- All players and coaches MUST hold active US Lacrosse Memberships
- All participants must submit an online waiver to compete in the QC Lax Classic.
- Age & Profile Information must match Team Rosters submitted by each coach prior to tournament play
- Players may only participate on one team and in one division.
- Teams found participating with illegal players (by age or incorrect rosters) will forfeit any games played and may be asked to leave the event, without refund.
- Only coaches are permitted to address the officials and must do so in a fair and respectful manner.
- Poor sportsmanship, taunting, trash talking, fighting, or other unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated by coaches, players, parents and/or fans of any organization. Failure to comply could result in removal from event or game forfeiture at the discretion of tournament officials.
- Any coach, player, parent or fan receiving an ejection penalty will be removed (from the team / field / immediate playing area) for the remainder of the game and the player will miss the next game. Parents/fans receiving an ejection penalty may be asked to leave for the remainder of the tournament at the discretion of the Directors.
All divisions will use 2022 USA Lacrosse / NFHS rules with the following modifications
- Games will be 24 minute running time halves with a 2-minute halftime. Games will start on time with a universal horn and will not stop under any circumstance except an extended injury timeout. It will then be referee discretion to add up to 4 minutes to the end of the game time but no more than that.
- Teams will have 0 timeouts
- Standard ball advancement rules will be applied to all divisions including youth divisions. For divisions playing on modified 7v7 fields they’ll have 20 seconds to cross the midline, but will not have a 10 second box count.
- Games can end in a tie during pool play. During playoff or consolation bracket play teams will play 4 minute sudden-victory overtime periods until a goal is scored.
- At the conclusion of the game a coach from each team must verbally confirm the score of the game with the score table. Any score discrepancies should be addressed at that time with a tournament field manager, game officials, and head coach from both teams. Once the score has been finalized in tourney machine teams will have one hour to report any score discrepancies to central table. After that time the score will remain finalized and not change
- FACE OFFs: Players must use Standing Neutral Grip (no knee-down, no motorcycle grip)
- CHECKING: All legal stick & body checks are permitted. All stick checks must be executed with proper intent of contact with the ball carriers stick and or gloves
- NO TAKE-OUT CHECKS ARE PERMITTED BY ANY PLAYER AT ANY AGE LEVEL: A take-out check is defined as: Anybody checks considered more aggressive or more physical than necessary to stop the advancement of the player carrying the ball or to keep or move a player away from a loose ball. This includes but is not limited to: (i) any check in which a player makes contact with sufficient force and intent to knock down the opposing player; (ii) any check in which a player makes contact with sufficient force and intent to injure the opposing player; and (iii) any check made in a reckless or intimidating manner. Anybody check on a player in a defenseless position. This includes but is not limited to: (i) body checking a player from his “blind side”; (ii) body checking a player who has his head down in an attempt to play a loose ball; and (iii) body checking a player whose head is turned away to receive a pass, even if that player turns toward the contact immediately before the body check.
- Excessive physical play, fighting, foul language, excessive “trash talk,” and disrespect toward players, referees, coaches, or parents by any players, coaches, or parents will not be tolerated. Tournament directors will handle situations on a case by case basis in consultation with referees and reserve the right to remove any player, coach, or fan from the event without refund.
- In the event of weather conditions or any other circumstances that prevent the continuation of tournament game play or shorten the available timeframe to play, the tournament directors will post either a modified schedule of game times or post a cancellation of the remainder of the event. Tournament directors will use playoff bracket tie-breaker rules when applicable to determine champions in each age division if enough games have been played to reach a playoff. All effort will be made to remain on schedule or to offer abbreviated games. If playoff games are reached, no refund policy will apply. If a playoff is not reached, the posted tournament refund policy will apply and the tournament directors will be in touch directly with team representatives.
- Seeding is determined by pool play results. Tie-breakers are determined by the following Tourney Machine Settings:
- 1. Record
2. Head-to-Head (Result \ 2 Teams \ Goal Differential)
3. Goals Allowed (least)
4. Goals Differential (up to 7 goals maximum per game).
5. Coin Toss.