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Tournament Rules / FAQs

 

Tournament Format

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  • 2 - 22-minute running halves. Officials will keep time on the field.
     

  • 2 Minute halftime, 4 minutes Between Games
     

  • 1 time out per half, the game clock will stop under 2 minutes left in the game with a time out if the goal differential is less than 3 goals.
     

  • Overtime will be decided with a Braveheart 2 Field Players and a Goalie (Championship Games will have 10-minute sudden-victory overtime, each team will be allowed 1 timeout. if no team scores we will go to a Braveheart)

  • Each team is guaranteed four games.
     

  • Divisions are Determined by US Lacrosse age guidelines.  We will use common sense for exemptions for age. If a player is a few weeks off of the age guideline you can get a waiver. If the player is a reclass and over age they will have to play with their age. Our goal is to ensure fairness in all levels of play. Players who have completed their senior season cannot play in the tournament.
     

  • Players can play on more than one team. However, it cannot be in the same division and they cannot switch teams for playoffs.  If the tournament directors feel that this rule is being abused, we reserve the right to make a decision based on the circumstance. 
     

  • Teams that leave the tournament early not completing their game will not be invited back to the SoFlo Tournaments unless it is agreed upon by both opponents.  
     

  • The tournament reserves the right to shorten games, extend games, or cancel games due to inclement weather or injury.

 

Seeding and Tie Breakers

  • The playoff format will be determined based on the number of entries per division.

  • Seeding will be determined by Record, Head to Head, Goals against, then Goal Differential. An exception may apply in a 3-way tiebreaker.  

 

Game Rules and Penalties

  • 1 - 1-minute timeout per half the game clock will continue to run.  If a  is called  in the last 2 minutes of the game, time will stop if the goal differential is less than 3 goals
     

  • Penalties are 1.5 of the infraction time. The timeout can be called; penalty time will stop but the game clock will continue.
     

  • U8 / U10 - Penalties will be 3 v 2 fast breaks, Max 54" long poles are allowed. 7 v 7 format 
     

  • There is a 6 goal mercy rule.  The losing team has the option to receive the ball after a goal or continue to face off.  

 

Rules Specific to Girls

  • Middle School division follow USL rules pertaining to U13 and U15 rules. Modified checking only- checking only when the entire crosse is below the shoulder level. The check must be in a downward direction away from the body (major foul). No checking above the shoulder.

  • Mouthguards and Protective Eyewear Is Mandatory For All Players

  • Protective headgear Optional

 

Rules for the Divisions playing 7 V 7 formats

 

  • Rules for the Divisions playing 7 V 7 formats

  • For 7 v 7 games: Onside is in effect - 2 Attack, 2 Middies, 2 Defense, 1 Goalie

  • Penalties will be 3v2 fast breaks with the offending player subbed out. Rest of middies begin 5 yards behind the midfield line  

  • A game-ending tied is decided by a 3 v 3 Braveheart (2 field players and a goalie), which begins immediately after regulation time with a faceoff.   No substitutions will be allowed during a Braveheart.   Championship games will go to a 7 v 7 sudden death overtime, each team will be awarded one time out.  

  • Each period begins with a faceoff. Wing middies must be positioned to the left of their faceoff man, at the intersection of the sideline and the midline. Defensemen and attackmen must remain behind the goal line extended until the referee’s signal possession. The goalie must remain in the crease area until possession is signaled

 

General Rules

  • Flagrant disrespect toward an official, player, or coach may result in ejection from the game and possibly the tournament. Tournament ejections will be at the discretion of the tournament directors.  This rule applies to spectators as well.  

  • Spectators must remain outside of the team areas and off of the fields

  • Please clean up your bench area after. 

 

Player Waivers

  • Every player must sign a waiver. We will be providing Waiver updates on Thurs and Fri. No waiver, no play. The waiver is available on the SPORT iD app. Once inside the app, tap the top left corner, go to places and events then SoFlo Turkey Shootout

 

Refund Policy

  • If your team cancels at least 30 days prior to the tournament, you will receive a 100% refund on your team registration fee

  • If your team cancels 7-29 days prior to the tournament, you will receive a 50% refund on your team registration fee*.

  • If your team cancels less than 7 days prior to the tournament, the tournament fee is non-refundable.

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