Boys Rules of Play and Game Information

Game Format:
  • 22 minute running halves with a 3-minute halftime
  • Games start on a central clock and then the officials take the game clock, tables keeps the penalty time
  • Teams not ready and on the field will be penalized and opposing team awarded possession
  • One 1-minute timeout per team per game - No timeouts in the last two minutes of the game
  • No horns - all subs are on the fly
  • 20 second defensive clearing & 10 second in the box rules enforced - all age divisions
  • Last 2 minutes of the game winning team must keep the ball in the box
  • All Games play to a winner.  At the end of regulation, seeding game can ends in a tie
    • Championship games will proceed to a sudden victory overtime and will continue until a winner is determined

 

Mercy Rule
 
Will be in effect to Teams down by 5 goals or more may be awarded the ball at midfield

Championship Games:
 
22 minute running halves with a 3 minute halftime.  At the end of regulation time, if the game is tied, will proceed to a 8 minute sudden victory overtime. If the game is still tied the 8 minute overtime,  will continue until a winner is determined.  Teams are given one (1) minute time out per game.  No time outs allowed during overtime


Game Rules:
  • Other than specified NFHS rules apply
    • exception - modified NFHS balls
  • All games are running clock
  • Games start on a central clock and then the officials take the game clock
  • Penalties will be 90 seconds and 45 seconds running clock starting on the officials whistle
  • Penalty times will be kept at the table by the official scorekeeper
  • Penalty time stops during timeouts
  • Game ejections will be handled by the game official
  • Tournament Directors decision for ejection from tournament 
  • No take out checks
  • Home team takes the right side of the field
  • Away team takes the left side of the field
  • Teams MUST be ready to go at the end of each game - you will ONLY have 5 minutes for your warm up prior to the game starting.  Failure to be ready to start the game, the ball will be awarded to the opposing team
  • Stick checks allowed however the result is a loss of time out by the team calling for the check
  • Home team has first AP

Rosters:

  • Players are only allowed to play on one (1) team and for only one (1)  program
  • Players cannot be rostered on multiple teams or with multiple programs
  • Failure to comply will result in game forfeiture

Equipment:
  • Helmet Cameras (GoPro's) are not permitted  or to be used on the field at any time
  • Helmet Microphones are not permitted at any time. Any player using a microphone device will be removed from the tournament

Tournament ejections will be handled by the Tournament Directors - no exceptions.