SB SUMMER SHOWDOWN TOURNAMENT INFORMATION & RULES

Summer Showdown Location (NEW)

Elings Park
1298 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Website - http://www.elingspark.org

 

Parking

Parking is on-site at Elings Park and is $5 per day.  

  1. GPS to the above address for access to the park entrance and all fields.  

Fields

All fields are natural grass.

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. Graduated seniors may play. The Summer Showdown allows seniors to play on teams in the Elite and Varsity divisions. It's a last chance tournament for seniors.

  2. The home team (listed first on the schedule) wears their white or light jersey.

  3. Games are 20 minute running halves with a 5 minute halftime. Time will be kept on the field. 

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

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

  6. 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.

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

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

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

  10. 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, with a 10 goal differential cap.  

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

  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.

    3. Mercy Rule: For 3rd/4th (10U) and 5th/6th (12U) divisions only, the trailing team has the option of possession instead of a face-off if down by 4 goals.

    4. 3rd/4th Grade Boys Division (10U) = 8 v. 8, shorter field, 7 field players and a goalie or 8 field players. Two field players stay back behind the midfield line for 5 v 5 plus a goalie at each end.

  12. Girls Division specific rules include the following:

    1. All standard U.S. Lacrosse rules, including misconduct (yellow and red cards) apply.  

    2. Continuation rule. 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.

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

    4. 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.

    5. Mercy Rule: For 3rd/4th (10U) and 5th/6th (12U) divisions only, the trailing team has the option of possession instead of a draw if down by 4 goals. This is an indirect free position.

    6. 3rd/4th Grade Girls Division (10U) = 8 v. 8, shorter field, 7 field players and a goalie or 8 field players. Two field players stay back behind the midfield line for 5 v 5 plus a goalie at each end. Two passes to be attempted for good teamwork before a team may go to goal, no stick checking, modified pocket okay, substitution allowed after a card, no shooting from a free position if no goal keeper & offensive three seconds called if defender is closely guarding in a "checkable" position. 

    7. 5th/6th Grade Division (12U) = 12 v. 12, modified stick checking (below the shoulder), regulation sticks & offensive three seconds called if defender is closely guarding in a "checkable" position. 

    8. 7th/8th Grade Division (14U) = All U.S. Lacrosse 14U rules.

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

    10. See the U.S. Lacrosse Youth Girls Guidebook for more details about 3rd/4th (10U), 5th/6th (12U) & 7th/8th (14U) age division rules.

    11. 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.

Accommodations

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

​Refundable Entry Fee

​If State of California COVID-19 policies prevent the event from taking place your entry fee will be refunded.

 

First-Aid, Athletic Trainers & Paramedics

The Santa Barbara Showdown contracts with Gametime Sports Medicine 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 are coordinated and supervised by Wyatt Blue of Gametime Sports Medicine.  For more information about medical services for this event please refer to Gametime Sports Medicine or email Wyatt Blue.

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