Format and Rules

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2019 Riptide Boys Format & Rules

Rosters 

All teams must submit a roster prior to the start of the tournament. If 3d Lacrosse does not receive a roster before the start of the tournament the team will be ineligible to participate.

Game Guarantee 

All teams are guaranteed a minimum of five games over the course of three days.

Field Size

  • NCAA Rules for High School, US Lacrosse (aside from age grouping) for 2023 and younger
  • Any division with 16 or more teams will be split into "A" and "B" pools
  • Games will be scheduled in 1 hour time blocks
  • There will be two 22 minute running halves
  • Two minute halftime
  • No timeouts
  • In case of a tie, a four-minute sudden death period will be played. If still tied at the end of the four-minute sudden death; the game will end in a tie. If teams are tied at the end of pool play, seeding will be determined based on the following in respective order: head to head (which is thrown out in a three-way tie), goals against, goal differential and finally a coin flip.
  • Four minutes between games.
  • All participants must register on the 3dlacrosse website by June 1, 2019.
  • Game MVP chosen on each team after every game
  • Pool play and championship play
  • No Mercy Rule
  • In the final two minutes of bracket play games, the officials will stop the clock after goals, penalties and injuries.
  • Penalty time is time and a half

Player Eligibility

  • Each team must be placed in the age bracket of the oldest players on their team
  • Please see the age breakdown guide below: 
Graduation Year Grade
2019 Post Grad (max 4/team at 2020 age)
2020 Rising Senior (12th Grade)
2021 Rising Junior (11th Grade)
2022 Rising Sophomore (10th Grade)
2023 Rising Freshman (9th Grade)
2024 Rising 8th Grader
2025 Rising 7th Grader
2026 Rising 6th Grader

 

Seeding

There will be pool play and championship play in the Riptide Classic. How well a team does in pool play will determine their seeding for the championship. Seeding ties are broken in the following way: 

  1. Record in pool play                      
  2. Head-to-head*                                
  3. Goals against
  4. Goal differential
  5. Coin flip

*In the case of a two way tie head-to-head record will be used, in the case of a three way tie the seeding tie will be broken by goals against- NOT head-to-head

* In the case that a team forfeits a game, the score will be recorded as a 6-0 loss for that team.

Boys Divisions

2020 - 2022 Divisions

  • NCAA Rules

2023 - 2025 Divisions

  • Will follow US Lacrosse rules
  • No defensive shaft length rule
  • Coaches must be in box or bench area
  • No counts
  • Penalties will be enforced by man-up and man-down

 

2019 Riptide Girls Format & Rules

Game Duration

  • Games will be scheduled in 50 minute time blocks.
  • Two 22 minute running halves
  • Two minute half time
  • Four minutes between games
  • No timeouts
  • In the case of a tie, a four minute sudden victory period will be played. If at the end of the sudden victory overtime the teams are still tied, each team will select two players from their team; one field player and one goalie. Braveheart will play out until one team scores and is declared the winner.

Rules 

All divisions will be full field, 12v12 in 2019. 

  • All girls games will follow US Lacrosse Rules and Regulations unless otherwise stated here
  • 2023 (U15): Full checking
  • High School: Full checking
  • There will be a draw at the beginning of the game and at the start of the 2nd half and after every goal. There will be no mercy rule in this tournament. 
  • In case of a tie, a four-minute sudden victory period will be played. If still tied at the end of the four-minute sudden victory; the overtime will go into a brave heart. Each team will select two players from their team, one field player and one goalie. The braveheart will play out until one team scores and is declared the winner.

Penalties

  • Two yellow cards for one player will result in that player sitting the remainder of current game but the player is eligible to play in the games following
  • A red card will result in that player sitting the remainder of the current game and the head official, field official, and tournament director reviewing the player to determine the players status for the remainder of the tournament

Seeding

There will be pool play and championship play in the Riptide Classic. How well a team does in pool play will determine their seeding for the championship. Seeding ties are broken in the following way:

  1. Record in pool play                          
  2. Head-to-head                                   
  3. Goals against
  4. Goal differential
  5. Coin flip

*In the case of a two way tie head-to-head record will be used, in the case of a three way tie the seeding tie will be broken by goals against- NOT head-to-head

* In the case that a team forfeits a game, the score will be recorded as a 6-0 loss for that team.