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April 29 & 30, 2017 

 

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2017

QuickStix Shootout

Tournament Rules

Tournament Rules: 4/27/2017 V2

(2017 Change):

Highlights:

 

  • Mouthpieces
  • Fouling out has been reduced to 3 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul time, previously 4.
  • “Mercy” rule for faceoffs, modified applies to all levels except U15 (U9/10 goalies restart after goal scored)
  • Timeouts – one per half per team. Clock stops. We removed the restriction barring the team in the lead or if a tie from taking a time out.
  • Defenseman in the crease (4-18-4) with intent to save a shot. Note a defenseman can still be in the crease during a shot and get hit as long as the ref does no perceive “intent” to act as goalie. Block shot with stick or body will be called.

 

IMPORTANT NFHS RULES CHANGES FOR 2017:  The NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) Boys Lacrosse Rules Book provides the foundation for the US Lacrosse.   The following NFHS rule changes for 2017 will apply.

  • 6-5-2: Failure to wear the required mouthpiece (unless it comes out during play) is now a technical foul.  Previously, this was a personal foul.  This change has been instituted to encourage increased enforcement by officials.
  • 4-18-4: No defensive player, other than a properly equipped goalkeeper, can enter his own crease with the perceived intent on blocking a shot or acting as a goalie.  Penalty: Conduct foul on the defensive player.  A second violation by the player will be enforced as releasable unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • 6-10-3: During the last two minutes of regulation play, stalling rules are in effect for the team that is ahead by four goals or less.  When the score differential is five goals or more, neither team is forced to keep the ball in the goal area unless warned to “keep it in.”

IMPORTANT US LACROSSE RULES CHANGES FOR 2017:

  • 1-9-1j:  Arm pads are now optional equipment for goalies.
  • 1-10h:  Eye black and eye black strips are allowable as long as they do not contain offensive words, shapes, images, or logos. 
  • 5-11-1:  Any player who accumulates 3 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. (Previously, disqualification occurred after 4 personal fouls.  Disqualification does not result in suspension from the player’s next game). 

 

 

BOYS RULES:

 

The Boys teams will follow the NFHS rules unless otherwise stated.

Emphasis on dangerous collisions, head contact, slashes, No “Take Out” Checks at any level.

 

U15

Crosse NFHS Short 40”-42” Long 52”-72”

Equipment GK must wear arm pads, all players must wear cups.

Time 20 minute running half’s. 2 - 5 minute half time (ref decision)

 Time outs: 1 / half: Game clock stops

OT  not unless a championship game

Counts All counts in effect: 4, 10 and 20 second.

Over and Back waived.

Stalling In effect per the rules (above)


Faceoff Mercy None.

3-Yard Rule All legal holds, pushes and checks must be on player with possession or within 3 yards of loose ball.

Illegal Body Check  No takeout checks allowed.

Checks to Head/Neck 2-3 minute NR for violent and reckless contact.

Slashing No one handed checks.

Unnecessary Roughness 1-3 minutes.  All NR. 2-3 minute NR or ejection for violent hits on defenseless player.

USC 1-3 minute NR, second USC results in 3 minute NR and ejection.

Body Checks Limited body checking, generally should be upright.

Penalty Time Starts with next whistle. Stops for Dead Balls and TO.

Fouling Out 3 personal fouls or 5 minutes of penalty time

 

 

U13

Crosse NFHS Short 40”-42” Long 52”-72”.

Equipment GK must wear arm pads, all players must wear cups.

Time 20 minute running half’s. 2 - 5 minute half time (ref decision)

Time outs: 1 / half: Game clock stops.

OT not unless a championship game

Counts All counts in effect: 4, 10 and 20 second.

Over and Back waived

Stalling In effect per rules above

Faceoff Mercy Yes, when differential is 6 or more- trailing coach may waive

3-Yard Rule All legal holds, pushes and checks must be on player with possession or within 3 yards of loose ball.

