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2019 Fall Lax Jam Rules:

For Youth Divisions (U10, U11, U12, U13 & U15): We will follow US Lacrosse Rules, unless modified herein.

For Youth Divisions (U8-U9) we will pay a 7v7 Formant

 

FULL 2019 VAIL LAX JAM TOURNAMENT RULES

 

VENUE RULES

  • No dogs are allowed on the turf in Edwards, not at all in Eagle. There is a path from the animal shelter that runs through the parking lot and along the road they could use in Eagle.
  • No eating food is allowed on the turf (both locations). It (like dog bodily functions) is very difficult to clean up.
  • Tents, etc. cannot be staked into the turf at either venue. Weights for them need to be <50lbs (typical Kwik Goal bag weight) so they don't leave an impression in the turf. It’s CO in the spring. Expect brisk wind at some point.
  • There is no parking on Miller Ranch Rd in Edwards--the residents there will call police. Funhaters.
  • See trash? Pick it up! Thanks for that!

 

TOURNAMENT RULES OVERVIEW

  • 20 minute run time halves
  • 1 time-out per game, clock doesn’t stop
  • No TO in last 2 minutes, No OT in pool play
  • OT in bracket play determined by braveheart
  • US Lacrosse Rules, NFHS rules, unless otherwise noted.
  • Tournament Director reserves the right of final say on all matters.  Double rostering with players from other clubs is not permitted.

 

2019 Rule Changes

  • During flag down slow whistle, play now continues until;
  • Goal scored. Ball goes out of bound., Offense commits a foul. Second defensive foul. Defense gains possession. Injury. End of period.

 

Game Time:

  • Games start every 50-minutes and include 2 (two) 20 (twenty minute) running halves and a 3-minute half time. The time will be kept by an on field official or at the table.
  • Teams not ready to face off at game time and at the start of the second half will be assessed a 60-second delay of game penalty.
  • Game Clock will run unless an injury or official’s time out is called. Penalty clocks will stop during timeouts, injuries and official's time outs.
  • It is an unsportsmanlike conduct for a man-down team, to in any way delay the start of play after the ball goes out of bounds.

 

Time Outs:

  • One 1-minute time out is allowed to each team per game. No timeouts under two minutes remaining. Official timeouts will stop the clock.
  • Games may end in a tie for pool play.
  • Championship games will end in braveheart.

 

Penalties:

  • Technical foul is 30 seconds; personal foul is 60 seconds. Unsportsmanlike conduct carries a mandatory 1-3 minute non-releasable penalty. If a player or coach has more than one of these in a game, it’s a mandatory ejection. Penalty will start when referee blows whistle to restart play.
  • Fouling Out: Any player who accumulates 4 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. A substitute for that player may enter the game when the disqualified player would have been permitted to re-enter had he not fouled out (US Lax 5-11).
  • Ejections - in the event a player or coach is ejected from a game, the referee’s, head referee and tournament director will meet to discuss future game penalty, if any.

 

Point System:

  • All teams will play in a pool format. Each division may be structured differently based on the amount of teams registered. Each team shall be awarded points on the following basis: Win =2 points; Tie = 1 points; Loss = 0 points.
  • Tie breakers (pool play) will be based on the following criteria (in order) head to head, goal differential, goals allowed.
  • Toe breakers within division will be goal differential and then goals allowed
  • Bracket play tiebreaker is braveheart

 

FULL 7v7 rules below graph

 

 

 

 

U9 ( 7v7)

         No Body Checking of any kind is permitted.  Legal pushes (RULE 6 SECTION 9, Pushing) and holds (RULE 6 SECTION 3, Holding, ARTICLE 3 a & d) are allowed, substitute 3-yards for NFHS 5 yards.

In all loose ball situations players should “play the ball,” but incidental contact, “boxing out”, or screening techniques during such play shall not be considered a violation of this rule.

If loose ball is not moving, stuck, or the players are having difficulty picking the ball up, referee may restart play following the alternate possession rule.

         Stick Length: 37” – 42” (US Lax Rule 1-6).

