Graveyard Rule and Regulations

Game Play

Boys 7v7
Format of 7v7: 2 attack, 2 midfield, 2 defense (long poles are permitted, 3 on man down), 1 goalie
(must always have 2 defenders and 1 goalie behind mid-line at all times)

Girls 8v8
Format of 8v8: 2 attack, 3 midfield, 2 defense, 1 goalie
(must always have 2 defenders and 1 goalie behind mid-line at all times )

  • All games will follow current US Lacrosse Youth Rules unless otherwise noted
  • Field dimension: 55yds x 30 yds with 6×6 goals. (Sideline-to-Sideline of a football field)
  • Game: Games will be (2) 20-minute running halves with central horn/clock, 2-minute halftime, no stop time. No Overtime in pool play, Overtime in bracket play. See Scoring below for details.
  • Semi & Championship: Games will be (2) 20-minute running halves with central horn/clock, 2-minute halftime, no stop time. Games will play with Overtime rules.
  • Time Outs: Each team has (1) 30-second time out per half. Time will NOT stop during the time out. NO timeouts in final 2 minutes of game.
  • Overtime: If teams are tied at the end of regulation. There will be a sudden victory overtime period that begins immediately. Team shall stay on the same sides and no coaching is allowed prior to the start of overtime. 
  • Face-off/Draw: Each half begins with a face-off/draw. Midfielders on face-off/draw and one on wing. Attack/Defense players must remain behind the goal line extended. The goalie must remain in the crease area until possession is signaled.
    Boys: Players are released until possession is called.
    Girls: All players are released upon draw whistle.
  • After a goal is scored the ball is awarded to the scored upon goalie who puts the ball in play. Play will commence upon official’s whistle.
    Boys: Goalie will resume play with a 4 second count to clear.
    Girls: Goalie will resume play with a 10 second count to clear.
    Grades 3-4: teams may have time to substitute before goalie clears.
  • Penalties are time served.
  • Girls: Teams will have alternating possession for offsetting fouls starting with HOME team (only during regulation play, not OT).
  • BOYS – NO BODY CHECKING PERMITTED
  • There are US Lacrosse Certified officials on all fields. All on-field calls are final.
  • All player substitutions are on the fly from the midline area.
  • Home (top) team has score board, Away (bottom) team has penalty time.
  • Home team is preferably dark jersey, Away team is preferably light jersey (if applicable)
  • BOYS – Any player, coach, or spectator using derogatory language on the field or bench when addressing a player, coach or referee may receive a one minute, non-releasable penalty for the first offense, a two minute non-releasable for the second offense and expulsion from the tournament for the third offense.
  • GIRLS – Any player, coach, or spectator using derogatory language on the field or bench when addressing a player, coach or referee may receive a two-minute non-releasable penalty. Third offense will be expulsion from the tournament.
  • All spectators are expected to show good sportsmanship and to be placed on opposite side of team.
  • If lightning is in area, play will be suspended by 3 long air horn blasts. A 30 – minute delay will go into effect from the last sighting of lightning. Tournament committee will decide if game(s) will be altered or canceled due to weather/lightning. Standard procedure will apply before play is resumed
  • Emergency Contact is 911

Scoring

Pool Play

  • Winner = 5 points
  • Loser = 0 points
  • Tie = 2 points/team

Bracket Play/Pool Seeding

  • Points
  • Head-to-Head
  • Goal Differential
  • Goals Against
  • Coin Toss (second team in alphabet will call)