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20th Annual

Wildcat Invitational

The Upstate New York region has taken pride in its share of traditional on field rivalries, is well known as a hot bed of lacrosse talent and home to the original roots of the Creators Game! The John Pepper Wildcat Invitational is an invited field of 16 of the finest programs from NY State the Invitational has become an annual stop for collegiate coaches with an eye on the future.

 

Participating players and coaches, spectators, parents coupled with the presence of many college coaches, have reached the same conclusion — that the "The John Pepper Wildcat Invitational is the "Premiere" lacrosse tournament for high school varsity teams to play and attend during the summer season". Many have touted it as THE exceptional tournament event of the season, citing the quality of individual talent present, central proximity to all field locations and quality of teams in full-field competition as main reasons for its appeal and success.

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John Pepper Wildcat Invitational Details

        • Dates and Times: Saturday, July 22nd, 8:00AM

​        • Location: West Genesee High School.  5201 West Genesee St., Camillus, New York (Just west of Syracuse).

​        • Format: Boys 10 on 10 full-field format

​        • 4 games guaranteed for each team- Festival style format

​        • 16 participating teams

​        • 40-minute running time games / 5 minute half time break/ run on a common horn

​        • 2023 NYSHS Federation Rules apply

​        • No timeouts permitted

​        • Stop time penalties enforced

​        • No more than 3 coaches per team on sidelines

Inclement weather: In the event of inclement weather the governing committee reserves the right to postpone, alter schedules/format or cancel games in the best interest and for the safety of the participants and spectators in attendance. Every effort will be put forth to accommodate the planned full schedule of games within a reasonable period of time to accommodate the needs of the officials and participating teams. The John Pepper Lacrosse Committee also reserves the right to cancel or postpone the tournament in advance due to weather-related or other acts of God. Please view our complete tournament weather policy

Facility Rules: Barbecue grills are not allowed at the facility. The on-site Athletic Fields concession stand offers a wide variety of options to choose from. ONLY REGISTERED AND IDENTIFIED SERVICES ARE ALLOWED ON THE FACILITY GROUNDS.

Registration is at time of payment - Entry Fee: The fee per team for participation is $900 and must be paid in full At time of registration on the Tourney Machine APP UNDER JOHN PEPPER MEMORIAL BOYS WILDCAT

Tourney Machine

The fee per team for participation is $900 and must be paid in full At time of registration on the Tourney Machine APP UNDER JOHN PEPPER MEMORIAL BOYS WILDCAT

2023 Schedules & Map

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