Northern Lights Qualifier

Dates: 4/26-28; Travel 4/25

Teams: 16HP/17HP/18HP

Playing Site: Minneapolis Convention Center- 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

== Dig Pink Day ==

Saturday April 20, & Saturday April 27 will be designated as the Dig Pink Days. Please let your teams know about this and encourage them to wear something pink that day!


== Ticketing Procedure ==

Admission is required for all spectators over the age of 6.

This year you may purchase a 3 day weekend pass on-line ahead of time to avoid the long lines at the ticket windows. A 3 day pass purchased on-line is $30.  The price at the door is $35.

Visit our on-line ticket web page for more information.

Please advise all your parents of this option so they can avoid the long lines and receive the discounted on-line ticket price.

You may also purchase in the lobby of the Minneapolis Convention Center a tournament weekend pass either for $35, or single day tickets for $12.

Payment forms which will be accepted at the convention center are cash only. No checks or credit cards will be accepted.

Players and up to 3 staff will be given credentials when they check in their team.

18HP- 4/25-28
Hotel Reservation-
Parent Code-
Player Fee– $155  Due by March 15th
Hilton Hotel– 1001 Marquette Ave, 612-376-1000 (Approx. .5 miles from Convention Center)

17HP-  4/25-28
Hotel Reservation-
Parent Code-
Player Fee-$155 Due by March 15th
Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown -MN-
19 North 8th Street, 612-341-3333 (.8 miles to convention center)

16HP-  4/25-28
Hotel Reservation-
Parent Code-
Player Fee-$155 Due March 15th
Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown -MN-
19 North 8th Street, 612-341-3333 (.8 miles to convention center)

Directions for reserving a room: Reservations MUST be completed by Friday, Feb 1st.
-Go to
-Enter into _____ into Parent/Reservation Passcode box at top of page
-Scroll down to the first available room to enter your reservation information. Dates for the room will be Thurs, 4/25. Checkout is Sun, 4/28.
-Once completed click Book Room at bottom of page, then Confirm. You should receive an automated confirmation from THS.
*The hotel will not have a record of your reservation until the week before the tourney. Direct your questions to us or THS. Once the hotel receives and enters the information in their system you will receive a confirmation # to use at check in.
*Reservations MUST be completed by Friday, Feb 1st. Extra rooms will be automatically dropped from our block of rooms.

Player Travel-
responsibility of family. Please plan to arrive by 9pm on Thurs night. Return travel should be booked for 6pm or later to be safe. Players must stay in hotel with parents

Coach Flight– Jamie/Craig  4/25-SW#3741 arrives 2:20pm; 4/28- SW#3711 7:25pm. Arrives 8:50pm

Light Rail- Airport to Hotel- Blue line , exit at Warehouse/Hennepin Ave Station: Blue Line Map /  Light Rail Instructions/ 

Balls are provided for warm-up. Do not bring balls.

Playing schedule will be posted on 3 days prior to event. 

Advance ticket sales

Weekend passes (April event) will be made available for purchase online on April 1, 2019.  Information about online sales can be found by clicking here.  We strongly advise you to purchase your ticket now to avoid the long lines at the Convention Center.

List of College Coaches for the April Event!

The list of College Coaches who registered for 2018 April event can be found below.  Links to the lists for 2019 will be updated as soon as they become available.

Week 2 – April 27 – 29

Playing Times
18HP- 4/26 3:00pm
17Hp- 4/26 8:00am
16HP-4/26 3:oopm

No Cooler/Chair Policy

Spectator chairs are provided at all playing sites. No outside portable folding chairs are permitted at any site due to Fire Marshall restrictions.

The Convention Centers have a No Cooler or outside food policy. They will not allow coolers, bags of food, etc, anywhere inside the building. This means you cannot bring coolers, bags of food, etc into any part of the building including the lobbies. This is a Convention Center Policy, not a Northern Lights Policy.