The Upstate New York region has taken pride of it's share of traditional on field rivalries, is well known as a hot bed of lacrosse talent and home to the original roots of the sport. Featuring an invited field of 16 of the Northeast's finest programs, the Invitational has become an annual stop for collegiate coaches with an eye on the future.

Participating players and coaches, spectators, parents coupled with last years presence of over 60 college coaches, have reached the same conclusion — that the "The John Pepper Wildcat Invitational is the "Premiere" lacrosse tournament for high school varsity teams to play and attend during the summer season". Many have touted it as THE exceptional tournament event of the season, citing the quality of individual talent present, central proximity to all field locations and quality of teams in full-field competition as main reasons for its appeal and success.

Featuring an invitation-only field of 16 of the Northeast's finest programs, the Wildcat Invitational has become a annual stop for collegiate coaches looking with an eye to the future. Invitations to the Tournament are typically emailed out in March of each season.

 2019 Participants:

  • Baldwinsville Bees
  • Ballston Spa Scotties
  • Canandaigua Braves
  • Carthage Comets
  • Cicero North Syracuse Northstars
  • Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets
  • Irondequoit Eagles
  • Jamesville-Dewitt Red Rams
  • Lafayette Lancers
  • Liverpool Warriors
  • Penfield Patriots
  • Penn Yan Mustangs
  • Watertown Cyclones
  • Webster-Thomas Titans
  • Westhill Warriors
  • West Genesee Wildcats

John Pepper Wildcat Invitational Details

  • – Dates and Times: Saturday, July 31st, 2021, 8:00AM

    – Location: West Genesee Sr. High School Fields 5130 West Genesee St, Camillus, New York (Just west of Syracuse).

    – Format: Boys 10 on 10 full-field format

    – 4 games guaranteed for each team- Festival style format

    – 16 participating teams

    – 40-minute running time games / 5 minute half time break/ run on a common horn

    – 2021 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 is not allowed at the facility. The on-site Athletic Fields concession stand offers a wide variety of options to choose from. Pets are also not allowed at the Athletic Fields.


2021 Schedule


Insurance Waiver


Weather Policy


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

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West Genesee Senior H.S. 5201 West Genesee St.

Camillus NY 13031


John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Fund
P.O. Box 292
Camillus, NY 13031
a 501(c)(3) organization

Federal Tax ID 26-4068925

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