Tournament Overview: The Battle of Williamsburg Lacrosse Tournament will be a one-day event held in the center of our Nation’s Historic Triangle (Williamsburg-Jamestown-Yorktown). Use the weekend to enjoy the many local area activities. Games will be played on sports turf fields. Each team is guaranteed to play at least three games. Tournament T-shirts and will be provided to all participants, and prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division. Parking is free. Divisions: Several of the age brackets will be divided into an A and B divisions. The intent of the divisions is to provide a more equitable series of games for the tournament participants. The “A” division is considered a “stronger or more experienced” division. Within the Girls High School bracket, the “B division” could be considered a Junior Varsity team. The Battle of Williamsburg Tournament organizers reserve the right to make division adjustments, as required, to provide the best overall tournament experience for all participants. Every effort will be made to accommodate the teams’ self-assessment. Boys U9 - No player who has turned 9 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play in the U9 division. Boys U11 - No player who has turned 11 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play in the U11 division. Boys U13 (A or B) - No player who has turned 13 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play in the U13 division. Boys U15 (A or B) - No player who has turned 15 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play in the U15 division. Girls U13 - No player who has turned 13 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play in the U13 division. Girls U15 (A or B) - No player who has turned 15 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play in the U15 division. High school girls’ junior varsity teams may play in the U15 division; however, all players must meet the age requirements of the U15 division. HS Girls (A or B) - Regardless of age, no player who has completed High School is eligible to participate in the tournament. No player who has turned 19 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play in any division. Cost: Total Team Fee = $850 Registration Procedures: 1. The application must be completed in its entirety! 2. One registration form per team. Clubs with multiple teams must use a separate form for each team. 3. A non-refundable team deposit of $500 will be accepted on first come, first serve basis to reserve your spot. 4. The Application and $350 deposit must be received by May 1st . 5. Remaining $500 and completed team roster must be sent in by May 20th. 6. A signed WAIVER for each player must accompany roster 7. Make checks payable to: Williamsburg Warrior Lacrosse Club PO Box 5373 Williamsburg, VA 23188 Important Dates: Application & Deposit Due May 1 Balance & Roster Due May 20 Acceptance List Posted May 25 Schedules Posted June 1 Rosters: All players on roster are REQUIRED to be US Lacrosse (USL) members and have a current USL membership number. In the spirit of the tournament, no player should be double-rostered. Any requests for double-rostering (in order to field a complete squad), must be approved by the Tournament officials upon registration. Only those players listed on rosters should be playing on the team. Players who are under the grade requirement for a division may play up, but players above the grade requirement may not play down a division. A completed roster in Microsoft Excel format must be submitted by May 20. The registration fee covers the cost of tournament T-shirts up to 20 per team plus 2 T-shirts for coaches. Division championship prizes are limited to 20 per division. Additional, T-shirts and championship prizes may be purchased for $10 each while supplies last. Website: Further information and registration is available through the following website. 1. Tournament Site: www.wmbglax.com Lodging: Special “Battle of Williamsburg” tournament group rates are available at the hotels listed below. Check the tournament website for details, phone numbers, links, and group codes. Reservation Facility Type of Room Rate Amenities Booking Code Water Park pass for up to 6 people, Family Suite 757-229-9700 Great Wolf Lodge $169.00 restaurants. 10 minutes from BOW Sleeps 6 Code: 0611will Tournament. Woodlands Hotel and Suites Discount Colonial Williamsburg tickets, 1-800-261-9530 Standard Double/Double $109.00 A Colonial Williamsburg Property continental breakfast, outdoor pool Code: Woodlands Hotel and Suites Discount Colonial Williamsburg tickets, 1-800-261-9530 King with Sofa Bed $139.00 A Colonial Williamsburg Property continental breakfast, outdoor pool Code: Governors Inn Discount Colonial Williamsburg tickets, 1-800-261-9530 Standard Double/Double $59.00 A Colonial Williamsburg Property continental breakfast, outdoor pool Code: Codes will be updated by March 1, 2011. Please check website for most recent info. TEAM INFORMATION Club/Team Name Proposed Division Boys Girls (Circle One) U9 U11A U11B U13A U13B U15A U15B U13A U13B U15A U15B High School Team Colors Head Coach Address City State Zip Day Phone Evening Phone Mobile Phone Fax Email SELF-ASSESSMENT The self-assessment will better provide the Tournament Committee