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Nashville Senior Invitational

Nashville Senior & Masters Invitational Tournament Details

Dates: November 17-19, 2023

New Larger Location with 2 rinks:  Volunteer Park Arrowhead 1334 Drakes Creek Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Game Times: 
All times are CDT
Sunday will feature consolation and the championship games.

Friday 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday 9 am to 8 pm
Sunday 9 am to approximately 3 pm.

The Venue: This new location has 2 rinks under one large roof.  Each bench has 2 doors. 

2 Divisions:  Open  &  Masters 33+ (no contact with Masters) 

Team Fee: $1799.  A nonrefundable $250 deposit is due upon registration. Balance is due 9/1. 

Questions: Please use our contact page

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Nashville Invitational Box lacrosse tournament field layout
 
Tourney-History

2022 Nashville Invitational Teams
Updated 11/14/2022

  • FP Maulers (Six Nations, CA)
  • Grandriver Ironmen (Six Nations, CA)
  • Brooklyn Dodgers (Brooklyn, NY)
  • More Dudes (Pennington, NJ)
  • Nashville Ignite (Nashville, TN)
  • Chicago Portagers (Chicago, IL)
  • Six Nations River Rats (Six Nations, CA)
  • Bang City (Utica, NY)

Officials: Trent Bray | John Szabo | Michael Cotsonas | Sean Garry | Brad Sherman | Greg Heins

 

Past Teams & Results

2022 Champions Bang City / Runner Up Frog Pond Maulers

2021 Champions Frog Pond Maulers / Runner Up Grand River Ironmen

2020  Covid

2019 Champions Six Nations River Rats / Runner Up Brooklyn Dodgers

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The deadline for these rates is 10/10​

Official Hotel Partner – Here are 2 blocks that we have set up and hope you use them. Hotels are less than 10 minutes to the rinks.  If you need more days they will accommodate you.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Hendersonville – November 17-19, 2023
– 15 double queen rooms @ $169.00 plus tax per night
– 15 king suites (studio suite with a king bed and sofa bed) @ $169.00 plus tax per night

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Holiday Inn Express Hendersonville – November 17-19, 2023
– 20 double queen rooms @ $159.00 plus tax per night
– 10 king rooms with sofa bed @ $159.00 plus tax per night.

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  • Waivers will be available after each team registers.  Just go here, choose your division and team and register.
  • Schedules will be available at least 2 weeks prior to the tourney on Tourney Machine

Updated Schedule -12/7/2022@3:39pm est

Click here for the official NLL rulebook.

Senior Rules will run NLL Rules with the following amendments.

Amendments

  • Games will be three 13 min periods.  2 min breaks and 5 min to warm up before games.
  • Each team will get one 30-second time-out per game. Time-outs stop all clocks. No time outs in the last 2 minutes.
  • Stop time the last 2 min if teams are within 3 goals.   If we enter the last 2 min stop time it will stay stop time.
  • Overtime will be a sudden victory with no timeouts.
  • Pool play games will be one 4 min 4 v 4 followed by a 3 man shootout.  If still tied each team will send one player out until a winner is declared.
  • Championship/Consolation games will be a 10 min 5 v 5 until a winner is declared.
  • Fighting is not allowed.  Fighting may result in expulsion from the tournament.
  • Clearing will be 10 seconds.
  • Players may only play for one team.  Any player that plays for more than 1 team will make those teams ineligible for the playoffs or championship and the games they played on will be forfeited.
  • Forfeited games will be entered with a score of 10-0 and the forfeiting team will be ineligible for the playoffs/championship.

Updated Schedule -5/11/2023@3:39pm est

Click here for the official OLA rulebook.

Masters Rules will run OLA Rules with the following amendments.

Adopted from the Ontario Masters Lacrosse Council / Association Rules of Play

PENALTIES AND VIOLATIONS

1. The first player to a loose ball towards the boards is awarded possession.

2  There will be a (5) second possession rule applied. The rule is waived if the player receives the ball on a breakaway with only the Goaltender to beat.

3  The ball carrier may not run past more than one defender when advancingtowards the net. Loss of possession. This does not pertain to lateral movement across the floor. This rule also does not apply inside the defensive zone restraining line.

4  No team may use a zone defense when teams are at even strength. First time is a warning. Any subsequent zone defense will result in a bench minor penalty to the defensive team.

5  Team in possession of the ball retains possession for restart after stoppage for any injury.

6  After a penalty to one player, play shall resume with the non-offending team having possession at center.

7  Face-offs: Players other than the players facing off may not enter the restraining lines before the ball leaves the two foot face-off circle. Face-off players may not kick, hit, hold or step on the stick of an opponent. Face-off players may not pin the ball in the two foot circle. Face-offs – a player’s first action shall be to draw the ball back.

If on a draw the ball becomes stuck in a player’s stick, possession is awarded to the other team.

8  Dangerous shot: Every player is to be responsible for his shot. Hitting a player whether it is a team-mate, an opponent, or official, will result in a (4) minute penalty. Hitting a goalie from behind the net will be considered a dangerous shot. The player assessed the penalty has to serve the full (4) minutes, regardless of the number of goals scored.

This will count as (1) penalty towards the total of (3) per game, however, a (2nd) dangerous shot penalty by the same player will result in his disqualification for the remainder of that game. If a disqualification takes place, another player from that team must serve the (4) minute penalty. The dangerous shot rule does not apply if the player that is hit with the shot steps in front of the shot or is inside the goal crease, or in the case of deflections or rebounds.

