Best of the West

Best of the West

DATES: March 6th – 7th, 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)

LOCATION:
  • Red Mountain Soccer Complex | 905 N Sunvalley Blvd, Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Quail Run Sports Complex | 4155 E Virginia St, Mesa, AZ 85215
  • Eagles Sports Complex | 828 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204

ELIGIBILITY & DIVISIONS

  • BOYS
    • Varsity (2021, 2022 Grad Years)
    •  JV (2023 & 2024 Grad Years)
    • 14U (2025 & 2026 Grad Years)
    • 12U (2027 & 2028 Grad Years)
  • GIRLS
    • Varsity (2021, 2022 Grad Years)
    • JV (2022, 2023, 2024 Grad years)

**Canadian teams please contact events@legendslax.com to determine exact placement and be prepared to submit rosters

PRICE

  • Boys HS |  $1,750
  • Girls HS |  $1,550
  • Boys Youth |  $1,550
    • *$75 discount for “Partial Weekend” Teams

GAME OPTIONS

  • Full Weekend
    • Guaranteed 5 games over Saturday/Sunday
      •  3 Saturday Games, 2 Sunday Games
      • Sunday Playoff Format – Champion crowned per division
  • Partial Weekend
    •  Guaranteed 4 games
      • 4 Saturday games
      • Set Schedule & No Playoff Contention

MCLA

  • $1900/team
  • 2 games count towards schedule
  • 1 Friday game, 1 Sunday game

 

CONTACT :
To Enter a Team…

 

2021 SCHEDULE COMING  SOON
*2020 schedule will be posted 2 weeks before the event

*For Travel Purposes, teams should be prepared to play by 8am on Saturday.  Games will start on Saturday at 8 am and end on Sunday by 5pm.

At Legends, our primary goal is to provide positive and memorable experiences through the events we offer.  We reserve the right to make decisions concerning player and team eligibility, age limits, division placement, etc… as we see fit with a focus on maintaining competitive balance and providing for the best experience possible.  If you have any questions about this please contact us and we are happy to speak further with you

WEATHER POLICY
In the event of adverse weather or unplayable field conditions, the Event Director reserves the right to:
• Reduce game times in order to catch up with schedule.
• Finish game before inclement weather arrives, or to preserve field conditions.
• Reschedule games, if possible.
• Convert tournament to a “Festival” format (reduction of minimum games number) without playoffs or championships to provide the majority of teams the opportunity to play as     many games as possible.
Every attempt will be made to update cancellations on the website. However, the weather conditions can change rapidly and all teams should be prepared to play as soon as weather clears and fields are playable.

If lightning is observed at any location play will be suspended immediately. If it is the second half, the game will be considered final and the score at that point will be recorded. If it is the first half, when play resumes it will be the start of the second half. Every attempt will be made to begin subsequent games on time. If the start of the second half of the suspended game delays the onset of the subsequent game the following actions will occur:

• The game suspended will play one 20 minute running time second half
• Subsequent games will begin immediately after proceeding games (teams will warm up on the sideline prior to the game). These games will consist of two 20 minute running     halves until games are back on schedule.
• Once games are back on schedule they will revert to two 25 minute running time periods.

We will make every attempt to play every minute of every game but the safety of players and all tournament attendees comes first.

No refunds will be granted if these actions are necessary after the start of the tournament.

Facility owners, not tournament organizers, have final say on whether the tournament will take place due to weather and field conditions.

In the event the tournament is cancelled prior to the start of the event, a partial refund may be issued. Final determination of refund amount will be on an event by event basis. All events have fixed expenses related to field rental & Facilities, set-up costs, insurance, personnel and other matters regardless of cancelation due to weather. Accordingly, no teams will receive full refunds of the registration fee if the tournament is canceled.

COVID SPECIFIC POLICIES/RULES

Legends Lacrosse main goal is to provide a safe environment for all teams and players participating in the Legends National Cup.  All registered players, parents and coaches will receive these procedures & rules prior to arriving at the facility via email.  Legends will abide by any facility/state restrictions as well as put the following in place for the safety of all in attendance.   Please reference for the CDC Guidelines online HERE.

BEFORE EVENT, ATTENDEES SHOULD:

  • Take temperature before you leave home or hotel room
  • Anyone with a fever or who has been exposed to someone who has Covid-19 in the14 days prior to the event, whether you have symptoms or not, do not attend
  • Wash and sanitize hands often
  • If you are considered in a “high risk” category for complications as defined by the CDC please do not attend
  • Be sure to bring their own equipment – there will be no sharing of helmets, sticks, pads or mouthguards at this event.

