2022 Boys Lacrosse Tournament


Tournament Dates:
 - July 25th - July 31st 
Game Times: Weekdays: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Weekends 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
- Age Groups Offered: 10U, 12U, 14U, 15U & 18U

Tournament Format:
10 vs. 10 - Full Field​
​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

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

  • 10U (Youth):
    • TBA
  • 12U (Junior):
    • TBA
  • ​14U (Intermediate):
    • TBA
  • 15U (Scholastic):
    • TBA
  • ​18U (Futures):
    • Summer Blues, PRO Hall, PRO All Star, 
Age Group Division Roster Max. Birth Year
10U Youth 20 Use the USL Reference Table Below
12U Junior 20 Use the USL Reference Table Below
14U Intermediate 20 Use the USL Reference Table Below
15U Scholastic 20 Use the USL Reference Table Below
18U Futures 20 Use the USL Reference Table Below

Please Note:

  • 2022 High School Graduates are allowed to participate in the 18U Division as long as they meet the age requirement listed below in the USL Refernce Table for 18U 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

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.

Coaches

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

 

Basketball

3

 

Baseball

5

Field Hockey

6

 

Basketball

3

Lacrosse

6

 

Football

6

Soccer

6

 

Ice Hockey

3

Softball

5

 

Lacrosse

6

 

 

 

Soccer

6

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.

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

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
Game Length: 
  • Youth (10&U) , Junior (12&U), and Intermediate (14&U)  Divisions: (2) 20 minute halves running time for preliminary & medal rounds
  • Scholastic (15&U) and Futures Divisions: (2) 25 minute halves running time for preliminary & medal rounds
  • All teams are allowed ONE timeout per half
All Age Divisions will follow National Federation of High School Rules.
  • 15&U and Futures 
    • Maximum of three (3) coaches allowed on the sideline in the coaching/players area per team. 
    • 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
    • Over and back rule will be enforced
    • Preliminary Round Games can end in a tie
    • Overtime - Play-IN & Medal Rounds - 4 minutes, sudden death. If still tied - Braveheart.
       
  • 10&U, 12&U and 14&U will play NFHS with Slight Modifications
    • Maximum of three (3) coaches allowed onthe sideline in the coaching/player area per team.
    • No Counts
    • Full Penalties Enforced
    • All Substitutions on the fly (No horn)
    • 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 2017 US Lacrosse Rules (Sticks):
      •  Short sticks are 40"-42"
      • Long poles are 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.

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. 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.

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 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.

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.

Forfeiture Score of 1-0 will be used if necessary 

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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