2016 Girls Lacrosse 7 vs. 7 Tournament


This year's Girls 7 vs. 7 LAX Tournament will be held from August 6th and 7th and hosted by the City of New Britain and all games will be played at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The format for the tournament will be 7 v 7 and a ONE DAY committment per Age Group! The 7 players INCLUDES the goalie.

  • 11&U and 13&U will play all games on Saturday, August 6th.

  • 15&U and 19&U will play all games on Sunday, August 7th. 

All Teams will receive 3 Game Guarantee in Round Robin / Pool Play Format.  

Committed Team List:

  • 11 & Under (Junior): 7 TEAM BRACKET 
    • ​Pomperaug, Groton/Ticks, Southington, Guilford, Vernon, Farmington,  East Lyme Vikings
  • 13 & Under (Intermediate): 9 TEAM BRACKET 
    • Pomperaug, Southington, Groton Falcons, Guilford, Wallingford Lacrosse Blue, Poseidon Lacrosse, Clinton, New Milford Wave, Tolland
  • 15 & Under (Scholastic): 8 TEAM BRACKET 
    • ​Amity Vikings, Southington, Groton Falcons, Trumbull Eagles, Tolland Red, Westfield 413, Sno-Kones, Somers 15U
  • 19 & Under (Futures): 15 TEAM BRACKET 
    • Wallingford Lacrosse, Sacred Heart Red, Sacred Heart White, Lax Rox, Trumbull Eagles, ChilLax, Fitch Falcons White, Fitch Falcons Black, Amity Vikings, New Milford Wave, Southeast Sound Lacrosse, The Granby Grizzlies, Milford Mustangs 1, Milford Mustangs 2, West Hartford War Chiefs

Sport Details

Who: The Nutmeg State Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Proft organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Nutmeg State Games is the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut.  We are now celebrating our 27th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is recognized by the US Olympic Committee and the Nutmeg State Games is a member in good standing of the National Congress of State Games.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 6,500 participants, 550 coaches and over 20,000 spectators will take part in the Nutmeg State Games representing every one of the 169 cities and town in the State of Connecticut. Participants range from eight to eighteen years of age. Since the inception of the Nutmeg State Games in 1989, more than 135,000 amateur athletes have participated in the “Games”.    


  • To recognize and reward Connecticut residents, of all ages, who have chosen to participate in healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.      
  • To promote and reinforce the Olympic spirit of Competition that values sportsmanship, effort and achievement.
  • To motivate personal development in physical fitness and health through attainable goals.
  • To provide a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and fair play.
  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".

The Nutmeg State Games cooperates with the United States Olympic Committee, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. All athletes must abide by the rules of their association, which may include restrictions on the number of athletes from the same school, or team that enter the Nutmeg State Games. All athletes should realize that each is responsible to make certain he/she is not in violation of existing rules and regulations. All athletes must be amateurs as defined by the Nutmeg State Games and/or a National Governing Body rules for their particular sport.


C.I.A.C. Member school coaches may only coach or instruct member school athletes in the sport they coach during the school year according to the following parameters:

Girls Team Sports:
Out of Season



Boys Team Sports :
Out of Season







Field Hockey













Ice Hockey












In addition, C.I.A.C. coaches may not coach more than One (1) team in non-school out-of-season tournaments/camps/clinics unless the total number of athletes does not exceed the aforementioned minimum on the chart provided.

Age Division Roster Min/Max Age Cut Off  
11 & Under Junior 10/14 August 7th, 2016  
13 & Under Intermediate 10/14 August 7th, 2016  
15 & Under Scholastic 10/14 August 7th, 2016  
19 & Under Futures 10/14 August 7th, 2016  
  • 11 & Under and 13 & Under: USL Modified Level B
  • 15 & Under: USL Modified Level A
  • 19 & Under: USL Official Rules
  • Note to all divisions:
    • No Restraining Line!
      • Two (2) players and the Goal Keeper must stay on defensive half of the field at all times.
      • Two (2) players must stay on the offensive half of the field at all times.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the Nutmeg State Games Administration reserves the right to modify the schedule and all tournament rules in order to safely and fairly end the tournament successfully.

Roster Check-Ins

  • Prior to the first game of the tournament each team will be required to have their roster checked by the site director at that location.
  • Roster checks will be done at the same time of equipment checks with the game official present.
  • We ask each team to be at their field 15 minutes prior to the schedule start time of their game so that we may get through rosters efficiently without delaying the any games.
  • Each team must have each participant playing in the tournament with the proper proof of age available.
  • We ask that each team send in their proof of age prior to the start of the tournament. Coaches will need to have a copy of their complete roster and proof of age for all players with them for all games.
  • Players that arrive late to the tournament must be checked off by the site director prior to them entering the game.
  • If medal round games are a separate day than the first day of play roster checks will be completed prior to a team’s first medal round game.

Athletes will receive a Nutmeg State Games non-numbered souvenir t-shirt for all players on the roster. Teams will be allowed to wear their own (numbered) uniforms / jerseys for the tournament.  Each team will play a minimum of 3 games in a round robin / pool play format.

All coaches are responsible for assuring that all players are properly equipped.  Any player or coach ejected from a game may not participate in the team’s next game. (Reminder: Coaches ejected from the game must vacate the field area and the team must have a qualified, designated adult coach in order to continue.)  Teams are to provide their own practice balls.  Teams will be allowed a maximum of 14 players, two coaches and one scorekeeper for credentials and awards.

