21st Annual

John Pepper Memorial  Tournament

Now entering our 21st year, the 2022 John Pepper Memorial Tournament features the youth of the sport with the tournament showcasing the future stars of high school and college lacrosse. This year's John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Tournament will take place on Sunday, July 31st.

The tournament was established in 2002 by the Camillus Lacrosse Community in honor and in memory of former West Genesee Junior Varsity lacrosse player, John Pepper who tragically died August 30, 2001. The tournament helps benefit the West Genesee lacrosse program and other local, national and international lacrosse-oriented causes and is dedicated to the Creators gift of lacrosse and to John Pepper and his enjoyment that lacrosse gave to him.

The 2022 John Pepper Memorial Tournament will consist of 8 teams each in grade level 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 in a festival style format consisting of 3 games for each team. A championship game will be played on the 5/6 level only. Sportsmanship, respect of the game and camaraderie of all involved are of the highest priority. The Tournaments exemplify these goals and because of these goals, they will continue to be regarded as the “premier” lacrosse events of the summer tournament season.

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John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Tournament Details

21st Annual – 2022 Tournament Sunday, July 31st 

Boys Grade 5-6
Boys Grade 7-8
Boys Grade 9-10

(entering 2022-23 school year)

5-6 - 10 vs 10 – three 40-minute games plus championship


7-8 & 9-10 - 10 vs 10 – three 40-minute games plus championship

$675 entry fee

$250 deposit required. Registration forms and full payments/balances due by June 30th.  Please contact Kevin Grome regarding team entry or questions; 315-882-1990

Featuring great on-site food and facilities

Dates and Times: Sunday, July 31st, first games: 5/6 - 8:00 AM, 7/8 - 8:50, 9/10 - 9:40 . Divisions alternate play every 50 minutes. Championship game at 3:30PM

Divisions of Competition: 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10 in a 10 on 10 (3-3-3-1 goalie) format

        • Teams will be scheduled based on their level of experience to make the competition as fair and 
               enjoyable as possible for all.

        • No participants older than 15 years old

        • 8 teams in Grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 divisions. 


Eligibility and team level is based on players entering the upcoming fall 2022-23 school year.

        • The John Pepper Tournament promotes fair and competitive competition. The participation of
               "Elite" or "All-Star" teams is discouraged.

Rules of Competition: Play will be tournament style using modified rules.  5-6, 7-8 & 9-10 games consist of two 20 min running clock halves/ 4 min halftime / 6 minute between games.

Number of Games: Level 5-6, 7-8 & 9-10 will play three games in a festival-style format.  A championship game will be played for each division between the top two teams. 

Trainers: Professional trainers are on site to tend to any injuries or conditioning needs.

Registration Deadline: The registration form below should be completed for each team and submitted along with full payment by June 30, 2020. A $250 deposit will hold your space up until that date. No refunds after June 1st. Roster Form should be presented at game day sign-in. Please contact us to verify openings for the level you wish to register for.

Entry Fee: The fee per team for participation is $675 and must be paid in full by July 10th. A $250 deposit will hold your space. You can pay deposits, full payments or balances due using your credit card below or Checks should be made payable to the John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Fund and included with a completed registration form.

Registration Kit: Each team registering will receive a registration kit including game schedules, and rules upon check-in. Game schedules will be posted at least one week prior to the event dates to this website.

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: Tailgating including barbeque grills are not allowed at the facility. The on-site Booster Club concession stand offers a wide variety of options to choose from. Pets are NOT allowed on the school grounds.

Payment & Donation Processing

For your convenience, The John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Fund offers credit card processing for team registration deposits, paying balances, full payments and for donations / contributions. Youth teams (Sunday) must still mail in the registration form available above. Teams may pay a $250 deposit or full payment on registration and the balance by June 30th.

Please use our payment page or continue to download and fill out the registration form (below) and mail your registration and deposit or full payment to:

John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Fund
P.O. Box 292
Camillus, NY 13031