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SPRINGBORO LACROSSE SHOOTOUT – RULES

GAME FORMAT

GAME CLOCK – Four, 10 minute running quarters with 1 minute between quarters.  5 minute half time.

  • K-2 plays Four, 8 minute running quarters.  1 minute between quarters.  5 minute half time.  No Time Outs for K-2.

RUNNING TIME, CLOCK STOPS DURING TIME OUTS & INJURIES ONLY

PENALTIES – Penalized players in 5/6 Grade must serve time, except Goalie.  Fast Break in 3/4 Grade.

TIME OUTS – (3/4 & 5/6) Each team has 1 TO per half.  Time stops on the TO.  TO’s are 45 seconds.

SUBSTITUTIONS – Subs on the fly.  Permitted on dead ball situations on sidelines only if promptly requested by coaches and granted by official.  No substitutions on end line dead balls.

BOX RULE (5/6 Only)–Winning team must keep the ball in the offensive box during last 2 minutes of play in the 4th quarter.   During the last 2 minutes only, the Offense has 20 seconds to advance the ball into the box on their offensive side.

OVERTIME – Winner decided by Braveheart.  1 minute break at end of regulation before Braveheart play.

  • BRAVEHEART RULES – Each team will send out a Goalie & 3 field players who can line up as Middies, Attack, or Defense.  1 player must face off.  Goalies cannot cross midfield.  1st goal wins.  3 v 3!
    • A shot that goes over the end-line is an automatic turn over
    • Shot that misses but stays inbounds is a live ball

ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT RULES

PLAYERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PLAY ON MULTIPLE TEAMS

NO TAKE OUT CHECKS – Big hits and overly aggressive play (even within 5 yards of loose ball), as well as excessive force, roughness, checking or hitting off the ball, constitutes unnecessary roughness.  Result is a penalty (5/6) or Fast Break (3/4).

MERCY RULE – Applies during bracket play but not in Championship games.  Teams down by 6 goals or more will be awarded the ball at midfield after each goal.  Quarters always start with a face off.

ADDITIONAL 3/4 GRADE RULES - No D Poles.  On a Fast Break Penalty, middies must be held back for 6 seconds by official.

EJECTIONS – Referees have the right to eject any player, coach, parent, or spectator from any game.  If the ejected person does not leave the immediate area, the team they are representing will automatically forfeit the game.  The tournament directors reserve the right to remove anyone from the park at any time for any reason that the directors deem as appropriate.  If the ejected person does not leave within 20 minutes of the park ejection, every team in the program that they are representing will forfeit all of their remaining games.  Ignoring ejections will NOT be tolerated. 

SCORE REPORTING

Coaches from both teams are asked to report the score to the tournament site headquarters.  Unreported scores will result in a tie for both teams.

CONDUCT

HONOR THE GAME!  Poor sportsmanship, taunting, trash talking, fighting, or other unbecoming behavior by the players, coaches, parents, or fans will not be tolerated.  Tournament organizers and officials reserve the right to eject offenders, terminate a game and / or escort coaches, players, teams, or fans from the premises.

Only Head Coaches are permitted to address the officials but in a respectful manner.  Determinations of officials are final and binding.

Coaches are asked to have their players clean their bench areas from any water bottles, equipment, trash, etc.

 

 

Tournament Format

Points Awarded for:

  • Win = 2 points
  • Loss = 0 points

 

TIE BREAKERS

  1. Head to Head
  2. Goal differential with a Maximum of 8 Goals
  3. Total goals scored on the day
  4. Fewest goals allowed on the day

 

Championship Game

  • Top 2 teams from each Pool of 4 teams plays in the Championship Game.  (Blue Pool vs. White Pool)