Schedules will be posted on Tourney Machine. A map of the fields can be found in Tourney Machine under Documents. It is also attached here.
There will be a Gold and Silver bracket in each age division for Sunday’s playoff. Final standings after Saturday’s pool play will be used to determine brackets. The winner of each bracket will receive a prize.
There are parking lots located at the fields as well as at the adjacent middle school. There is also street parking available in the adjacent neighborhoods. Refer to the attached map for suggested parking areas. On Saturday only, you may park in the Unity Church parking lot located at 4465 N. 15th Street (about a 12 minute walk to the field). Do not park along Dalton Avenue (on the northern edge of the fields) – you will be ticketed.
No overnight camping will be allowed at the fields. The Kootenai County Fairgrounds RV Campground is located less than 5 minutes away on Dalton Avenue. Here is the link to the website: https://www.kcfairgrounds.com/p/rvpark1
Rules for the tournament are attached to this email.
Spectators & Coaches – please remember that you are a huge part of a successful tournament! Please be kind to the referees and each other and help your players have an incredible weekend!
3/4 Fields/Baseball Fields:
We have been asked by the School District to be extra respectful of the baseball fields as they have invested in them this year. Please keep warm ups & other activities off of the dirt on the baseball fields. Thank you!
First Aid supplies will be available at the NIYL Concessions Stand.
A list of tournament contacts will be available at the NIYL Concessions Stand, in the event that you need help.
There will be food vendors, concessions, a photographer, shirt/sweatshirt vendor and equipment vendor on-site.
All games shall comply with 2022 USL Youth Rules for the respective age category 10U(3/4); 12U(5/6); 14U(7/8). Exceptions and addendums listed below.
A single centrally located horn at the tournament host booth will start and end each half. A two-minute warning may be given by the table.
General game rules are as follows:
·All disputes from the field or about the tournament will be decided by the tournament director.
·Play will consist of (2) 25-minute running clock halves with a 5-minute halftime
·Each team is entitled to (1) timeout per half, no timeouts will be awarded during
the last (2) minutes of the game, penalty time will stop during timeouts.
·Each team is required to provide one volunteer to staff the score table.
·Penalties will be timed at 1 ½ time for the running clock (i.e. a 1 minute penalty will actually be 1 minute 30 seconds).
·NO one-handed checks are allowed at any age division.
·Any player, coach, or fan ejected from a game for a flagrant unsportsmanlike or flagrant misconduct fouls (see appendix I Ejections in USL rulebook) will not be allowed at any games for the duration of the Tournament.
If a game is tied at the end of the 2nd half:
5/6 & 7/8 divisions: a 5-minute Sudden Victory will be played. Sudden Victory will consist of the normal number of field players. First team to score will be the winner. If no team scores, the game will end in a tie. No time outs during Sudden Victory.
3/4 Division: a 5-minute Sudden Victory will be played. Sudden Victory will consist of the normal number of field players. First team to score will be the winner. If no team scores, the game will end in a tie. No time outs during Sudden Victory. No hot pass rule during Sudden Victory.
If a game is tied at the end of the 2nd half:
5/6 & 7/8 divisions: a 3-minute Sudden Victory (as described for Saturday) will be played. If no team scores during Sudden Victory, a 3-minute Braveheart will be played. Braveheart will be 3 v 3 including goalie and no player substitutions. There will be no time outs and the first team to score will win. Braveheart will be repeated until a team scores.
3/4 Division: a 5-minute Sudden Victory will be played. Sudden Victory will consist of the normal number of field players. First team to score will be the winner. No time outs during Sudden Victory. No hot pass rule during Sudden Victory. Sudden Victory will be repeated until a team scores.
3rd/4th Grade specific rule adjustments:
·7 v 7 including Goalie
·Time serving penalties for personal fouls (no man down play), slow whistle technique shall be used.
·Offsides enforced: No time serving penalties for offsides, enforce with change of possession or stop and restart play once offsides is corrected.
·Hot Pass Rule: (1) attempted pass must be made on the offensive side of play prior to shooting the ball.
·All substitutions will take place during dead balls, “on the fly” substitutions will be allowed as long as it does not result in too many players on the field at one time.
·Scrum rule will be a 4 second count, starting with the 4th player in.
·Checking: Per standard USA Lacrosse rules.
·No long poles allowed in the 3rd/4th grade division.
The lacrosse program for first and second grade is all about having fun and exposing the kids to the game of lacrosse. They will not be wearing gear until the third grade. The league will provide each child with a lacrosse stick to use during the season and a lacrosse sports tee for them to keep! No other equipment is needed.
The season will run the months of April and May 2022 for first and second grade. We hope to get on the fields the first week of April, though it is weather dependent, so please watch your email for any updates.
Practice will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:00 at Kidsport. First and second graders will practice on Field #4. If you are coming from the bypass, take the first entrance into Kidsport, Field #4 is the first field on the right. If you are coming from hightway 93, take the second entrance into Kidsport, and again, Field #4 is the first field on the right.
For practice, you will be given a stick to use for the season, so you just need to come to practice wearing athletic clothes and shoes and bring a water! Plan for the weather as it can be very different day to day. Remember, Kidsport can be very windy also!
Effective January 1, 2022, shoulder pads for boys’ field players must be designed for lacrosse and meet NOCSAE standard ND200. All past shoulder pads are no longer legal. Please remember to purchase new pads for your player this year. This is for their protection.
Select "Official" from the available membership types.
Select "Montana Lacrosse Official's Association" as your local affiliate organization.
For USA Lacrosse membership, go to www.usalacrosse.com and sign up as an “Official” or a “Cross Participant.” (Cross participants are those who play, coach, and ref.)
An adult Official membership is $50 a year, while most coaches and players can upgrade for $15 to $20 a year in addition to their other registration. Call U.S. Lacrosse (410) 235-6882 #102 if you are having trouble.
2) Complete the online assignments (courses, videos)
You also get paid $60 as a startup reimbursement after you ref 6 games!
Any official who must travel a distance greater than 25 miles one way will receive a gas per diem of $.25 for the pre-determined round trip mileage which will be paid for by the home team which will be reflected in their officials fee invoice.
Accommodations provided for overnight games
You get to have fun and stay in great shape
You’ll meet great people, both on and off the field
US Lacrosse provides great resources for new and returning officials. Please visit this link to learn about US Lacrosse officials certification. LINK