West Chester, PA
06/8/2024 - 06/9/2024
2023 US Lacrosse rules will be used for ALL age groups with the following modifications;
Special note for ONLY the 2028 DIVISION: This age group may do full checking if both teams agree prior to playing; If both teams are playing with full-checking then all 2023 USL High School Girls rules apply; If one team wants to check and one does not, then the transitional checking rule will stand.
Specifically, U13 and younger, we will be playing with an 8 goal differential opposed to 4 at these levels. For U13s and younger, if a team gets up by 8 goals, then possession will be taken at the center by the team with fewer goals if an eight or more goal differential exists unless waived by the coach of the trailing team.
*Red Cards: the penalty time for a red card will be 4 minutes for all levels. The player receiving the red card is out the remainder of the game in which it occurred as well as the next full game.
*Two Yellow Cards. Any player receiving two yellow cards in any given game, will NOT be allowed to play the remainder of that game, but she will be allowed to play in the next game.
Please note: on an 8 meter shot, if the game horn sounds before an 8 meter can be taken the player will be allowed to take her shot; she may not pass. Once the shot is made the game is done.
FORMAT: Championship format for all teams.
DURATION OF GAME: All games are 2 x 25 minute halves with a running clock. There is a 5 minute half time and 5 minutes in between games. There will be NO TEAM TIMEOUTS DURING ANY GAME. A central horn will be used to start and stop games. Teams are urged to be ready to play at the start of the horn. Referees have the authority to put more time back on the clock on a PLAYOFF game ONLY ends during a penalty administration. The amount of time is at the Referees discretion and will be kept by the official on the field. The time allotted should be no longer than the time needed to set-up the penalty, and this potential “extra” time is only during the end of the second half.
RULE PROTESTS: There will be no protests. The Referee and field marshal decision on the field is final.
SCORE KEEPING: The score will be kept by the field marshal as well as ONE official on the field. Prior to the start of the game the officials will agree to which one of the pairs or trio will be responsible for keeping score. At half the field marshal and score keeping official will confirm each other’s score. The field marshall will report the final game score to tournament headquarters.
GAME SCORE DISCREPANCIES: If a coach has a score discrepancy, they must alert the field marshal and an official on that game immediately. If the discrepancy cannot be resolved, then the field marshal can call the Tournament Director or his/her designee to the field to make the final decision. Once a game card is signed and reported, it cannot be disputed or challenged. All disputes will be settled by the Tournament Director or his/her designee. The decision will be final.
CODE OF CONDUCT in HONORING THE GAME – IMPORTANT for ALL PARTICIPANTS: Please note, this was accepted by all players and coaches during player registration.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: Teams should check their email and text messages for announcements before leaving for their games in case of any field changes due to weather conditions. Announcements will be sent through our League Apps player registration system. In addition, we will be using the text message system through Tourney Machine. Please note the tournament reserves the right to modify any game time to keep on time or for safety reasons. If any game is canceled due to weather, we will pick back up on schedule if possible. All efforts will be made to reschedule that missed game. This will be worked out with the club director and tournament director. In case of LIGHTNING, 3 long blasts of an Air horn will sound. Clear all playing fields IMMEDIATELY. Players and fans must go into their cars. We must have 30 min. of NO Lightning, before returning to fields.
INJURY: Delays of the game due to injury may result in shortened game times. All games must end 5 min prior to the next scheduled game on that field. There will be a Field Marshall on each field that can summon a trainer in case of an emergency.
HOME TEAM: The Home Team will be the team that appears first on the game schedule. In the event that both teams have the same color jerseys, The Home Team will be required to switch to alternate jerseys/or wear pinnies. If the Home Team cannot supply alternate jerseys, the Visitor Team will change. The Home Team should be on the Left Bench when facing the field. Teams are on the SAME SIDE. Spectators are opposite the bench areas. NO SPECTATORS will be allowed on the TEAM BENCH SIDE or BEHIND THE GOALS.
OVERTIME: In the event of overtime in the playoffs we will play a 2 minute golden goal period. First goal wins. If after 2 minutes we are still in a tie, then a Braveheart will take place. See Braveheart Procedures.
BRAVEHEART: 1 center and 1 goalie from each team will be used. Play will start with a center DRAW, and will play out until either player scores. The first to score is the team that wins. A substitution can only occur in the event of injury. If a player needs to leave the field due to injury, the opposing player will be offered the opportunity to sub as well..
FORFEITS: Teams failing to report to assigned games will not be invited back next year.
DISPUTES: All disputes will be settled by the Tournament Director or his/her designee. The decision will be final.
DETERMINING WINNERS: Teams will be awarded points on the following basis:
3 - points for a Win
0 - points for a Loss
1 - point for a Tie
In the event of a tie in points at the end of pool play, the winner will be determined as follows:
NOTE: After each step, standings will be determined; if there is still a tie, then we will proceed to the next step, and NO RULES WILL BE REVISITED