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Legends Eastern Invitational

The Legends Eastern Invitational brings together regional and national teams to compete in an elite level of competition in a boys and girls lacrosse tournament! Along with the ELITE level of competition, Legends is bringing in 50+ NCAA College Coaches to watch games and evaluate players. Legends aims to invite local and regional level teams ages 2024-2031/32 at this top notch event. Teams are guaranteed 5 games throughout the weekend with a possibility of a 6th via playoffs.

Event Format & Features:
  • 5 games minimum
  • Saturday Pool Play, Sunday Playoffs
  • Champion Crowned per Division
  • 50+ Boys Recruiters onsite 
Divisions:
  • Boys:
    • HS Divisions:  2024, 2025, 2026 (AA, A & B Brackets)
    • Youth Divisions:  2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031/32 (A & B Brackets)
  • Girls:
    • HS Divisions:  2024, 2025, 2026 
    • Youth Divisions:  2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031/32
Price:
  • Boys
    • HS Division:  $2,950
    • Youth Division:  $2,100
  • Girls
    • HS Division:  $1,750
    • Youth Division:  $1,500
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PAYMENT DETAILS:

  • $500 deposit due by March 1st to secure your team spot
  • FINAL payment due by Friday, May 12th 
Additional Details:
  • Locations:
    • Boys Divisions
      • River City Sportsplex | 13030 Genito Rd, Midlothian, VA
      • Horner Park | 17701 Genito Rd, Moseley, VA 23120
    • Girls Locations
      • Warhill Sports Complex  |  4900 Stadium Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Legends will host the Legends Eastern Spotlight (boys showcase) on Friday, June 23rd from 12 pm – 7pm.
    • TO NOMINATE A PLAYER FOR THE SHOWCASE, COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM HERE
  • To enter a team or for general event inquiries contact Brian Santoleri Brian@LegendsLax.com (484) 318-9797
  • For registration questions or assistance contact: Events@LegendsLax.com

Schedule

The 2023 schedule will be released the week of the tournament.

*For travel purposes, games wills start on Saturday and Sunday at 8am.  Games will end on Sunday by 4pm.  Please book travel accordingly!

Any schedule requests must be submitted in writing to events@legendslax.com at least 30 days prior to the start of the tournament.  Schedule requests are not guaranteed but Legends will do our best to accomodate if received within the timeframe. 

Field Map/Facility Rules

Tournament Rules

LEGENDS LACROSSE TOURNAMENT RULES – SUMMER 2022 for Reference only! 
2023 Tournament Rules Coming Soon!

Scoring and Time

  • Refs keep game time and penalty time
  • Table keeps score and can assist with penalty time if multiple penalties

Tournament Play – Pool Play

  •  2 – 21 minutes halves 
  • 3- minute halftime
  • 3 game guarantee (Pool Play)
  • No Timeouts 
  • No Overtime 
  • 2022 NFHS Rules with modifications below

Playoff Rules

  •  2 – 21 minutes halves 
  • 3- minute halftime
  • 2 game guarantee (if teams do not make the playoffs they will be matched up with TWO Challenge Match games)
  •  Playoff Games…
    • Teams are awarded (1) one minute time-out per team in Regulation Time
    • The clock will stop. Timeout does NOT roll over to OT.  No timeouts in OT
    • Timeout can be called when the team calling the timeout is in possession of the ball, anywhere on the field
    • Overtimes will begin immediately and be decided by sudden victory.  OT will have a Running Clock on all whistles.  First goal scored wins the game.
    • Injuries 
      • Any injury within 2 minute and under that requires the game to be stopped, the clock stops with the injury.
      • Any injury with more than 2 minutes remaining when the game is stopped, a maximum of 1 minute will come off the clock to assess the injury before the clock is stopped.
  • Challenge Matches…
    • If game ends in a tie, teams can choose to end game in a Braveheart (both teams must agree) to decide a winner rather than end in a tie
      • Braveheart will be 3v3 plus a goalie for each team
      • 1 player for each team (can be goalie) must stay on the defensive end of the field, 3 can go forward
      • Bravehearts must begin right away
    • If both teams do not agree on braveheart, games end in a tie

