Player Participation, Eligibility and Forfeits:
Time-outs: One time out per half. Live ball time-outs can be called with the ball ANYWHERE on the field. Time outs in the last 2 minutes stop the clock.
Overtime: Overtime is sudden death that will not exceed five (5) minutes of running time. The first team to score a goal wins. If the score remains the same after those three minutes, the game will continue with another 5-minute period until a goal is scored and one team wins.
Tie Breakers: If at the end of the round robin stage two teams have identical records the tie-breaker will be record in head-to-head competition. If a tie still remains, then the team surrendering the least amount of goals (goals against average) will move on. If a third tie-breaker is needed, the teams’ goal differentials from the tournament will be the decider.
Expulsion from Game: officials must report to their assignor, the name and the number of any player expelled from a game for using racial epithets, receiving two maligning-of-officials fouls, or violating Section 13 of Rule 5 (fighting). Ejected players will be excluded from participating in the next game.
Obscene Language: Minimum of two minutes. The penalty time is non-releasable.
The Powerball Lacrosse Tournament will utilize NCAA men's college rules for the most part with a few exceptions:
Length of Games: Games will consist of two 25-minute running halves with a 5-minute halftime. Clock will be stop/start in last two (2) minutes of second half if margin is within three (3) goals. Championship games will consist of 15-minute running quarters. All Money Division games will be 15-minute running quarters.
Restart: VERY QUICK restart, except goalie gets 5 seconds when he has legitimately chased a shot. When there is a time-served penalty, restart shall occur after foul is signaled to scorers table and the ball is set.
Substitution: No horn, done on the fly and through the scorer’s table area, except after a goal is scored.
Face-Offs: Powerball will NOT use the NCAA rule requiring the face-off man to leave the field when a face-off violation occurs.
Advancing the ball: The 30 second count is not used unless a clearing team is stalling. The count does not start until the team is given an “Advance the ball” warning.
Ball Returning to the Defensive Half: Instead of the 10 second count the 30 second count is used unless a 10 second count has been started after a “Get it in” or a “Keep it in” warning has been given.
Penalty Time: Penalty time does not start until the whistle is blown to start play and the player is in the penalty area. Penalty time is stop start.
Dive Rule: A goal is disallowed only when an offensive player is in the crease BEFORE the ball crosses the goal line.
Long Sticks: The allowable number of long sticks on the field is five (5).
Stick Dimensions: Head width must be no less that 6”. Pro and high school heads are permitted.
Stick Checks: Random stick checks will be administered, but personal equipment is not checked. Player serves penalty time. Coaches can ask for a stick check.
Equipment: Arm pads are required, but shoulder pads and mouthpieces are not required. Shoulder and arm pads cannot be altered even though they are not required equipment. If mouthpieces are attached to helmet they must be worn. Palms of gloves can be cut out.
The Powerball Lacrosse Tournament will utilize NCAA women's college rules for the most part with a few exceptions:
Length of Games: The game will have two-25 minute halves with running time and a five-minute half time.
Equipment: Goggles and mouth guards are mandatory.
Penalties: If there is a foul in the 8-meter and time runs out, play out the 8-meter. Score will be kept by the officials.