NorthWest Lacrosse, Youth Lacrosse located in Kalispell, Montana but serving the whole Flathead Valley.

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Important Notes for Coaches Attending the 2019 Northwest Shootout:


Please make sure you go to our website and read the documents on instructions and rules for the Jamboree.  Below is a brief summary of “some” key points but does not represent a complete list.

  • Administration

    • Make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your first game

    • Make sure you check in at the Northwest Shootout Headquarters

  • Rules and Officials

    • All games are 48 minutes… 2 – 24 minute running time halves with a 5 minute halftime

      • All games are started and ended together by the on-field Northwest Shootout Game Starters

      • Games delayed in starting will NOT make up time by continuing play after the scheduled end of a half or game.

      • Game time will not be extended nor running time stopped for injuries or Time Outs.

      • Teams get one timeout per game. There are NO Time Outs given in the last 3 minutes of the 2nd half. We are playing “running time”.

      • Players called for Unsportsmanlike fouls and Unnecessary Roughness fouls will sit out the remainder of the half.  Officials will be told to make such an appropriate call in cases of:

        • High Hits

        • Hits to or using a helmet

        • Slash with intention to hurt a player

        • Body Check “legal” or otherwise with the intention to hurt or injure the opponent in the discretion of the official

      • Officials can and will eject a player for more than one of these fouls and/or based on the severity of a single infraction.

      • In the case of a game ejection, the player will not be allowed to play the next game either. This is consistent with the in-season rule of sitting out a game if a player is ejected.

      • All other personal fouls will have the offending player in the penalty box for 2 minutes (since it is running time). He is replaced on the field and the opponent will start with a fast break set up at center X.

      • Weather

        • The Jamboree will be played rain, snow or shine.

        • In case of lightning, fields will be cleared until 30 minutes after the storm passes and then the games will resume based on the next full-time slot.  Games that were missed will not be rescheduled.  All efforts will be made to find openings for teams that missed games.