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OPEN TOURNAMENT RULES
GENERAL RULES:
  • Mouth guards, gloves, arm pads, and shoulder pads are required
  • Tournament is in “running time” format; all penalties will be timeserving, 30 seconds or a minute.  Penalties can be longer than 1 minute and/or “non-releasable” at referee’s discretion, just as in standard game play.  Penalties begin on the official’s re-start.
  • Any fighting or disrespect towards an official will result in expulsion. The director will determine the length.
  • Teams are required to play ALL scheduled games.  This tournament has an extensive waiting list.  If a team leaves early, they will not be invited back in future years.
  • Man ball is played at all levels
  • Long Poles are permitted at all levels (4 poles)
  • 2 pts Win, 1pt for Tie, 0 for a loss
  • The ref keeps the official score; please confirm the final score prior to signing the card.  Cards will be collected and reported by the tournament staff. 
  • Injuries need to be reported to head trainer or to the tournament staff.
 
GAME PLAY:
  • Games consist of ONE 40 minute game.
  • NO Time outs
  • Time will be kept at Tournament HQ:
  • Sub on fly all levels 
  • Refs keep the time on penalties and penalties are running time
  • One long air horn blast starts the game and One long air horn will end the game.
  • No Mercy Rule for all Grade Levels.
           
HIGH SCHOOL SPECIFIC RULES:
  • All clearing times are in effect (20 seconds to mid-line, and 10-seconds to get it in the box). 
 
RULES RELATED TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:
  • There are no “rain dates” for the Fall Lacrosse Classic.  Assume that games will be played on their scheduled dates.
  • If inclement weather causes a game stoppage (i.e. lightning sighting) during the event, the following rules apply:
    • Play will stop for until the Tournament Director deems the weather suitable for resuming
If the delay is substantial, Tournament HQ may make a decision to shorten all remaining games until the tournament is back on time.
 
 
REGIONAL ALL-STARS RULES
RULES RELATED TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:
  • There are no “rain dates” for the Fall Lacrosse Classic.  Assume that games will be played on their scheduled dates.
  • If inclement weather causes a game stoppage (i.e. lightning sighting) during the event, the following rules apply:
    • Play will stop for until the Tournament Director deems the weather suitable for resuming
If the delay is substantial, Tournament HQ may make a decision to shorten all remaining games until the tournament is back on time. 
 
 
UMCOMMITTED GAMES RULES
RULES RELATED TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:
  • There are no “rain dates” for the Fall Lacrosse Classic.  Assume that games will be played on their scheduled dates.
  • If inclement weather causes a game stoppage (i.e. lightning sighting) during the event, the following rules apply:
    • Play will stop for until the Tournament Director deems the weather suitable for resuming
If the delay is substantial, Tournament HQ may make a decision to shorten all remaining games until the tournament is back on time. 
 
 
 
INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT ROLES
GAME FORMAT & RULES:
  • 2-25 minute halves 

  • Games will start at 5 minutes after the hour (2 sounds of the horn) 
o With 5 minutes left in the half, there will be (1 sound of the horn) 

  • Half Time will be at the bottom of the hour (2 sounds of the horn) 
o Half Time will be 5 minutes in length then (2 sounds of the horn) 
o With 5 minutes left in the game, there will be (1 sound of the horn) 

  • Games will end at the top of the hour (2 sounds of the horn) 

  • To prevent injury, encourage your players NOT to line opponents up for 
open field body hits. 
Each team can warm-up on the side and will have 5 minutes on the field to warm- up prior to the :05 start time! 

RULES RELATED TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:
  • There are no “rain dates” for the Fall Lacrosse Classic.  Assume that games will be played on their scheduled dates.
  • If inclement weather causes a game stoppage (i.e. lightning sighting) during the event, the following rules apply:
    • Play will stop for until the Tournament Director deems the weather suitable for resuming
    • If the delay is substantial, Tournament HQ may make a decision to shorten all remaining games until the tournament is back on time. 

