As the goalie in lacrosse, you can receive all the glory for your performance, or feel like you single-handedly lost the game for your team.
The following rules have been designed to ensure fair play for all participants. Each coach and player is expected to understand these rules prior to their participation in any Halo Lacrosse event including 6onLAX events. Any questions concerning these rules should be directed to the Halo Team.
Registration & Fees
All participants must complete and submit online registration through Halo Lax Events LLC and agree to the “Release and Waiver of Liability AGREEMENT”.
In the situation where teams place themselves in the wrong division, the Event Director will attempt to rectify the error, but cannot guarantee proper placement. It is each Team’s responsibility to register in the proper division, failure to properly register may result in disqualification from the tournament, and registration fees will not be refunded.
Fees may be paid by the player or by the team at the time of registration. Fees are not transferrable from one to another.
Age/Grade, Skill Level & Gender Divisions
S. Lacrosse Membership
This event is part of The US Lacrosse Sanctioning Program, which provides best practices in order to create a more safe and consistent event. Through the adoption of the Sanctioned Tournament Standards, Halo Lax Events commit to providing the best possible lacrosse experience.
All tournament participants must be current US Lacrosse members in order to participate. US Lacrosse membership numbers will be collected and verified when completing event and tournament registration waivers. If you are not currently a member, or your membership is set to expire during the event, please visit US Lacrosse to Register.
In the occurrence that the Event or Tournament is cancelled before the official event start date a full refund will be issued. Credit (coupon) will be issued to registered players that are replaced on the Official Team Roster. The credit (coupon) may be used by a replacement player upon registration check-out. No team will receive a full refund. If a registered team or player withdraws from an Event or Tournament 45 days prior to the official scheduled start date, a refund of registration fees paid less 25% will be issued. No refunds will be issued for withdraw less than 45 days prior to the official scheduled start date. No refunds will be issued if the Event or Tournament is shortened in part for any reason, including weather, or any “Act of God.” Halo Lax Events LLC, its officers, employees, staff and affiliate partners will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by any individual, team, club or organization if the Event or Tournament is canceled in whole or in part.
Each team must complete the official team roster form and submit the form to the Event Director or upload to the Team Locker on EventConnect at least 24-HOURS prior to the start of the Tournament. No player may compete, or be rostered, on more than one team during the tournament. Any team with a player in violation of this rule will forfeit all games in which the player is known to have competed and therefore, forfeit the opportunity to advance to the playoff round.
Proof of Age
Tournament officials have the right to demand Proof of Age for any player included on the roster. Players are required to carry Proof of Age with them at all times. Types of proof include: birth Certificate, rivers License, Current School Report Card.
The Event Director may dismiss any player or disqualify any team from the tournament and potentially future events if any player or coach determined by the Event Director to have falsified age or identity where applicable. This act of non-sportsmanship will not be tolerated by Halo Lax Events LLC.
Any team wishing to Protest the Roster or players on a roster may do so by submitting a $50 Roster Protest Fee and completing a Roster Protest Form. After receiving the $50 Roster Protest Fee and Roster Protest Form, and when available, the Event Director will verify each player of the team by confirming the Official Team Roster and each player’s Proof of Age documentation. A game in progress will not be interrupted for this process. Any team violating the requirements for the Official Team Roster Form, Player Registration and or Proof of Age when protested will be disqualified from the event and all games players will be forfeited.
We love a good game and sportsmanship! Respect the game. Sportsmanship and the concepts of fair and honorable play are essential to the overall success of the Tournament. Do not approach the game officials before or after a game. Enjoy the games and shout encouraging words!
Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Corrective Action Plan
Our tournament prohibits and will not tolerate acts of harassment, discrimination and bullying. Harassment, discrimination or bullying of any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that:
Any participant, coach, staff member, fan or volunteer may file a grievance when necessary. All grievances should be written and directed through the following sequence of authorities:
Corrective Action Plan for Tournament Participants
For violations of the Code of Conduct, Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy or expectations, these steps will be followed:
STEP 1 – GAME SUSPENSION. The Tournament Director will discuss undesirable conduct with the accuser and stress that this behavior will not be tolerated. The Tournament Director will suspend the offending player for a certain number of games depending on the severity of the incident*. The team coach and the Tournament Director must meet to discuss expected conduct before the player can resume playing. The player will be warned that the next offense will result in his/her expulsion from the event or tournament.
STEP 2 – TOURNAMENT EXPULSION. The participant on the 2nd offense will be expelled from the event and no refund will be given. The Tournament Director will also document this disciplinary action in writing and forward the incident to the Team or Program Director within 24 hours of the incident.
*These guidelines are not absolute in dealing with behavioral problems. Severe situations could merit harsher sanctions against participants and could result in immediate game suspension or expulsion. All participants that are found guilty of major infractions (violence, racist, homophobic or sexist slurs etc.) will be expulsed immediately at the first infraction with no consideration for review.
