Youth Lacrosse Rules

The 422 Sportsplex
GIRLS YOUTH LACROSSE RULES
*Revised Jan. 2016*

Play of Game:
7 v 7 (Six and a goalie)
4 players in attacking zone maximum from half field
6’x 6′ goals
Regulation 8′ radius crease
Score and standings will be kept
Stick Checks at umpires discretion
There will be no passing rules
Center draw to begin both halves and after a goal is scored
Boundary- Ball is out of bounds over the line on the team side of the field
*All USL rules will be used except for the exceptions listed above*
U-15 and Below Modifications

Modified checking rules
If there is no goalie, deputy may only run the ball out of the goal circle.
No follow through into the goal circle.
*All other USL youth rules will apply if applicable.*

Roster:
Minimum of 7 players, maximum of 22
Coach/manager must submit an official roster by the second week of play – players added after the second week must be officially added to the roster at the Youth Director’s discretion
Mercy Rule:
Upon a lead of 5 goals, the leading team is required to:
Drop the ride back to the midline.
Make one pass in or into the offensive zone. Once this pass is made no additional passes are required unless the ball passes back over midline.
Time:
The game clock starts at scheduled time. Teams must be ready to play on time. Late starts will still finish on time.
Two, 20-minute running-time halves.
2-minute halftime to change sides.
Rolling substitutions
No time outs in the game.

Fouls & Penalties:
Penalty in the 8 m Area:
For minor fouls, all indirect free positions
For major fouls, direct shots are permitted except for in the 5/6 division

Standings:
Teams will receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. League champion will be determined by seed play and a final championship game. Any tie breakers when determining seed play shall be reviewed in the following order:
-The winner of any head-to-head league play – only if two teams
-Least goals allowed
-Most goals scored

Weather:
If games are cancelled due to weather related cancellations, the Sportsplex will not make those games up. There are no refunds or credits.

Referees:
Referees appointed to officiate each game have complete authority on the field of play, and their decisions on points of fact connected with the game are final. Officiating will be monitored and assessed periodically, and management will always try to provide quality officiating at the facility. Constructive comments regarding officiating are welcome and encouraged. Please submit any such comments in writing via e-mail. Complaints regarding officials should be submitted in writing (via e-mail), contain points of fact (ref’s name, if known, date, time, and field number), and have your name and the name of your team at the top. Teams may not discuss the officiating immediately following their game. The Youth Program Director will take seriously all complaints written 24 hours after a game. The Youth Program Director will not take seriously complaints directed at him immediately following a game, verbal or written. The Youth Program Director will not overturn any calls made by the referee during the course of a game. If a team suspects an illegal player or other illegal activity associated with other team, they should inform the Youth Program Director immediately. If this activity is discovered after the game is completed, the team should file a formal protest to the Youth Program Director. Please read our rules below to understand how to file a formal protest. Do not discuss officiating or the officials with the facility staff during or immediately after your game.

The 422 Sportsplex
BOYS YOUTH LACROSSE RULES
*Revised Jan. 2016*
Play of Game:
-7 v 7 – six and a goalie; 10v10 – nine and a goalie (for JV and Varsity boys only)
-2 players in defensive zone at all times
-3 long poles allowed
-6’x 6’ goals
-Regulation 9’ radius crease
-Ten seconds to clear defensive zone
-Midline becomes back court once ball is cleared
-No backcourt violation on a shot or defensive deflection
-Score and standings will be kept
-There is no “3-pass” rule
-Minimum of 7 players, maximum of 16
Mercy Rule:
Upon a lead of 5 goals, the leading team is required to:
Drop the ride back to the midline.
Make one pass in or into the offensive zone. Once this pass is made no additional passes are required unless the ball passes back over midline.
Time:
The game clock starts at scheduled time. Teams must be ready to play on time. The game clock starts at scheduled time. Teams must be ready to play on time. Late starts will still finish on time.
Two 20-minute running-time halves
2 minute halftime to change sides
One 1 min. timeout per game
After a goal, whistle will start play after goalie has ball in stick (middle school only). JV and Varsity will face-off after goals. Goalie may delay (5-8 count) picking up ball to allow for substitution.
Body Checks:
LIMITED BODY CHECKING, DO NOT KNOCK PLAYERS DOWN.
Penalties:
1 -, 2-, or 3-minute penalties for boarding, illegal body checks, slashing, and unsportsmanlike conduct. All penalty time served in full. Penalty time begins when player is in box and will be kept on the scoreboard. No 10 second count for man down team-backcourt rule still applies.
4 personals equal removal from game and a 2 game suspension. 2 two game suspension equals season suspension.
If a player fights or is belligerent in any way, he/she will be expelled from the league. Lacrosse Leagues permanently without exception and without refund.

Weather:
If games are cancelled due to weather related cancellations, Sportsplex will not make those games up. There are no refunds or credits.

Referees:
Referees appointed to officiate each game have complete authority on the field of play, and their decisions on points of fact connected with the game are final. Officiating will be monitored and assessed periodically, and management will always try to provide quality officiating at the facility. Constructive comments regarding officiating are welcome and encouraged. Please submit any such comments in writing via e-mail. Complaints regarding officials should be submitted in writing (via e-mail), contain points of fact (ref’s name, if known, date, time, and field number), and have your name and the name of your team at the top. Teams may not discuss the officiating immediately following their game. The Youth Program Director will take seriously all complaints written 24 hours after a game. The Youth Program Director will not take seriously complaints directed at him immediately following a game, verbal or written. The Youth Program Director will not overturn any calls made by the referee during the course of a game. If a team suspects an illegal player or other illegal activity associated with other team, they should inform the Youth Program Director immediately. If this activity is discovered after the game is completed, the team should file a formal protest to the Youth Program Director. Please read our rules below to understand how to file a formal protest. Do not discuss officiating or the officials with the facility staff during or immediately after your game.