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Summer Kick-Off Rules

Sunshine Events Group Rules

  • 2 - 20-minute running halves. Officials will keep time on the field.

  • 5 Minute halftime, 5 minutes Between Games

  • Penalties are 1.5 of the infraction time. The timeout can be called during a penalty.

  • There is a 6 goal mercy rule.  The losing team has the option to receive the ball after a goal or continue to face off.  

  • 1 time out per half,  the game clock will stop under 2 minutes left in the game with a time out if the goal differential is less than 3 goals.

  • Overtime will be decided with a Braveheart 2 Field Players and a Goalie

  • Playoffs Games will have 5 - minute sudden-victory overtime, each team will be allowed 1 timeout. if no team scores we will go to a Braveheart

  • (Championship Games will have 10-minute sudden-victory overtime, each team will be allowed 1 timeout. if no team scores we will go to a Braveheart)

  • Each team is guaranteed four games.

  • Divisions are Determined by US Lacrosse age guidelines.  We will not be offering exemptions for age.  Our goal is to ensure fairness in all levels of play. 

  • Players can play on more than one team. However, it cannot be in the same division and they cannot switch teams for playoffs.  If the tournament directors feel that this rule is being abused we reserve the right to make a decision based on the circumstance. 

  • Teams that leave the tournament early not completing their game will not be invited back to the Sunshine State Games unless it is agreed upon by both opponents.  

  • The tournament reserves the right to shorten games, extend games, or cancel games due to inclement weather or injury.

 

Seeding and Tie Breakers

  • The playoff format will be determined based on the number of entries per division.

  • Seeding will be determined by Record, Head to Head, Goals against, then Goal Differential. An exception may apply in a 3-way tiebreaker.  Please refer to the Tie Breaker Explained in detail page

 

Rules Specific to Girls

  • There will be no stick check prior to the game

  • The Middle School division follows USL rules pertaining to U13 and U15 rules. Modified checking only- checking only when the entire crosse is below the shoulder level. The check must be in a downward direction away from the body (major foul). No checking above the shoulder.

  • Mouthguards and Protective Eyewear Is Mandatory For All Players

  • Protective headgear Optional

 

Rules for the Divisions playing 7 V 7 formats

 

  • For 7 v 7 games: Onside is in effect - 2 Attack, 2 Middies, 2 Defense, 1 Goalie

  • Penalties will not be timed served but the offending player will be subbed out and the other team will be given a 3 v 2 fast break with the other middies trailing 5 yards behind.  

  • Max 54" long poles are allowed  (max 3 long poles)

  • Face-off after every goal  unless the mercy rule is in effect

  • Teams will play with goalies

  • A game-ending tied is decided by a 3 v 3 Braveheart (2 field players and a goalie), which begins immediately after regulation time with a faceoff.   No substitutions will be allowed during a Braveheart.   Championship games will go to a 7 v 7 sudden death overtime, each team will be awarded one time out.  

 

General Rules

  • Flagrant disrespect toward an official, player, or coach may result in ejection from the game and possibly the tournament. Tournament ejections will be at the discretion of the tournament directors.  This rule applies to spectators as well.  

  • Spectators must remain outside of the team areas and off of the fields

  • Please clean up your bench area after. 

 

Player Waivers

  • Every player must submit a completed waiver to participate. Waivers can be filled out online by selecting the Waivers Tab.

Refund Policy

  1. No team will receive a full refund for teams that decided not to attend the tournament

  2. Partial refunds will be issued if the tournament is canceled in whole.

  3. No refunds will be issued if the tournament is shortened in part for any reason, including inclement weather or any other "Act of God." 

  4. No refunds will be issued for playoff or championship games are canceled due to weather.

  5. No refund for any team that is removed from the tournament by the tournament director for using illegal players or behavior that requires the team to be removed from the tournament.

  6. Sunshine Events Group, its officers, employees, and staff will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by any team, club, or organization if the tournament is canceled in whole or in part. The Tournament along with local County or school officials reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the operation of the tournament and its judgment is final.

Sunshine Summer Kick-Off

May 21st - 22nd, 2022

Sunshine Events Group is dedicated to providing quality events for the lacrosse community.  

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