         One coach per team may be allowed on the field during play to provide instruction during the game

         Substitutions: Players are substituted every 3-4 minutes with “time breaks” announced by the time keeper  in order to foster equal playing time for all players; substitutions should be made during loose ball or out-of-bounds situations, i.e., not during possessions.

         Final Two Minutes of Game: Final Two Minute stalling rule shall NOT be enforced (US Lax Rule 3-3).

         Stalling: All NFHS Stalling rules are in effect, including NFHS Rule 6-10.

If if a game official detects an effort to stall the official will give a verbal command to “get it in/keep it  in” followed by a visual 10-second hand count. If the team so warned does not attempt to advance the ball to the goal area within the 10-second count, a turnover will occur with restart at the point of the stalling infraction (or laterally outside the goal area).  A defensive player must attempt to play the ball.

 

         ONE-PASS RULE: (Unless both coaches mutually agree to waive this before the start of the game or second half). After a clear change of possession, that involves transition from defensive side of field to offense, a team must complete a pass in their offensive zone prior to shooting. Only the receiver needs to be in the offensive zone. Dropped passes count. Pass not required on dead ball restarts.

         Advancing the Ball: 20 second/10 second rules do NOT apply (US Lax Rule 4-14 / 15).

         Get It In/Keep It In: RULE 4 SECTION 31 does NOT apply.

         Slashing: NO One-handed checks are allowed.  Any one-handed check will be considered a slash.

·       Time Serving Penalties: offending player must leave the field and remain out of the game for the length of his penalty time but his team may replace him with a substitute on the field. No man up situation should occur. Ball is awarded per NHFS rules (US LAX RULE 7 – 1/2/3).   The offending player must serve the full time of the penalty in the box and will release to his team area.  Timekeepers are reminded to track personal fouls and total penalty minutes.    

·       Fouling Out:  Any player who accumulates 4 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. For U9, a disqualified player must leave the field but his team may replace him with a substitute; no man up situation should occur (US LAX 5-11).  

 

         Goal size:  (Local tournaments use discretion). Must be reduced to 5’ by 6’.  Full size 6’ by 6’ goal frames should be used, with a one-foot tall strip of plywood or similar material used to block off the top 1’ of the goal for the full width of the goal.

         Player positioning:  Each team shall consist of two attack players, two midfielders, two defense players, and one goalie.  Offsides shall be enforced if more than four players occupy the offensive side of the field or more than five players occupy the defensive side of the field. 

         Faceoffs:  Will occur at the beginning of quarters only.  One midfielder will face off, the second midfielder shall be positioned to his left at the furthest edge of the field.   The attack and defensive players shall be positioned behind Goal Line Extended.  They are released upon the official’s whistle.     

         Restarts after a goal:  After a goal, possession is awarded to the non-scoring team at midfield.  Standard restart procedure including 5’ distance from all opposing players should apply.   

         Ball:  Regular NOCSAE approved lacrosse balls shall be used.

         Goalie equipment per rules, chest protector, throat, cup.

         Penalty enforcement The offending player shall be substituted out of the game but his team shall not play man-down.

         Over and back rule does not apply to 7v7 levels.   

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Lax Jam Rules

Boys Rules of Play

Tournament Director reserves the right to final say on all matters

 

Game Time: Games start on the hour and include 2 (two) 22 (twenty two minute) running halves and a 5-minute half time. The time will be kept by the on field official. Penalties will be assessed at 30 seconds for technical fouls with possession, and 60 seconds for personal fouls. Teams not ready to face off on the hour, and at the start of the second half, will be assessed a 60-second delay of game penalty. Clock will run unless an injury or time out called near two minute mark, clock will stop with two minutes remaining. Penalty clocks will stop during timeouts. It is an unsportsmanlike conduct for a man-down team, to in any way delay the start of play after the ball goes out of bounds. Clock will only stop due to injury.

