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MEN'S RULES

 

 

 

 

Format:

Open B and Masters 30+: Teams play 3 pool games and everyone makes playoffs (A and B brackets)

Master's 40+ and 50+: Top 4 teams make the playoffs

Game Length: 22-minute running time periods, including playoff and championship games. 

*The clock stops on all whistles during the last 3 minutes of the second half if within a 3-goal margin.

Time-outs: One time-out per game. Live ball time-outs can be called with the ball ANYWHERE on the field.

Overtime: Sudden death until a team scores. No timeouts in overtime.

 

Clearing counts: 20 seconds to get the ball over the midline.

Long poles: No more than 4 long poles are allowed on the field at a time.

 

Expulsion from the game: Ejected players will be excluded from participating in the current game and the next game.

Players are only allowed to play for one team in each division. Rosters will be checked at random and before some playoff games to ensure compliance with these rules.

 

Proof of age/illegal players: The team manager is responsible for ensuring that all age requirements are met prior to each game. All players should have a legal ID to verify if needed.

Players must be turning the division minimum age in the year of the event. (Example: I turn 30 in December 2023, I can play 30+ this year)

Delay of game: If a team is not ready to begin their scheduled game within 5 minutes of official game time, then a delay of game penalty is assessed and the opposing team is awarded the first possession. A team may elect to begin play with 8 or 9 players without a delay of game penalty.

Tournament Tiebreakers

1. Record in Pool

2. Head-to-Head Play (if applicable)

3. Goals against

Open B and Masters 30+ all teams make playoffs with the top half of the teams moving to the A bracket, and the bottom half moving to the B bracket of their division. (i.e. if 14 teams are in a bracket 7 make the A bracket, and 7 make the B bracket)

Men's “A” Division Rules

(everything above but the length of the game and shot clock are different)

 (4) 12 Minute Quarters

The top 4 teams make the playoff bracket

Shot Clock: 60-second Shot Clock – starts at the time of possession of the ball. The ball must hit the front of the goal pipes or crossbar or the goalie (be saved) to be reset off of a shot. A procedure or penalty call will reset the clock. 

WOMEN'S RULES

Format:

Open - Teams play 4 pool games, top 4 teams make playoffs

25+ - Teams play 3 pool games and the top 2 teams make the championship

Game length:

22-minute running time periods including playoffs.

The championship game will be 24-minute running periods.

 *The clock stops on all whistles during the last 3 minutes of the second half if within a 3-goal margin.

Time-outs: One time-out per half.

Overtime: Sudden death until a team scores. No timeouts in overtime.

 

Goggles and mouthguards are mandatory.

Tournament Tiebreakers

1. Record in Pool

2. Head-to-Head Play (if applicable)

3. Goals against

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