The Grind

The Grind 2020

Fri, Jul 10, 2020-Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 8:00am-8:00pm | Multiple Locations 


  • One of the LARGEST and MOST COMPETITIVE tournaments in the Nation! Bringing together teams from ALL across the country and International teams!
  • Showcase Format for the 2021s-2023s. Championship Format with weighted brackets for 2024-2027s. Teams will be grouped by similar levels of play to help ensure all games are competitive.
  • Awards will be provided for the Champions of each bracket.
  • Over 270 college coaches attended in 2019.
  • Following all USL rules
  • More playing time offered by most tournaments; offering the athletes MORE playing time to be seen by the college coaches, and offering the teams the best value for their fee
  • Certified USL Officials will be used on all games, and staff will be on all fields to provide a safe and professional atmosphere.
  • FREE game film for all college coaches & players (2021-2023s) provided by ConnectLax!

2020 tournament canceled, please save the date for 2021: July 9-11, 2021

Game Details

  • FULL regulation size fields
  • All teams guaranteed 4 games over 2 days;  5 possible games via playoffs
  • Running clock with a central horn
  • Championship format for the Youth (2024s-2027s)
  • Showcase format for the High School (2021s-2023s)

ROSTER Details

  • MAX of 22 players/team; MIN of 18 players/team
  • Rosters will be due by July 3, 2020
  • Rosters and waivers will be submitted electronically; further details above under “Important Dates”
  • All players must be USL members. Their membership numbers will be captured during the registration process. Further details below.


  • Ultimate Events and Sports has teamed up with ConnectLax and Coach Packet in 2020 to bring the college coaches and participants the best video coverage and profile distribution. ConnectLax is the exclusive video provider for this event, and Coach Packet will provide all electronic player profiles to all coaches in the country. All fields with 2021-2023s will be filmed and distributed for FREE to all college coaches in the Nation through Coach Packet. All games are filmed at elevation in professional HD. 
  • NEW! FREE for ALL coaches AND PLAYERS in 2020!
  • Here is why you should choose this event for video:  CLICK HERE.
  • Note: All game film will be provided to all college coaches in the Nation so that they do not miss any of your games!


2021–2023: Chester County

  • Pure and mixed age groups 
  • Play Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12

2024: Chester County

  • Pure and mixed age groups 
  • Play Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11

2025–2027: DETurf

  • Pure and mixed age groups
  • Play Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11

No one who has graduated high school is permitted to play in this event.

important dates

Registration OPENS: Wednesday, August 14, 1pm
Housing Requests OPEN: TBA
Balance Due: March 3, 2020
Player Registration Deadline: July 1, 2020
Roster Submission Deadline: July 3, 2020

Pools to Directors: Approximately 1 month prior to event
Schedule Release: Approximately 2 weeks prior to event


Tournament Contact: Caroline



Coaches Who Attended in 2019


West Chester University (Fields 1-9)

875 S New Street
West Chester, PA 19382


Line Road Athletic Complex/GCVSA Fields (Fields 10-16)

137 Line Road
Malvern, PA  19355

Great Valley High School (Fields 17-21)

225 Phoenixville Pike
Malvern, PA  19355

Westtown School (Fields 22-31)

975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382

Bishop Shanahan High School (Fields 32-35)

220 Woodbine Road
Downingtown, PA 19335

DE Turf Sports Complex (Fields 36-47)

4000 Bay Road

Frederica, DE 19946


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Ultimate Events & Sports Management has teamed up with HBC Event Services to offer discounted hotel accommodations for this event.