Illegal Body Checks  No takeout checks allowed.

Checks to Head/Neck 2-3 minute NR for violent and reckless contact.

Slashing No one handed checks.

Unnecessary Roughness 1-3 minutes.  All NR. 2-3 minute NR or ejection for violent hits on defenseless player.

USC 1-3 minute NR, second USC results in 3 minute NR and ejection.

Body Checks Limited body checking, generally should be upright.

Penalty Time Starts with next whistle. Stops for Dead Balls and TO.

Fouling Out 3 personal fouls or 5 minutes of penalty time.

 

U11/U12

Crosse Short 37”-42” Long 47”-54”.

Equipment GK must wear arm pads, all players must wear cups.

Time 20 minute running half’s. 2 - 5 minute half time (ref decision)

Time outs: 1 / half: Game clock stops.

Counts 4-second count only.

Stalling & over/back: Waived.

Faceoff Mercy Yes, when differential is 6 or more- trailing coach may waive

3-Yard Rule All legal holds, pushes and checks must be on player with possession or within 3 yards of loose ball.

IBC  No takeout checks allowed.

Checks to Head/Neck Any check to head/neck is 2-3 minute NR.

Slashing No one handed checks.

Unnecessary Roughness 1-3 minutes.  All NR. 2-3 minute NR or ejection for violent hits on defenseless player.

USC 1-3 minute NR, second USC results in 3 minute NR and ejection.

Body Checks Limited body checking, generally should be upright

Penalty Time Starts with next whistle. Stops for Dead Balls and TO.

Fouling Out 3 personal fouls or 5 minutes of penalty time.

 

U9 – 7 V 7 Format (see beow)

U10- Standard 10 V 10 Format

 

Crosse 37”-42” No Long Poles.

Equipment GK must wear arm pads, all players must wear cups.

Time 20 minute running half’s. 2 - 5 minute half time (ref decision)

Time outs: 1 / half: Game clock stops.

Counts None – Ref & Coaches encourage play.

Stalling & over/back: Waived.

Faceoff Mercy U9 goalies always start after goal. U10 Yes, when differential is 6 or more- trailing coach may waive

3-Yard Rule All legal holds, pushes and checks must be on player with possession or within 3 yards of loose ball.

IBC  No takeout checks allowed.

Checks to Head/Neck Any check to head/neck is 2-3 minute NR.

Slashing No one handed checks.

Unnecessary Roughness 1-3 minutes.  All NR. 2-3 minute NR or ejection for violent hits on defenseless player.

USC 1-3 minute NR, second USC results in 3 minute NR and ejection.

Body Checks No body checking permitted. Loose ball boxing out and legal pushes allowed

Penalty Time Player subs out but no man down.

Stalling during last 2 minutes: waived

Fouling Out 3 personal fouls or 5 minutes of penalty time.

 

U9 – 7 V 7 Format

 

1.              7v7: 2 attack, 2 midfield, 2 defense, 1 goalie

2.              Each half will start with a faceoff: Defense, Attack, and Goalie must stay behind Line Extended until possession is earned. Wing middie stands to the left of Face Off guy with foot on sidelines.

3.              After a goal is scored, the play starts with the Goalkeeper, with all players 5 yards off the crease. NO STOPAGE OR DRAW AFTER GOALS. If 5 goal differential – free clear at midline.

4.              Two players must remain on their offensive side of the field at all times. Three players must remain on the defensive side of the field at all times.

5.              Penalties substituted – no manup/down.

6.              All player substitutions are on the fly from the midline area. Subs must wait until the player is completely off the field.

7.              Standard US Lacrosse / OMSLA rules apply.

 

 GIRLS  RULES:

 

It is anticipated that based upon historic registrations, the Girls teams will also be divided into U15 and U13 age divisions.  The Girls teams will follow the NFHS rules unless otherwise stated.  If possible all the Girl games will be scheduled to be played on one day, Sunday.

