Girl’s Summer Tournament Rules

Tournament Registration

● Team Registration and payment located on the  LAXIN AT THE BEACH registration page

●  Rosters and waivers will be collected through the LAXIN AT THE BEACH website no later than May 15th. 

●  Coaches\Teams must also check-in at the event’s Central Tent before their first game.


Player Participation Waiver & Proof of Age:

●  All players and coaches MUST hold active US Lacrosse Membership to participate. 

●  All participants must submit an online waiver prior to initial competition. 

●  Age & Profile Information must match Team Rosters submitted by each coach prior to tournament play, NO EXCEPTIONS.

●  Players may only participate on one team and in one division.

●  Teams found participating with illegal players (by age or incorrect rosters) will forfeit any games played and may be asked to leave the event, without refund.


 Tournament Rules

All divisions will use 2020 US Lacrosse “Official Rules for girls’ and women’s lacrosse” with modifications based on “US Lacrosse Youth Rules and Best Practices: and US Lacrosse Tournament Standards. 

Additional modifications listed below:

 Stick Checking (Girls Youth [8v8] Divisions) - Modified checking only: the entire stick must be below the shoulder and the check must be down and away from the body. Player with the ball may not hold the ball for more than 3 seconds when:

closely guarded/marked & the defender has both hands on her stick 

 the defense is in position to legally check were checking allowed


Game Format

Game times will be 22 minute running time halves with a 5-minute halftime. 

Games will start on a universal horn and time will not stop for the duration of the game.

Extended injury is the only reason time in a game would halt and that will be at the discretion of the official in charge. 

Extended time will be a MAXIMUM of 4 minutes. 

 All games will start ON TIME. No Exceptions. 


In the event of a defensive penalty with an expired clock, play will resume on the official’s whistle. Trail Official will count :03 Seconds of play from point of Free Position at the whistle. During the :03 seconds, regular game rules exist, including the potential for another defensive foul, pass, a shot or a goal. All goal calls are final.

Excessive physical play, fighting, foul language, excessive “trash talk,” and disrespect toward players, referees, coaches, or parents by any players, coaches, or parents will NOT be tolerated. Tournament directors will handle situations on a case by case basis in consultation with referees and reserve the right to remove any player, coach, or fan from the event without refund.

Teams will have 1-30 second  timeout per half. Never in the last 2 minutes of the half and time will continue to run during the timeout.

The Central game clock will be located at the tent and kept by tournament official representatives. 

Time serving penalties will be kept on the field by the lead official. 

Official scores will be kept by tournament staff.

The staff and referee may confer throughout the game and at a stoppage in play to ensure the correct score. 

The coach will sign the official score card at the end of each game. Any score discrepancies should be addressed at that time with a tournament field manager, game officials, and head coach from both teams. Once the score has been signed off on by both teams and submitted to the score table no further score adjustments will be made.

All Substitutions are on the fly.

A forfeit will be posted as a 1-0 victory for the non-forfeiting team.

During pool play, games may end in a tie. During playoffs, a 4-minute, sudden-victory OT will be played. If, at the end of the OT period, the game is still tied the game will be decided with a Braveheart. Each team will have 1 field player and a goalie.

All appropriate equipment and mouth guards must be worn at all times.

Officials and the Tournament Director have final say on all interpretations and rulings.

Full checking.

Draws after every goal. 


10U & Below Division Specific Rules

8v8 Format: 7 field players (2 attack, 3 middies, 2 defenders) +1 goalie = 8 total; a goalie is required, a team playing without a goalie for any reason, will receive an automatic “Loss” in bracket play

 Eyewear, Mouth guard required

 Modified checking (shoulders and below)

 Standard 3 seconds and shooting space applies

 Draw after every goal

 Players hold for possession of the draw

3 players will be placed on the 8m offensive end and 3 players on the 8-meter defensive end

The 7th field player will be at the center to take the draw

Players must hold in the 8-meter until the official has signaled that possession has been attained

 Mercy rule (use when the score differential is 6 or more) – the team that is down by 6 or more goals will have a free possession at the draw after a goal should the coach choose to use it. 

 Player with the ball may not hold the ball for more than 3 seconds when closely guarded, the defense must be in a position to legally check if checking were allowed


Playoffs \ Seeding Criteria:

Seeding is determined by pool play results. Tie-breakers are determined by the following:

Overall Record

Head-to-Head Result

Goals against

Goals differential (up to 7 goals maximum per game).

Goals Scored

Coin Toss.


Sportsmanship \ Conduct:

Only coaches are permitted to address the officials and must do so in a fair and respectful manner.

Respect your opponents and "Honor the Game" on all levels.

Poor sportsmanship, taunting, trash talking, fighting, or other unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated by coaches, players, parents and/or fans of any organization.

Any coach, player, parent or fan receiving an ejection penalty (RED CARD) will be removed (from the team / field / immediate playing area) for the remainder of the game and the player will miss the next game.

 Parents/fans receiving an ejection penalty may be asked to leave for the remainder of the tournament at the discretion of the Directors.



In the event of inclement weather conditions or any other circumstances that prevent the continuation of tournament game play the following will occur:

Once play can commence game times will be shortened to the available time left to play.

Tournament Directors will use playoff bracket tie breaker rules when applicable to determine tournament divisional champions, provided enough games have been played to reach a playoff. 

Every effort will be made to remain on time and on schedule or offer an abbreviated schedule to ensure games are played. 

If playoff games are reached the no refund policy will be in effect. 

If a playoff is not reached, the posted tournament refund policy will apply.


Payments / Refund / Cancellation Policy:

Failure to meet payment deadlines constitute non-acceptance of event registration agreement. This may result in forfeiture of tournament spot and deposit fee.

●  Deposit Due: Upon Registration

●  Full Payments Due: By June 1, 2021


Team Requested Refunds Prior to Event Date:

●  75% refund outside 61 days of event

● 50% refund within 31-60 days of event

●  No refunds within 30 days of the event.


Refunds Due to Event Cancellation:

●  Properly registered teams will receive as refund less a $200 processing fee if the event is fully cancelled due to weather or pandemic (COVID-19).

●  No Refunds will be given to any team that completes at least 2 scheduled games