Texas Lacrosse Championship Format & Rules

Texas Lacrosse Championship Format & Rules

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2019 Texas Lacrosse Championship Format & Rules

Game Guarantee 

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

Field Size

All fields are regulation size - 110x60.

Rules Overview

  • Officials will follow NCAA Rules
  • No defense shaft length regulation
  • All age groups can substitute on the fly *no substitutions during a Braveheart*
  • Games will be scheduled in 50 minute time blocks
  • There will be two 20 minute running halves
  • 4 minute halftime
  • No timeouts
  • No zone defense
  • 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 overtime will go into a braveheart. Each team will select two players from their team, one field player and one goalie. No long poles. Penalties are not served but will result in a change of possession. The braveheart will play out until one team scores and is declared the winner *short sticks only for Braveheart*. If game times have been adjusted due to rain delays and a game ends in a tie, teams will skip sudden death and go straight to a four-minute Braveheart.
  • 6 minutes in between games
  • All participants must register on the 3d Lacrosse website by May 10, 2019.
  • Pool play and championship play
  • In the final two minutes of bracket play games, the officials will stop the clock after goals, penalties and injuries. 

Player Eligibility

  • Each team must be placed in the age bracket of the oldest player on their team
  • Please see the age breakdown guide below: 
5th/6th Must currently be in 5th/6th grade
7th/8th Must currently be in 7th/8th grade


There will be pool play and championship play in the Texas Lacrosse Championship. 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.