Rules of Play


All rules will be in accordance with NFHS and USA Lacrosse standards unless otherwise noted.

No Takeout hits will be allowed.  Hitting players in a vulnerable position will be cause for ejection.  Violent hits of any kind will not be tolerated.


  • Playing time will consist of 12 minute running time quarters with a 5 minute halftime.

  • Each team will receive a 1 minute timeout each half.  Timeouts will not carry over to the next half. 

  • The clock will stop on all whistles in the last 2 minutes of the game if the goal differential is 2 goals or less.

  • No timeouts may be called in the last 2 minutes.

  • Ties in regulation play will be decided by a 3 v 3, plus goalie Braveheart.

  • All ties in playoff games (if scheduled) will be decided by a sudden victory overtime period. 

  • All penalties will be running time.  The penalty clock will begin when the official blows the whistle to restart play.  FHSAA rules will be enforced.

  • There will be no stick checks unless requested by the opposing coach.  If the stick is found to be legal, the challenging team will be assessed a timeout.  If no timeouts remain, a delay of game technical foul will be assessed. If the stick is not legal, the appropriate penalty will be assessed.  Sticks must meet NFHS and USA Lacrosse standards.

  • Any player, fan or coach ejected from a game will be prohibited from competing in/coaching/watching his/her team’s next game. If a player/coach/fan is ejected for a second time he/she will be disqualified from the tournament.

  • Fighting is an automatic ejection from the game.

  • Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to advance to the playoffs.

  • Forfeits will be considered a 4-2 victory for the team that is prepared to play.

  • Decisions on the field will be the final ruling.  No disputes will be heard after the game, except eligibility issues.

Roster Rules


  • No player may compete, or be rostered, on more than one team during the tournament unless a club is playing HSA and HSB and only has 1 goalie.  Please notify the tournament director so he can schedule accordingly.

  • No High School graduates are eligible.

  • Any team in violation of the above roster rules will forfeit all games in which the ineligible player has participated and forfeit any opportunity to advance to the playoffs.



Divisional ties will be broken in the following manner and sequence:

  • Most Wins

  • Head to head play

  • Goal differential

  • Coin Toss (Team coming in second in the alphabet will call)