It is with great disappointment that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Northstar Invitational. We have spent every day over the past 11+ weeks contingency planning, working with local authorities, and conceptualizing all scenarios. The ‘return to sports’ timeline remains uncertain, along with the feasibility of summer camps, and ultimately, it is clear that we do not have enough concrete information or confidence at this time to feasibly host athletes in July, in close quarters, with families traveling from all over the US. Over 30+ years of producing lacrosse events, our highest priority has always been the experience and safety of our participants and host communities. Now is no time to stray from our core values. Since our Northstar athletes departed Lake Placid last summer, we have looked forward to delivering the NSI experience to the next wave of athletes, and we sincerely regret our inability to do so.
We will host a one-day playing and film opportunity in August in Albany, NY for those who are geographically/logistically interested. The Northstar Showcase will include full field games + small field games + Northstar Performance Index + Recruiting Process Meeting + Virtual Parent Seminar. Film included for all athletes. CLICK HERE for details. Note: Capacity will be limited based on NYS and facility guidelines. Northstar athletes will have priority access and a $50 discount until 6/15/2020.
Lacrosse tradition is unique and has the capacity to bring out the best in people; we sincerely hope for the opportunity to host you on the field very soon. In the meantime, we continue to wish the best for all who have been affected by current events, and all of those in our extended lacrosse family.
Ashley, Blake and the NSI Team