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LAX ON THE LAKE 
INFO & RULES 

We're looking forward to welcoming teams in both boys and girls divisions from across the Northwest to beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho.

There will be food trucks, merchandise, music, and fun for all.  Championship games will be held on the turf fields at War Memorial Field, right on Lake Pend Oreille.
 

Join us for a pizza party + exhibition games at Memorial Field on Saturday night! The Sandpoint girl's and boys' high school teams will face off against formidable opponents in a sort of “exhibition” games:.

Sorry, NO PETS are allowed on any of the fields nor stadium, per city rules.

General Info

 

  • Games will run from 8:00am until 5:00pm on Saturday, and 8:00am until 5:00pm on Sunday.  Each team will play a minimum of 4 games.
     

  • Games will be played RAIN OR SHINE.
     

  • Game schedules will be available the week of the event
     

  • Championship games will be played Sunday, May 8th, in the afternoon
     

  • We will do our best to have each team play in a format of game-on, game-off, game-on, game-off, game-on. Teams may be scheduled with two games off and in a rare exception three games off.
     

  • Please be sure to download the Tourney Machine app, and check for updates frequently.  We will do our best to minimize last-minute changes, but they are sometimes unavoidable.

Max. # of Teams per Club


To ensure competitive play and access to the tournament, there will be a limit of 2 teams per division per club.  Any teams registered that exceed this number will be wait-listed. Please contact us with any questions.

Tournament Divisions​

  • 3/4 Boys

  • 5/6 Boys

  • 7/8 Boys

  • 3/4 Girls

  • 5/6 Girls

  • 7/8 Girls

 

 

Tournament Details

  • All players and coaches must be current US Lacrosse members. Team rosters including US Lacrosse numbers, player names, player birth dates, and grades must be submitted no later than APRIL 26th
     

  • US Lacrosse Rules/Regulations will apply.
     

  • All games will begin at the top of the hour and operate off of one official game clock

 

For Coaches

Tournament Rules

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Format
 
  • Teams are guaranteed at least 4 games. Including 3 pool games.

    • If a bracket does not have enough teams for all teams to have 3 pool games one or more teams may have 2 pool games.

  • Teams will be seeded for bracket play based on their results in pool play based on the following criteria:

    • Record

    • Head-To-Head

    • Total Goals

    • Total Goals Differential

    • Goals Scored

  • Max goal differential per game is capped at 10. If a team wins over 10 goals then the goal differential will remain 10.

  • In the event of a 3-way tie or more, in which the tied teams did not play each other, Criteria 2. Head-to-Head, does not apply. Therefore, after 1. Record, the next criteria used will be 3. Total Goals Allowed and so forth, down the criteria list.

  • If any games are forfeited, the Total Goals Allowed will be calculated by averaging the Goals Allowed in the actual games played and adding that to the Total Goals Allowed for each forfeited game, for the team that won by forfeit. 

  • Games will be tracked using Tourney Machine.

 

Girls Timing Rules
 
  • Pool Play

    • Two 20-minute running clock halves with 5-minutes between halves.

    • Central horn for pool play

    • No Timeouts during pool play

    • Mercy Rule – if one team is up by 10 or more goals, other team has possession of the ball in lieu of faceoff

    • Play Out Free Position Shots: If there is a foul in the 8M, where a free position shot is awarded and the final whistle of the half or game is blown, the free position shot will be awarded as one shot, no passes, no follow up shots.

    • Ties in Pool Play: If at the end of regulation play, a game is tied, teams will play a sudden victory period of up to 5 minutes in length to determine a winner. If the game is still tied at the end of sudden victory period, the game will end in a tie.
       

  • Bracket Play & Consolation Play

    • Two 20-Minute running halves with 5-minutes between halves. The game clock will be held at each field.

    • Mercy Rule – if one team is up by 10 or more goals, other team has possession of the ball in lieu of faceoff

    • The clock will stop at or under 2-minutes each half.

    • The clock will stop in each whistle during the last 2 (two) minutes of each half.

