2019 Boys Lacrosse Tournament

The Schedule for the Nutmeg State Games 12&Under, 14&Under and High School Divisions is now Posted Online. Please see the Schedule Section on the top right hand side of the webpage.

2019 Tournament Information:
 - Dates: July 22nd - July 28th
 - Age Groups Offered: 10U, 12U, 14U, 15U & High School
 - Weekday Game Start Times: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 - Weekend Game Start Times: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sport Details

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

  • 12U (Junior):
    • Mattabassett, Militia Elite, CT Titans, Tigers 
  • ​14U (Intermediate):
    • Ticks, Pro Lacrosse, Huskies,
  • ​Futures (2020 HS Graduates & Younger):
    • CT Titans, Pro Lacrosse - North, Pro Lacrosse - South, Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse, West Shore Lacrosse, Avon, CT Zebras 

Junior (12&U), and Intermediate (14&U) Divisions:

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

  • ONE timeout per half.

Scholastic (15&U) and High School-Futures 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.

  • 15&U and High School-Futures 
    • 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.
  • Please Note: 10&U, 12&U and 14&U will play NFHS with Slight Modifications
    • 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....!

Each team can have only three coaches on the sideline during each game - two assistants and a designated head coach who is the only coach allowed to communicate with the officials.  All other coaches/parents must be off the field, behind the fence when the game is underway

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. 

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.

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 

  • 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".
Age Group Division Roster Max. Date of Birth
10U Youth 20 Born 9/1/2008 & Younger
12U Junior 20 Born 9/1/2006 & Younger
14U Intermediate 20 Born 9/1/2004 & younger
15U Scholastic 20 Born 9/1/2003 & Younger
High School Futures 20 2020 High School Graduates & Younger

Please Note: 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, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2019

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.

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

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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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