with a detailed overview of your team’s stature. The purpose of this section is to provide a more equal and fair schedule for each team within each division. This team competes at this level of competition offered (circle one): Lowest Highest Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 The Battle of Williamsburg Summer 2011 Lacrosse Tournament Team Roster Team Name _______________________________________________ Player’s First Players Last Jersey US Lacrosse T-Shirt Birth Date Name Name Number Number Size (circle one) Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL Adult/Child S M L XL The Battle of Williamsburg Summer 2011 Lacrosse Tournament June 4th 2011 WAIVER OF LIABILITY In consideration of participating in the Battle of Williamsburg Lacrosse Tournament, the player named below and the parent or guardian do hereby agree for ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, to release, hold harmless and forever discharge Williamsburg- James City County, the Williamsburg Warriors Lacrosse Club, their officers, staff, administrators, volunteers, sponsors and representatives and assigns, for and against any and all claims, actions, cause of actions, suits, judgments, and demands whatsoever arising directly or indirectly in connection with the player’s participation in the Battle of Williamsburg Lacrosse Tournament. By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read and understand this form and further understand the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital. Player’s Name ______________________________________________________ Team ______________________________________________________________ Signature of Parent/Guardian____________________________Date__________ MEDICAL RELEASE AUTHORIZATION I/we being the legal guardians of the applicant authorize the staff of the Battle of Williamsburg Lacrosse Tournament and their agents permission to request treatment as necessary to ensure the well being of our dependent. I certify that he is in good health and able to participate in the scheduled games. I am attaching a note explaining any special physical limitations and/or required medical attention that is necessary for my son. Signature of Parent/Guardian _________________________ Date______________ Health Insurance Company _____________________________ Health Insurance Policy Number ________________________ The Battle of Williamsburg Summer 2011 Lacrosse Tournament June 4th 2011 Rules of Play and Game Information RULES OF PLAY 1. Playing time will consist of two 20-minute running halves with a five minute half time. Games will begin promptly. Time will not stop/start in the last two minutes. 2. There will be no stick checks unless requested by the opposing coach, and if the stick is found not to be illegal, the challenging team will be charged a time out. If no timeout remains, a delay of game technical foul will be assessed. 3. Each team will receive one 30-second timeout per half. Timeouts will not carry over to the next half. The game clock will stop for timeouts. Players will be whistled onto the field after 30 seconds - at which time the clock will begin. If a team is slow to return to the field, possession will be awarded to the team ready to play or a 30-second delay of game penalty will be assessed. 4. There will be no overtime in regulation play. A regulation game may end in a tie. 5. All playoff games will be 30 minute running time. Each team will have a 30-second timeout where the clock will stop. The clock will restart after 30 seconds. If a team does not return to the field in a timely fashion they will lose possession of the ball or be assessed a delay of game penalty. 6. All ties in playoff games will be decided by an unlimited sudden victory period. 7. U15 teams will play with advancement rules in place - 20 seconds to clear midline, 10 seconds to get ball into the attack area. 8. U13 teams will not play with advancement rules in place. 9. On a foul in the box, play will not stop until the ball leaves the box or the defense gains possession of the ball. 10. On a faceoff violation before the whistle, the offending team’s faceoff player must leave the field and be substituted for through the substitution area. 11. No player should be double-rostered. Any requests for double-rostering (in order to field a complete squad), must be approved by the Tournament officials upon registration. 12. High school girls’ junior varsity teams may play in the U15 division; however, all players must meet the age requirements of the U15 division. 13. No high school graduates are eligible. 14. U9 Rule Ammendents: No long sticks allowed. No penalty time served. In the event of a serious foul the referee shall have the player sent to the sidelines and replaced. Penalized player may return to field after sitting out for the equivalent penalty time. 15. Boys U9 - No player who has turned 9 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play. 16. Boys U11 - No player who has turned 11 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play. 17. Boys and Girls U13 (A or B) - No player who has turned 13 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play. 18. Boys and Girls U15 (A or B) - No player who has turned 15 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play. 19. Players are allowed to play in an age group above their natural birth date but no player is allowed to play in a division below their natural birth date. 20. No player who has turned 19 prior to December 31, 2010 is eligible to play in any division. 