Time Outs: One 1-minute time out is allowed to each team per half. No timeouts under two minutesOfficial time outs will not stop the clock. The clock will not stop for any reason. Games may end in a tie for the round-robin period. Championship games will end in sudden death Over Time in 5 minute periods with 2 minute breaks following a 2 minute breaks untill a team scores.

Penalties: Technical foul is 30 seconds; personal foul is 60 seconds. Unsportsmanlike conduct – this penalty carries a mandatory 1-3 minute non-releasable penalty. If a player or coach has more than one of these in a game, it’s a mandatory ejection. Penalty will start when referee blows whistle to restart play.

Point System: All boys teams will be guarenteed 4 games. All teams will play in a round-robin format. Each division may be structured differently based on the amount of teams registered. Each team shall be awarded points on the following basis: Win =2 points; Tie = 1 points; Loss = 0 points. Tie breakers will be based on goals against and then goals for. At that point a team will be deemed the tournament champion and medals will be awarded.

Boys Rules Based Off of 2017 CYLA Rules - Rules Above are Specific to Vail Lax Jam

U15    

  • Body Checking is permitted. To be legal a body check should be delivered in a generally upright position with both hands on the stick and the player initiating the check may not use his lowered head or shoulder to make the initial contact.
  • No One-handed checks allowed.
  • Stick length:  40” - 42” / Long 52” – 72” (NFHS Rule 1-6) (NFHS 2-1-2).
  • Final Two Minutes of Game: the Final Two Minute stalling rule shall be enforced (NFHS Rule 3-3/6-10-3).
  • Stalling: All NFHS Stalling rules are in effect, including NFHS Rule 6-10.

If if a game official detects an effort to stall the official will give a verbal command to “get it in/keep it  in” followed by a visual 10-second hand count. If the team so warned does not attempt to advance the ball to the goal area within the 10-second count, a turnover will occur with restart at the point of the stalling infraction (or laterally outside the goal area).  A defensive player must attempt to play the ball.

  • Faceoff (Red Only):  all NFHS face off rules will be followed (NFHS Rule 4-3).
  • Faceoff (White/Blue): at any point during a game when there is a six-goal lead, the team that is behind will be given the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a face-off as long as the six-goal lead is maintained, unless waived by the coach of the trailing team.
  • Advancing the Ball (Red Only): the defensive 20-second count will be used and the offensive 10-second count will be used (NFHS Rule 4-14 / 15).
  • Advancing the Ball (White/Blue): 20 second/10 second rules do NOT apply.
  • Get It In/Keep It In (Red Only): RULE 4 SECTION 31 applies.
  • Get It In/Keep It In (White/Blue): RULE 4 SECTION 31 does NOT apply.
  • Slashing: shall be called per NHFS rules.  One handed check is considered a slash (US Lax Rule 5-7). 

NOTE: If the defensive player’s hand comes off his stick in his legitimate follow-through motion after, or during his recovery from, a controlled poke check, this need not be considered a slash solely because his hand came off the stick. US Lax Rule 5-7 art 4.

  • Time Serving Penalties: are enforced per NFHS rules (NFHS Rule 7-1 / 7-2).
  • Fouling Out:  Any player who accumulates 4 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. A substitute for that player may enter the game when the disqualified player would have been permitted to re-enter had he not fouled out (US Lax 5-11).

 

U13

  • Body Checking is permitted. To be legal a body check should be delivered in a generally upright position with both hands on the stick and the player initiating the check may not use his lowered head or shoulder to make the initial contact.
  • Stick length:  40” - 42” / Long 52” – 72” (NFHS Rule 1-6) (NFHS 2-1-2).
  • Final Two Minutes of Game: the Final Two Minute stalling rule shall be enforced (NFHS Rule 3-3/6-10-3).
  • Stalling: All NFHS Stalling rules are in effect, including NFHS Rule 6-10.

If if a game official detects an effort to stall the official will give a verbal command to “get it in/keep it  in” followed by a visual 10-second hand count. If the team so warned does not attempt to advance the ball to the goal area within the 10-second count, a turnover will occur with restart at the point of the stalling infraction (or laterally outside the goal area).  A defensive player must attempt to play the ball.

