2016 Boys Lacrosse Tournament

The 2016 ShopRite Nutmeg State Boys Lacrosse Tournament will be held from Monday, July 25th through Saturday, July 30th. Sunday, July 31st will be used as a make-up day if we have inclement weather during the week. Please reserve Sunday, July 31st as a possible day for tournament games. The Boys Lacrosse Tournament will be hosted by the City of New Britain.
  • The format for the tournament is "round robin/pool play" with a minimum 3 game guarantee.
  • The Nutmeg State Games will use the US Youth Lacrosse 2016 Age Classifications to conduct the tournament. 

​​​Please See the List of Committed Teams Below:

  • U11 (Youth): 6 Spots Available 
    • TICKS - CT River Lacrosse Club, Mattabassett, Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse
  • U13 (Junior): 6 Spots Available 
    • Mattabassett, CT Titans, CT Rush, Vernon, 
  • ​U15 (Intermediate): 8 Spots Available 
    • CT Titans, Pro Lacrosse, Poseidon Lacrosse, CT Rush, Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse, Vernon, 
  • ​Scholastic (2017 HS Graduates & Younger)
    • Pro Lacrosse, CT Rush, CT Titans, Western Mass Wild, Renegades, Newington Indians, 

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 Group Division Roster Max. Date of Birth
U11 Youth 20 Born 9/1/2004 through 8/31/2006
U13 Junior 20 Born 9/1/2002 through 8/31/2004
U15 Intermediate 20 Born 9/1/2000 through 8/31/2002
Scholastic Scholastic 20 2017 HS Graduates &Younger

NOTE: Age group references used in this section are in common usage but should not be understood literally. The U15 (read: "Under 15") grouping means that, if a player is 14 years old on the cutoff date, he/she may participate in U15 competition as a 15-year old.

2017 High School Graduates & Younger

All players must be 14 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, the program should consider physical size, skill, and maturity when organizing teams.

All players must be 12 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, the program should consider physical size, skill, and maturity when organizing teams.

All players must be 10 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, the program should consider physical size, skill, and maturity when organizing teams.

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. 

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 20 players, two coaches and one scorekeeper for credentials and awards.

Youth (U11) and Junior (U13) Divisions:

  • Two 20 minute halves running time for preliminary & medal rounds

  • ONE timeout per half.

Intermediate (U15) and Scholastic Divisions:

  • Two 25 minute halves running time for preliminary & medal rounds

  • ONE timeout per half.

All Age Divisions will follow National Federation of High School Rules.

  • U15 and Varsity 
    • Full Counts and Penalties Enforced
    • All Substitutions on the fly (No horn)
    • National Federation of High School Rules apply for contact 
    • "Keep It In" stalling rule enforced in the final two minutes of the game for the team with the lead
    • Preliminary Round Games can end in a tie
    • Overtime - Play-IN & Medal Rounds - 4 minutes, sudden death. If still tied - Braveheart.
  • Please Note: U11 & U13 will play NFHS with Slight Modifications
    • No Counts
    • Full Penalties Enforced
    • Free Substitutions - end lines and side lines
    • 3-Yard Perimeter for contact
    • Preliminary Round Games can end in a tie
    • Overtime - Play-IN & Medal Rounds - 4 minutes, sudden death. If still tied - Braveheart.
    • Per 2016 US Lacrosse Rules (Long Sticks):
      • U-11 allowed 47" - 54"
      • U-13 allowed 52" - 72"

In all AGE Divisions NO Take-Out Hits Allowed... Unnecessary Roughness will NOT be tolerated....!

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.

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. Goals allowed
  3. Goals scored
  4. 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 a coin toss before each game) 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
U11 CT Titans Mattabassett SMASH Lacrosse
U13 CT Titans Poseidon Lacrosse Vernon
U15 CT Rush (Wolcott) PRO Lax (W. Hartford) CT Titans (Wolcott) 
Junior Varsity Western Mass Wild PRO Lax (W. Hartford) CT Crabs
2014 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
U11 CT Titans Pit Squad Lax Club Mattabassett Lax
U13 Wolcott Eagles CT Titans Make A Wish Team
U15 PRO Lacrosse Club Pit Squad Lax Club CT Titans
Junior Varsity PRO Lacrosse Club Bridgeport Youth Lax CT Titans
2013 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
U11 Top Dawg Lax A Make A Wish Blue Top Dawg Lax B
U13 CT Crabs CT Titans Wolcott Eagles
U15 Pit Squad Lacrosse Club CT Crabs CT Titans
Junior Varsity CT Valley Lacrosse Bridgeport Bears CT Titans - NW
2012 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11 & Under Top Dawg CT Titans Wolcott Eagles
13 & Under CT Titans W. Hartford Wahoos Green Wave
15 & Under Avon Fierce Dragons - Green Bridgeport
2011 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
13 & Under South Windsor Bobcats CT Titans N/A
15 & Under Green Wave Guilford Liberty

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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.

Parisi Bristol
842 Clark Avenue
Bristol, CT 06010
Business Number:  860-314-0122

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Enfield, CT 06082
Business Number:  (860) 745-2408

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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