Port City Challenge 2017


Port City Challenge 2017


Games played at

Portsmouth High School

50 Andrew Jarvis Dr
Portsmouth, NH 03801

On site parking, turf and grass field surfaces.

Off-site adventure options

Vacation/resort area with several area beaches to choose from within 5-20 minutes from the fields. Hiking trails, kayaking/tours, stand up paddle, surfing, zip line tours, bike tours, horseback riding, golfing, tennis, shopping, and more!


Mary Squire

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Welcome to the Port City Challenge taking place June 24th & 25th in the picturesque Seacoast Region of New Hampshire

Games will be played on Saturday and Sun (9am-6pm)


2018/2019, 2020, 2021, 2022/2023, 2023/2024, 2024/2025/2026

 Schedules released two weeks prior to tournament.

All participants must have an active US Lacrosse Membership at the time of the event.

Teams are guaranteed 2 full games Sat & 2 full games Sun (Weather Permitting)

Top two seeded teams in each division play in Championship game on Sunday


$500/team non-refundable deposit due within 10 days of registration

Balance Due by April 15, 2017

$950 per team if received in full by February 1, 2017.

After February 1, 2017 team fee is $1100.

If tournament has CLOSED due to FULL enrollment NO REFUNDS will be given to any team

that wishes to withdraw from the program or tournament.

Please contact Mary at lighthouselaxnh@gmail.com with any questions.







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All participants must have an active US Lacrosse Membership at the time of the event.

NO jewelry of any kind is allowed unless it is medical in nature and covered with tape

Sportsmanship is of the utmost importance at the Port City Challenge

Officials have the right to stop a game at any time to eject a coach, fan or player based on his/her behavior.

A yellow or red card to the coach counts towards the team fouls and a player must be removed for 3 minutes.

Players receiving 2 yellows will not have to sit the following game, but it will be reported to the tournament director and subsequent cards could result in suspension. 

A coach or player receiving a red card will sit out 5 minutes and could be required to sit an additional game. All decisions on penalties for cards will be at the discretion of the tournament organizer.

The clock will continue to run during all stoppages of play including injury or issuing of card(s)

ANY players, coaches, parents or fans that conducts themselves in an inappropriate manner will be escorted from the property.

Rules, Game Times, Tie Breaking The Home Team will be the first team that appears on the game schedule

All teams should bring reversible pinnies/opposite color jersey in case of similar jersey/team colors

Teams that fail to appear at their assigned games will not be invited to future events

A central horn will signal the beginning and end of each half. Two 20 minute halves with a 5 minute half-time for all divisions. THERE ARE NO TIMEOUTS.

Any game that is stopped due to thunder or lightning (or rain) will end with the score “as is”.

Missed games will not be made up. Partial refunds, after all fixed costs have been paid may be issued at the discretion of the tournament director.

Game Officials are US Lacrosse certified and will follow current US Lacrosse rules.

Modified Checking for 4/5/6th grade divisions, Full checking for grades 7, 8, & 9th Divisions.
A check to the head in the 7th & 8th grade games is a red card -- the player is removed from the game, but is NOT subject to sitting out the next game.


Without a pre-game coin toss, the first alternate possession call will be awarded to the "away" team, the team listed second on the schedule. Ex: 41v42, first alternate possession goes to team 42."

Official score of each game is kept on the field by the Field Marshalls located at each field.

**Slaughter Rule- Coaches are requested to take appropriate steps to manage the total goals scored by their teams in a slaughter situation.

SUNDAY ONLY!!- Playoffs

Playoff Format:
The Championship game will consist of (1) 20 minute period for the 6th thru 9th grade divisions.

The Championship game will consist of (1) 15 minute period for the 4/5th grade division. If the score is tied at the end of the period, a “sudden death” period will be played in in an 8v8 format, 3 field players will be removed from each team, until a winner is determined.

Portsmouth High School Facility Rules

Park in designated parking spaces only!
 Vehicles in unauthorized areas will be removed at the owners expense

Grills or Open Fires
Alcohol or Tobacco





We are proud to announce our partnership with Travel Team USA who is now the official hotel coordinator for the Port City Challenge. They have secured discounted rooms at tournament approved hotels for teams participating in our tournament.  Please know that you must make your hotel reservations through Travel Team USA for final registration.

Below is a link to all of the hotels, please make reservations for your entire team on this site and the hotel of your choosing will give you information for the rest of your parents to call in and make their own reservations. 

Please contact Laura Dermody with any questions at 585.347.4915 or toll free at 877.320.8326 or via email laura@travelteamusa.com.

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