the Midwest and learning more about the adjusted 2021 high school lacrosse competition schedules due to COVID, the decision has been made to postpone the IWLCA Midwest Cup until Summer 2022. Teams still looking to compete that weekend were given the opportunity to attend the IWLCA Southeast Cup in Winston Salem, NC so not to lose an opportunity to play and be evaluated by college coaches.
“While this was a disappointing call to have to make, we made a commitment to listen to coaches and their insight made this decision something we stand behind. We believe the high school calendars will get back to normal in 2022 and look forward to hosting the IWLCA Midwest Cup in an effort to both grow the game nationally and provide a great experience for all involved.” -Taylor Cummings, Tournament Director.
PLAYERS & REFEREES
Entry Fees: $2000 per team
Initial Deposit: $400
Remaining Balance: $1600
Please make all checks payable to: IWLCA
Checks should be mailed to:
IWLCA Midwest Cup
c/o Elite Tournaments
PO Box 54
West Friendship MD 21794
CC Fee: 3.25%
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.
ANTI-HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, & CONDUCT EVENT POLICIES
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.
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:
- A full refund of funds paid minus 20% shall be given if a team withdraws before 60 days out from the tournament event.
- No refunds will be given to teams who withdraw within 60 days of the tournament 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.
- At a minimum, 75 % refund will be given to teams that do not start any game in an event.
- A 50% refund will be given to teams that have completed 1 game.
- No refund will be given to teams once they have played 2 games.
The IWLCA and Elite Tournaments are pleased to announce the appointment of Site Search Tournament Housing as the Official Housing Partner
for the IWLCA Midwest Cup.
Site Search Tournament Housing, established in 2001, prides themselves on their excellent customer service and commitment to obtaining not only the best hotels for your stay, but the best rate available. With their staff having backgrounds in hospitality and event management, they understand your travel needs. Site Search Tournament Housing’s secure, online hotel reservation system allows teams to easily view information for tournament hotels, including rate, amenities, distance to venue, Trip Advisor reviews, availability; among other items. Additionally, we are excited to announce Site Search Tournament Housing will provide a clear hotel refund policy for the IWLCA Midwest Cup event (see below).
Teams competing in the IWLCA Midwest Cup event will be required to reserve a minimum of (8) eight rooms for (1) one night through Site Search Tournament Housing to be eligible to participate in the tournament. Teams that are based within a 75-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. Any teams which would like to apply for a waiver must contact [email protected].
Clubs requiring a large block of rooms for multiple teams should contact Site Search Tournament Housing for special assistance at 317.279.6810 or [email protected].
We look forward to our partnership with Site Search Tournament Housing to successfully meet the housing needs of teams attending the IWLCA Midwest Cup!
Site Search Tournament Housing Cancellation Policies:
Individual Cancellation: All individual reservation cancellations and modifications must be made before 4 PM EST 72 hours prior to arrival or will be subject to a fee of the first night's room + tax. Cancellations and
modifications can be made by clicking on the appropriate button in your initial email confirmation or by emailing the cancellation/modification request to [email protected]. Please include your ARN number that is located in your confirmation email. Cancellations and modifications will not be accepted over the phone.
Team Cancellation: All team cancellations must be made before 4 PM EST on 5/28/2021 or team members will be subject to a cancellation fee of the first night’s room + tax for each room reserved.
Site Search Tournament Housing Refund Policy: If the IWLCA Midwest Cup 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 may cancel their hotel reservation without penalty (with the exception of a $4.95 transaction fee).