2019 NESS Tournament Format

*All US Lacrosse Rules apply at this Event

*Teams Will Play 3 - 40 Minute games
2-18 Minute halves/2 min halftime

Games that end with an 8M will have the 8M played out



There will be a Draw after a Goal for ALL Divisions

(MERCY RULE: If a team is ahead by 6 goals, the opposing team MAY REQUEST the mercy rule and receive the ball at the draw circle)

2024 and 2025/2026 Divisions: MODIFIED CHECKING
2024 Team Coaches May REQUEST Full Checking if both coaches agree

2027/28 Divisions: NO CHECKING



At the end of Division play the teams with the most points in each division will face off for 18 minute playoff game(s).

PLAYOFF Games that end in a Tie will be settled with a BRAVE HEART



Points will be earned based on the following:
 Win(2), Tie(1), Loss(0)

In the event that two teams are tied, the tie breaker will be determined in the order below:
1. Head to Head
2. Goals Against
3. Goals For
4. Brave Heart

The Winners of Each Division will win a Free Tournament Championship T-shirt

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