We believe there isn’t much better than blending the beauty of the beach and the joy of sport!  The Great Wide Open Lacrosse Festival combines both and takes place on the gorgeous shores of Lake Michigan just north of downtown Chicago at Montrose Beach.

This event will feature youth tournaments for boys and girls ages 7 – 18, and also includes a SPEED Lacrosse clinic presented by Casey Powell a ProSPEED exhibition featuring a of professional lacrosse players and an open play opportunity where area coaches, parents and lacrosse fans ages 19 – 99 will be encouraged to grab a stick and feel the need for SPEED.  This will be fun for the whole family.

When is the festival?

The inaugural Great Wide Open Lacrosse Festival, which will take place at Montrose Beach August 9-12, 2018. Every team is guaranteed to play 3 games.

What is SPEED Lacrosse®?

SPEED Lacrosse® is an innovative new action sport founded by a team including American lacrosse superstar and Hall of Fame member Casey Powell. It is a great sport for ALL ages and frequently most fun when played coed.

How does it work?

SPEED Lacrosse® focuses on lacrosse’s core fundamentals and is It is played 3v3 on a 20 x 40 yard court on turf, grass or sand and teams do not exceed 5 players. There is no equipment needed other than a standard lacrosse stick and mouthguard.  The emphasis is on finesse over physicality.

Developed to exponentially raise lacrosse participation for both women and men, SPEED Lacrosse® accelerates advanced lacrosse training and creates long-term player retention at all ages and skill tiers.

This event will feature youth tournaments for boys and girls ages 7 – 18, and also includes a SPEED Lacrosse clinic presented by Casey Powell a ProSPEED exhibition featuring a of professional lacrosse players and an open play opportunity where area coaches, parents and lacrosse fans ages 19 – 99 will be encouraged to grab a stick and feel the need for SPEED.  This will be fun for the whole family.




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