Maryland Cup Bracket Seeds

2023: 5 Pools, 8 Advance. 3 from Yellow, 2 from Red, 1 from Rest.

1st Seed: Yellow 1st

2nd Seed: Yellow 2nd

3rd Seed: Red 1st

4th Seed: Red 2nd

5th Seed: Yellow 3rd

6th Seed: Orange 1st

7th Seed: Green 1st

8th Seed: Blue 1st

2024: 6 Pools, 12 Advance. 3 From Red, 3 from Pink, 2 from Orange, 1 from Grey, 1 from Blue, 2 from Black

1st : Red 1st

2nd : Red 2nd

3rd : Pink 1st

4th : Pink 2nd

5th : Red 3rd

6th : Orange 1st

7th : Pink 3rd

8th : Orange 2nd

9th : Grey 1st

10th : Blue 1st

11th : Black 1st

12th  : Black 2nd

2025: 6 Pools, 10 Teams Advance. 3 From Yellow, 2 From Orange, 2 from Navy, 1 from Rest

1st : Yellow 1st

2nd : Yellow 2nd

3rd: Orange 1st                       

4th : Orange 2nd                                    

5th : Yellow 3rd

6th: Navy 1st

7th: Navy 2nd

8: Green 1st

9: Blue 1st

10: Black 1st

2026: 4 Pools, 8 Teams Advance. 3 from White, 3 from Royal, 1 from rest.

1st Seed: White 1st

2nd Seed: Royal 1st

3rd Seed: White 2nd 

4th Seed: Royal 2nd

5th Seed: White 3rd

6th Seed: Royal 3rd 

7th Seed: Pink 1st 

8th Seed: Grey 1st

2027: 3 Pools, 4 Teams Advance. 2 from Red, 1 from Pink, 1 from Green.

1st Seed: Red 1st

2nd Seed: Red 2nd

3rd Seed: Pink 1st

4th Seed: Green 1st

RULES

ALL teams will play in flighted pools based on competition level that is chosen by the coach/club manager.

All teams should be warmed up and ready to take the field for their next game.

There will be one central horn used for all timing.
1 horn to signify the beginning of the game.
1 horn to signify the beginning and end of halftime.
1 horn to signify the end of the game.

Pool games 22-minute halves 3-minute halftime and 3-minute between games

Rules: MD Cup Summer Championship will follow all USALacrosse & NFHS Rules as it pertains to each age level with the following tournament specific modifications:

There are NO timeouts

During an injury timeout, clock will run.

8-meter shots will be played out if the horn sounds for the end of the game or half. If the 8-meter free position is already in play when the game horn sounds, then the game is done at the time of the horn. If a shot is in flight and was released from a stick prior to the horn and goes in the goal, the ruling is good goal. (Same as USAL)

Alternate possession the team listed first on the schedule receives the first alternate possession. After the initial possession is awarded, the possession will then alternate.

1 Yellow card the player must sit for 2 minutes, running clock, the official will keep time.
2 Yellow cards the player must sit the remainder of the game. And may return to the next game.
RED card (Player) The player must sit the remainder of the game and the NEXT game.
RED card (Coach) The coach must leave the game and remain away from the game until the completion of the game.

Three-second rule for good defensive positioning is implemented.

NO minimum pass rule.

The four-goal rule will NOT be used.

Full checking

Scorekeeping:

There will be a flip chart and score sheet on all fields.

Officials will record the scores and coaches will sign off on them.

Coaches are responsible for changing the flip charts. All official scores will be kept at tournament headquarters.

Inclement Weather Policy:

Inclement weather is out of the control of tournament directors, officials, and site managers. Safety is our number one concern. In the event of thunder and/or lightening, all games will be suspended for 30 minutes from the last occurrence. Games will resume at their regularly scheduled time. No games will be made up or delayed.

The tournament will be held in the rain. In the event of heavy rain, it is up to the tournament directors, officials, and site managers as to whether the field(s) is/are deemed safe to play on.