Summer Showdown Location

San Marcos High School
103 South Turnpike Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Parking is on-site at San Marcos High School and is included in your team entry fee.

  1. GPS to 103 South Turnpike Road for closest access to Fields 1 & 2. Park and walk toward the football stadium light poles for Field 1. Field 2 is just past Field 1.   


  1. Field 1 (Turf) is the Football/Lacrosse/Soccer/Track Stadium.

  2. Field 2 (Grass) is the Lower Field / Softball Outfield. 

  3. Field 3 (Grass) is the Upper Field / Baseball Outfield. (Closed for construction in 2019).

Summer ​Tournament Rules

U.S. Lacrosse / N.F.H.S. rules for the different age groups will be used on the field at the SB Showdown unless otherwise stated here. Print them from the U.S. Lacrosse website or bring your rule book with you.

  1. Home team (listed first on the schedule) wears their white or light jersey.

  2. Games are 22 minute running halves with a 4 minute halftime. Time will be kept on the field. 

  3. All substitution is done on the fly and there will be no horn during dead balls.

  4. Overtime will not be played in preliminary games. Ties remain a tie through all preliminary games (pool play) & consolation games (3rd place or lower).

  5. A semifinal or first place game tie in regulation will result in a next goal wins (sudden victory) overtime of up to 5 minutes. There is no change of ends during the 5 minute period. For Girls: Should a 5 minute overtime not break the tie a second 5 minute overtime will be played.  For Boys: a 4v4 (3 field, 1 goalie) format will be played starting with a face-off.  No player substitutions are allowed.

  6. No coaching timeouts allowed during this running clock format. This prevents icing the game at the end.

  7. Standings are determined using 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.

  8. Both coaches and both referees please agree to final score and sign the score card each game.

  9. Tie in standings tie-breakers.

    1. Group play with 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.

    2. Head to head results if a two -way tie.

    3. Fewest goals allowed for a multiple team tie. After multiple team tie is resolved back to #2, head to head results.

    4. Net goal differential.

    5. Coin toss if 1 - 4 do not break the tie.

  10. Teams in the Blue Division may use up to three players in the class of 2019.

  11. Boys Division specific rules include the following:

    1. Penalties: Personal fouls will result in a 90 second EMO situation. Technical fouls are 45 seconds, running time. The 'No Take-Out Check Rule' will be enforced. Zero helmet to helmet or body to helmet checks permitted.

    2. Expulsion: Officials report on the score card the name and the number of any player expelled for fighting. The player is suspended for the remainder of the tournament.

  12. Girls Division specific rules include the following:

    1. In this running clock format when an 8 meter free position shot is awarded as time expires the penalty will be set up and play extended through advantage on the free position.

      1. If this happens at the end of the game and it is the winning team that would get the time expired time shot do not award this extra shot. Move on to the next game.

      2. Any rough foul that ends this extended time play will be carded and another free position awarded.  Red cards will result in the player sitting out the next tournament game.

    2. All other standard U.S. Lacrosse / N.F.H.S. rules, including misconduct (yellow and red cards) apply.

    3. High School Divisions = Full checking and all other U.S. Lacrosse / N.F.H.S. rules for this age group.

    4. See the U.S. Lacrosse / N.F.H.S. Girls Rulebook for more detail as needed.


Event Format

Championship play with either pool play Saturday and then brackets on Sunday or all round robin both days, depending on number of teams in the division.  All teams are required to play both days and complete their entire schedule.


The Santa Barbara Showdown is a Stay & Play event teams coming from outside a 75 mile radius. Please read our Stay & Play hotel information.


​Non-Refundable Entry Fee

​Due to the pre-planning and commitment to expenses related to such a major undertaking as the SB Showdown all payments are non-refundable. No refunds can be given for weather cancellation if the school closes the fields. The SB Showdown can not refund individuals who are unable to attend when their team won't refund them. The SB Showdown can not refund teams that come up short on players or change their plans to participate. We apologize in advance for this situation.

First-Aid, Athletic Trainers & Paramedics

The Santa Barbara Showdown contracts with Gameday Athletic Trainers to provide comprehensive sports medicine care for the athletes participating in the event.  For the comfort and safety of everyone we will have a medical station staffed with Certified Athletic Trainers to provide immediate on-field response for injuries.


The Medical Headquarters will have a Certified Athletic Trainer to assess and treat injured athletes. Additionally, athletes will have access to Athletic Trainers for pregame taping, wrapping and ice for post game treatment. All medical services and supplies are included with your team entry fee, including athletic and kinesio taping for injuries.


Medical Services for the Santa Barbara Showdown are coordinated and supervised by Wyatt Blue of Gameday Athletic Trainers.  For more information about medical services for this event please refer to Gameday Athletic Trainers or email Wyatt Blue.

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