2022 Girls Lacrosse 7.vs.7 Tournament


Tournament Dates:

  • 18U - Fri., July 29th. Times: Afternoon/Evening
  • 10U & 14U - Sat., July 30th. Times: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • 12U & 19 & Over - Sun., July 31st. Times: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • The format for the tournament will be 7 v 7 - Half Field
    • HALF DAY committment per Age Group! 
    • The 7 players INCLUDES the goalie.
  • All Teams will receive 3 Game Guarantee in Round Robin / Pool Play Format.  

Registration Instructions - How to Reserve Your Team's Spot 

  • Register Your Team Online
     
  • Your Team's spot cannot be guaranteed until payment is made. 
    • Payment Options:
      • Pay online when you register your team 
      • Check: Please send a check made out to the CT Sports Management Group, Inc. to:
        • 975 Middle St. Unit G. Middletown, CT 06457 
      • Call our office to make payment arrangements: (860) 788 7041
  • Once your Team has registered online the following paperwork is required:
    • Team Roster Form
    • Athlete Waiver Form for each player on the roster
    • Proof of Age for each player on the roster

Sport Details

Committed Team List by Age Group:

  • 10U (Youth):
    • Ellington Knights, Simsbury Blue, Simsbury Gold, NH Nighthawks, Madison-BLACK, Monroe Panthers
  • 12U (Junior):
    • Ellington Knights, Madison-GOLD, Wethersfield Eagles, Stratford Storm
  • 14U (Intermediate):
    • Hot Shots, River East, Stratford Storm, Madison 2027-BLACK, Madison 2027-GOLD, Tigers, Longmeadow
  • Scholastic (2022 HS Graduates & Younger):
    • JVF Vipers, Canton High School, The Navy Blues, Flare Lacrosse
  • ​19 & Over (OPEN):
    • Waves, Dark Knights, Won Direction
Age Group Division Roster Max. Birth Year
10U Youth 14 Use the USL Reference Table Below
12U Junior 14 Use the USL Reference Table Below
14U Intermediate 14 Use the USL Reference Table Below
High School Scholastic 14 Use the USL Reference Table Below
19 & Over OPEN 14 Use the USL Reference Table Below

Please Note:

  • 2022 High School Graduates are allowed to participate in the Scholastic Division.
  • Younger Players are allowed to play up into an older age division with parents consent. 

USLacrosse AGE GROUPING REFERENCE TABLE. For play occurring between Sept. 01, 2021 - Aug. 31, 2022

Registration Instructions - How to Reserve Your Team's Spot 

  • Register Your Team Online
  • Your Team's spot cannot be guaranteed until payment is made. 
    • Payment Options:
      • Pay online when you register your team 
      • Check: Please send a check made out to the CT Sports Management Group, Inc. to:
        • 975 Middle St. Unit G. Middletown, CT 06457 
      • Call our office to make payment arrangements: (860) 788 7041
  • Once your Team has registered online the following paperwork is required:
    • Team Roster Form
    • Athlete Waiver Form for each player on the roster
    • Proof of Age for each player on the roster

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM'S ROSTER ONLINE

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

Tournament Rules

  • 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."
    • The tie breaking procedures will be followed in the event that weather forces cancellation of a tournament division. Medals will be awarded by record/points scored, head to head play, goals allowed, goals scored and coin toss, as and if needed.
       
  • 10U and 12U: USL Youth Rules
  • 14UUSL Transitional Checking
  • Scholastic: USL Official Rules - No Free Movement
  • 19 & Over: NCAA rules with college level officials
     
  • Note to all divisions:
    • Restraining Line is at the midline!
      • 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.

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:

  • All Age Groups: (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. 

    • 10&U 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.

Timeouts:

There will be no timeouts, with exception of 10U (Each 10u 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

Tie-Breaker Information

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.

Score Keeper

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.

Forfeiture Policy

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.

Athlete Code of Conduct

  • 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".

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) is the official medical partner for the Nutmeg State Games & CT Masters Games. HHCRN professional medical staff will be onsite at our various sport venues to provide exceptionally medical care for our participants. 
 
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network strives to be the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut; the company known for its commitment to high quality, customer-focused outcomes; the place where people want to work. Our goal is to create a seamless continuum of prevention and rehabilitation care, and to assist individuals with temporary or permanent impairments or disabilities in achieving their goals for maximum functional independence.
 
We are dedicated to organizing the prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine resources in the community into a financially responsible integrated delivery system and, in doing so, establish Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network as the regional network of excellence for the provision of prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine.
 
Hydration

Hydration is crucial to good overall health and athletic performance. Dehydration affects their performance and also puts them at risk for fatigue, nausea, heat cramps or, worse, heat stroke.

Adequate daily intake of water from beverages and food each is 125 ounces for men and 91 ounces for women, according to the Institute of Medicine. That’s considerably more than the standard recommendation of eight 8-ounce  glasses a day. To reach the higher standard, drink water gradually throughout the day. These recommendations do not consider athletic activity and increased temperature. So if you are participating in athletic activity or in a warm climate, or both, more water intake may be needed.

One of the easiest ways your athlete can gauge hydration is checking urine color. Pale or colorless urine usually indicates ample hydration. Light to bright yellow urine means more fluid intake is necessary. Dehydration is something that can be prevented easily as long as it is made a priority.

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org

Concussion

Concussions are not easy to predict or prevent. It’s important to understand the symptoms. Concussions are difficult injuries because symptoms are not always apparent at the time of the injury. Concussions are caused by a direct blow to the head, or a blow to the body that causes a rapid deceleration of the head (whiplash affect).

If you witness or suspect this type of injury, the athlete should be held out of activity and evaluated by a medical professional. As a reminder, an athlete does not have to lose consciousness to sustain a concussion. Once evaluated by a medical professional and given care instructions, the athlete should be monitored closely by a responsible adult for at least 24 hours after the injury. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, slurred speech, repeated vomiting, unequal pupils, weakness or numbness in arms or legs, decreased responsiveness and convulsions or seizures.

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org

Parisi Speed School (Bristol & Enfield) is the Official Training Partner of the Nutmeg State Games!

With over 75 locations nationwide, the Parisi Speed School is recognized as the country's premiere athletic performance enhancement organization for youth athletics. Using techniques that have produced over 190 NFL draft picks, our specially trained performance coaches deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength in character regardless of ability or economic status.

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
http://www.parisischool.com/bristol/

Parisi Enfield
3 Weymouth Rd.
Enfield, CT 06082
Business Number:  (860) 745-2408
http://www.parisischool.com/enfield/ 

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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