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Sticks For Soldiers is a charity lacrosse tournament held in Fairfield, CT to raise money for wounded troops.

Varsity teams from Tri-State area high schools will participate in a 7 vs 7 tournament game format. Team entry fees, raffles and other fundraising events will be donated to this year's cause.

This year, we plan to have nearly 60 teams entered in the tournament. The tournament will start at 9:00 am, and each team should play at least 3 games, concluding the day by approximately 3:30 pm.

The spirit of this charity tournament requires the highest level of sportsmanship and good character from the players, coaches, parents and fans. Participation requires this acknowledgement. Unsportsmanlike conduct of any kind will not be tolerated.

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

Boys Rules: 7 vs 7 Format
Games will begin with the Horn. There will be five minutes to exit the field and five minutes to prepare for the game. Please insure that bench areas are cleaned up when your team exits.

1. Body checking while allowed needs to be controlled. Players are encouraged to play the ball at all times. Unnecessary body checking of an opponent will result in a one minute unnecessary roughness penalty.

2. Each team must have an adult coach who will be responsible for each team.

3. Teams field 7 players – 2 attack, 2 midfielders, 2 defenders plus a goalie. 3 Long poles are allowed.

4. Onsides is in effect – 2 players must be on each side at all times. Midfield line – defined by officials.

5. Each 40 minute game will consist of two 20 minute running time periods, with a 5 min halftime. Penalty time is stop time and will be kept by the official or coach on the sideline. All ties will be broken by a BRAVEHEART sudden victory (1 on 1 with goalies) which will begin immediately with a faceoff.

6. Games will begin with a faceoff. Wing Middies must be positioned at the sideline and midfield line. Defensemen and Attackmen must remain behind the goal line extended until possession is determined.

7. After a goal is scored, the ball is awarded to the scored upon goalie.

8. Shots missing cage awarded to Defense. Shots deflected by Goalie or defense are awarded to offense

9. Penalties are called and served as they are in regular full field lacrosse. Penalty time does not begin until the penalized player leaves the field.

10. All substitutions are on the fly.

11. Goalies may clear to offensive side of the field following a save. Following a goal, goalies may not clear to offensive side of the field with a long pass.

12. Team members must wear matching jerseys or tank tops.

13. If a team scores during a flag-down, Slow-whistle situation, and the infraction is a personal foul, the offended team will receive the ball at midfield and is man-up for the duration of the penalty.

Girls Rules
Games will begin with the Horn. There will be five minutes to exit the field and five minutes to prepare for the game. Please insure that bench areas are cleaned up when your team exits.

1. 8 vs 8 Format. Each team plays a goalie, 2 defenders, 3 mid-fielders and 2 attack. Each team must have an adult coach who will be responsible for each team.

2. Each 40 minute game will consist of two 20 minute running time periods with a 5 minute halftime. Penalty time is stop time and will be kept by the official or coach on the sideline. All ties will be broken by a sudden victory overtime, which will begin immediately with a draw.

3. Each team plays 3 games. Each game begins with a draw.

4. Onsides is in effect – 2 players must be on each side at all times. Midfield line – defined by officials.

5. After a goal is scored, the ball is awarded to the scored upon goalie.

6. Shots missing cage awarded to Defense. Shots deflected by Goalie or D-Pole are awarded to offense.

8. Penalties are called and served as they are in regular full field lacrosse. Penalty time does not begin until the penalized player leaves the field.

9. All substitutions are on the fly.

10. Goalies may clear to offensive side of the field following a save. Following a goal, goalies may not clear to offensive side of the field with a long pass.

11. Team members must wear matching jerseys or tank tops.

12. Penalties will be served.

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Donations may be sent to:

Sticks For Soldiers, Inc.
c/o Treasurer
PO Box 475
Fairfield, CT 06824-0475

Checks made payable to:
Sticks for Soldiers Inc.
Memo note: 2016 S4S

S4S is a 501(c)(3) Tax exempt organization
recognized by the IRS. EIN # 46-0962202.

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