Each team will have a minimum of 4 games.
ALL teams will play in flighted pools based on the competition level that is chosen by the coach/club manager.
Two 20-minute halves with a running clock. There will be a 2-minute halftime and 3 minutes between games. (45 minute blocks)
All teams should be warmed up and ready to take the field for their next game.
- There will be one central horn used for all timing.
- 1 horn to signify the beginning of the game.
- 1 horn to signify the beginning and end of halftime.
- 1 horn to signify the end of the game.
G8 will follow all US Lacrosse & NFHS Rules as it pertains to each age level with the following tournament specific modifications:
There are NO timeouts.
During an injury timeout, clock will run.
8-meter shots will be played out if the horn sounds for the end of the game or half. If the 8-meter free position is already in play when the game horn sounds, then the game is done at the time of the horn. If a shot was in flight and was released from a stick prior to the horned goes in the goal, the ruling is ‘good goal’ – same as USL.
Alternate possession – The team listed first on the schedule receives the first alternate possession. After the initial possession is awarded, the possession will then alternate.
1 Yellow card – the player must sit for 2 minutes, running clock, the official will keep time.
2 Yellow cards – the player must sit the remainder of the game. And may return to the next game.
RED card (Player) – The player must sit the remainder of the game and the NEXT game.
RED card (Coach) – the coach must leave the game and remain away from the game until the completion of the game.
Class of 2028 & 2029:
Four Goal Rule will NOT be used
There will be a flip chart and score sheet on all fields.
Officials will record the scores and coaches will sign off on them.
Coaches are responsible for changing the flip charts. All official scores will be kept at tournament headquarters.
Inclement Weather Policy
Inclement weather is out of the control of tournament directors, officials and site managers. Safety is our number one concern. In the event of thunder and/or lightning, all games will be suspended for 30 minutes from the last occurrence. Games will resume at their regularly scheduled time. No games will be made up or delayed.
The tournament will be held in the rain. In the event of heavy rain, it is up to the tournament directors, officials and site managers as to whether the field(s) is/are deemed safe to play on.