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Boys Tournament Rules & Format


Facility Rules

The Field – Spectator Restrictions

-No dogs

-No sunflower seeds on turf fields

-Follow all parking rules & signs

-Please pick up trash

Spectators and media, including photographers, are not allowed behind the end lines except in stadium structures where permanent seats exist which are also protected by a fence or netting.

Spectators must be on the side of the field opposite the table and bench areas or in permanent stands separated from the bench area by a barrier and/or a buffer distance such as a track.

Where possible, limit lines will be used. Spectators and media, including photographers, are not allowed within the limit lines at any time during a contest.

If the field is laid out in a manner that does not allow spectators and media to be located as prescribed by paragraphs a, b and c of this rule, as modified here, the game official can waive one or more of these requirements.

Game Administration – Sideline Managers & Coaches

Each team should provide a designated Sideline Manager (one adult per team, on site, per game-day contest) to help encourage, maintain, and manage the sportsmanlike behavior of spectators and fans and assist the coaches and officials in keeping spectators and media an appropriate distance from the sideline. If used, it is the responsibility of each team administration to ensure that the Sideline Manager is present and in place to perform his/her duties; however, this is not a game day rule to be enforced by the officials.

Teams are limited to three (3) coaches in the coaching box/side line during all games

Boy's Game Rules

  • Penalties will be enforced by man-up and man-down
  • NCAA Rules for High School and 8th Grade, shot clock applies
  • 7th grade boy's will follow US Lacrosse 14U rules
  • 6th grade boy's will follow US Lacrosse 14U rules
  • 4/5th grade boy's will follow US Lacrosse 12U rules with exceptions listed below

4/5th Grade Boy’s Rules Modifications

  • No one-hand checks
  • Penalties will be enforced by man-up and man-down

Final 2 Minutes of Regulation

  • High School and 8th grade will follow the NCAA shot clock rule
  • 7th, 6th, 4/5th if the score is within 4 goals then teams must keep it in the box and not stall play

Brave heart rules:

  • First goal wins
  • No timeouts
  • Play will not stop for injury that occurs during transition play
  • No substitution
  • One (1) player must remain on side at all times
  • If play is stopped for injury, teams are allowed to substitute
  • Play will stop for series injury, especially if occurs in scrimmage area

Bracket Seeding: ties are broken in the following way:

  1. Record in pool play                      
  2. Head-to-head*                                
  3. Goals against
  4. Goal differential
  5. Coin flip

*In the case of a two way tie head-to-head record will be used, in the case of a three way tie the seeding tie will be broken by goals against- NOT head-to-head

 

 

4/5th Grade Boy's Game Format:

 Day 1: (Approximately 45 minutes)

  • 18-minute running halves
  • 3-minute half time
  • One 1 minute timeout per half (stop time)
  • Penalties will be stop clock 20 & 40 seconds
  • No horn-sub on the fly
  • Brave hearts if tied at end of regulation

Day 2 & Day 3 (Approximately 60 minutes)

  • 10 minute running quarters with 2 minute breaks
  • 4 minute half time
  • One 1 minute timeout per half - Stop clock
  • Penalties are 1 minute and 30 seconds - Stop clock
  • No horn-sub on fly
  • The last minute of game time will be stop clock if there is a 2 or less goal differential
  • Tie breaker-Sudden Victory with 5-minute running clock period and a 1-minute break between extra periods. Teams are allowed one 30 second timeout per period
    • After one overtime, teams will play a brave heart

6th Grade Boy's Game Format

Day 1: (Approximately 45 minutes)

  • 18-minute running halves
  • 3-minute half time
  • One 1 minute timeout per half (stop time)
  • Penalties will be stop clock 20 & 40 seconds
  • No horn-sub on the fly
  • Brave hearts if tied at end of regulation

Day 2 & Day 3 (Approximately 60 minutes)

  • 10 minute running quarters with 2 minute breaks
  • 4 minute half time
  • One 1 minute timeout per half - Stop clock
  • Penalties are 1 minute and 30 seconds - Stop clock
  • No horn-sub on fly
  • The last minute of game time will be stop clock if there is a 2 or less goal differential
  • Tie breaker-Sudden Victory with 5-minute running clock period and a 1-minute break between extra periods. Teams are allowed one 30 second timeout per period
    • After one overtime, teams will play a brave heart

 

 

7th Grade Boy's Game Format

Day 1: (Approximately 45 minutes)

  • 18-minute running halves
  • 3-minute half time
  • One 1 minute timeout per half (stop time)
  • Penalties will be stop clock 20 & 40 seconds
  • No horn-sub on the fly
  • Brave hearts if tied at end of regulation

Day 2 & Day 3 (Approximately 60 minutes)

  • 10 minute running quarters with 2 minute breaks
  • 4 minute half time
  • One 1 minute timeout per half - Stop clock
  • Penalties are 1 minute and 30 seconds - Stop clock
  • No horn-sub on fly
  • The last minute of game time will be stop clock if there is a 2 or less goal differential
  • Tie breaker-Sudden Victory with 5-minute running clock period and a 1-minute break between extra periods. Teams are allowed one 30 second timeout per period
    • After one overtime, teams will play a brave heart

8th Grade Boy's Game Format:

 Day 1: (Approximately 45 minutes)

  • 18-minute running halves
  • 3-minute half time
  • One 1 minute timeout per half (stop time)
  • Penalties will be stop clock 20 & 40 seconds
  • No horn-sub on the fly
  • Brave hearts if tied at end of regulation

Day 2 & Day 3 (Approximately 60 minutes)

  • 10 minute running quarters with 2 minute breaks
  • 4 minute half time
  • One 1 minute timeout per half - Stop clock
  • Penalties are 1 minute and 30 seconds - Stop clock
  • No horn-sub on fly
  • The last minute of game time will be stop clock if there is a 2 or less goal differential
  • Tie breaker-Sudden Victory with 5-minute running clock period and a 1-minute break between extra periods. Teams are allowed one 30 second timeout per period
    • After one overtime, teams will play a brave heart

 

 

High School Boy's Game Format

Day 1: (Approximately 45 minutes)

  • 18-minute running halves
  • 3-minute half time
  • One 1 minute timeout per half (stop time)
  • Penalties will be stop clock 20 & 40 seconds
  • No horn-sub on the fly
  • Brave hearts if tied at end of regulation

Day 2 & Day 3 (Approximately 60 minutes)

  • 10 minute running quarters with 2 minute breaks
  • 4 minute half time
  • One 1 minute timeout per half - Stop clock
  • Penalties are 1 minute and 30 seconds - Stop clock
  • No horn-sub on fly
  • The last minute of game time will be stop clock if there is a 2 or less goal differential
  • Tie breaker-Sudden Victory with 5-minute running clock period and a 1-minute break between extra periods. Teams are allowed one 30 second timeout per period
    • After one overtime, teams will play a brave heart