    • If at the 2 (two) minutes or under time period for either half of the game and a team has a lead of 10 goals or more, then the game clock will remain a ‘Running Clock’. If the score changes and is less than a 10 goal differential at any point during the final 2-minutes of either half, the clock goes back to ‘Stop Clock’.

    • 1 (one), 1-minute time-out per game (the clock will stop); no timeouts during the last two minutes of the half. Timeouts do not roll over to OT. There will be no timeouts in overtime. 

    • Overtime to be decided by sudden victory. OT will have a ‘Running Clock’ on all whistles. First goal scored wins the game. 


 

Boys Timing Rules
 
  • Pool Play

    • Two 20-minute running clock halves with 5-minutes between halves.

    • Central horn for pool play

    • No Timeouts during pool play

    • Mercy Rule – if one team is up by 10 or more goals, other team has possession of the ball in lieu of faceoff

    • Ties in Pool Play: If at the end of regulation play, a game is tied, teams will play a sudden victory period of up to 5 minutes in length to determine a winner. If the game is still tied at the end of sudden victory period, the game will end in a tie. 
       

  • Bracket Play & Consolation Play

    • Two 20-Minute running halves with 5-minutes between halves. The game clock will be held at each field.

    • Mercy Rule – if one team is up by 10 or more goals, other team has possession of the ball in lieu of faceoff

    • The clock will stop at or under 2-minutes each half.

    • The clock will stop in each whistle during the last 2 (two) minutes of each half.

    • If at the 2 (two) minutes or under time period for either half of the game and a team has a lead of 10 goals or more, then the game clock will remain a ‘Running Clock’. If the score changes and is less than a 10 goal differential at any point during the final 2-minutes of either half, the clock goes back to ‘Stop Clock’.

    • 1 (one), 1-minute time-out per game (the clock will stop); no timeouts during the last two minutes of the half. Timeouts do not roll over to OT. There will be no timeouts in overtime. 

    • Overtime to be decided by sudden victory. OT will have a ‘Running Clock’ on all whistles. First goal scored wins the game. 

Gameplay Conduct Rules
 

  • Players called for Unsportsmanlike fouls and Unnecessary Roughness fouls will sit out the remainder of the half.  Officials will be told to make such an appropriate call in cases of:

    • High Hits

    • Hits to or using a helmet

    • Slash with intention to hurt a player

    • Body Check “legal” or otherwise with the intention to hurt or injure the opponent in the discretion of the official

  • Officials can and will eject a player for more than one of these fouls and/or based on the severity of a single infraction.

  • In the case of a game ejection, the player will not be allowed to play the next game either. This is consistent with the in-season rule of sitting out a game if a player is ejected.

  • For 3/4, the "Hot pass" rule will be in effect. This means a pass is required after face off and anytime the ball passes midline.

  • For 3/4, all other personal fouls will have the offending player in the penalty box for 2 minutes (since it is running time). He is replaced on the field and the opponent will start with a fast break set up at center X.

  • For 5/6 and 7/8, the player will serve the penalty.

Coach and Spectator Conduct Rules
 

  • Coaches and Spectators will put the emotional and physical well-being of youth participants ahead of a personal desire to win. 

  • Coaches will follow all safety protocols of the league.

  • Coaches and Spectators will respect the decisions of officials. Under no circumstances will Coaches or Spectators engage in an argument with a referee or official. Any discussions or conversations with officials or referees will be in a respectful tone.

  • Coaches and Spectators will treat opposing coaches, athletes, and spectators with respect at all times.

  • Coaches will report any violations of the code of conduct by parents, athletes, or other coaches to the league Board of Directors.

  • Coaches and Spectators will not engage in any violence or verbal threats or use any profanity.

  • Coaches and Spectators will model good sportsmanship for all youth participants.

  • Coaches are directly responsible for the behavior of their spectators. 

  • Any team whose coach, players, or spectators engage in unsportsmanlike conduct may be asked to exit the tournament and forfeit any in-play games.

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