Boys Rule Specifications

  • Referees will keep game time
  •  No stick checks unless refs think a stick is outrageously illegal
  •  4 pole maximum on the field
  •  Mercy Rule 
    • (applies to youth divisions only) Applied when there is a 7 goal deficit in pool play.  Teams down by 7 or more goals will get a free clear after each goal.  Coaches can agree to waive this rule. 
  • Counts 
    • 2023 – 2031 Grad Years:  Clearing Counts of 20 seconds to cross the midline and 10 seconds to advance the ball in the box.  
      • The leading team must keep it in the box with under 2 minutes left in the game if the opponent is within 4 goals. 
      • If a team leads by 4 or more goals, there will be no start/stop time under 2 minutes in either half. Instead, the game will continue to operate with a running clock. 
      • If the score changes to less than 4 goal differential at any point during the final 2-minutes of either half, the clock goes back to stop clock.
    • No Counts – 2030 Grad Year and below.  Exception is a 5-second goalie count
  • Checking
    • Limited body checking in 2026 & 2027 Grad Year only.  Big hits & physical play (even within three yards of a loose ball) constitute unnecessary roughness (60 sec penalty)
    • One handed stick checks are not allowed in any youth divisions (2028 and below)
  • Penalties
    • Penalties are running time starting on the whistle (45 or 90 seconds)  Penalty time stops during injuries, end of quarters and while another penalty is being assessed.
    • 2030/31 Division – the offending player leaves the field and is substituted.  Fast Break situation occurs

EJECTIONS

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

RANKINGS:

  • WIN – 3 points
  • Loss – 0 points
  • Tie – 1 point
  • In the event that a team needs to play a 4th pool game in order to give a second team their 3rd game:
    •  The 4th game will be identified and acknowledged with a ‘*’ on Tourney Machine
    • The 4th game will not count for any potential points or Goals Against for the team playing their 4th game
    • For the team playing their 3rd game, the results will count for points and goals against
    • In the event that there is a tie breaker scenario, which includes a teams head to head being their fourth game, that has been identified with ‘*’ the head to head will NOT be applied.

Tie Breakers

  • If 2 teams are tied with POINTS:
    1. Head to Head
    2. Goals Against TOTAL
    3. Goals Against Common Opponent.  If multiple common opponents, take the sum.
  • If more than 2 teams tied with POINTS:
    1. Goals Against Total
    2. Goals Against Common Opponent (only used if all teams played common opponent.  If multiple common opponents, take the sum)
    3. Coin Toss/Randomly Generated

Rosters

  • Legends tournament directors reserve the right to check rosters for any reason and if teams are found to be in violation of the rules, the tournament director has the ability to disqualify the team and nullify the results.
  • Rosters must be submitted by graduation years and/or age groups.  Every team is expected to comply with the thresholds on those age groups as posted on the website and appearing on the event schedule
  • Event directors have the ability to approve any adjustments to the rules if they feel it creates competitive bounds and does not minimize the experience of any players on the field
  • Double rostering players:  On certain occasions Legends tournament directors reserve the right to approve a player appearing on two rosters and playing on two teams.  Any player’s double rostering must be approved by the tournament director prior to the start of the tournament.  If a player is not approved, Legends reserves the rights to disquality the player and/or nullify team results. 

 

College Coaches

2023 College Coaches Coming Soon!

*2022 College Coaches Below for reference Only!
Anderson University
Arcadia University
Barton College
Bellarmine University
Berry College
Bucknell University
Chowan University
Christopher Newport University
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado Mesa University
Cornell College
Detroit Mercy University
Embry-Riddle
Felician University
Ferrum College
Hampden–Sydney College
Hampton University
Hendrix College
Lander University
Lees-McRae College
Limestone University
Mars Hill University
Mary Washington
Marymount University
Missouri Valley College
Newberry University
North Greenville University
Ohio Northern University
Pace University
Piedmont College
Queens University of Charlotte
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Sacred Heart University
Southwestern University
St. Andrews University
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
The College of Wooster
Transylvania University
Tusculum University
University of Bridgeport
University of Richmond
University of Virginia
Virginia Wesleyan University
Washington & Lee
Washington College
Westminister College
Whittier College

Hotels

This event is STAY TO PLAY!  If you are staying at a hotel, you must stay at a Legends approved hotel. Hotels Coming Soon!

