Hello 2017 Lacrosse Families, Players, and Coaches! Here you can find all info regarding the 2017 Steamboat Classic Lacrosse Tournament, our 14th edition. It will take place over Memorial Day Weekend again, the 27-28 (Saturday and Sunday) of May, 2017.
This year's tournament should be familiar to those who have participated before, with a four-game format that uses point accumulation to decide champions. The cost is $750 per team.
Also, please know that we are putting together hotel and condo deals that will be available for your teams. The link to these discounted rates will be available at the top of our steamboatyouthlacrosse.org homepage very soon.
In an effort to make things easy for you, we put ALL TOURNAMENT INFO on this post. As new info becomes available, it will be added to this post and emailed to teams that are signed up. If you have a question, scroll down and you should be able to find the answer. Please read all info carefully, and if you have any questions, contact Tournament Director Andy Flax (email@example.com).
-Memorial Day Weekend 2017
-May 27-28, Saturday and Sunday
-No games Monday
-4 game guarantee
-Point accumulation format (wins-3pts, losses-0, ties-1)
-Champions will be decided for each skill division (Mid/Low and High) in each age division
-Tournament Age Divisions (boys only):
We accept age guidelines from US Lacrosse, CYLA, AYL, and are open to other guidelines that are close to these ones.
-Tournament Skill Divisions and Details:
-Low/Mid Level: Many leagues call these teams "Blue" (Low-Level) and "White" (Mid-Level).
-High Level: Many leagues call these teams "Red"
-All Low/"Blue" and Mid/"White" teams will play in a combined skill division (Low/Mid Level) within their own age group. We generally get enough Low/"Blue" and Mid/"White" teams at each age level for those teams to play mostly teams of their same skill level (Low vs. Low and Mid vs. Mid), but Low/"Blue" teams may play some Mid/"White" teams.
-High/"Red" teams MAY BE ASKED to play up an age division (against that age's Mid/"White" teams, not Low/"Blue" teams) if there are not enough "Red" teams at their own age level. This won't happen at the U15 age, as there is no higher age. Even though we anticipate having enough teams for both a Mid/Low and a High division at each age, if you are a High/"Red" team, please prepare for both possibilities: 1) playing with High/"Red" teams of your age if enough sign up, and 2) playing up an age level with Mid/"White" teams of that age if needed.
-Coaches may be contacted by tournament director Andy Flax to discuss proper fit for team. If tournament director does not feel that there is a proper fit, a team will not be allowed to participate. When considering a team, we look at whether they will be an appropriate fit, their past conduct at our event, their sign-up date, and other elements.
-Game times/locations will be emailed to the team coach on May 19. Teams should anticipate spending two nights in Steamboat (Please see our Hotel/Condo deals at the top of the steamboatyouthlacrosse.org homepage soon), as they could play early either day. We understand that many teams travel from far away and we will try to accommodate for driving time. Please do not request game times.
-Our Playing fields are located at these Steamboat Parks and Schools:
-Emerald and Dudley Parks
-Steamboat Springs High School
-Ski Town Fields
NOTE: Maps to all fields are available on our homepage and on the tourneymachine app
Feb 20-May 15- Sign-up open. See "Team Sign-Up Process" below to sign your team up. Please contact Andy Flax with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 15- All Sign-ups Close
May 15- All checks/rosters/waivers for invited teams must be postdated/emailed by today or earlier.
2-Payment (check only, mail to 1097 Saratoga Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487), $750/Team
-Make payable to Steamboat Lacrosse LLC
3-Complete Online Player Waivers (One for each player)
-THESE WAIVERS WILL BE AVAILABLE BY FEB 27 ON OUR WEBSITE AND WILL BE EMAILED TO SIGNED UP TEAMS
-Please send an electronic roster to email@example.com
-Current grade level in school (nobody who has entered 9th-grade/high school can play, regardless of their age)
-US Lacrosse Numbers
Send/Email materials by May 15.
Teams will receive tournament schedule on May 19th:
NOTE: IF YOUR TEAM IS NOT US LACROSSE MEMBERS, PLEASE PROVIDE PROOF OF INSURANCE COVERING YOUR PLAYERS AND COACHES AT OUR TOURNAMENT. ATTACH THIS PROOF TO THE REST OF THE ROSTER INFO.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR TEAMS WHO DROP OUT AFTER THEIR CHECK IS RECEIVED. All CHECKS ARE DEPOSITED IMMEDIATELY AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, UNLESS THE WEATHER REFUND POLICY IS ENACTED. PLEASE SEE THE WEATHER REFUND POLICY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.
Steamboat Classic Lacrosse Tournament
Rules: (for rules not listed, refer to US Lacrosse Guidelines)
1. Clock - 20 Minute running halves, OT is five minute periods of sudden death until someone scores. Running clock only stops for official timeout if winning team has an injured player in the last 2 minutes. 5 minute halftime. Penalties are also running time; therefore, it is unsportsmanlike conduct for a man-down team to in any way delay the start of play after the ball goes out of bounds.
2. Timeouts - One minute, one per team per half, none in sudden death, winning teams can’t use their timeout in the last four minutes of the game, a man-down team can’t call a timeout once the man-down penalty clock starts to run (they can call timeout right after the penalty is called, but only before the penalty clock begins).
3. Penalties - Technical foul is 45 seconds, personal foul is 90 seconds.
4. Stick Checking - Winding up on a slap check, whether the ball carrier has one or two hands on the stick, should be called a slash and could even be unnecessary roughness.
5. Unnecessary Roughness/Unsportsmanlike Conduct - Both of these penalties could be mandatory 3 minute unreleasable penalties. If a player or coach has more than one of these in a game, it’s a mandatory ejection. KEEP IT CLEAN!
6. Body Checking -Each division will probably have players that are playing up a level. Therefore, referees are encouraged to call games tighter than most of us are accustomed to ensure everyone’s safety.
U-15/U-14/U-13 Rules - Body Checking is permitted. To be legal, a body check should be delivered in a generally upright position with both hands on the stick and the player initiating the check may not use his lowered head or shoulder to make the initial contact. Running full speed to initiate body contact should be an illegal body check, one minute penalty. Translation: PLAY THE BALL. U-12 Rules - Upright body checks are allowed. Running full speed to initiate body contact should be an illegal body check, one minute penalty. Lowering a shoulder to initiate body contact should be an illegal body check, one minute penalty. U-11 Rules-No body checking, Legal pushes and legal holds are allowed.
7. Stick Dimensions - Please note that US Lacrosse defers to NFHS rules for stick dimensions, exept for the following modification that we will follow FOR U10/11 ONLY:
"The length of the crosse for field players shall be 37 to 42 inches or 47 to 54 (“long crosse” for purposes of NFHS Rule 2 SECTION 1 ARTICLE 2).
We will use NFHS stick rules, exept for the modification above.
Weather Refund Policy: If games cannot be played due to uncontrollable circumstances (according to Tournament Director) such as bad weather, teams will receive refunds accordingly:
2 games played: $100 refund
1 game played: $300 refund
0 games played: full refund
Games may be shortened to 15 minute running halves if necessary in the event of uncontrollable circumstances. These shortened games will be considered games played.