21. No noise makers will be allowed at any field (horns, whistles, sirens, cowbells, etc.). Offenders will be asked to leave the field. 22. Any player, fan or coach ejected from a game will be prohibited from competing/coaching or watching his/her team's next game. DECISION ON THE FIELD WILL BE THE FINAL RULING. SCORING Points will be awarded after each game in the following manner: 5 points for a win 2 points for a tie 0 points for a loss Divisional ties will be broken in the following manner and sequence: Head to head play Most wins Fewest goals allowed Total point differential in first five games (not to exceed +3 or -3 per game) Coin Toss (Team coming second in the alphabet will call) Any playoff games that end in a tie will be decided by a sudden victory overtime period. One referee at each game will hold the scorecard for that game. At the end of each game the referee will record the official score and sign the scorecard. A Battle of Williamsburg representative will then pick up the scorecard and return it to the registration tent. All scores and point totals will be recorded on the scoreboard in front of the registration tent. TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION Any questions or disputes will be discussed only by the team spokesman and the referee on the field. Disputes will not be heard after the game. The spirit of the game is the key to resolving disputes. The Williamsburg Warriors Lacrosse Club reserves the right to disqualify any team for infractions of the following policies: Use of Illegal Players: The players listed on the roster at the time the roster is submitted are the only players eligible to play. False Information: Information provided to the Williamsburg Warriors Lacrosse Club on your entry form is the basis for our division breakdowns. Any false information is grounds for disqualification. Unnecessary vulgarity or abrasive conduct: Good sportsmanship is expected. Spirit of the game is expected as well. The Williamsburg Warriors Lacrosse Club reserves the right to immediately terminate a game and/or escort a player, team, coach or spectator from the premises. WEATHER POLICY In the event of adverse weather or unplayable field conditions (which is unlikely given the sports turf fields), the Battle of Williamsburg tournament director reserves the right to: Reduce game times in order to catch up with schedule. Finish game before inclement weather arrives, or to preserve field conditions. Reschedule games, if possible. Convert the tournament to a 'Festival' format without playoffs or championships to enable the majority of the teams to have the opportunity to play as many games as possible. Every attempt will be made to update cancellations on the website; however, weather conditions can change rapidly and all teams should be prepared as soon as weather clears and fields are playable. In the event of cancellation of the tournament due to weather conditions, each team will receive (and be charged for) their team's t-shirts. Under no circumstances will your team receive a full cash refund of the entry fee. THUNDER/LIGHTNING POLICY If thunder or lightning is observed at any location, play will be suspended immediately and players and fans will be asked to leave the field. Play will be allowed to resume 20 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sighting of lightning is observed. If a game is in progress, the period will end immediately. If it is the second half, the game will be considered final, and the score at that point will be recorded. If it is the first half, when play resumes, it will be the start of the second half. Every attempt will be made to begin subsequent games on time. If the start of the second half of the suspended game delays the onset of the subsequent game, the following actions will occur: The game suspended will play one 20-minute running time second half Subsequent games will begin immediately after preceding games (warm up on the sidelines prior to the game). These games will consist of one 35-minute running time period until games are back on schedule. Teams will have one 30-econd timeout per game, not to be used in the last two minutes. Once games are back on schedule they will revert to two 20 minute running time periods. We will make ever attempt to play every minute of every game but we will not jeopardize the safety of any player. All games canceled due to weather will be considered a 4-2 WIN for BOTH teams SPORTSMANSHIP/CONDUCT: • Poor sportsmanship, taunting, trash talking, fighting or other unbecoming behavior on the part of players, coaches, parents or fans will not be tolerated. • All persons involved with the Battle of Williamsburg Tournament or visiting the venue are expected to “Honor the Game”. • Only head coaches are permitted to address the officials; coaches are expected to do so in a courteous manner. • Please treat the officials, opponents, spectators and tournament staff with the same respect you would like to be shown.