In the fall of the 2014-2015 season, Luther hosted its first on-campus tournament. The tournament was a success, providing visiting teams with a productive weekend of fun and development. Since then, the Luther Invite has been back each fall for it's annual installment. We're happy to announce that the tournament is back once again in 2017!
Our 2017 tournament will be held over two separate weekends, both on campus at Luther: October 21-22 for men's and open teams, and October 28-29 for women's teams. Bid fees for the tournament are $275 for a single team, or $500 for a split squad.
For the first time, we're happy to announce that high school teams are welcome to attend! We have several slots reserved both weekends for high school squads that want to come get some valuable fall experience against some quality opponents. This is also a great opportunity to check out Luther! We understand that high school teams may have a tighter budget, so we're happy to offer bid fees of $225 for high school squads.
We have limited field space at Luther, which caused us to have to turn away several teams from the tournament last year as we simply didn't have enough fields to host everyone. By holding the men's and women's divisions over two separate weekends, we've doubled the number of fields we have available, in an effort to allow as many teams as possible to attend. We also heard from a few teams last year that had a bit of trouble finding a place to stay in Decorah- Spacing things out over two weekends will make it easier for teams to find hotel availability in town.
Both weekends, the tournament will guarantee at least 7 games per team on painted fields, have certified athletic trainers available all day long, have food and water for teams, as well as portapotties nearby. Additionally, we will be teaming with an ultimate apparel provider (currently TBD!) to give players the option of purchasing an assortment of gear.
To submit a bid, please fill out the 2017 Luther Invite Bid Form. You will receive a confirmation shortly after submitting the form confirming your spot and giving some additional information.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Matt Smith at [email protected].