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22nd Annual

John Pepper Memorial  Tournament

Now entering our 22nd year, the 2023 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 23rd.


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 2023 John Pepper Memorial Tournament will consist of 8 teams each in grade level 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 THE GRADES THE BOYS WILL BE ENTERING IN SEPTEMBER 2023 in a festival style format consisting of 3 games for each team. 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.


John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Tournament Details

22nd Annual – 2023 Tournament Sunday, July 23rd 

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

(entering 2022-23 school year)

5-6 - 10 vs 10 – three 50-minute games

7-8 & 9-10 - 10 vs 10 – three 50-minute games


Please contact Kevin Grome regarding team entry or questions; 315-882-1990

Featuring great on-site food and facilities

Dates and Times: Sunday, July 23rd, first games: 8:00 AM

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.​

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

Registration is at time of payment - Entry Fee: The fee per team for participation is $725 and must be paid in full At time of registration on the Tourney Machine APP UNDER JOHN PEPPER MEMORIAL BOYS WILDCAT

John Pepper Memorial Tournament Details: 

​        • Dates and Times: Saturday, July 23rd, 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

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

​        • 24 participating teams

​        • 25-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: 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.

Tourney Machine

The fee per team for participation is $725 and must be paid in full At time of registration on the Tourney Machine APP UNDER JOHN PEPPER MEMORIAL BOYS WILDCAT

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