Field Size:

  • 45 Yards x 60 Yards

Game Length:

  • 11 & Under and 13 & Under: (1) 25 Minute Game

  • 15 & Under and 19 & Under: (1) 25 Minute Game

  • Preliminary Rounds: Running Time.  Goalie clear after goal score. If there is a four (4) goal lead, trailing team will be awarded the ball at midfield. 

    • U-11 game play, the team scored upon will receive the ball at midfield after every goal - as per US Lacrosse rule.

  • No overtime for preliminary round games – games will end in a tie.

  • Medal Round Games:  Clock will Stop after Goals.  Play starts with Center Draw.


There will be no timeouts, with exception of U11 (Each 11U team will be allowed ONE 60 second timeout per game).  Official may call a timeout for water breaks if necessary.

  • Any player whose age is challenged and the coach CANNOT produce proof of age, said player will be declared ineligible for that game or until proof of age can be produced!
  • Nutmeg State Games Coaches are required to have with them at all games the following information: full team roster & copies of proof of age for all players on the team’s roster.
  • Any player or coach ejected from a game may not participate in the remainder of the subsequent Nutmeg Tournament games.
  • Athletes who wish to play up in a division (play in an older age group than their age at the time of the tournament) will be allowed to do so. Athletes are not allowed to play down into a younger age group.
  • Teams are to provide/manage their own practice balls. Game balls will be provided by the Nutmeg State Games administration.
  • Teams will be allowed a maximum of 14 players, two coaches and one scorekeeper for credentials and awards

Two-Team Ties: In the event of a two-way tie in the standings, the following tiebreaker system will be used (in-order) until the tie is broken

  1. Head to Head record
  2. Total Points
  3. Goals allowed
  4. Goals scored
  5. Coin toss

Ties Involving Three or More Teams: In the event of a tie amongst three or more teams, the tie breakting system (above) will be used (in-order) until the highest seeded team is determined. Once the highest seed is determined, the remaining tied teams will RESTART from the BEGINNING of the tie breaking system.

Team organizers / managers / coaches are required to submit a Coaches Form, Team Roster, Team Sport Athlete Form (for each player on the roster), proof of age for each player on the roster and the Appropriate TEAM FEE as soon as possible to enhance their chances of competing in the Nutmeg State Games. Proof of age includes a copy (please do not send originals) of one of the following: valid driver’s license, copy of a birth certificate or a copy of a passport.

To be considered for competition of the Nutmeg State Games a team must submit a Team Entry Packet which includes the following:

  1. A properly completed Team Roster

  2. A properly completed Coaches Form

  3. A properly completed Team Sport Athlete Entry Form for EACH PLAYER ON THE ROSTER

  4. Proof of age (a COPY of one of the following: Driver’s license, Birth Certificate or Passport)

    1. Proof of Age is required for the following Team Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey & Soccer 

  5. ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry for the approiate sport


  • Please Note: You will need to know the Team ID# and the Email Address of the Head Coach

All teams are required to provide an official score keeper as part of their roster. We strongly recommend that the score keeper be an adult and must be present at each contest. The home team's (which will be determined by the team listed 1st on the schedule) score keeper will be the official score keeper for that game with the visiting team also keeping score as a secondary or back up score book. The official score keeper will sit with the administration and volunteers at the scorer’s table or tent during the contest. The score keeper is now part of your roster and will be treated as a member of your team.

Due to the fact that all competition brackets are ROUND ROBIN formats, a team may not intentionally forfeit a contest; even though the game may have no consequence on the seeding of the tournament at the conclusion of round robin play. Any team intentionally forfeiting a contest will be disqualified from further competition and the remaining teams will be re-seeded.

2015 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11 & Under Groton CT Fury Guilford Youth Lax
13 & Under Southington Groton Labrador Laxers
15 & Under Just for Fun  Trumbull Tolland Red
19 & Under Chieftain Warriors Trumbull LAX ROX 
2014 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11 & Under Guilford Youth Lax Newtown Blue CT Dodgers
13 & Under Cheshire CT Dodgers Newtown Blue
15 & Under Tolland CT Dodgers CT Fury
19 & Under Windsor Granby Newtown Nighthawks
2013 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11 & Under Greenwich Lab. Laxers Southington CT Crabs
13 & Under Tolland Cheshire CT Dodgers Blue
15 & Under Newtown Nighthawks CT Crabs Team 203
18 & Under Windsor Warriors CT Blue Diamonds RHAM Lacrosse
2012 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11 & Under Canton West Hartford Tolland
13 & Under CT Dodgers B Southbury CT Dodgers A
18 & Under Granby Windsor Warriors RELAX
2011 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
13 & Under Dodgers Branford Hornets Tolland

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Whether training individual athletes or entire teams, athletes see clear results in performance and self-confidence from our programs. Call us today for more information and a free introductory class.

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CaptainU will provide online profiles and player profile books for college coaches

CaptainU will provide player profile books for college coaches and free access to their online software to help all attending athletes maximize their exposure at the upcoming event to college coaches. Click on the links below to get setup for the event.

Team Coaches/Managers


College Coaches

Have questions? Contact: help@captainU.com

The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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