Corrective Action Policy for Parents and Adults
Family involvement is vital to the development of young athletes. Whether sitting in the stands, or helping as a volunteer, we want our families to set a positive example. Parents and adults who do not follow the Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy will be subject to a Corrective Action Plan. Any parent or adult may file a grievance when necessary. All grievances should be written and directed through the following sequence of authorities:
For adult violations of the Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy, the following steps will be taken:
STEP 1 – VERBAL WARNING. The Tournament Director will discuss undesirable conduct with the accused and stress that this behavior will not be tolerated. The next offense will lead to the accused being banned from all tournament events.
STEP 2– TOURNAMENT EXPULSION. The accused will be banned from attending all contests after a 2nd offense. The Tournament Director will also document expulsion details in writing and forward the incident to the Team or Program Director within 24 hours of the incident.*These guidelines are not absolute in dealing with behavioral problems. Severe situations could merit harsher sanctions or immediate expulsion. All parties that are found guilty of major infractions (violence, racist, homophobic or sexist slurs, etc.) will be expulsed immediately at the first infraction with no consideration for review. If warranted, a police report may be required or strongly recommended.
U9 Boys Rules
U11 Boys Rules
U13 Boys Rules
Rankings and Pool Play Seeding
The scheduling committee may adjust seeding to avoid a first-round game between two teams from the same pool.
Information needed in case of a Medical Emergency
Sample Incident Report: Hello, we have had a lacrosse related incident. The victim is located at ________________________ lacrosse field number _________. Give address if asked: _______________________________________________ . The victim is ______________ (gender) and approximately __________ (age) years old. We are providing (care)___________________. Vitals are ____________________. The victim is (conscious or unconscious, breathing or not breathing)___________________________________. The suspected injury is (head or neck injury, fracture, severe bleeding) _______________________. My name (give your name) and my phone number is _____________________.I will meet the emergency personal in the (emergency vehicle access point) _______________________________ and will further direct them to the incident. I will be holding a sign for direction.
When a fire is discovered:
Catastrophic Injury – Crisis Management Plan
Certified Athletic Trainers
Certified athletic trainers will be on-site to manage health care problems associated with sports participation
Their primary role at the lacrosse event is to:
Evaluation & Primary Care
For severe injury
Concussion Awareness and Injury Prevention
A concussion is a serious injury and should not be taken lightly. It is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, that can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. They can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly. Even a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. Unfortunately, concussions can be difficult to diagnose, in part because the symptoms can be subtle and may not show up for hours or even days. For these reasons, it is important that parents, coaches and athletes take time to understand what concussions are and their potential consequences, recognize concussion signs and symptoms, know how to respond, and learn the steps for returning to activity after a concussion. If you suspect an athlete has a concussion, keep the athlete out of play (“when in doubt, keep them out”). The athlete must be evaluated by a health care professional experienced in evaluating concussions to assess the severity of the concussion, the path to recovery and the steps to return to play.
Avoid Heat Related Illness
As a reminder, coaches should communicate with all players, parents and others associated with the team to take precautions to avoid the risk of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke, particularly in hot and humid weather. We would defer to medical journals for a more complete discussion on heat-related illnesses, but there are a few things to remember and a few precautions to take:
Types of Weather Emergency
Weather Emergency Action Plan Warning
Weather conditions can change rapidly and all teams, players, coaches, parents and fans should be prepared to vacate the field in as orderly a fashion as possible and to find safety in their vehicles.
IT IS NOT ADVISABLE TO SEEK SHELTER UNDER TENTS IN AN OPEN FIELD OR UNDER TREES DURING ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS, INCLUDING A LIGHTNING STORM. FIND SHELTER IN A VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY AND MAKE SURE THE WINDOWS ARE UP.
The Event Directors will endeavor to transmit updates via text messaging and the tournament’s mobile app and text messaging.
Weather Related Adjustments
In the event of field closures and/or unplayable field conditions or adverse or threatening weather conditions, including rain, wind, lightning, excess heat and/or humidity, tournament organizers reserve the absolute and unfettered right to:
Roadways and Parking Lots
Please do not park in a manner that blocks emergency access points, which may be identified by signage. If you see a vehicle blocking an emergency access point, please notify Tournament Headquarters. Thank you.
The nature of a hurricane provides for more warning than other natural and weather disasters. A hurricane watch issued when a hurricane becomes a threat to a coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane winds of 74 mph or higher, or a combination of dangerously high water and rough seas, are expected in the area within 24 hours.
Once a hurricane watch has been issued:
Contact information for participants, coaches, vendors, venue management and staff will be obtained through online registration prior to the scheduled start date. Included in this information will be Names, Mobile Telephone Numbers, Email Addresses and Event ID. In the case of an emergency, the Event Director will make every effort to post and send event updates and announcements by Social Media Channels, SMS text messages, Tournament App and by Email.