Denver Shootout™ Format & Rules

Denver Shootout™ Format & Rules

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Code of Conduct

**NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED IN 2020**

2020 Denver Shootout™ Boys Format & Rules

Rosters 

All teams must submit a roster prior to the start of the tournament. If 3d Lacrosse does not receive a roster before the start of the tournament the team will be ineligible to participate.

Denver Shootout™ Staff will be conducting roster checks at the tournament directors discretion throughout the duration of the weekend.

Game Guarantee 

All teams are guaranteed a minimum of five games over the course of three days.

Field Size

All fields are regulation size- 110x60, aside from Girls 8v8 who will play on short sided fields.

Boys Overview

  • 2018 NCAA Rules for High School and 2024, US Lacrosse for 2025 and younger (aside from age regulations which are by graduation year)
  • No defense shaft length regulation
  • All age groups can substitute on the fly
  • Any division with 18 or more teams will be split into "A" and "B" pools
  • Games will be scheduled in 50 minute time blocks
  • There will be two 22 minute running halves
  •  3 minute halftime
  • No timeouts
  • No zone defense
  • In case of a tie, a four-minute sudden death period will be played. If still tied at the end of the four-minute sudden death; the overtime will go into a braveheart. Each team will select two players from their team, one field player and one goalie. No long poles. Penalties are not served but will result in a change of possession. The braveheart will play out until one team scores and is declared the winner *short sticks only for Braveheart*.
  • 6 minutes in between games
  • All participants must register on the 3d Lacrosse website by June 3rd, 2020.
  • Game MVP chosen on each team after every game by opposing coach
  • Pool play and championship play
  • In the final two minutes of bracket play games, the officials will stop the clock after goals, penalties and injuries. 

Player Eligibility

  • Each team must be placed in the age bracket of the oldest player on their team
  • Please see the age breakdown guide below: 
Graduation Year Grade
2020 Post Grad (max 4/team)
2021 Rising Senior (12th Grade)
2022 Rising Junior (11th Grade)
2023 Rising Sophomore (10th Grade)
2024 Rising Freshman (9th Grade)
2025 Rising 8th Grader
2026 Rising 7th Grader
2027 Rising 6th Grader
2028 Rising 5th Grader

 

All-Star Games- NO all-star games in 2020

 

Seeding

There will be pool play and championship play in the Denver Shootout. How well a team does in pool play will determine their seeding for the championship. Seeding ties are broken in the following way: 

  1. Record in pool play                      
  2. Head-to-head*                                
  3. Goals against
  4. Goal differential
  5. Coin flip

*In the case of a two way tie head-to-head record will be used, in the case of a three way tie the seeding tie will be broken by goals against- NOT head-to-head

* In the case that a team forfeits a game, the score will be recorded as a 6-0 loss for that team.

Boys Divisions

2021 Division
  • For rising 12th graders
  • 2020s are also eligible; maximum of 4 per team
  • College coaches will pick All-Stars to play in 2021 All-Star game
2022 Division
  • For rising 11th graders
  • College coaches will pick All-Stars to play in 2022 All-Star game 
2023 Division
  • For rising 10th graders
  • College coaches will pick All-Stars to play in 2023 All-Star game
2024 Division
  • For Rising 9th Graders
2025 - 2028 Divisions
  • Will follow US Lacrosse rules*

*aside from age brackets which are broken out by graduation year

  • Coaches must be in box or bench area
  • No counts
  • No defense shaft length rule
  • Penalties will be enforced by man-up and man-down

2020 Denver Shootout Girls Format & Rules

Game Duration

  • Games will be scheduled in 50 minute time blocks.
  • Two 22 minute running halves
  • 3 minute half time
  • 3 minutes between games
  • No timeouts
  • In the case of a tie, a four minute sudden victory period will be played. If at the end of the sudden victory overtime the teams are still tied, each team will select two players from their team; one field player and one goalie. Braveheart will play out until one team scores and is declared the winner.
  • Girls 8v8- 15 minute halves with a 2 minute halftime

Rules 

All girls games will follow US Lacrosse Rules and Regulations unless otherwise stated here

  • 2024 - U14 - transitional checking
  • 2025 - U14 - transitional checking
  • 2026 - U12 full field - modified checking
  • 2027/2028 - U12 small field - 8v8 (7 players and a goalie), cross-field, no checking,after a goal there will be a draw - goalies will not clear.
  • High School- Full checking

