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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.

Boy's Game Rules

  • NCAA Rules for High School and 8th Grade, US Lacrosse for 7th Grade and younger

4th & 5th Grade Boys Rule Modifications

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

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 60 minutes)

  • 25-minute running halves
  • 5-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 60 minutes)

  • 25-minute running halves
  • 5-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 60 minutes)

  • 25-minute running halves
  • 5-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