Tucker Lacrosse LLC @ Johns Hopkins University
4v4 “Queen of the Turf” Tournament Rules
Players and coaches must display good sportsmanship toward each other and the officials. This event is meant to be competitive AND FUN! Enjoy the day.
Players must wear mouth guards and goggles at all times.
6 minute games, 4 minutes between Pool A games and Pool B games.
4 field players and a goalie on the field.
Sidelines and Endlines will serve as boundary “guidelines” behind the cage, but officials must make the “boundary” call as they see fit for safety reasons and turnovers/change of possession everywhere else.
No more than two coaches are permitted on the field. All other parents and fans must stay outside of the fenced area surrounding the turf field.
Possession for the first game determined by stick toss.
After the first game, the winning team starts with the ball after rotating. On the “Queen” cage—the team that just won at the “Queen” cage will start with the ball.
Alternate possession after a goal is scored.
Free clear to anywhere outside the TOP MIDDLE of the 12 meter after a goal, ALL other clears can be contested.
After a change of possession/turnover there must be a clear above the TOP MIDDLE of the 12 meter before you can attack the goal. Referees will issue 1 warning if the team fails to clear and restart the play at the top of the 12—if the team repeatedly fails to clear before attacking it will result in a turnover to the opposing team.
Substitute on the fly through the designated subbing area (between the 2 cones above the 12 meter; the player exiting the field must be off the field entirely before her teammate enters the field.
If a player receives a yellow card, she must sit out for ONE minute, but a sub can come in to replace her.
No borrowing of players from another team unless approved by Coach Tucker.
In the Middle School Division there will be no checking above the waist. Only checking below the waist will be permitted in the Middle School Division.
Winning team rotates toward Cage #1 “Queen of the Turf,” Losing team rotates towards “The Pit” which is the highest numbered cage.
There will be no stalling—this will be left to referees discretion. The referee will issue ONE warning and advise to attack the goal. If a team repeatedly stalls—It will result in a turnover.
All other rules will be followed & enforced (age appropriate) i.e. charging, blocking, illegal check, etc.
If there is a tie, the official will set up a throw with the 2 players standing on the 8 meter facing AWAY from the goal (butts to the cage)—the referee will stand 4 meters away on the throw. After the throw is administered, this is a 1 v 1 to the goal. If a penalty is called, the team with the ball will start at the 12m and the fouling player will line up on the 8m to the side.
If there is a foul and time runs out in a tie game, the official will set up the 8-meter to complete the game. If a tie remains, play out the 1 v 1.
Tucker Lacrosse promotes good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner.
Please contact Coach Tucker (443.996.0081) should any issues arise. Good luck, enjoy the day and have fun!