RULES - BOYS
Game times vary based on the age group (as detailed in the “Age Group/Game Format” tab under the “Mountain Roundup Tournament” tab on our website). There is no overtime provision for tie games – all tie games end in a tie.
Timeouts vary based on the age group (as detailed in the “Age Group/Game Format” tab under the “Mountain Roundup Tournament” tab on our website). Timeouts stop the game clock.
Penalties are running time except when suspended for a timeout, a quarter end or halftime. Penalty time starts when the official restarts play after the penalized player enters the box.
Prior to the game, officials will do a coin toss to determine the choice of goal unless both coaches agree prior to the game to the initial team goals defensed. By bringing a team to the tournament, coaches acknowledge that all players are suitably equipped by rule to play. Officials will do equipment checks upon request of the head coach of either team.
Officials will conduct random equipment and stick checks. No equipment check requests will be honored in the last 5 minutes of a game, however, the referees may conduct an equipment check on their own volition during that time. All crosses shall conform to US lacrosse regulations.
Games will start promptly on the scheduled time at the officials’ direction. If a team is not ready, the opening face-off will be awarded to the opposing team. If a team is more than 5 minutes late to the field, they will be assessed a 2-minute unreleaseable penalty to open the game – STARTING GAMES LATE HURTS ALL THE TEAMS PLAYING IN THE TOURNAMENT AND REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF TIME AVIALABLE TO PLAY IN A BUSY SCHEDULE.
Up to four long poles are allowed on the field at the same time. Long poles are allowed on face-offs.
Mercy Rule. At a five-goal score differential, officials award the faceoff to the trailing team. Teams behind in the score may waive the mercy rule.
Checking is allowed in U13 and U15 age groups. No checking is allowed in the U9 or U11 age group, although “incidental” physical contact is allowed if judged by the officials not to be intentional.
The JH Mountain Roundup encourages safety and good, fundamental play. Therefore, one-handed stick checks, high swings and “wood chopping” are not allowed, and will be penalized as a slash. Players should use controlled poke and slap checks focused on the stick and gloves – slap checks to vulnerable areas not related to directly dislodging the ball from the crosse or disrupting carry or a shot will be penalized. Deliberate “take-out” checks against defenseless players will be penalized appropriately and may result in ejection based on the severity of the check and the judgment of the officials. Boxing out on ground balls is legal if the intent is to push opponents off the ball.
U13 and U15 age groups will be subject to the 10 and 20-second advance-the-ball counts (10 seconds to get the ball from the defensive side to the offensive side after gaining possession and 20 seconds to get the ball into the offensive restraining box area). There is not 10 or 20-second count in U9 or U11 games. The normal 4-second goalkeeper count to get out of the crease applies. For U11, U13 and U15 age groups, the team ahead in the score must beep the ball in the offensive restraining box area during the last two-minutes of the game or lose possession.
RULES – GIRLS
Checking. Regular checking rules apply for the High School age group. The Middle School/U15 age group will follow the US Lacrosse modified checking rules as outlined in the rule book. There will be no checking for the U9 and U11 age groups.
Games will start promptly on the scheduled time at the officials’ direction. If a team is not ready, the opening draw will be awarded to the opposing team. STARTING GAMES LATE HURTS ALL THE TEAMS PLAYING IN THE TOURNAMENT AND REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF TIME AVAILABLE TO PLAY WITH A BUSY TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE.
The Mountain Roundup will follow all other rules as outlined in the US Lacrosse High School Girls’ and Youth Girls’ Rule Books.
RULES – GENERAL
All non-team related personnel (i.e., fans) must watch from the “far” sideline opposite the sideline with the scorer’s table and team benches. Only coaches and players are allowed on the “near” sideline. The tournament will provide scoring table personnel.
Profanity, taunting and baiting are strictly prohibited and will result in a penalty being assessed by the officials. This rule applies to players, coaches, and fans of a given team.
Warm-up and practice pace may be scarce during the tournament (especially between games). Any conflicts should be amicably negotiated between teams. Find a way to share.
Please respect the grounds at our local facilities – the Town of Jackson, The Teton County Parks & Recreation Dept. and the Teton County School District have all generously allowed us to use their facilities. Please don’t abuse the privilege.
In the event of lightning, tournament officials and/or game referees have full discretion to stop the game. Players should seek shelter immediately. Tournament officials, referees and trainers will make a determination as to when – or whether – the game will resume. If a game is cancelled, due to lightning, there is no guarantee it will be made up during the rest of the tournament.