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Fall Face Off

Nov 14, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020

Diamond Nation in Flemington, NJ

Rules

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.

  • 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 expiries (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 in 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
    • 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
  • 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

Please be patient with our officials as they are new to the rules as well. Putting these rules into place in the fall will result in a great spring season!  Reminder, this is a showcase event with no playoffs.

  • Modified checking, and three second rule for good defense
  • 1 pass rule not used
  • 4 goal rule not used
  • Full checking (US Lacrosse Level FC)
  • 4 goal rule not used
  • US Lacrosse Womens Rules 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:

  • 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
  • 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. 

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.