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2018 HAVOC in Hanover

Rules & Game Modifications / Girls Division

 

Global Tournament Rules:

  • All tournament games are 25 minutes running clock with no timeouts. 
  • Players are only eligible to play on one team (unless previously cleared by Tournament Director).
  • Spectators will observe games from opposite side of team benches. Coaches are responsible for informing spectators.
  • The home team will be the first team listed on the game schedule and should wear light jerseys.
  • Please remind coaches, parents and players to do their part in making this a FUN and POSITIVE experience for all involved!
  • RESPECT THE GAME!  RESPECT THE OFFICIALS!  RESPECT THE OPPONENT!

Youth rules listed below are modifications of US Lacrosse rules by age division. 

 

Grades 1/2

  • 4 v 4 on modified field and no goalies
  • Two 12 minute halves with 2 minute halftime
  • No checking!
  • No offisides. Every player is a middie
  • Soft ball used (Swax Lax)
  • Coaches can be on the field to assist but must not interfere with the flow of play.  The coaches must stay out of the critical scoring area and conduct themselves in a positive manner.
  • Shot blockers in cage.  Square.
  • No draw: players line up in their defensive end to start. 4 meter minimum between opposing sides.  
  • Shots - No rolling the ball under the blocker.  It must be a legitimate shot (i.e. bounce shot) if scored under blocker.  Discretion is left to officials.
  • Score will not be kept. There is no championship game.
  • Coin toss prior to game start: Winner of toss will start with possession at center spot. The other team will have 1st alternating possession and will start with possession in 2nd half.
  • Pass Requirement: One pass attempt before shot is required (pass must originate past midline).
  • If a shot is unsuccessful, reenters the field of play and is recovered by the shooting team, it is still “hot” and the pass requirement does not reset.
  • After a goal, defense is given the the ball along the goal line to the side of the goal circle. The remaining players will be moved 4m away.
  • Must play 1 v 1 defense. If defensive player leaves the her girl to double ball, whistle is blown and offender player moved back to her mark.
  • Loose ball may only be contested by one player from each team. If 3rd player enters scrum, whistle is blown and ball awarded via alternating possession.
  • Kicking the ball is not allowed.
  • 3 seconds closely guarded applies.
  • For major fouls (illegal, dangerous contact, or unsportsmanlike conduct), player is taken out briefly with sub replacing her. No card.
  • No penalty cards
  • No timeouts

 

Grades 3/4

  • 7v7 (2-3-2 formation) plus goalie or shot blocker in cage
  • 25 minute games, no halftime
  • No checking
  • Coaches not allowed on the playing field
  • Score is kept.  Championship game is played.
  • Coin toss prior to start.  Winner of toss chooses direction of play or 1st alternating possession.
  • Draw to start each half and to restart play after each goal.  
    • No center circle on modified field.  The non-drawing middies line up at midfield with a foot on the sideline and hold until official signals that possession has been established by one of the drawing middies).
    • The 2 defenders and 2 attackers must hold in the 8m area until possession is established by one of the drawing middies.
  • Midfield line serves as restraining line on modified field.  2 field players must stay back behind the midfield line.  A team is considered offsides when they have more than 5 players in their offensive end (or more than 6 in defensive end including goalie). 
  • 3 seconds closely guarded applies
  • One pass attempt is required before a shot. Pass must originate on the offensive half of the field.
  • If a shot is unsuccessful, reenters the field of play and is recovered by the shooting team, it is still “hot” and the pass requirement does not reset.
  • On an 8 meter free position – the pass requirement does not apply.
  • Mercy rule applies:  if a team is winning by 4 or more goals, the trainling team can elect to take an indirect free position at the draw center.
  • Penalty cards are administered at this level, but teams do not play short.  
  • Loose ball may be contested by one player from each team.  If 3rd player enters scrum, whistle is blown and ball is awarded via alternating possession.
  • Kicking the ball is not allowed
  • No timeouts

 

Grades 5/6

  • 12v12 on full field
  • 25 minute games.  No halftime.
  • Score is kept.  Championship game is played.
  • Coin toss prior to start:  Winner of toss chooses direction of play or 1st alternating possession.
  • Coaches not allowed on the playing field.
  • Modified checking - BELOW THE SHOULDER
  • 3 seconds closely guarded applies.
  • Mercy rule applies:  If a team is winning by 4 or more goals, the trailing team can elect to take an indirect free position at the draw center.
  • Draws after goals
  • Penalty cards are administered at this level and the offending team plays short.
  • No pass requirement
  • No timeouts

 

Grades 7/8

  • 12v12 on full field
  • 25 minute games.  No halftime.
  • Score is kept.  Championship game is played.
  • Coin toss prior to start: Winner of toss chooses direction of play or 1st alternating possession.
  • Coaches not allowed on the playing field.
  • Modified checking - BELOW THE SHOULDER
  • 3 seconds closely guarded applies.
  • Mercy rule applies:  If a team is winning by 4 or more goals, the trailing team can elect to take an indirect free position at the draw center.
  • Draws after goals
  • Penalty cards are administered at this level and the offending team plays short.
  • No pass requirement
  • No timeouts