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Albuquerque Lacrosse Fiesta

ABQ Youth Lacrosse is proud to present 

The 4th Annual Albuquerque Lacrosse Fiesta!

A Boys and Girls Youth Lacrosse Tournament

Games will be held at the beautiful Balloon Fiesta Park, home of the annual International Balloon Fiesta.


Past Champions

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Registration

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Venue Info

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2018 Tournament Details

Tournament rules, game format, tournament format, eligibility, and other info

Age and Format Details

  • 2018 Boys Divisions: 
    • 10U, 12U, and 14U
  • 2018 Girls Divisions: 
    • 10U, 12U, and 14U
    • (12 vs. 12 & 7 vs. 7 formats)
  • Pool Play, best overall record wins
  • World Class venue with well maintained grass fields
  • Many convenient and nearby hotel accommodations 
  • food trucks and other activities
  • 4 games guaranteed for Boys, 2 games guaranteed for Girls
  • Certified referees and EMS services on site

Registration Costs

  • $400 for Boys Teams
  • $300 for Girls Teams
  • ABQ Youth Lacrosse is a 501c3 non-profit run entirely by volunteers.  All proceeds go directly to covering tournament costs and to the development of lacrosse in NM

Player Ages and Eligibility (All participants are required to be current US Lacrosse members)

Age divisions:
Born before 8/31/2010 – Eligible for U8 Division
Born before 8/31/2008 – Eligible for U10 Division
Born on or after 9/1/2006 – Eligible for U12 Division
Born on or after 9/1/2004– Eligible for U14 Division


2018 Albuquerque Youth Lacrosse Fiesta – Boys Rules 
Game format and rules of play

The Boys' U10, U12, and U14 divisions will use the Modified Sports Standards of the National Federation of High School Associations Rules with the following exceptions/clarifications:


1.    Eligibility: All teams are required to certify that all players meet age eligibility requirements for the event as published on the event’s official website.
2.    Timing: All games will consist of two (2) 18 minute running time halves with a five minute half-time. One time out per team, per half *Note – game duration and halftime may be shortened by mutual agreement of participating teams. Also, at the discretion of the tournament organizers, game times may be shortened due to inclement weather, or to keep the tournament on schedule. Penalties will be stopped time.
3.    Overtime (not applicable in pool play - bracket play only): Sudden victory overtime will follow the completion of a tied game after a 3 minute break; the sudden victory period will be 4 minutes of running time; goals defended will remain the same for the first sudden death period and a face-off will commence the first sudden death period; goals will be exchanged after each sudden death period and the ball will be put in play at the relative area of the field by the team which had possession of the ball at the end of period; if no possession, a face-off will take place. Substitutions: All substitutions will be on the fly.  
4.    Timeouts: Each team will be given one (1) one-minute timeout per half, which cannot be taken in the last two minutes of the game. No carryover.  Game clock will stop during timeouts. There will be no timeouts allowed in overtime.
5.    Advancing the Ball, Counts & Stalling: No counts will be used but stalling may be called and the ball will have to be kept in the box in the final two minutes of play.
6.    Body Checking: No body checking of any kind is permitted in Boys U9 or Boys U11.
7.    Stick Checking: Any one handed check will be considered a slash, even if contact is not made. 

2018 Albuquerque Youth Lacrosse Fiesta – Girls Rules 
Game format and rules of play

10U Division

  • USL 10U rules of play will apply
    • Re-introduction of the pass rule
    • Introduction of a 2-minute water break per half (at 9 minutes) if deemed necessary (dependent on sun and heat)
  • Modified field format
  • 7 vs. 7 – No Goalies
  • Two 18 Minute Running Halves/5 Minute Half Time
  • No checking, 3 second closely guarded rule applies
  • No time outs
  • No overtime period
  • 3-pass attempt rule – Score/Time Keeper will audibly keep the count
    • All 3 passes must be made on the offensive half of the field
    • The count will reset on loss of possession, if the team regains possession on their offensive side of the field.
    • If the offensive team’s 3rd pass attempt results in a ground ball scrum and they gain possession, that will fulfill the 3-pass attempt count.
    • A pass back to the defensive side will reset the count.

12U Division

  • USL 12U rules of play will apply
  • Full and Modified field format (Team specific)
  • 10 vs. 10
  • 15 Minute Running Halves/5 Minute Half Time
  • Modified checking, 3 second closely guarded rule applies
  • One 2-minute time out per game
  • Two 3-minute over time, sudden victory periods.3-minutes between each period

14U Division

  • USL 14U rules of play will apply
  • Full and Modified field format (Team specific)
  • 10 vs. 10
  • 18 Minute Running Halves/5 Minute Half Time
  • Modified checking, 3 second closely guarded rule applies
  • One 2-minute time out per game
  • Two 3-minute over time, sudden victory periods.3-minutes between each period

Boys Championship Rules of Play

All games will consist of two (2) 20 minute running time halves with a five minute half-time, one time out per team per half.*Note – game duration and halftime may be shortened by mutual agreement of participating teams. Also, at the discretion of the tournament organizers, game times may be shortened due to inclement weather, or to keep the tournament on schedule. Penalties will be stopped time.

Pool play will take place on Saturday.  The results from pool play will determine seeding for bracket play (playoffs) on Sunday.

PLAYOFF SEEDING
Teams will be seeded for bracket play based on their winning percentage (wins divided by games played) in pool play. A tie in a pool-play game counts as half of a win when computing winning percentage (i.e., a team with 2 wins and 1 tie in pool play would have a winning percentage of .833 after dividing 2.5 by 3). 

In the event of a tie the following will be used to determine seeding:

  1. Head-to-Head
  2. Goals Against
  3. Goals For
  4. Goal Differential
  5. Coin Flip

Girls Championship Rules of Play

  • The top two teams with the most wins on Saturday will move onto the Championship rounds
  • In the event of a tie after day one, a play-off game will be played on Sunday, prior to the Championship rounds. Start times for the Championship rounds will be adjusted
  • In the event of a tie at the end of regular play (time), a single 3-minute over time, sudden victory period will be played