  • Faceoff (Red Only):  all NFHS face off  rules will be followed (NFHS Rule 4-3).
  • Faceoff (White/Blue): at any point during a game when there is a six-goal lead, the team that is behind will be given the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a face-off as long as the six-goal lead is maintained, unless waived by the coach of the trailing team.
  • Advancing the Ball: 20 second/10 second rules do NOT apply.
  • Get It In/Keep It In (Red Only): RULE 4 SECTION 31 applies.
  • Get It In/Keep It In (White/Blue): RULE 4 SECTION 31 does NOT apply.
  • Slashing: NO One-handed checks are allowed.  Any one-handed check will be considered a slash, whether or not it makes contact with the opposing player (US Lax 5-7).

NOTE: If the defensive player’s hand comes off his stick in his legitimate follow-through motion after, or during his recovery from, a controlled poke check, this need not be considered a slash solely because his hand came off the stick. US Lax Rule 5-7 art 4.

  • Time Serving Penalties: are enforced per NFHS rules (NFHS Rule 7-1 / 7-2).
  • Fouling Out:  Any player who accumulates 4 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. A substitute for that player may enter the game when the disqualified player would have been permitted to re-enter had he not fouled out (US Lax 5-11).

 

U12

  • Body Checking is permitted. To be legal a body check should be delivered in a generally upright position with both hands on the stick and the player initiating the check may not use his lowered head or shoulder to make the initial contact.
  • Stick length:  40” - 42” / Long 52” – 72” / Goalie 40”-72” (NFHS Rule 1-6 ) (NFHS 2-1-2).
  • Final Two Minutes of Game: the Final Two Minute stalling rule shall NOT be enforced
  • Stalling: All NFHS Stalling rules are in effect, including NFHS Rule 6-10.

If if a game official detects an effort to stall the official will give a verbal command to “get it in/keep it  in” followed by a visual 10-second hand count. If the team so warned does not attempt to advance the ball to the goal area within the 10-second count, a turnover will occur with restart at the point of the stalling infraction (or laterally outside the goal area).  A defensive player must attempt to play the ball.

  • Faceoff (White/Blue): at any point during a game when there is a six-goal lead, the team that is behind will be given the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a face-off as long as the six-goal lead is maintained, unless waived by the coach of the trailing team.
  • Advancing the Ball: 20 second/10 second rules do NOT apply.
  • Get It In/Keep It In: RULE 4 SECTION 31 does NOT apply.
  • Slashing: NO One-handed checks are allowed.  Any one-handed check will be considered a slash, whether or not it makes contact with the opposing player ( US Lax 5-7).

NOTE: If the defensive player’s hand comes off his stick in his legitimate follow-through motion after, or during his recovery from, a controlled poke check, this need not be considered a slash solely because his hand came off the stick. US Lax Rule 5-7 art 4.

  • Time Serving Penalties: are enforced per NFHS rules (NFHS Rule 7-1 / 7-2).
  • Fouling Out:  Any player who accumulates 4 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. A substitute for that player may enter the game when the disqualified player would have been permitted to re-enter had he not fouled out (US Lax 5-11).

 

U11

  • No Body Checking of any kind is permitted.  Legal pushes (RULE 6 SECTION 9, Pushing) and holds (RULE 6 SECTION 3, Holding, ARTICLE 3 a & d) are allowed, substitute 3-yards for NFHS 5 yards.

In all loose ball situations players should “play the ball,” but incidental contact, “boxing out”, or screening techniques during such play shall not be considered a violation of this rule.  If loose ball is not moving, stuck, or the players are having difficulty picking the ball up, referee may re-start play following the alternate possession rule.

  • Stick Length: 37” - 42” / Long 47” – 54” (US Lax Rule 1-6).  Only (4) Long Poles Permitted. (NFHS 2-1-2)
  • Final Two Minutes of Game:  Final Two Minute stalling rule shall NOT be enforced (US Lax Rule 3-3).
  • Stalling: All NFHS Stalling rules are in effect, including NFHS Rule 6-10.