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Rules

Open Tournament Rules

GENERAL RULES:
  • Mouth guards, gloves, arm pads, and shoulder pads are required
  • Tournament is in “running time” format; all penalties will be timeserving, 30 seconds or a minute.  Penalties can be longer than 1 minute and/or “non-releasable” at referee’s discretion, just as in standard game play.  Penalties begin on the official’s re-start.
  • Any fighting or disrespect towards an official will result in expulsion. The director will determine the length.
  • Teams are required to play ALL scheduled games.  This tournament has an extensive waiting list.  If a team leaves early, they will not be invited back in future years.
  • Man ball is played at all levels
  • Long Poles are permitted at all levels (4 poles)
  • 2 pts Win, 1pt for Tie, 0 for a loss
  • The ref keeps the official score; please confirm the final score prior to signing the card.  Cards will be collected and reported by the tournament staff. 
  • Injuries need to be reported to head trainer or to the tournament staff.
 
GAME PLAY:
  • Games consist of ONE 40 minute game.
  • NO Time outs
  • Time will be kept at Tournament HQ:
  • Sub on fly all levels 
  • Refs keep the time on penalties and penalties are running time
  • One long air horn blast starts the game and One long air horn will end the game.
  • No Mercy Rule for all Grade Levels.
           
HIGH SCHOOL SPECIFIC RULES:
  • All clearing times are in effect (20 seconds to mid-line, and 10-seconds to get it in the box). 
 
RULES RELATED TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:
  • There are no “rain dates” for the Fall Lacrosse Classic.  Assume that games will be played on their scheduled dates.
  • If inclement weather causes a game stoppage (i.e. lightning sighting) during the event, the following rules apply:
    • Play will stop for until the Tournament Director deems the weather suitable for resuming
    • If the delay is substantial, Tournament HQ may make a decision to shorten all remaining games until the tournament is back on time.

Invitational Rules

GAME FORMAT & RULES:
  • 2-25 minute halves 

  • Games will start at 5 minutes after the hour (2 sounds of the horn) 
o With 5 minutes left in the half, there will be (1 sound of the horn) 

  • Half Time will be at the bottom of the hour (2 sounds of the horn) 
o Half Time will be 5 minutes in length then (2 sounds of the horn) 
o With 5 minutes left in the game, there will be (1 sound of the horn) 

  • Games will end at the top of the hour (2 sounds of the horn) 

  • To prevent injury, encourage your players NOT to line opponents up for 
open field body hits. 
Each team can warm-up on the side and will have 5 minutes on the field to warm- up prior to the :05 start time! 

RULES RELATED TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:
  • There are no “rain dates” for the Fall Lacrosse Classic.  Assume that games will be played on their scheduled dates.
  • If inclement weather causes a game stoppage (i.e. lightning sighting) during the event, the following rules apply:
    • Play will stop for until the Tournament Director deems the weather suitable for resuming
    • If the delay is substantial, Tournament HQ may make a decision to shorten all remaining games until the tournament is back on time. 

Uncommitted Rules

RULES RELATED TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:
  • There are no “rain dates” for the Fall Lacrosse Classic.  Assume that games will be played on their scheduled dates.
  • If inclement weather causes a game stoppage (i.e. lightning sighting) during the event, the following rules apply:
    • Play will stop for until the Tournament Director deems the weather suitable for resuming
    • If the delay is substantial, Tournament HQ may make a decision to shorten all remaining games until the tournament is back on time. 

 

Regional Game Rules

RULES RELATED TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:
  • There are no “rain dates” for the Fall Lacrosse Classic.  Assume that games will be played on their scheduled dates.
  • If inclement weather causes a game stoppage (i.e. lightning sighting) during the event, the following rules apply:
    • Play will stop for until the Tournament Director deems the weather suitable for resuming
    • If the delay is substantial, Tournament HQ may make a decision to shorten all remaining games until the tournament is back on time.