ON FIELD

  • Players, coaches, referees do not need to wear a mask when in competition HOWEVER must put a mask on immediately after the game is over. No Exceptions!  All spectators and HQ staff must wear masks at all times!
    • Field Marshalls will be at each field to make sure that masks are put back on at the completion of the game.
  • COMMUNAL WATER NOT Water and water filling stations will NOT be provided.
    • Players should be sure to bring their own water and do not share!
  • Players will be required to dispose of trash after each game
  • No Spitting. If you sneeze, please sanitize hands using sanitizer at the field table
  • In the facility, we will allow 1 spectator per youth player. Coaches, refs and Legends Staff allowed inside the complex
    • There will be a field marshal at each field policing this
  • No Stick checks, handshakes, fist bumps, or timeouts

AFTER GAME

  • Teams MUST leave the fields promptly after their game is complete.
    • Legends will schedule to get teams in and out as quickly as possible

VENUE:

  • Legends will work with the facility to make sure all common areas are sanitized frequently throughout the duration of the event.
  • Signage will be placed throughout the facility reminding attendees that masks are required and sanitize hands often
  • Bathrooms will be sanitized daily, and hand sanitizers will be restocked when empty
  • Trash bins will be emptied BEFORE they become full and disposed of in dumpsters
  • Teams should not arrive 15 minutes BEFORE games
  • There will be no tailgating or team tents.

EXTRA SANITATION

  • Sanitizing Station at entrance and exit
    • Masks will be available if someone forgot one
  • Each field table and common area will have hand sanitizer available

VIOLATION:
Anyone found violating the tournament rules will be asked to adjust their behavior.  If they do not, they will be escorted off the premise by our internal staff and asked not to return to the event.

CANCELLATION DUE TO COVID

  • If the event is canceled, teams will receive a FULL refund
  • If the event is moved or postponed, teams wil receive a credit towards a future Legends event

Our official hotel partner, TEAM Solutions, is working to secure hotel blocks for this Stay-to-Play event and have available options online HERE.  They will continue to add more options in the coming days.  IF you have already booked a hotel block or made a reservation in Henderon, NV, those reservations will be cancelled automatically and new reservations will need to be made at our Mesa hotel properties.

If you want to reach out directly to TEAM Solutions with any questions, our event contact, Lindsay Ancarrow, can be contacted at her direct email: lindsay@trustinteams.com.  A reminder that the Legends Best of the West is Stay-to-Play so if there are any other hotels that you are interested in but don’t see offered, please contact Team Solutions directly and they will do their best to accommodate your group.

COMING SOON!

Legends Lacrosse Tournament Rules

Scoring and Time

  • Officials keep game time
  • Table keeps yellow card time and score

Tournament Play- every 60 minutes

  • 2 – 23 minutes halves
  • 5 minute half time / 9 minutes between games
  • NO TIME OUTS ALLOWED
  • No overtime- games can end in a tie

Playoff Games

  • 2 – 20 minute halves
  • 5 minute half time
  • Playoff game times kept by Referees
  • Running Clock – only stop for injury or timeout
  • 1 (1 minute) TIMEOUT/team (per game)
  • Overtime for tied games: one (1) untimed sudden death victory period. The period continues until a winning goal is scored. No timeouts in overtime, even if a team didn’t use theirs during regulation time. (inform coaches of playoff game rules before game starts) 

BOYS Game Rules – 2020 NFHS Rules Apply

  • No stick checks unless refs think a stick is outrageously illegal
  • 4 poles maximum on the field
  • No horns
  • No mercy rule
  • 20 second to clear half field
  • There is NO 10 second count to get the ball into the offensive box until the last 2 minutes.
  • Last two minutes of the game, the team in the lead must clear the ball in 20 seconds, get the ball into the box in 10 seconds, and then keep the ball in the box
  • 2020 NFHS Rules Apply – *one handed stick checks are ILLEGAL for middle school division
  • EXCEPTIONS:
    • 45 second technical foul
    • 90 second personal foul
    • Penalty time starts on the restart of whistle
    • In Home can serve a goalie penalty if no second goalie is available
    • Last 2 minutes of game the winning team must keep it in the box

EJECTIONS

  • Game ejections are handled by the referees
  • Tournament ejections are handled by the tournament director director (2 unsportsmanlike conduct penalties warrant ejection or 1-game suspension

 GIRLS Game Rules – 2020 USL Rules w/ Modifications:

  • Free movement will apply to all ages- the allowance for free movement by players on a whistle or stoppage of play
  • Full checking at HS Levels
  • Transitional checking at the 13U and 14U levels [The Sphere (or Imaginary Bubble) around a player’s head (which a defensive player cannot check into or through) is 12 inches, instead of 7 inches (like in HS)].
  • Modified checking at the 12U level (Modified Checking: NO checking above the shoulder.  All other Modified Checking Rules may also apply.
  • 2 yellow cards for 1 player – player is ejected for the remainder of the game, but may play the next game
  • Red card for 1 player – player is ejected for the remainder of that game. Officials & Tournament Director will determine if the player will be allowed to play any remaining games.
  • If a team accumulates 4 or more cards in a game they do NOT have to play a player down the remainder of the game.
  • If final game whistle is blown at the end of time and a free position is being awarded in the critical scoring area – the game will continue until the scoring play is over.
  • Please refer to your USL Youth Rulebook for specific rules on your age division

EJECTIONS

  • Game ejections are handled by the referees
  • Tournament ejections are handled by the Tournament Director

RANKINGS (detailed tie breaker instructions on the welcome coaches letter)

  • 3 Points for a win
  • 1 Point for a tie
  • 0 Points for a loss