We're thrilled for the return of Sand Storm 2022! While we do not anticipate major issues hosting outdoor competition on the sprawling Empire Polo Club grounds, we are preparing for anything and everything considering the current COVID situation. Our goal is for teams to play as much lacrosse as possible however please understand if rosters, rules, staffing, etc. have to be modified. We ask for your grace, tolerance and flexibility knowing that things could change at any time. Our staff is working hard to ensure another fabulous experience and we appreciate your patience as we navigate any curve balls as they are thrown!
California has an indoor mask mandate in effect - please plan accordingly. Per Federal & State mandates, masks are required on transit buses. While there is no limit on spectators, we recommend spreading out around the fields and wearing a mask when in higher traffic areas where social distancing is more difficult. The retail and concession areas have been expanded with all sides removed from the large open-air LAX MALL & HACIENDA tents.
For 2022 we will allow for roster flexibility among teams affected by COVID with official approval by Tournament Directors. Club players can play for multiple teams, as long as they don't play down. Tournament Directors will also assist in connecting teams with free agents.