There will be a draw at the beginning of the game and at the start of the 2nd half and after every goal. There will be no mercy rule in this tournament

Penalties

  • Two yellow cards for one player will result in that player sitting the remainder of current game but the player is eligible to play in the games following
  • A red card will result in that player sitting the remainder of the current game and the head official, field official, and tournament director reviewing the player to determine the players status for the remainder of the tournament

Seeding

There will be pool play and championship play in the Denver Shootout. How well a team does in pool play will determine their seeding for the championship. Seeding ties are broken in the following way:

  1. Record in pool play                          
  2. Head-to-head                                   
  3. Goals against
  4. Goal differential
  5. Coin flip

*In the case of a two way tie head-to-head record will be used, in the case of a three way tie the seeding tie will be broken by goals against- NOT head-to-head

* In the case that a team forfeits a game, the score will be recorded as a 6-0 loss for that team.

 

2020 RULES

Responsible Return to Play Guidelines

While we are thrilled to host teams, there are a number of very strict guidelines that must be followed in order for this event to operate. Below we have outlined some of the mandates that have been issued to us as an event operator and also some of the restrictions that we have decided to put in place for teams attending.

The ability for us to run this tournament is completely contingent upon us sticking to these measures and as attendees, you doing the same. It is our commitment to first and foremost provide the safest playing environment for players that we can and feel these protocols will put us in the best position to do so.

Schedule:
• Teams will be guaranteed 4 games. There will be no All Star Games.
• When the schedule allows, games will be played back to back with either 2 games Friday & 2 games Saturday OR 2 games Saturday & 2 games Sunday depending on your players age group.
• When the schedule allows, after the two rounds of games, there will be an hour break to allow for teams to exit the fields and for the next group of teams to enter.
• Teams will not be permitted onto the fields more than 20 minutes before the start of their games.
• Games will now start at 1:00pm on Friday and be concluded by 5pm on Sunday.
Spectators:
• Based on strict attendee limitations for the complex, we will not be allowing any spectators on the sidelines or inside the field pods.
• We ask parents to drop players off with their teams and the teams can enter the field together once all athletes are accounted for. Coaches/team administrators will need to set up a designated meeting spot for their team and we ask that they communicate that with their players.
• Details for drop off locations and team check-in locations are below.
• Parents are permitted to wait in cars onsite but tailgating or group gathering will not be permitted.
• No RVs or trailers are permitted.
• The above rules around no spectators will be strictly enforced by Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Security and Event Staff, no exceptions will be made.
Food/Water:
• All participants need to provide their own water and food
• No onsite vending will be available
• No Water refilling stations will be available
Masks:
• We strongly encourage all players and coaches to wear facemasks when not actively participating in the game
• Parents are encouraged to wear facemasks while dropping off players

PARKING, LOAD IN, and TEAM CHECK-IN

Player Dropoff
• Players will need to be dropped off within the designated parking lots for the fields they will play on and must meet up with their teams before proceeding on to the fields.
• Please park before letting athletes out as curbside drop offs will cause traffic issues.

Designated Parking Areas (SEE MAP BELOW)
• Fields 2, 3, 6
o Only LOT F parking
o Teams enter through West Side field entrance
• Fields 8, 10, 11
o Only LOT E parking
o Teams enter through East Side field entrance
• Fields 14, 15, 18
o Only LOT E parking
o Teams enter through West Side field entrance
• Fields 19, 21, 24
o Only LOT A/AA parking
o Teams enter through West side field entrance
• OVERFLOW PARKING:
o Additional parking will be available in Lot A/AA

Team Check-in
• Teams are required to enter the fields together as an entire team. We recommend that coaches establish team meet up spots within their designated parking lots to gather all players before proceeding to designated field entrance point. Teams will only be allowed to enter the fields through the designated gate which is marked on the map linked above. When entering, tournament HQ will do a roster check to ensure all players are registered for the tournament.
• Each team will receive 4 staff wristbands for coaches and admin staff. These wristbands must be worn at all times while on the fields. Only 4 staff are allowed on the sideline for each team at any given time. Additional staff over that amount will be asked to exit the fields.

Adverse Weather

• Afternoon storms come through regularly in Colorado. We ask parents to keep an eye on the weather and stay in the designated parking lots if storms appear likely.
• Team coaches are responsible for ensuring that all players on their team safely exit the fields and either get back to parents or have an alternate safe place to shelter during storms.