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Boys Tournament Rules

LENGTH OF THE GAMES: Games will consist of two (2) twenty-two (22) minute running halves. Five (5) minute half time.

FACE-OFFS: The official will make a DOWN and a SET call before the whistle.

NO HORNS: All substitutions MUST be made on the fly

OVERTIME: Non-playoff game: Any game which the score is tied at the end of regulation time shall be followed by one (1) three (3) minute sudden victory overtime period. The clock will stop the last minute of the overtime period. If the score is tied at the end of the 3-minute overtime, the game will end in a tie score. No bench time after regulation, & do not switch ends of the field, face off ASAP. In a playoff or championship game the overtime format will continue until a goal is scored

TIME OUTS: NO Timeouts

STICK CHECKS: NO Stickchecks

CHECKING: All legal stick & body checks are permitted. All stick checks must be executed with proper intent of contact with the ball carriers stick and or gloves. NO TAKE-OUT CHECKS ARE PERMITTED BY ANY PLAYER AT ANY AGE LEVEL.
A take-out check is defined as: Any body checks considered more aggressive or more physical than necessary to stop the advancement of the player carrying the ball or to keep or move a player away from a loose ball. This includes but is not limited to: (i) any check in which a player makes contact with sufficient force and intent to knock down the opposing player; (ii) any check in which a player makes contact with sufficient force and intent to injure the opposing player; and (iii) any check made in a reckless or intimidating manner.
Any body check on a player in a defenseless position. This includes but is not limited to: (i) body checking a player from his "blind side"; (ii) body checking a player who has his head down in an attempt to play a loose ball; and (iii) body checking a player whose head is turned away to receive a pass, even if that player turns toward the contact immediately before the body check. NOTE: Game officials should be especially alert to blind side checks at all youth levels.

EQUIPMENT: Goaltenders shall wear throat guards, chest protector, gloves, mouthpiece, and protective cup. All Field Players must wear a lacrosse helmet, mouthpiece, lacrosse shoulder pads, lacrosse arm guards, lacrosse gloves and a protective cup. All players must properly wear mouth guards at all times.

PENALTIES: All Divisions will play man up-man down. A 30 second infraction will be 45 seconds of running clock time; a 60 second penalty will be 75 seconds of running clock time. 2 minute non releasable infractions will be served as 2 minutes of running clock time.

ADVANCEMENT OF THE BALL: High School thru U-13 divisions: NFHS timed clearing will be in effect. Team that is ahead MUST keep the ball in the offensive restraining box in the last two minutes of the game or OT period.
U-11: With the exception of the 4 second goalie count there are NO counts in theU-11 divisions, nor does U-11division have to keep it in for the last two minutes.
Long Stick Length: Long sticks are permitted in all divisions. However in the U-11 division: Long sticks are permitted and the suggested length at this age is 47 to 52 inches for purposes of NFHS RULE 2 SECTION 1 ARTICLE 2). Many coaches find that the use of a 37 to 42 inch  is best for defensive player development in the U-11 division.

GAME CLOCK TIME & SCORE: Each field has a coordinator, who will be positioned in the substitution box. They will keep the game clock, penalty time, score and general administration of the game and tournament. Their score is the official score and is final.

TIE BREAKERS: The top teams are determined by: 1. W-L recored; 2. head to head; 3. Goals Allowed; 4.Goals Differential; 5. Goals Scored; 6. Rock, Paper, Scissors

BRACKET PLAY: Each division (with the exception of U15) will have the top 2 teams from each pool advance to a bracket playoff system to decide the champion. U15 will have a play-in game giving the number 1 seeds a first round bye (this occured due to an odd number of teams).

EJECTIONS: Any player or coach ejected from a game by the game officials, will need to leave the players sideline for the remainder of that game and will not be permitted to coach or play in the teams next contest at the event. After serving the one game suspension the player or coach will be permitted to return. A second violation by the same player or coach will result in immediate termination from the event.

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