Chap and Graham Jam - Saturday, May 21st
215 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester, CT 06415
Game Schedule - Click here or use Tourney Machine Mobile App
(Last Updated 5/15 5:50 PM)
Field Map - Click here
FIELD LOCATIONS: The Colchester Recreational Complex (Rec-Plex) consists of 8 multi-use fields. CYL has secured seven fields including R2, R3, R5A&B, R6, R7 and R8 for the entire event. R2-R7 are considered the upper fields and R8 (Colchester Youth Football field) is considered the lower field. Upper and lower fields are connected by a staircase.
The physical address for the UPPER fields is 215 Old Hebron Avenue. The main entrance for the upper fields is the second entrance on the left, however limited parking for R2 & R3 is available by turning into the first park entrance, just after the stop sign.
Please do not park at the golf course, located across the street from the park entrances or on the pavement in the circle of the main entrance. This is for emergency vehicles only.
The physical address for the LOWER field (Colchester Youth Football / R8) is 340 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester, CT. The main entrance to the lower field is located through the parking lot adjacent to the Colchester Public Work facility (300 Old Hartford Rd).
REGISTRATION: Registration table will be located in the vendor area on the upper field. Please go to registration upon arrival to sign in and verify receipt of your certificate of insurance. Please have your teams check the tourney machine app for the schedule. If any changes occur you will be notified by email.
CONCESSIONS: Food and Beverages will be available in the vendor area, the concession stand near R2 and the concession table at R8. CYL will have snacks and drinks for sale all day. Food trucks include: Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock, Uncle D’s Blazin BBQ, Craftbird, Square Peg Pizzeria and Blue Chip Creamery.
VENDORS: Colchester Youth Lacrosse has partnered with several highly respected vendors, including Chill-Life, Outside The Circle, Time Machine Hobby and event merchandise will be custom designed by Fine Designs.
ABOUT THE REC PLEX: The Colchester Rec Plex offers something for kids of all ages. In addition to the multi-use fields, the Rec Plex offers two age appropriate playscapes, a skateboard park and bathroom facilities in three locations (2 upper and 1 lower). For the adults, the Rec-Plex offers a 2/3 mile walking/running track and has free Wi-Fi in some areas. Tennis and Basketball courts are within walking distance as well.
REC PLEX RULES: There are only a few simple rules:
•Smoking and alcohol consumption are strictly prohibited.
•Open fires or gas grills are prohibited. Charcoal grill pits are available near the pavilion.
•Pets are permitted, but must be kept on a leash at all times and you are responsible for clean up!
•All players, parents, and coaches are responsible for following good sportsmanship behavior and fair play; respect referees and respect opponents.
•Anyone who is determined to be verbally or physically abusive to a referee, player, coach, or parent will be reprimanded which may include expulsion from the event.
•Only coaches are permitted on the team sidelines, and must remain on their half of the field.
•Any person asked to leave a game shall not be permitted back on the sidelines for the remainder of the event
•If in the opinion of the CYL Executive Board, the conduct of a team, its coaches or supporters do not meet the standards of sportsmanship that are expected, a team may be barred from further participation in the event. There will be no refunds of fees or costs in the event of expulsion.
GAMES: Each team will play four 25 minute running clock games, with start times based upon a universal horn. There will be a five minute intermission between games. On occasion, some teams will have back-to-back games. All efforts were taken to minimize this situation.
12U and 14U games will follow the 10 v 10 format for boys and 12 v 12 format for girls. 10U games will follow a 7 v 7 format.
RULES: All games shall play by the U.S. Lacrosse National Federation of High School (NFHS) Rules for their respective divisions including:
•No take out checks for all divisions. A take out check is defined as any check in which the player lowers his head or shoulder with the force and intent to put the other on the ground.
•One handed stick checks are considered slashes at all levels.
The following exceptions to the U.S. Lacrosse National Federation of High School (NFHS) Rules will apply for the event:
•The game will consist of one 25 minute period with a running clock.
•No stalling rules will apply.
•Field Players and Goalies must be dressed in full safety equipment.
•Teams are asked to observe age level guidelines.
•Team or coaches timeouts are not allowed.
•Referee injury timeouts are allowed however the game clock will continue to run.
•All Substitutions will be on the fly. (Special Substitutions). Referees will not hold play for substitutions.
•All time serving penalties will result in a fast break restart for the team fouled, and the removal and substitution of the player who committed the foul. The player who committed the foul will remain out of the game for the penalty period specified by the referee. Coaches will be responsible for the player staying out of the game for the specified penalty time.
•Referees reserve the right to remove any player from the game who continually commits flagrant fouls.
•If a team scores in a live ball flag down situation the game will be restarted with a face-off. The player who committed the foul is removed from the game and replaced by a substitute.
•If a team scores and there is a dead ball flag down after the goal the game will be restarted with a fast break.
•Multiple simultaneous fouls by one team will result in only one fast break restart.
•Simultaneous fouls by opposing teams will result in possession and the restart location per the Federation Rules. The fast break restart will only be given to one team if their foul(s) were technical in nature and the opposing team had personal foul(s).
•10U Girls Coaches may agree to play 1 pass rule.
•U10 Girl’s draw setup will be - 3 Midfielders, 2 Attacks, 2 Defenders
•U10 Girls Players may use a kicking motion to move a ball into free space as long
as it does not pose danger to other players and it is not a shot on goal.
•Modified checking is permitted in the 14U Girls divisions only.
PHILOSOPHY OF U8 LACROSSE
U8 lacrosse is many young athletes’ first experience with the sport of lacrosse. The kids entering at this point have a vast difference in their physical and cognitive development.
The focus at this level is to help the kids learn and build fundamental athletic skills. We want to emphasize an inclusive culture during our Jamboree.
Jamboree U8 RULES
Game played with 4’x4’ goals
Game played 6v6 (2 attack, 2 middies, 2 defense), no goalie
1 Faceoff to start the game. After goals, the defense is given the ball at goal line extended
No offside penalties, players can roam the entire field
Coaches can be on the field to encourage, assist, and coach
(Boys only) A little body contact is allowed but body checking is illegal
(Boys only) Limited stick checking, with only lift checks, poke checks, and stick checks below an opponent’s shoulders
No man down penalties, but players who commit fouls will need to be subbed off the field temporarily
All players must be 5 yards away from the ball carrier before restarting play
No long sticks are permitted
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions regarding the Chap & Graham Jam please contact Melissa Corraro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-625-6651