Rally in the Valley

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Spring Creek Estates Park

Rally in the Valley 2019 - Tournament Rules and Regulations

Teams  will play 7v7 format, 25-minute running clock games on modified field lengths. The lineup is 2 Attack, 3 Middies, 2 Defenders.   Holding 2 back behind restraining line (midline).

Teams will play 25 minute games, running clock.  The first and second place team will play off in a 25 minute championship game to determine winner.

Games will be 25 minute running clock. Teams were placed into one pool of 7 teams each.  After 4 game pool play, the top four teams will advance to a semi-final game.

Semi Final 1:  1st Place vs. 4th Place

Semi Final 2:  2nd Place vs 3rd Place

Final:  Winner Semi Final 1 vs. Winner Semi Final 2

  • 2019 US Lacrosse Rules will apply.
  • Girls 7th/8th divisions will play US lacrosse level FC (full checking) rules.
  • Girls 5th/6th divisions will use Level A rules (modified checking). In addition, 3 second rule for closely guarded defense will be in use with modified checking rules.
  • 4 goal differential rules not in effect.
  • 8-meter free positions will be played out if foul occurs before time expires (at end of game). Player must go directly to goal, no pass and play ends with shot.
  • Any player that receives a red card will be required to sit out for the next (1) game. Any player receiving 2 yellow cards will sit out for the remainder of the game.
  • After each goal, games will resume with a draw.
  • Refs and coaches keep score. Coaches sign-off on score card at the end of each game.
  • A player or coach who is ejected for violent conduct or serious foul play (red card) may be subject to not participating in the remainder of the tournament. Ejections are determined by referees; expulsions are determined by the tournament directors.

There is no overtime except for championship/play-off games. Playoff games that are tied at the of regulation will go to a 3 minute sudden victory. If teams are still tied after sudden victory, then Brave heart or coin toss will determine the winner to move forward. Both coaches must agree to brave heart; otherwise coin toss will be used. 

All disputes will be settled by the Tournament Director and their decision will be final.

During bracket play, teams will be awarded points on the following basis:   Win = 3 Points      Tie = 1 Point     Loss = 0 Points

If there are 2 or more teams tied at the end of regulation play, the following criteria will be used to determine the play-off seeding:

  1. Head to Head – if no clear winner in 3-way tie, move to next criteria
  2. Goals Against
  3. Shut Outs
  4. Coin Toss

**If there are any forfeits, the average goals against in actual scheduled games play 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.

  • Games will be played rain or shine. 
  • In case of thunder/lightning, all games will be suspended and fields will be cleared by sounding an air horn (3 long blasts).
  • Games will resume 30 minutes after the last bolt/thunder was seen/heard.
  • 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 stand when game ended as long as at least 15 minutes have been played. 
  • Closing of the fields and cancellation of the games is at the discretion of site managers, tournament directors, and officials. Keeping everyone safe is our first concern. Refunds will not be made due to inclement weather. We expect to play the majority of games.