SoCal Box Championship - Format & Rules

SoCal Box Championship - Format & Rules


SoCal Box Championship 2017 Format & Rules

Team Check-in

All teams must be checked in 1 hour prior to their first game.

Game Guarantee

  • Boys high school and youth teams are guaranteed a minimum of 4 games over the two days.  If a team makes it to the championship they will play 5 games.

Field Size

  • Boys teams will play on a standard sized tile rink.

Game Duration

  • Referees will use their own discretion to apply injury time
  • No timeouts
  • Teams showing up 5 minutes after the scheduled start of the game will forfeit that game
  • Games will be 24 minute halves with running clock and a 2 minute half time
  • 2 minute sudden victory overtime, if still tied the game will go into Braveheart


Seeding ties are broken in the following way
1.) Point Total
2.) Head to Head
3.) Goals against
4.) Goal Differential
5.) Coin Flip

CIF Rules for tournament eligibility

Other than illegal all-star activity, CIFSDS coaches may coach their own athletes as individuals or as members of outside teams except during the schools declared dead period (see Out-of-Season Policy) and provided there is no requirement or official involvement of their school including sponsorship, publicity, identification of school, uniforms, balls and other equipment, transportation, finances, entry fees, etc. Uniforms, warm-ups, and other apparel bearing the name or abbreviation of the student’s school may not be worn. Nicknames and their abbreviations are permitted.

Inclement Weather

The Tournament Directors of the SoCal Box Championship reserve the right to cancel, shorten, or reschedule tournament games due to inclement weather, poor rink conditions, or player / spectator safety concerns and considerations. No refunds will be granted if these actions are necessary after the start of the tournament. If these actions are taken before the start of the tournament then teams will be refunded minus their deposit. Tournament Directors and their representatives will communicate game changes. Schedule changes will be available at the Information tent.

Code of Conduct: US Lacrosse

  • Sportsmanship and teaching the concepts of fair play are essential to the game and must be taught at all levels and developed both at home and on the field during practices and games.
  • The value of good sportsmanship, the concepts of fair play, and the skills of the game should always be placed above winning.
  • The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.
  • Coaches must always be aware of the tremendous influence they have on their players. They are to strive to be positive role models in dealing with young people, as well as adults.
  • Coaches should always demonstrate positive behaviors and reinforce them to players, parents, officials and spectators alike. Players should be specifically encouraged and positively reinforced by coaches to demonstrate respect for teammates, opponents, officials and spectators.
  • Players should always demonstrate positive behavior and respect toward teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and spectators.
  • Coaches, players, parents and spectators are expected to demonstrate the utmost respect for officials and reinforce that respect to players/teammates. Coaches are also expected to educate their players as to the important role of lacrosse officials and reinforce the ideal of respect for the official to players/teammates.
  • Grievances or misunderstandings between coaches, officials or any other parties involved with the sport should be communicated through the proper channels and procedures, never on or about the field of play in view of spectators or participants.
  • Officials are professionals and are therefore expected to conduct themselves as such and in a manner that demonstrates total impartiality, courtesy and fairness to all parties.
  • Spectators involved with the game must never permit anyone to openly or maliciously criticize, badger, harass or threaten an official, coach, player or opponent.
  • Coaches must be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge of the rules of lacrosse, and should adhere to the rules in both the letter and the spirit of the game.
  • Coaches should provide a basic knowledge of the rules to both players and spectators within his/her program. Attempts to manipulate rules in an effort to take unfair advantage of an opponent, or to teach deliberate unsportsmanlike conduct, is considered unacceptable conduct.
  • Eligibility requirements, at all levels of the game, must be followed. Rules and requirements such as age, previous level of participation, team transfers, etc, have been established to encourage and maximize participation, fair play and to promote safety.