Player & Family Info

Information for Players & Families

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ARRIVAL  All teams should plan on playing at 8:00 AM on Saturday morning.
DEPARTURE  All teams should plan on playing until 6:00 PM on Sunday afternoon.

A Note on Scheduling: The Big South Summer Classic is committed to a first-class lacrosse experience for players, coaches, and families.  The organizers of the event have been running, coaching, and playing in lacrosse tournaments for more than 25 years. When setting the championship format brackets, we take into consideration several factors including, but not limited to: special scheduling requests by several clubs, the number of teams in the division, the level of competition, and the geographic regions of the teams.  It is our first goal for you to play as many different teams from as many different areas as possible at our events.  From there, we proceed to set the format that is the best and fairest way to advance to a championship.  Every division has different characteristics and it is our goal to consider as many of them as we can when planning and scheduling.  Every team plays a total of 5 games.  Each team will be scheduled 3 games on Saturday, after your 3rd game, teams are seeded for the playoffs - the top 4 team in each division advance to the final 4 and the winners of these final 4 games advance to the championship game - the remainder of the division will play their 5th game versus a division team with a similar record.  Thanks in advance for your support and best of luck! 
The Top teams are determined by 1. W-L record; 2. head to head; 3. GA = Goals Against (if we are equal with W-L the team that gave up the fewest goals will advance); 5. coin flip.

There is limited water sources at the fields. Teams are responsible for their own team's hydration needs. Please clean up your bench area as you depart each game.

There will be food vendors at all venues. Teams are welcome to bring their own coolers & food. NO grills and NO alcoholic beverages at any of the sites.

Will be offered for sale at venues. We accept Visa, Mastercard, checks, and cash. Tourney stores will open at all locations at approximately 9AM.
Tourney Gear can also be purchased pre & post event online at:

No pets are allowed at any of the fields at any of the facilities (on or off the fields).

For safety reasons, NO tents are permitted on the players sidelines.  Portable team tents may be set up near the fields but not on the turf surface - NO tents are permitted on the turf fields at any time. Team Tents may be set up BUT they will need to be set up outside the playing field surface at the park. 

Please contact us at if your team is interested in renting a 20 x 20 (or larger) permanent tent set up at the park for use through the weekend. Deadline to request a team tent is Thursday, November 5.

Fans and spectators will be asked to view the games from the sidelines opposite the team benches at all fields. Coaches ONLY on the team bench and players sidelines.

When possible, ALL games in the boys division played at the Sportsplex at Matthews.  With plenty of parking. the Matthews Sportsplex is considered THE BEST tourney venue in the southeast. When/if necessary, we will also use Elon Park in South Charlotte (4 turf fields) for overflow games, Sunday playoffs, or weather related issues.

SportsPlex at Matthews
2425 Sports Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105 Map It!

Elon Park
11435 Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, N.C. 28277 Map It!

College Coaches in Attendance at the Classic - Division II & III 
Birmingham Southern (AL)  Catawba University (NC) Pfeiffer University  (NC) Wingate University (NC)  Mount Olive University (NC)  Queens University of Charlotte (NC)  Belmont-Abbey College (NC) Mars Hill College (NC)Florida Southern (FL) Lees-McRae (NC)  Saint Andrew’s (NC)  Limestone College (SC)  Lenoir-Rhyne (NC)  Brevard College (NC)  Tusculum Ciollege (TN) Kennesaw State (GA)  Centre College (KY) Hampden-Sydney College (VA)  Roanoke College (VA)  Randolph-Macon College (VA)  Guilford College (NC) Ferrum College (VA)  Sewanee University of the South (TN)  Greensboro College (NC)Lynchburg College (VA) Birmingham Southern College (AL) Methodist University (NC)  Emmanuel College (GA)  North Greenville College (SC) Piedmont College (SC)





Kindly note that all the information above is accurate at the time of posting to the web site and that all the information contained is subject to change based on registration numbers, field contracts, and a number of other unforeseen factors that impact the administration of lacrosse leagues and programs in the Charlotte area. Due to the anticipated number of students wishing to participate, registration forms will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that schedule & field location subject to change due to availablity and final registrations. Finally while we will make every attempted to reschedule practices & games that are canceled due to inclement weather or other reasons, we can not guarantee that cancelled practices or games will be rescheduled, regardless of the reason for cancellation.

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