If if a game official detects an effort to stall the official will give a verbal command to “get it in/keep it  in” infraction (or laterally outside the goal area).  A defensive player must attempt to play the ball.followed by a visual 10-second hand count. If the team so warned does not attempt to advance the ball to the goal area within the 10-second count, a turnover will occur with restart at the point of the stalling

  • Faceoff (White/Blue): at any point during a game when there is a six-goal lead, the team that is behind will be given the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a face-off as long as the six-goal lead is maintained, unless waived by the coach of the trailing team.
  • Advancing the Ball: 20 second/10 second rules do NOT apply (US Lax Rule 4-14 / 15)
  • Get It In/Keep It In: RULE 4 SECTION 31 does NOT apply.
  • Slashing: NO One-handed checks are allowed.  Any one-handed check will be considered a slash, whether or not it makes contact with the opposing player ( US Lax 5-7).

NOTE: If the defensive player’s hand comes off his stick in his legitimate follow-through motion after, or during his recovery from, a controlled poke check, this need not be considered a slash solely because his hand came off the stick. US Lax Rule 5-7 art 4.

  • Time Serving Penalties: are enforced per NFHS rules (NFHS Rule 7-1 / 7-2).
  • Fouling Out:  Any player who accumulates 4 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. For U11, a substitute for that player may enter the game when the disqualified player would have been permitted to re-enter had he not fouled out (US Lax 5-11).

 

U10

  • No Body Checking of any kind is permitted.  Legal pushes (RULE 6 SECTION 9, Pushing) and holds (RULE 6 SECTION 3, Holding, ARTICLE 3 a & d) are allowed, substitute 3-yards for NFHS 5 yards.

In all loose ball situations players should “play the ball,” but incidental contact, “boxing out”, or screening techniques during such play shall not be considered a violation of this rule.

If loose ball is not moving, stuck, or the players are having difficulty picking the ball up, referee may re-start play following the alternate possession rule.

  • Stick length:  37”-42” (US Lax Rule 1-6).
  • Final Two Minutes of Game: Final Two Minute stalling rule shall NOT be enforced (US Lax Rule 3-3).
  • Stalling: All NFHS Stalling rules are in effect, including NFHS Rule 6-10.

If if a game official detects an effort to stall the official will give a verbal command to “get it in/keep it  in” followed by a visual 10-second hand count. If the team so warned does not attempt to advance the ball to the goal area within the 10-second count, a turnover will occur with restart at the point of the stalling infraction (or laterally outside the goal area).  A defensive player must attempt to play the ball.

  • Faceoff (White/Blue): at any point during a game when there is a six-goal lead, the team that is behind will be given the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a face-off as long as the six-goal lead is maintained, unless waived by the coach of the trailing team.
  • Advancing the Ball: 20 second/10 second rules do NOT apply (US Lax Rule 4-14 / 15).
  • Get It In/Keep It In: RULE 4 SECTION 31 does NOT apply.
  • Slashing: NO One-handed checks are allowed.  Any one-handed check will be considered a slash, whether or not it makes contact with the opposing player ( US Lax 5-7).

NOTE: If the defensive player’s hand comes off his stick in his legitimate follow-through motion after, or during his recovery from, a controlled poke check, this need not be considered a slash solely because his hand came off the stick. US Lax Rule 5-7 art 4.

  • Time Serving Penalties: are enforced per NFHS rules (NFHS Rule 7-1 / 7-2).
  • Fouling Out:  Any player who accumulates 4 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. A disqualified player must leave the field but his team may replace him with a substitute; no man up situation should occur (US Lax 5-11). 

 

 

U9 (See additional rules on 7v7)

  • No Body Checking of any kind is permitted.  Legal pushes (RULE 6 SECTION 9, Pushing) and holds (RULE 6 SECTION 3, Holding, ARTICLE 3 a & d) are allowed, substitute 3-yards for NFHS 5 yards.

