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Game Rules, Seeding, Procedures

2018 Game Rules Shore Wars

2024, 2023, 2022 and High School levels: NCAA Rules and Regulations

  • On flag down situation play continues until usual stoppage or defense gains possession. Ball can come out of the restraining box and play continues. If ball is loose and fouling team commits a technical foul, it is a time serving foul. 
  • Faceoff; 3 illegal procedures a half by a team results in a 30 second penalty.
  • All counts in effect. No horns except post flag down.
  • Back Court rules in effect. After offensive team touches ball in offensive zone, ball cannot cross midline.
  • Sticks heads must either meet NCAA or Federation standards.

2026 and 2025

  • HoganLax rules as above with below exceptions:
  • 37” is shortest stick permitted.

2027 and 2028

  • HoganLax rules as above with below exceptions:
  • No hitting hard enough to knock players to ground.  Body contact is allowed.
  • Longest pole is 60” in length. No more than 4 sticks between 44”-60.”
  • Mercy rule, if a team is winning by 5 goals or more, the losing team will be awarded the ball after all goals at faceoff x.
  • Horns on sidelines and after flag down situations.

APPLICABLE TO ALL GAMES 

  • All Youth Games: 2-22 minute running halves. 2 minute halftime.
  • All High School Games 2-26 minute runnng time halves. 2 minute halftime.
  • Time (penalty, game, half) will be kept at the bench.
  • Clock is stop-start last 2 minutes of game.
  • One 30 second timeout per game (Clock Stops).
  • Time Outs- can only be called in offensive zone or during a dead ball.
  • Penalty time is stop-start.
  • Field timer must be made aware of any game disputes immediately following the game. Field timer will report issue to Information Tent.
  • Overtime: Each team is allowed 1 time out (Clock Stops).
    • Non-Playoff game; one 4-minute sudden victory period, if game is tied after 4 minutes, game remains tied.
    • Playoff game; one untimed sudden victory period until there is a winner. 

Refund Policy

  1. No team will receive a full refund. 
  2. Partial refunds will be issued if the tournament is canceled in whole. 
  3. Hoganlax.com will refund all but $250 for any team that registers and withdraws from the tournament prior to March 1 of the year of the tournament. 
  4. No refund of any kind for any team that registers and withdrawls anytime on or after March 1 of the year of the tournament. 
  5. No refunds will be issued if the tournament is shortened in part for any reason, including inclement weather or any other "Act of God." 
  6. No refunds will be issued for playoff or championship games are canceled due to weather. 
  7. No refund for any team that is removed from the tournament by the tournament director for using illegal players or behavior that requires the team to be removed from the tournament. 
  8. Hoganlax.com, LLC, its officers, employees and staff will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by any team, club or organization if the tournament is canceled in whole or in part. The Tournament along with local County or school officials reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the operation of the tournament and its judgment is final. 

Rules Governing Team/Player Eligibility

Only currently registered players on hoganlax.com, for the specific tournament and who agree to the “Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity and Parental Consent AGREEMENT,” may participate in tournament games. It is the coach’s responsibility to ensure all of his team members are registered. This can be confirmed on the Player Page for each tournament. Hoganlax.com will notify a coach if a player did not agree to the Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity and Parental Consent AGREEMENT. 

Players may play “up” in age/grade groups, but may NOT play “down.” 

Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to compete in any playoff games. The score for any forfeit will be: 

  • Will take the winning teams average GA in games played, as the goals scored against them
  • Their goals scored will be plus 5 of their average GA; since the most GD in a single game is 5.
  • Example Team A gives up 10 and 6 goals in 2 games
  • Their average goals against is 8.
  • A team forfiets game to be played vs Team A
  • The game score is 13-8 for the forfieted game.

No player may compete, or be rostered, on more than one team during the tournament. Any team with a player in violation of this rule will forfeit all games in which the player is known to have competed and therefore, forfeit the opportunity to advance to the playoff round. 

Tie breaker information is available under Game Rules. 

Any player, fan or coach ejected from the game will be prohibited from competing in his/her team's next game. 

Decisions on the field will be the final ruling. Any fighting or flagrant disrespect toward an official will result in expulsion for the remainder of the tournament. No Exceptions, No Refunds.

Spectators also need to respect the Officials and the Players. Bad behavior will not be tolerated. Should referees or tournament director deem a spectator, player, or coach needs to be removed from the site(s) of the tournament, it will be the responsibility of the coach from the offender’s team to remove the offender from the site(s). 

Each field is assigned a Field Timer; the Field Timer will record the score on a scorecard for each game. At the end of each game one referee who officiated the game will sign the scorecard to confirm final score and expulsions. Coaches should check the scorecard on the field if they wish to validate or challenge a score. Any challenges must be made immediately following the game with the Officials and Field Timer, who will contact a tournament administrator to address the issue. Once the scorecard reaches the administration tent the score is considered final. 

Rules Governing Team/Player Eligibility

Only currently registered players on hoganlax.com, for the specific tournament and who agree to the “Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity and Parental Consent AGREEMENT,” may participate in tournament games. It is the coach’s responsibility to ensure all of his team members are registered. This can be confirmed on the Player Page for each tournament. Hoganlax.com will notify a coach if a player did not agree to the Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity and Parental Consent AGREEMENT. 

Players may play “up” in age/grade groups, but may NOT play “down.” 

Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to compete in any playoff games.

No player may compete, or be rostered, on more than one team during the tournament. Any team with a player in violation of this rule will forfeit all games in which the player is known to have competed and therefore, forfeit the opportunity to advance to the playoff round. 

Tie breaker information is available under Game Rules. 

Any player, fan or coach ejected from the game will be prohibited from competing in his/her team's next game. 

Decisions on the field will be the final ruling. Any fighting or flagrant disrespect toward an official will result in expulsion for the remainder of the tournament. No Exceptions, No Refunds.

Spectators also need to respect the Officials and the Players. Bad behavior will not be tolerated. Should referees or tournament director deem a spectator, player, or coach needs to be removed from the site(s) of the tournament, it will be the responsibility of the coach from the offender’s team to remove the offender from the site(s). 

Each field is assigned a Field Timer; the Field Timer will record the score on a scorecard for each game. At the end of each game one referee who officiated the game will sign the scorecard to confirm final score and expulsions. Coaches should check the scorecard on the field if they wish to validate or challenge a score. Any challenges must be made immediately following the game with the Officials and Field Timer, who will contact a tournament administrator to address the issue. Once the scorecard reaches the administration tent the score is considered final.