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Diamond Games

Nov 7, 2020 - Nov 8, 2020

Diamond Nation in Flemington, NJ

Rules

Important! Please Read Diamond Nation’s Cooler Policy!

Diamond Nation is an all turf facility. Teams are only allowed 1 cooler per team. Team coolers are required to be checked in at Diamond Nation headquarters, which is located directly inside the facility gates and will be tagged. Personal coolers are NOT allowed. Diamond Nation facility staff will check while entering the facility and personal coolers are not allowed inside. Waters should be put in players bags.  No drinks or food will be allowed on the turf playing fields other than water. Food will be available on site.

Tournament Rules and Regulations

  • All Divisions play 3 games on full fields.  Two 20-minute halves with 2 minute half time, and 3 minutes in between games.
  • All teams will play in flighted pools based on competition level that is chosen by the club rep when registering.
  • Central horn will be used to start all games, start half time, end half time, end game.

US Lacrosse rules will apply as it pertains to each age group with following tournament specific modifications

  • Time outs will not be permitted unless there is an injury.  During an injury timeout, the clock will run.
  • 8 meter free positions will be played out if foul occurs before time expires (at half or end of game). Player must go directly to goal, no pass and play ends with shot.
  • If the 8-meter is already in play when the game horn sounds, the game is done when the horn sounds.  If a shot is in flight and was released from a stick prior to the horn and goes into the goal- Ruling “good goal.”
  • Alternate possession – the team listed first on the schedule receives the first alternate possessions.
    • After initial possession is awarded, the possession will then alternate
  • Yellow and Red Cards will be in effect.
    • 1 yellow card – player must sit out for 2 minutes, running clock, the official will keep the card time.
    • 2 yellow cards – player must sit out remaining of game, but can play next game
    • Red Card (Player) – player must sit out the remainder of the game and the next game
    • Red Card (Coach) – coach is required to leave for remainder of the game

2020 NFHS Rules will be in effect

  • Free movement for all ages
  • Outside the critical scoring area, players will be allowed to self-start after fouls
  • The establishment of a penalty zone on free position shots

5th/6th Division Rules

  • Modified checking, and three second rule for good defense
  • 1 pass rule not used
  • 4 goal rule not used

7th/8th Division Rules

  • Full checking (US Lacrosse Level FC)
  • 4 goal rule not used

High School Division Rules

  • US Lacrosse Womens Rules will be used

Playoff procedure

SCORING SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WINNERS

During bracket play, teams will be awarded points on the following basis:

3 points = Win

1 point = Tie

0 points = Loss

**If there are any forfeits, the average goals against in actual scheduled games played will be added to the total goals against to the team that won by forfeit**  Forfeits count as an automatic win for the team that has not forfeited.

PLAYOFF PROCEDURES: There are no playoffs in the High School divisions as it is a showcase event.

In the event that there are two or more teams tied in points at the end of tournament play in the 2024, 2025, 2026/2027 and 2028/2029 divisions, the following criteria will be used to determine playoff seeding:

Head to Head – if no clear winner in 3-way tie, move to next criteria (Head to Head trumps all.)

Goals Against

Shutouts

Coin Toss

All playoff games are 20 minutes running time. 

No half time. No time-outs are permitted. Playoff games that are tied at the end of regulation will go to a 3-minute sudden victory. If teams are still tied after sudden victory, then Braveheart or coin toss will determine the winner to move forward.  Both coaches must agree to Braveheart; otherwise, a coin toss will be used.

Coaching

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

  • Each coach or substitute remains on their own half of the field 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, participates in or incites any manner or disruptive behavior.
  • Officials have the right to stop a game at any time and to eject a coach based on their behavior, and the behavior of fans or players.
    All ejections will be at the discretion of the tournament directors and their decision will be final.

Inclement Weather Policy

  • We will play rain or shine. The fields are turf, so they will not close.
  • In case of thunder/lightning, all games will be suspended and fields will be cleared by sounding an air horn (three long blasts).
  • Games will resume 30 minutes after the last thunder/bolt was heard/seen.
  • Games will resume according to the actual time of the day – missed time/games will not be made up. Scores will be recorded as they stood when game ended as long as teams played at least 10 minutes.
  • Cancellation of the games is at the discretion of site managers, tournament directors and officials. Keeping everyone safe is our first concern. Partial refunds due to inclement weather are at the discretion of the tournament directors.

Tournament deposits for teams are non-refundable.  After balance due date, there are no refund or credits.   No refunds will be made in the event of cancellation or shortening of any matches due to inclement weather or anything out of the control of the tournament directors. LGS will make every effort to use contingency plans to maximize game play for all teams.