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.
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.)
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.
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:
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.