Rules, Eligibility, Policies

Tournament Seeding

Tournament Seeding:


High School teams will play 2 games on Monday. Each Division has a selection committee who will watch the teams play. The committee will then seed their respective divisions. All teams will be seeded in the Championship Bracket that begins play on Tuesday morning. Championships will occur on Wednesday starting at 12:00 pm and occurring every 2 hours until last game starts at 6:00 pm on ESPN3.


Youth teams will be placed in Pools prior to the start of play. On Monday teams will participate in Pool games. All teams will then be seeded at the end of pool play on Monday. All teams will be seeded in the Championship Bracket that starts play on Tuesday morning with a Champion crowned by the end of the day Tuesday.

Seeding procedures for 2025-2027 can be found below.

Pool Seeding

In the case of ties in the final standings for pool play, the following process will be used until all ties are broken and the seeding process is completed (ties will be broken in rank order beginning with the first procedure). If more than two teams are tied for a pool seed, once one team is removed from the tie, the seeding criteria reverts to the beginning of the procedure for the remaining teams tied.

Tie Breaker Procedure:

  1. Head to Head.
  2. Record vs Team(s) tied with.
  3. Total goals against common opponents.
  4. Goal differential against common opponents (goal differential will not exceed +/- 7 per game).
  5. Goals against overall.
  6. Goal differential overall.
  7. Coin flip.

Any 2027-2025 team that plays 4 games on Monday, the 4th game will not count toward their pool play record, GA, GD. The game does count for their opponent.

Game Rules

Updated Monday morning due to bracket play is Monday

GAME RULES: 2018 NCAA Rules and Regulations

  • Only exceptions: Sticks heads must either meet 2019 NCAA or 2018 Federation standards.
  • Faceoff personnel must have color tape per NCAA rules

Applicable to all games:

  • Time (penalty, game, half) will be kept at the score table
  • Each team has 2 timeouts per game
  • Clock stops
  • Game Time:
  • Last 2 minutes of game is stop time if goal differential is 3 or less
  • If goal differential is 4 or more time will be running
  • Penalty time is stop time, always


  • Monday 4 12-minute running quarters


  • Monday 2 22-minute running halves



  • 1 continuous untimed period until there is a winner
  • Each team has 1 timeout in overtime Clocks stop

Any player, fan or coach ejected from the game will be prohibited from competing in his/her team’s next game. Decisions on the field will be the final ruling. Any fighting or flagrant disrespect toward an official will result in expulsion for the remainder of the tournament. No Exceptions, No Refunds.

Player Eligibility

  1. All players must compete in the division if they graduated with the class they were in during the 2020-2021 Academic year. Players can always play up a division but not down. Regardless if a player will repeat in the future or plans to do a Post Graduate year, he must play with in the Division in which his class would graduate.
  2. Players can only play for one team during the tournament. The Tournament directors will hear all requests for exemptions of this rule. All exemptions must be made one week prior to the start of the tournament. No players will be permitted to play for 2 different teams in the same Division. All decisions made by the Directors will be final. Players may be able to play up a division but will not be permitted to play down a division from their graduation year. Any teams found in violation will be removed from the tournament.
  3. Only players who are registered and appear on team submitted roster are permitted to play in tournament.

4. Players enrolling in a Post Graduate year may play in the "oldest" Division the tournament offers

Refund & Weather Policies


  • No team will receive a full refund.
  • No refunds will be issued if the tournament is shortened in part for any reason, including inclement weather or any other “Act of God.”
  • No refunds will be issued for playoff or championship games are canceled due to weather.
  • Partial refunds will be issued if the tournament is canceled in whole.
  • A $200 adminstration fee will be retained for any team that registers and withdraws from the tournament prior to March 1 of the year of the tournament.
  • No refund of any kind for any team that registers and withdrawls anytime on or after March 1 of the year of the tournament.
  • 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., LLC, 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.


In the event of adverse weather or unplayable field conditions, the tournament director reserves the right to: Reduce game times in order to catch up with schedule Finish games before inclement weather arrives, or to preserve field conditions. Reschedule games, if possible. Convert tournament to a “festival” format without playoffs or championships to provide the majority of teams the opportunity to play as many games as possible. Every attempt will be made to update cancellations on the website. However, weather conditions can change rapidly and all teams should be prepared to play as soon as weather and fields are playable. The directors of, LLC reserve the right to cancel, shorten, or reschedule tournament games due to inclement weather, poor field conditions, or player and fan safety concerns. No refunds will be granted if these actions are necessary. Field directors will communicate game changes. Schedule changes will be available at the Information Tent and on line;


If thunder or lightning is observed play will be suspended immediately and players and fans will be asked to leave the fields to return to cars. Play will be allowed to resume 20 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sighting of lightning is observed which will be determined by the tournament medical staff. Every attempt will be made to begin subsequent games on time. Subsequent games will begin immediately after preceding games. These games will consist of one 30 minute running time period until games are back on schedule. Once games are back on schedule they will revert to “normal” tournament game time procedures.