Tournament Rules & Information

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Mandatory registration

Teams must check-in at least 1-hour prior to each team’s first game. All waivers must match your roster. (ENFORCED!) Waivers are to be filled out ONLINE on the homepage of this website. USL memberships for players are required. (ENFORCED!) All Waivers must include a valid US Lacrosse number, Players who do not have a valid USL membership MUST join in order to participate.

RULES OF PLAY

USL 2018 Women’s rules will be used for High School divisions. Modified for six field players and a GK. USL Youth A rules will be used to govern play for the Middle School divisions. It is suggested that rosters are limited to 10 players for this event to ensure adequate playing time.

Equipment

It will be at the game officials discretion to determine the suitability of player equipment including the wearing of orthopedic cast or hard brace. Mouth guards and eye protection are mandatory, per USL rules. Coaches must certify their team’s equipment prior to the tournament.

Inclement weather

Schedule may be modified if necessary due to inclement weather or poor field conditions. Teams are responsible for reporting for all make-up games as deemed by the tournament director. Failure to make-up previously scheduled games is grounds for tournament forfeiture.

3 long air horn blasts

Clear all fields due to hazardous conditions. Teams should report to their cars, or under cover off of the playing fields if lightning causes a stoppage in play. All fields will be cleared. Games are official after 1-half of play. Game-lengths may be modified if make up games are deemed necessary. Play will resume following one long, loud blast by the air horn.

Yellow & Red Cards

A player or coach receiving two yellow cards in a single game will be ejected from the game by the game officials, if these violations are proven to be flagrant, the player or coach will be expelled the tournament. Ejections are determined by the game officials, expulsion by the tournament directors. Those receiving Red Cards will be reviewed for immediate ejection from the event.

Suspended Games

If in the opinion of game officials, the game must be suspended for any reason the game may be resumed but is subject to being ended no less than five minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next game.
If in the opinion of the game officials a game must be terminated for misconduct of players, bench coaches, or spectators, the offending team could be suspended from further play and forfeits that game and all remaining games.

Injury

Delays of the game due to injury may result in shortened game times. All games must end 5 minutes prior to the next scheduled game on that field. Ice for injuries will be placed on the center of each sideline on the center of each sideline. Field Marshals will be assigned to each field area, and can summon the trainer to your field in case of injury or emergency. Goalies may play on multiple teams or multiple clubs in the same age division.

Disputes

All disputes will be settled by the Tournament Directors or his/her designee and the decision will be final.

Play & Stay

To ensure overall event quality, we are proud to be a part of the Play & Stay policy. Participating teams are required to book hotel rooms in one of several tournament-approved hotels through the event booking process. PSE Event Housing and TTUSA offer the highest level of customer service in the youth sports travel industry. They provide superior support resulting in low group room rates, more rooms closer to the playing venues and economic planning required to host a best in class lacrosse experience for everyone.

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Coaching

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All coaches have total responsibility for the conduct of their players, substitutes, friends, and spectators at all times. Coaching from the sideline (giving direction to one’s own team on points of strategy and position) is permitted, provided:

  • The tone of voice is instructive and not derogatory.
  • Each coach or substitute remains on their half of the between the substitution area and the restraining line.
  • No coach, substitute, or spectator makes derogatory remarks or gestures to the umpires, other coaches, players, substitutes, or spectators;
  • No coach, substitute, or spectator uses profanity or incites, in any manner, disruptive behavior.
  • Both teams and coaches shake hands after games. Violations of these policies will prevent coaches from actively coaching their teams and will be reviewed by the Tournament Director and the Sportsmanship Committee of the Tournament.

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