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
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.
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.