In all loose ball situations players should “play the ball,” but incidental contact, “boxing out”, or screening techniques during such play shall not be considered a violation of this rule.

If loose ball is not moving, stuck, or the players are having difficulty picking the ball up, referee may re-start play following the alternate possession rule.

  • Stick Length: 37” – 42” (US Lax Rule 1-6).
  • One coach per team may be allowed on the field during play to provide instruction during the game
  • Substitutions: Players are substituted every 3-4 minutes with “time breaks” announced by the time keeper  in order to foster equal playing time for all players; substitutions should be made during loose ball or out-of-bounds situations, i.e., not during possessions.
  • Final Two Minutes of Game: Final Two Minute stalling rule shall NOT be enforced (US Lax Rule 3-3).
  • Stalling: All NFHS Stalling rules are in effect, including NFHS Rule 6-10.

If if a game official detects an effort to stall the official will give a verbal command to “get it in/keep it  in” followed by a visual 10-second hand count. If the team so warned does not attempt to advance the ball to the goal area within the 10-second count, a turnover will occur with restart at the point of the stalling infraction (or laterally outside the goal area).  A defensive player must attempt to play the ball.

  • Faceoff (White/Blue): at any point during a game when there is a six-goal lead, the team that is behind will be given the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a face-off as long as the six-goal lead is maintained, unless waived by the coach of the trailing team.
  • ONE-PASS RULE: Preceding a shot on goal, a team must (a) complete a clearing pass from their defensive zone to their offensive zone; or (b) once the ball is in their offensive zone make one attempted pass. The One-Pass requirement is in effect (resets) after every whistle that stops play.
  • Advancing the Ball: 20 second/10 second rules do NOT apply (US Lax Rule 4-14 / 15).
  • Get It In/Keep It In: RULE 4 SECTION 31 does NOT apply.
  • Slashing: NO One-handed checks are allowed.  Any one-handed check will be considered a slash, whether or not it makes contact with the opposing player (US Lax 5-7).

NOTE: If the defensive player’s hand comes off his stick in his legitimate follow-through motion after, or during his recovery from, a controlled poke check, this need not be considered a slash solely because his hand came off the stick. US Lax Rule 5-7 art 4.

·       Time Serving Penalties: offending player must leave the field and remain out of the game for the length of his penalty time but his team may replace him with a substitute on the field. No man up situation should occur. Ball is awarded per NHFS rules (US LAX RULE 7 – 1/2/3).   The offending player must serve the full time of the penalty in the box and will release to his team area.  Timekeepers are reminded to track personal fouls and total penalty minutes.    

·       Fouling Out:  Any player who accumulates 4 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. For U9, a disqualified player must leave the field but his team may replace him with a substitute; no man up situation should occur (US LAX 5-11).  

 

NEW from 2016: CYLA Rules for 7v7 Play at U9-U8-U7 levels

CYLA administrators approved a change to 7v7 play for all U9-U8-U7 divisions, effective Spring 2016.

Officials and coaches should note the following rules and adaptations:

  • Field Size:  Maximum 65 yds. long by 35 yds. wide.  Clubs may use the offensive box area of a full-sized lacrosse field  to obtain an optimally sized field of 60 yds. long by 35 yds. wide.
  • Field Lining:  Sidelines, end lines and creases must be present.  A midline should be painted or delineated by use of cones.  Creases may be painted, portable, or coned out.   Creases will maintain the standard 9’ radius.   No box or wing lines are required.
  • Goal size:  Must be reduced to 5’ by 6’.  Full size 6’ by 6’ goal frames should be used, with a one-foot tall strip of plywood or similar material used to block off the top 1’ of the goal for the full width of the goal.
  • Player positioning:  Each team shall consist of two attack players, two midfielders, two defense players, and one goalie.  Offsides shall be enforced if more than four players occupy the offensive side of the field or more than five players occupy the defensive side of the field. 
  • Faceoffs:  Will occur at the beginning of quarters only.  One midfielder will face off, the second midfielder shall be positioned to his left at the furthest edge of the field.   The attack and defensive players shall be positioned behind Goal Line Extended.  They are released upon the official’s whistle.     
  • Restarts after a goal:  After a goal, possession is awarded to the non-scoring team at midfield.  Standard restart procedure including 5’ distance from all opposing players should apply.   
  • Ball:  Regular NOCSAE approved lacrosse balls shall be used.
  • Goalie equipment shall conform to current CYLA and US Lacrosse Rules. 
  • Penalty enforcement remains consistent with previous rules for U9-U8-U7 play.  The offending player shall be substituted out of the game but his team shall not play man-down.
  • Over and back rule does not apply to 7v7 levels.  However, an “over and back” situation does result in a reset of the One Pass rule for these levels.  