VENDORS

Attending Vendors Coming Soon!
Vendors will be added as they register!

Are you interested in Vending at this event?  Please fill out the vendor form online HERE.

     

video services

VIDEO SERVICES
Live Streaming + HD Recruiting Videos

We are excited to continue our partnership with NextPro and BallerTV as our exclusive provider of live streaming coverage and athletes recruiting videos across the entirety of this year’s event.

With a presence in over 40 states and coverage of over 1 Million athletes nationwide, NextPro and BallerTV offer the most comprehensive & turnkey video capture, live streaming, and video-based services across of the most recognizable brands in lacrosse.

Leave your cameras at home and take full advantage of these high quality video services. Pre-event discounts offered if you signed up now!

       

Attending Teams

REFUND / CANCELATION POLICY:

Deposits are non-refundable; No refunds or credits of any kind for teams dropped after 5/20/32, unless tournament is canceled due to COVID-19. If tournament is canceled due to COVID-19 related state or local mandates:

Prior to 5/1/23 – $100/team retained from deposit to cover non-refundable fees
After 5/1/23 – $250/team retained from deposit to cover non-refundable fees & prepaid expenses
Remainder of fees paid to be refunded (excluding credit card fees).

If tournament is canceled due to ADVERSE WEATHER: Depending on when the cancelation occurs, Legends lacrosse will endeavor to offer either partial or full refunds of balance fees paid (excluding deposits & credit card fees). No refunds for individual or playoff games lost to weather delays or unsafe field conditions.

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Event Policies

REFUNDS

  • Medical – Player will receive a full refund only with Doctors Note
  • Player Conflict – Player/Team will receive a credit towards a future event (30 days out)
  • Travel Conflict – Player/Team will receive a credit towards a future event (30 days out)
  • If Legends Cancels a division – Full refund
  • If Tournament is cancelled due to Covid – Full refund
  • If a situation occurs that is beyond the control of Legends (Force Majeure) credits will be assessed on a case by case scenario.

 

WEATHER

In the event of inclement weather or unplayable field conditions, Legends reserves the right to:

  • Reduce games to catch up with the schedule
  • Finish games before inclement weather arrives, or to preserve the fields
  • Reschedule games, if possible
  • Convert tournament to “Festival” format without playoffs or championships to provide most teams an opportunity to play as many games as possible

Every attempt will be made to update the changes and cancellations on the website.  However, the weather can change rapidly, and all teams should be prepared to play as soon as the weather clears, and fields are playable.  Should a tournament be on hold due to weather, the tournament organizer will send text messages/emails via the tourney machine app.  We HIGHLY recommend that all club directors, coaches and parents download this app on their phone so they can have the most up to date information.

If lightning is observed at any location:

  • play will be suspended immediately, and all teams must leave fields as quickly as possible. The safest location for people to relocate is in their cars.
  • Play will be allowed to resume 30 minutes after the last sight of lightning is observed. If a game is in progress:
    • If it is the second half of the game, 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 games delays the onset of the subsequent game the following actions may 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)
  • Once games are back on schedule they will revert back to 21 minute halves

We will make every attempt to play event 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

If the tournament is cancelled prior to the start of the event, a credit 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 and 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.

 

FREE AGENTS

Fully Refundable Deposit
Free Agents will be charged $50 upon registering.  This fee is fully refundable.

How it Works
Once you have registered and paid your deposit, we will actively communicate with attending clubs/coaches to try and find a team that could use a Free Agent as a guest player.  We will do our best to place you on a team however, it is not guaranteed that you will be placed on a team

If you are picked up by a team…
Legends staff will connect you directly with the coach via email.  We will also refund your $50 fee.  All Free Agents picked up by a team should expect to pay the teams per player fee (which varies from team to team.  This is something that will be discussed between players and coaches directly.

If you are not picked up by a team…
We will refund your $50 deposit

 

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