 

 

CLOCK:

Games start on the hour and include two twenty minute running halves and a 2-5 minute half time.  Penalty clocks will stop during timeouts and dead balls .  Games may end in a tie.  If the age division is bracketed for a championship game, the championship game cannot end in a tie, after a 5-minute break at the end of the 2nd half, play will resume in a sudden death format with twenty minute period(s) until one team scores. If any field schedule is behind the referee’s will take steps to speed things up (shorten half time, shorten captains/Coin toss).

 

TIME OUTS:

Length 1:30. One per half per team, game clock stops.

 

ROSTERS

Only teams that played together during the regular season will be allowed to enter the QuickStix Shootout.  Any team in violation of this rule may be penalized by the tournament directors, which may include forfeiture or expulsion.  All teams entered may be spot checked by the tournament directors.

 

SEEDING, BRACKETING:

 

All teams must play in the division/bracket in which they play in during the regular season. All age-combined teams will play at the higher age level of the combined age team. Selective teams formed by tryouts of the best players from a club or area which are playing in separate competitive circumstances do not constitute ”regular-season” teams according to the QuickStix Shootout definition and are not therefore allowed to enter the tournament.

 

NEW SKILL-BASED BRACKETING:

 

The QuickStix tournament will set up within each age division 2 different brackets based upon the skill and experience level of the teams.  Beginning at U11 through U15, the coaches are asked to register their teams as either a predominately experienced team with high skill level or as an introductory team with predominately new inexperienced players. Example U11e = experienced team, U11i=inexperienced players.   The purpose of two brackets within each age division is to promote development of skill levels, encourage fairness of play and promote the enjoyment of the game.  In addition, many clubs have two teams in each age division, with two skill level brackets the clubs will less likely have to play a team from their own club at the tournament.  Based upon the number of teams previously registered for U14 and U15, we will have one combined division each U15e and U15i.   Hopefully this will correctly places players with similar skills playing each other in a division;

 

 

 

Depending on the number of teams in an age bracket, teams will play in a traditional double elimination bracket, round-robin or pool format.  Each division may be structured differently based on the amount of teams registered.   It is the goal that each team will play at least 4 games in the QuickStix tournament

 

POINT SYSTEM FOR POOL PLAY AND ROUND ROBIN BRACKETS:  Each team shall be awarded points on the following basis:  Win = 5 points; Tie = 2 points; Loss = 0 points.  In a round robin bracket the top point totals for each age level shall be awarded first place medals and second highest point total second place medals. In a pool play format the top two teams from each pool, as determined by points awarded,  will advance to play the top two teams from the other pool, 1A will play 2B, 1B will play 2A. The winners advance and play each other for the championship. 

 

 In the event of a point tie, the 1st place team will be determined by the following tie breakers in descending order:  (1st) winner of head to head game, (2nd) the team with the lowest goals allowed for tournament (3rd) team goals scored in tournament, (4th) coin toss.  The tournament will award first and second place medals for each bracket.

 

COACH, FAN AND PARENT CONDUCT:

 

To assure a positive culture for the sport of lacrosse all players, parents and coaches should have been given copies of the US Lacrosse Code of Conduct during the regular season. Additionally, we will follow the US Lacrosse sportsmanship/purple card procedures and termination criteria.  The card is a warning for poor conduct that could lead to ejection or termination of the game.  Ejection or termination, under some circumstances, can occur prior to the issuance of the card.  All fans must be on the opposite side of the field from the players prior to the start of the game by the official.  The official or Tournament Directors may stop the game at any time to enforce this rule.  A team whose fans do not cooperate with this rule or otherwise act inappropriately will forfeit the game at the discretion of the official or Tournament Directors. Officials and Tournament Directors are encouraged to stop play if a fan or coach is being abusive or acting contrary to the spirit of good sportsmanship and will call both coaches together to resolve the matter.  If the problem persists the official and/or Tournament Director may eject any coaches or fans and may declare the game over.  The team with the offending individual(s) will forfeit the game and its opponent will be declared the winner.  Any violent contact from a fan or coach will result in immediate termination, and the proper authorities will be dispatched.  Once the decision has been made to terminate a game there will be no opportunity for appeal and the offender(s) will be asked to immediately leave the premises.  APPEALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  COME READY TO PLAY AND HAVE FUN!

