LVLS Youth & Collegiate Tournament Details
- Nov. 10th-12th, 2017 (Youth & HS)
- Nov. 11th, 2017 (Collegiate)
- Game Times start 4pm Friday, and End 2pm Sunday
- Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex
7901 W. Washington Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89128
- Expanded Divisions for 2017
- World Class venue overlooking the Las Vegas Strip
- Great fall weather in the desert
- Hotel Accomodations concierge to set you up for a comfortable stay
- Updated Vendor village for 2017, with more to do, more gear, more prizes and giveaways
- Multiple brackets for parity and competitive balance
- Trophies and medals to each division champion
- Certified referees and certified trainers
- Boys HS Elite (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 graduating years)
- Boys HS Open (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 graduating years)
- Boys HS Rise (2020, 2021 graduating years)
- Boys 2022
- Boys 2023
- Boys 2024/2025
- Girl’s HS (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 graduating years)
- Girl’s MS (2022, 2023)
- Men’s Collegiate
- Women’s Collegiate
- $1950/Team (Youth and High School)
- $1000/Team (Collegiate)
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Las Vegas Showcase Rules
No Coin‐Toss or Line‐Up before games – AP determined by winner of first face-off
· Game time will start promptly as scheduled even if teams are not yet ready to play
· Two 22 minute running time halves
· 4 Minute Half Time
· Referees will keep time on the field
Penalties: Penalty time will be running time and a half
Time-outs: No time-outs are allowed.
Face-offs: Face-offs will be conducted using the “down”, “set” cadence
· Last two minutes of the second half, the winning team will be warned to “keep it in the box.” Teams will have 20 seconds to clear over the midline, and 10 seconds to get in the box from the midline.
Overtime: Sudden death format- One 10 minute period. Game ends in tie if no score.
· Men’s Elite and Masters: No counts except the 4-second goalie count
· College: normal college counts
· HS and U-14: 20 seconds to clear, 10 seconds to the box. U12 and U10: No counts.
Semi Finals and Finals
No Coin‐Toss or Line‐Up before games – AP determined by winner of first face-off
Two 22 minute running time halves
4 Minute Half Time
Last 2 minutes of each half will be stopped time
One 1‐min team time out per half that stops the game clock (and penalty time)- CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ONLY.
Overtime for Semi Finals and Finals
Sudden victory will follow the completion of a tied game. The sudden victory period will be 4 minutes of running time with no time outs allowed. Goal defended will remain the same for the first overtime and exchanged each period thereafter. A face off/draw will begin each period with a 1‐minute break between periods.
In the event of a TIE (in the standings) the tie will be settled using the following format.
1. Win vs. Loss Record
2. Head to Head Record
3. Highest plus minus record (overall)
4. Lowest Goals against (overall)
5. Most Goals (Overall)
NOTE: Stats will be based on all games played, not just vs. the teams tied.
Basic Conduct Rules
1) There will be zero tolerance for racist, homophobic, sexist or derogatory language of any kind. This includes on the field, off the field, in the stands, players, coaches and spectator. If this type of language is heard, that person will be asked to leave the tournament immediately. Please make sure this tournament is a hate-free environment and enjoyed by everyone.
2) There will be no fighting allowed at any time. If a player punches another player during a game, he will be ejected from the game and/or the tournament. Refs will brief the tournament director after the game. The director will then determine if the ejection is for that game only or the rest of the tournament.
3) There will be no “takeout checks” allowed. Players are to play the ball at all times. A takeout check is defined as a body check in which a player lowers his head or shoulder with the force and intent to put a player on the ground. While we understand that these checks are often legal and a part of the game, we don‘t want a serious injuries in an off-season tournament right before spring season. A takeout check will be given a 120 second running time penalty. If a player gets called for 3 “takeout checks” in one game, that player will be ejected from the tournament. If this happens, the refs will notify the tournament director.
Note: The tournament director will have the final say in any incident involving rule #1, #2 and #3. No refunds will be given in the case of an ejection.
4) All players must be enrolled in high school for the 2013-2014 school year. No 2013 graduates allowed.
5) All sticks must be legal according to current high school standards and rules. If a stick is found to be illegal (1 minute or 3 minute), that stick will stay at the penalty box for the rest of the game. All stick penalties will be given a 90 second penalty (even for a 3 min penalty). Refs will not check sticks unless a coach calls for one during halftime or a timeout (Sunday games).
6) Sportsmanship: Verbal abuse of referees from players, coaches or spectators will not be tolerated. Flagrant violations may result in a team disqualification at the tournament director’s discretion, No refunds will be given to any team kicked out of the tournament.
7) All other rules will be called consistent to current CIF high school rules.
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The Premier College Tournament West of the Rockies
The Best of The West College Lacrosse Tournament is in its 19th year, and is now proudly part of the Las Vegas Lacrosse Showcase. The Best of The West has featured the top collegiate teams in the west with powerhouses University of Arizona and BYU leading the pack. With the backdrop of the Las Vegas lights and the fierce competitive nature of the top college teams, this is one tournament you do not want to miss.
Past College Teams:
San Diego State
The Best of the West
A Brief History
In the Fall of 1997 Coach Mickey-Miles Felton of the University of Arizona and then Coach Jason Lamb of Brigham Young University created “The Best of the West” tournament with the vision of having the top eight teams west of the Mississippi invited to play in a tournament that would help elevate the level of play not only for their respective teams, but the Western United States region as a whole. “We felt it would be an important step to help nurture and expand the growth of the game in the West by gathering and competing against programs in the Fall, programs other than the teams from our conferences that we play during the regular season,” Felton remarks. They chose centrally located Las Vegas as the best venue for the tournament. As the years have passed and the level of play throughout the West has improved, more teams are participating in this year’s event than ever before. From the modest beginnings of two teams, the Best of the West has now expanded to sixteen. Participating teams include multiple MCLA National Champions. In 2010 The Best of the West combined forces with two other Las Vegas based lacrosse tournaments to create the Las Vegas Lacrosse Showcase, a tournament to showcase the best talent not only at the collegiate level, but at every age. Today, the Las Vegas Lacrosse Showcase is in its 3rd year in this expanded format and we are proud to say that LVLS is one of the premiere lacrosse tournaments in the Western United States boasting nine different divisions. “It is an exciting time to run this tournament,” says 2012 Tournament Director, Josh Rottman. “I’ve attended the last six years as a player and I understand its potential better than anyone. I took on this project because I know how off-season tournaments can invigorate a player’s love for this game. I’ve experienced it at this tournament myself. If we can foster that type of emotional connection to lacrosse here at LVLS, we’ve done our job. Everything you’ll see is just a means to that end.” 2014 – WLCA begins competing in the Best of the West tournament Women’s Division.