Players below the restraining lines on the draw may not cross the lines until possession has been established. Once clear possession has been established the official will call out “Possession!” at which time other players may cross the restraining lines. Players on the restraining lines are still permitted to move behind the restraining lines when the whistle blows, but they are not permitted to cross until they here “Possession!”
Players are now permitted to kick the ball as part of field play on any non-shooting effort. Kicking the ball into the goal is NOT permitted.
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:
During bracket play, teams will be awarded points on the following basis:
**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 team that has not forfeited.
In the event that there are two or more teams tied in points at the end of tournament play, the following criteria will be used to determine playoff seeding:
All playoff games for high school divisions are 25 minutes running time. All playoff games for middle school division are 25 minutes running time.
No half time. No time-outs are permitted. Playoff games that are tied at the end of regulation will go to 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.
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.