 

 

REFUND POLICY

 

No Games Played – 100% Refund

 

1 or more games played – 0% Refund-NO MAKE-UP DATE IS SCHEDULED

 

US LACROSSE AND THE POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE

 

Lacrosse is the oldest American sport. Native Americans played lacrosse centuries ago, long before our colonies were settled.  Through lacrosse, Native Americans celebrated and emphasized their spiritual and cultural values.  In an effort to promote appropriate values in the modern game, US Lacrosse has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to promote positive coaching and good sportsmanship at all levels of lacrosse. US Lacrosse has included the following "Lacrosse Code of Conduct" as part of its membership application to encourage and foster appropriate values in players, coaches, parents, officials and spectators. US Lacrosse believes that it should be a priority of every lacrosse player, team, program and league to "Honor the Game".

 

US LACROSSE CODE OF CONDUCT

 

Players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators are to conduct themselves in a manner that "Honors the Game" and demonstrates respect to other players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators fans. In becoming a member of the lacrosse community an individual assumes certain obligations and responsibilities to the game of lacrosse and its participants. The essential elements in this "Code of Conduct" are HONESTY and INTEGRITY. Those who conduct themselves in a manner that reflects these elements will bring credit to the sport of lacrosse, themselves, their team and their organization. It is only through such conduct that our sport can continue to earn and maintain a positive image and make its full contribution to amateur sports in the United States and around the world. US Lacrosse supports the following behaviors for those who participate in the sport or are involved in any way with US Lacrosse.  The following essential elements of the "Code of Conduct" must be followed:

 

• Sportsmanship and teaching the concepts of fair play are essential to the game and must be taught at all levels and developed both at home and on the field during practices and games.

 

• The value of good sportsmanship, the concepts of fair play, and the skills of the game should always be placed above winning.

 

• The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.

 

• Coaches must always be aware of the tremendous influence they have on their players. They are to strive to be positive role models in dealing with young people, as well as adults.

 

• Coaches should always demonstrate positive behaviors and reinforce them to players, parents, officials and spectators alike. Players should be specifically encouraged and positively reinforced by coaches to demonstrate respect for teammates, opponents, officials and spectators.

 

• Players should always demonstrate positive behavior and respect toward teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and spectators.

 

• Coaches, players, parents and spectators are expected to demonstrate the utmost respect for officials and reinforce that respect to players/teammates. Coaches are also expected to educate their players as to the important role of lacrosse officials and reinforce the ideal of respect for the official to players/teammates.

 

• Grievances or misunderstandings between coaches, officials or any other parties involved with the sport should be communicated through the proper channels and procedures, never on or about the field of play in view of spectators or participants.

 

• Officials are professionals and are therefore expected to conduct themselves as such and in a manner that demonstrates total impartiality, courtesy and fairness to all parties.

 

• Spectators involved with the game must never permit anyone to openly or maliciously criticize badger, harass or threaten an official, coach, player or opponent.

 

• Coaches must be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge of the rules of lacrosse, and should adhere to the rules in both the letter and the spirit of the game.

 

• Coaches should provide a basic knowledge of the rules to both players and spectators within his/her program. Attempts to manipulate rules in an effort to take unfair advantage of an opponent, or to teach deliberate unsportsmanlike conduct, is considered unacceptable conduct.

 

• Eligibility requirements, at all levels of the game, must be followed. Rules and requirements such as age, previous level of participation, team transfers, etc, have been established to encourage and maximize participation, fair play and to promote safety.