Event Rules and Information

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These are the official event rules and information for the 2018 Southern Alliance Lacrosse Tournament. Please click on a heading below to view more information.

Rosters & Player Waivers

Rosters and Waivers:  All rosters and waivers are filled out electronically by a link sent via email from league apps.

Mandatory Registration

Teams must check-in at least 1-hour prior to each team’s first game

All waivers must match your roster. (ENFORCED!) USL memberships for players are required. (ENFORCED!) All Waivers must include a valid US Lacrosse number

Players who do not have a valid USL membership MUST join in order to participate.

Rules of Play

USL 2018 and NCAA Women’s rules will be used for High School divisions. Modified for six field players and a GK. (See ‘7-v-7 Rules’ below)

USL Youth A rules will be used to govern play for the Middle School divisions.

It is suggested that rosters are limited to 10 players for this event to ensure adequate playing time.

Players Equipment

It will be at the game officials discretion to determine the suitability of player equipment including the wearing of orthopedic cast or hard brace. Mouth guards and eye protection are mandatory, per USL rules. Coaches must certify their team’s equipment prior to the tournament.

Inclement Weather

Schedule may be modified if necessary due to inclement weather or poor field conditions.

3 Long Blasts of Air Horn

Clear all fields due to hazardous conditions. Teams should report to their cars, or under cover off of the playing fields if lightning causes a stoppage in play. All fields will be cleared. Game-lengths may be modified if make up games are deemed necessary. Play will resume following one long, loud blast by the air horn.

Coaching

All coaches have total responsibility for the conduct of their players, substitutes, friends, and spectators at all times. Coaching from the sideline (giving direction to one’s own team on points of strategy and position) is permitted, provided:

  • The tone of voice is instructive and not derogatory.
  • Each coach or substitute remains on their half of the 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 or incites, in any manner, disruptive behavior.
  • Both teams and coaches shake hands after games. Violations of these policies will prevent coaches from actively coaching their teams and will be reviewed by the Tournament Director and the Sportsmanship Committee of the Tournament.

Yellow and Red Cards

A player or coach receiving two yellow cards in a single game will be ejected from the game by the game officials, if these violations are proven to be flagrant, the player or coach will be expelled the tournament. Ejections are determined by the game officials, expulsion by the tournament directors. Those receiving Red Cards will be reviewed for immediate ejection from the event.

Disputes

All disputes will be settled by the Tournament Directors or his/her designee and the decision will be final.

7v7 Tournament Rules

Round Robin 7-v-7 TEAM SCORING:

Win = 5 Points

Tie = 3 Points

Loss = 0 Points

Tie Breaker: 1) 3-v-3 and Braveheart Points (see Below). 2) Goal Differential against next highest rated opponents. 3) Draw Straws.

7-v-7 Tournament Procedures:

After Round Robin Play, the Teams will be seeded for Tournament Play in a single-elimination tournament. Seeding is determined by Win, and Tie points across the event. Any tie situations will be worked out using tie-breaker points accumulated from the 3-v-3 and Braveheart tournaments (see below). Games ending in ties will stand as tie games, earning each team 3 points.

7-v-7 Rules:

  • 6 Field Players 1 Goalie
  • 12 MIN RUNNING CLOCK
  • 3 MIN HALF TIME
  • 3 MIN WARM-UP
  • FIRST HALF STARTS WITH DRAW; 2ND HALF LOSING TEAM AWARDED POSSESSION
  • QUICK CLEARS AFTER ALL GOALS – CATCH YOUR OPPONENT CELEBRATING!
  • LaxLife Events uses free movement to ensure a more fun and safe game, the same as used in the 2018 NCAA rulebook. Players are NOT required to stand on a whistle except as noted:  

1) When the officials are administering a card. A whistle is required to restart play after the card is administered

2) On an offensive 8M free-position foul. All 8M free-position fouls will be taken from the center hash with the 8M area being cleared and the defensive team permitted on both outside hashes. All players must be 4 meters from the goal circle prior to the whistle.

Players from the team committing the foul must be at least 2M away from the player with the ball unless the player with the ball runs directly into them for her restart.

  • EACH TEAM PERMITTED ONE :30 TIMEOUT PER GAME
  • NO TIMEOUTS IN FINAL 2-MINUTES OF HALF OR GAME
  • SCORE KEPT BY SIDELINE SCOREKEEPERS – SCORES ARE FINAL
  • TIME KEPT ON CENTRAL HORN
  • SUBS ON THE FLY PERMITTED
  • Games and Halves may not end on a Defensive penalty or penalty set-up inside the CSA (major or minor). Please set up the foul and add three seconds to the clock. As scoring is used as a tie-breaker, even if the game has been decided (more than one goal difference) we will set up the free position. During the 3-seconds, regular game rules exist, including the potential for another defensive foul, passes, a shot, or a goal.
  • Goalies may play on multiple teams or multiple clubs in the same age division.

Heatwave 3-v-3 Iron Woman Championship Rules

  • 3 field players and 1 goalkeeper
  • First Goal Wins
  • Players must be selected from the SAME TEAM
  • Each 7-v-7 team entered is permitted ONE ‘Iron Woman’ teams
  • GK must be from the same team
  • Game begins with a DRAW
  • Game ends on first goal
  • No substitutions are permitted
  • In the event of injury or yellow cards, teams must play with only 2 field players
  • Goalies may not go beyond midfield and may not shoot
  • No timeouts are permitted
  • All teams are required to participate in the 3 v 3 and Braveheart competitions.  They will begin at 12:00 pm.

Heatwave Braveheart Championship Rules:

  • First Goal Wins
  • One Player from each team may be selected. That player may NOT have participated on the 3 v 3 team.
  • Game begins with a DRAW
  • Game ends on first goal
  • No substitutions are permitted
  • In the event of a yellow card, the opposing player is declared the victor -automatically
  • If a player becomes injured as a result of normal play, the opposing -player is declared the victor automatically
  • Goalies may not go beyond midfield and may not shoot

No timeouts are permitted

Tie Breaker Points

Tie Breaker Points (Seeding) From Braveheart and 3-v-3 Results:

Finalist: Pool Winners – 4 Points, Second Place – 3 Points, Third Place – 2 Points, Fourth Place – 1 Point

 
3v3/1v1 – GK cannot leave the 8-meter goal area to ADVANCE the ball up the field. So if they get a GB outside the goal, that’s fine, but they must not advance the ball up field in a meaningful way. If they are being chased they can avoid the check, but they need to move the ball and not become an additional field player offensively.