All Divisions play 3 games on full fields. Two 20-minute halves with 2 minute half time, and 3 minutes in between games.
All teams will play in flighted pools based on competition level that is chosen by the club rep when registering.
Central horn will be used to start all games, start half time, end half time, end game.
There will be no playoffs in any division.
All Top Threat Tournaments follow US Lacrosse “Official Rules for girls’ with modifications based on “US Lacrosse Youth Rules and Best Practices: and US Lacrosse Tournament Standards and the following modifications:
Time outs will not be permitted unless there is an injury. During an injury timeout, the clock will run.
8 meter free positions will be played out if foul occurs before time expires (at half or end of game). Player must go directly to goal, no pass and play ends with shot.
If the 8-meter is already in play when the game horn sounds, the game is done when the horn sounds. If a shot is in flight and was released from a stick prior to the horn and goes into the goal- Ruling “good goal.”
Alternate possession – the team listed first on the schedule receives the first alternate possessions.
After initial possession is awarded, the possession will then alternate
Yellow and Red Cards will be in effect.
1 yellow card – player must sit out for 2 minutes, running clock, the official will keep the card time.
2 yellow cards – player must sit out remaining of game, but can play next game
Red Card (Player) – player must sit out the remainder of the game and the next game
Red Card (Coach) – coach is required to leave for remainder of the game
All coaches have complete responsibility for the conduct of their players, substitutes and spectators at all times. Coaching from the sidelines (giving direction to one’s own team on points of strategy and position) is encouraged, providing:
Each coach or substitute remains on their own half of the field 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, participates in or incites any manner or disruptive behavior.
Officials have the right to stop a game at any time and to eject a coach based on their behavior, and the behavior of fans or players.
All ejections will be at the discretion of the tournament directors and their decision will be final
Club team directors or head coaches may report disputes to the event directors. All disputes will be settled by the Event Director(s) or his/her designee. Game appeals may only be submitted on the misapplication of rules. Judgment calls, including goal timing, is not a misapplication of the rules and therefore may not be challenged. The Event Director’s ruling will be final.
Teams should report to their cars, or under cover 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.
We will play rain or shine unless you are notified otherwise.
In case of thunder/lightning, all games will be suspended and fields will be cleared by sounding an air horn (three long blasts).
Schedule may be modified if necessary due to inclement weather, darkness, or poor field conditions. Teams are responsible for reporting for all make-up games as deemed by the event director. Failure to make-up previously scheduled games is grounds for forfeiture.
Cancellation of the games is at the discretion of site managers, tournament directors and officials. Keeping everyone safe is our first concern.
Tournament deposits for teams are non-refundable. If the tournament is canceled or postponed due to public health reasons, the tournament fee minus the deposit will be offered as credit towards a future event. No refunds will be made in the event of cancelation or shortening of any matches due to inclement weather or unforeseeable circumstances out of the control of the organization that does not relate to the current public health crisis. We will make every effort to use contingency plans to maximize gameplay for all teams.