9. There is absolutely no deliberate stick or body contact. There are no picks allowed. All deliberate contact from anywhere on the floor will be penalized.

10. An interference penalty will be assessed to any player who deliberately holds his stick in the face of an opponent.

11. In the event of a follow through penalty on a shot, any goal scored will not count.

12. Any unsportsmanlike penalty will result in a penalty shot, plus a (2) minute minor. This is a stackable penalty so if the team is short handed the player goes to the box and penalty starts when the first penalty is done. The unsportsmanlike penalty is released with a goal. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty counts as (2) penalties towards the total of (3) penalties in a game.

13. Any penalties to the ball carrier during a breakaway shall result in a penalty shot. If no goal is scored play will re-start with possession to the non- offending team at center.

14. If there is a penalty to the ball carrier on a breakaway and there is no goaltender on the floor, a goal will be awarded.

15. No team shall be more than one player short as a result of penalties. Any subsequent penalties shall result in penalty shots being awarded to the non-offending team. If the penalty is a major penalty, (2) shots will be taken. The second penalty is recognized when the whistle blows to stop any delayed penalty. If no goal is scored, play will restart with possession to the non-offending team at center.

16. Any player receiving (3) penalties in the game will be expelled for the balance of the game.

17. Any player receiving a major penalty, will be expelled from the game plus the game following. If the expulsion takes place in the last game of a tournament the suspension carriers over to the next tournament.

18. Any player penalized for fighting and deemed to be the aggressor will be expelled from the game, and suspended from Ontario Masters Lacrosse for a period of one year from the date of the incident.

19. Any face to face confrontation of an aggressive manner shall be deemed a (2) minute delay of game, plus a (10) minute mis-conduct. If the situation elevates, it goes to a (2) + (10) + game misconduct.

20. On a whistle for change of possession the ball must be set down immediately. Failure to do so will result in a delay of game penalty.

21. Use of an illegible or unregistered player will result in that player’s expulsion from the game and a 5 minute major to that team.

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We only used certified Athletic Trainers that are equipped with AED’s.

Helpful hints for Nashville from a Nashvillian:
 
Hot Chicken:
 
There are a lot of great hot chicken joints in Nashville. Some notary ones are Party Fowl, Hattie B’s, Prince’s, and Bolton’s. Party Fowl and Hattie B’s tend to be where I suggest people new to the Hot Chicken Craze start because Prince’s, and Bolton’s tend to be more heavy-handed with their spices. When it comes to ordering, if you do not feel like standing in a line, order ahead and do pick up, FYI the line can get pretty long at peak hours. 
 
BBQ:
 
There are three staples of BBQ in Nashville, Edley’s, Martin’s, and Peg Leg Porker. All three are amazing; but if you find yourself at Edley’s you are doing yourself a disservice if you are not ordering yourself a Bushwacker (think of it as an Alcoholic Wendy’s Frosty). While these can be found at many locations throughout Nashville, Edley’s Bushwakers are Premo in excellence.  
 
Downtown Bar Hopping:
 
Major tip, don’t stay at one bar all night. Each bar has its own scene. there are multi-floor bars (AJ’s Good Time Bar, Acme Feed & Seed, Kid Rock, FGL, Jason Aldean’s, etc.) and bars that are much more intimate/ historic feel to them (Roberts Western World, Layla’s Honky Tonk, Legends, the Stage, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, etc.). 
 
For the Bars that back up against the Ryman Auditorium (looks like a church), if there is a long line in the front, try the back ally entrance. This tends to be faster and has historical significance. During the time when the Grand Ole Opry was originally located at the Ryman, musical acts would scurry back and forth between the Ryman backstage entrance (now enclosed with an iron gate) and the bars across the ally to drink between their sets, and play after hours. 
 
Want to pull an all-nighter? The Diner Nashville (Downtown) and Scoreboard Bar & Grill on Music Valley Drive are 23/7 bars. This means technically “last call” is at 3 am (like all bars in nashville), but these two bars are allowed to re-start serving alcohol at 4 am. During this time the Kitchen is open 24/7.
 
Live Music:
 
Do not worry about finding good live music in Nashville, it is everywhere. Bad musicians don’t exist in Nashville, this is a well-known fact. if you don’t like the music in one location, just go next door, or in many cases, all you need to do is go to a different floor to get a different vibe. 
 
That being said, if you have time, definitely check out who is playing at the Live Music venues in the city, and check out the Nashville Scene for live show listings (https://www.nashvillescene.com).
 
Nashville Neighborhoods:
 
if you are interested in visiting different Nashville Neighborhoods, check out Nashville Guru (http://nashvilleguru.com/neighborhoods) for a full breakdown of what each neighborhood has to offer. 
 
Demonbreum Hill / Mid-Town / Hillsboro village is more of a local college bar scene. 
 
Melrose, Sylvan Park, the Nations, East Nashville are more residential and hipster in vibe. 
 
All these neighborhoods have tons of great food, shopping, and ragging bars; and non of the tourist trap gimmicks that you find Downtown. 
 
Team Activities:
 
As much as the locals hate it… Rent a BYOB Pedal Tavern, Party Bus, or Tractor and get weird in public. Nothing like being driven around the city while pregaming your night. 
 
If you have any other Questions reach out to Nate Glaser, on the ins and outs of What’s What in Nashville, irish.dpole@gmail.com.