 

 

 

Age Breakdown

Based on CYLA and CGLA Age Rules 

 

 

Emergency Field Policy

 

Adverse Weather: The Vail LAX Jam may be played in adverse weather conditions. VVLC reserves the right to change the format of the tournament to lesser time limits, modified fields, or reduce the playoff format in whatever means possible to complete the tournament. Tournament coaches, managers and players accept these conditions when entering the tournament.

If these conditions occur, VVLC will move the tournament to alternate locations in Eagle County (Gypsum and Eagle). Once the decision has been made by the tournament director to move the tournament, the tournament will not be moved back to Edwards under any circumstances.

 

Open Wound Policy

Players will be removed from the playing field and will be restricted from retuning to play until being cleared by a trainer.

 

Rosters  

Only teams that played together during the regular season will be allowed to enter the Vail Lax Jam. This is subject to tournament director and prior approval. Any team in violation of this rule may be penalized by the Tournament Director, which may include forfeiture or expulsion. All teams entered may be spot checked by the Tournament Director.

 

SEEDING, BRACKETING:

All teams must play in the division/ bracket in which they have been playing during the regular season. All age-combined teams must play at the higher age level of the combination. Teams can elect to play up an age division but not down. If they elected to play up during the regular season they have to play up for the Lax Jam. Selective teams formed by tryouts of the best players from a club or area which are playing in separate competitive circumstances do not constitute “regular-season” teams according to Lax Jam definition and are not therefore allowed to enter the tournament. 

 

Refund Policies:

 

Refund Policy for Adverse Weather: There will be a $100.00 administration fee charged for complete cancellation of the tournament due to weather; if one (1) game is played = 50% of entry fee will be refunded; if 2 or more games are played = no refund.

 

Refund Policy Prior to Tournament: If a tournament is cancelled due to lack of participation, there will be 100% refund.

Any team participating in any WECMRD sanctioned tournament will be granted a refunded if the following actions occur:

 

IF a team drops out 7-days or more prior to the event, your entry fee will be refunded minus a $100 administrative fee (IN case brackets have already been drawn, T-Shirts printed, tournament staff contracted, etc...)

IF a team drops out less than 7-days prior to the event, your entry fee is forfeited.

IF a team is participating in a tournament and plays only one game, 50% of your entry fee will be refunded.

IF a team is participating in a tournament and the 2nd game is started but not completed, 25% of your entry fee will be refunded.

IF you play at least TWO games, there is NO refund.

 

If the tournament is cancelled due to an act of God (weather, etc...) your entry fee will be refunded minus the $100 administrative fee. The team or organization must submit a refund request form to WECMRD before Friday May 8th at 5:00pm. Please allow 30 days for a refund request to be processed. If a team does not show for the tournament, no refund will be issued.

 

Medical Services:

Vail-Summit Orthopedics will be present the entire tournament.

 

Dogs / Glass: Dogs and glass containers are not allowed at any of the playing fields. Offenders will be asked to remove their dogs or glass once. A second offense will result in a fine and removal from the playing fields by the Eagle County Sheriff. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOGS AT HOME.

 

Campers / Camping: There is no camping/campers allowed at the Freedom Park Sports Complex, Battle Mountain High School, Berry Creek Middle School. Any violators will be towed at owner’s expense and subject to Eagle County Sheriffs.