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Best of the Midwest Challenge 2013

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Augustana College will host the Best of the Midwest Challenge on Oct. 5-6, 2013 at its campus in Rock Island, Ill.

Schedule

Oct. 5 — Pool play games to seed teams into a single elimination tournament

Oct. 6 — Single-elimination tournament

Deadlines

Aug. 1 — Email Augustana coach Sara Tisdale to express club's interest.

Sept. 1 — Registration and payment due.

Sept. 25 — Team rosters due.

Oct. 5 — Medical forms due on site.

Details

Every registered player will receive an official tournament T-shirt.

All games will be refereed by two certified officials.

For the 2013 Best of the Midwest Challenge, we want to only feature the top clubs from the Midwest. It is our goal to create both a competitive atmosphere and excellent recruiting environment.

By using just one field, Thorson-Lucken, and a user friendly recruiting book, college coaches are able to evaluate all players multiple times in a relaxed environment.

In years past, we have had 20-plus college coaches in attendance and we expect the same to be true for this year.

U-19 Competitive Division

Team registration fee is $850.

Open to eight teams. There will be two four-team brackets

Each team is guaranteed three pool play games on Saturday and entrance into the single elimination tournament on Sunday.

Trophies will be awarded to first and second-place teams.

18-minute running halves, 5-minute halftime. Clock stops last 60 seconds of each half.

Youth Division

Team registration fee is $750.

Open to six teams. There will be two three-team brackets.

Each team is guaranteed two pool play games on Saturday and entrance into the single elimination tournament on Sunday.

Trophies will be awarded to first and second-place teams.

15-minute running halves, 5-minute halftime.

Registration

Cost of the Augustana College Best of the Midwest Challenge is $850 per U-19 team and $750 per youth team with a roster limit of 25 players. Players may register by mail or online, but Augustana College must receive a signed liability waiver from every participant.

If registering by mail, send a completed registration form, liability waiver and check written to Sara Tisdale to:

Sara Tisdale
Augustana College Department of Athletics
639 38th St.
Rock Island, Ill. 61201

If registering online, submit your registration and then print the liability waiver and mail it to Coach Tisdale at the above address.

Location

Augustana College is a selective, private liberal arts college located on the shores of the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois, part of the Quad Cities. Our 2,500 students have more than 70 majors and related academic programs from which to choose, and they enjoy an 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. (more information)

The Vikings field varsity teams in 23 sports — including men's and women's lacrosse starting in the fall of 2011 — that compete at the NCAA Division III level.
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