Regional Qualifier Rules

All rules will be in accordance with NCAA standards unless otherwise noted.

  1. Regional Qualifying games will consist of 2 -20 minute running time halves. Games will begin promptly.
  2. Each team will receive one timeout each half. Timeouts will not carry over to the next half. The clock will stop for timeouts.
  3. Stop time in last 2 minutes of game when there is a goal differential of 2 goals or less.
  4. All ties will be decided by a sudden victory overtime period. Teams will start at the opposite end of the field from where they finished the game. If the game remains tied after 8 minutes a one minute break will be called by the officials at which time teams will change ends.
  5. Each team will have a one timeout per 8 minute overtime period.
  6. Sticks must meet NCAA or NFHS standards.
  7. There will be no mandatory stick checks by officials. Stick checks can be requested at any time by a coach. If the stick is found to be illegal the appropriate penalty will be assessed. If it is legal, the team requesting the stick check will forfeit a timeout. If no timeouts remain they will be assessed a 30 second technical foul.
  8. Any player, fan or coach ejected from a game will be prohibited from competing in/coaching/watching his/her team’s next game. If a player/coach/fan is ejected for a second time he/she will be disqualified from the tournament.
  9. Fighting is an automatic ejection from the game.
  10. No noise makers will be allowed at any field (horns, whistles, sirens, cowbells, etc.). Offenders will be asked to leave the field.
  11. Forfeits will be considered a 4-2 victory for the team that is prepared to play.
  12. Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to advance to the playoffs.





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