The Prince Frederick Eagles organization is a nonprofit sports and recreational club for children ages 4-15 to learn and grow on and off the field. We offer football, cheerleading, poms, lacrosse, basketball, and baseball programs!
PFE is excited that our 2014 Boys Recreational Lacrosse season is underway and that we are competing in the Southern Maryland Youth Lacrosse League (SMYLA) this Spring from March through May 2014. Registration officially closed on February 15th, 2014 .
Team practices began the end of February and games are typically played on Saturdays, however weekday games and Sundays may be an option if there are scheduling conflicts with other teams on Saturdays. Games will be played the 3rd week of March through May 2014.
For returning players, they can use their same game uniforms as last year plus the cost for registration that is only $85 this year ($50 for Scoopers-Under 7). This year, the base registration cost covers a PFE Lacrosse compression shirt, SMYLA league fees, officials, and the end of the season tournament. For new players or returning players that wish to purchase an additional uniform, game jersey, game shorts, and shooting shirt are also available for an additional cost of $25 per item ($75.00 for full uniform). There is a $10 discount for each additional child registered per immediate family.
PFE recreational lacrosse does not supply each player with equipment. The player is responsible for having their own equipment (e.g., Lacrosse Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves and Lacrosse stick). For 1st time players, Lacrosse equipment packages can be found for a reasonable price on Ebay and Dicks Sporting Goods, as well as many other specialized sporting stores.
* We are also pleased to inform you that PFE Coaches have once again partnered with Calvert High School's Lacrosse coaching staff to create the best possible experience for your son this Spring.
If you have any questions regarding PFE Lacrosse, please email your question to Bill King -
------------------------------------------------ 2014 Age Requirements by Division Note: Date of Birth (DOB) is determined by the
age of the child as of Sept 1st, 2013 ------------------------------------------------
U15 Team (Junior Division)
DOB 9/1/1998 - 8/31/2000 REGISTRATION CLOSED
U13 Team (Midgets Division)
DOB 9/1/2000 - 8/31/2002 REGISTRATION CLOSED
U11 Team (PeeWee Division)
DOB 9/1/2002 - 8/31/2004 REGISTRATION CLOSE
U9 Team (Bantam Division)
DOB 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006 REGISTRATION CLOSED
U7 Team (Scooper Division)
DOB 9/1/2006 - 8/31/2008 REGISTRATION CLOSED
The league that PFE Lacrosse plays in during the Spring season is called the SOUTHERN MARYLAND YOUTH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION(SMYLA). SMYLA is comprised of sixteen teams divided into two conferences; Chesapeake (Senior) and Potomac (Junior).
2014 SEASON INFORMATION
Junior (U15) Teams: To be eligible to play on the Junior Team during the 2013 season, a player must be fourteen (14) years old or younger on September 1, 2013 (birth year 9/1/1998 or later). A ninth grader meeting the age eligibility is not eligible for play at the Junior level if he is on
a varsity lacrosse team, a junior varsity lacrosse team, or any other comparable team, including a club level team.
Midget (U13) Teams: To be eligible to play on a Midget team during the 2013 season, a player must be twelve (12) years or younger on September 1, 2013 (birth year 9/1/2000 or later).
PeeWee (U11) Teams: To be eligible to play on a PeeWee team during the 2013 season, a player must be ten (10) years old or younger on September 1, 2013 (birth year 9/1/2002 or later).
Bantam (U9) Teams: To be eligible to play on a Bantam team during the 2013 season, a player must be eight (8) years old or younger on September 1, 2013 (birth year 9/1/2004 or later). The Bantam division will not compete for a championship in the year-end tournament, but is invited to participate in a league-sponsored, noncompetitive Bantam Shootout event during the SMYLA year-end tournament.
Bantam-Senior games are played 10-on-10 (3 attack, 3 midfielders, 3 defensemen & goalie) on 80 yard field, with one coach from each team on the field using the revised rules outlined in the Rules and Exceptions.
Scooper (U7) Teams: To be eligible to play on a Scooper team during the 2013 season, a player must be (6) years old or younger on September 1, 2013 (birth year 9/1/2006 or later). The Scooper division will not compete for a championship in the year-end tournament, but is invited to participate in a league-sponsored, noncompetitive Scooper Shootout event during the SMYLA year-end tournament. Scooper teams will use revised rules.
RULES OF PLAY
The rules of the National Federation of State High Schools Associations, the SMYLA By-Laws, and the SMYLA Handbook will prevail over the play of game. The home team shall supply a copy of the SMYLA Rules to officials before each game. The following additions and/or exceptions to NFHS rules will be enforced:
Juniors – Four quarters of 8-minute stop time.
Midgets – Four quarters of 8-minute stop time.
Pee Wees – Four quarters of 8-minute stop time.
Bantams – Four quarters of 10-minute running time, with stoppage of play at the 5 minute mark of each quarter to allow for substitution.
There shall be 2-minutes between quarters and 5-minutes between halves. Whenever possible, games shall be scheduled on game day in the following order: Juniors, Midgets, PeeWees, Bantams.
In the case of tie, 1 5-minute, sudden-victory overtime will be played. If the tie is not broken at that time, a 2nd 5-minute sudden-victory overtime will be played. If the tie is not broken at that time, the game will end and be recorded as a tie, with each team being awarded one point.
Two referees shall officiate games at the Junior, Midget, PeeWee and Bantam levels. Referees are optional at the Scoopers level.
PLAY OF GAME
1. One-handed stick checks are illegal and considered a personal foul at all levels.
2. The rules allowing twenty-seconds to clear the ball over the midfield line and 10-seconds to enter the offensive box shall be enforced at all levels.
3. The 12-goal mercy rule and running clock outlined in the NFHS Rules shall be waived. Instead, when one team leads the other team by five or more goals during a game, including the start of a quarter but not during a penalty infraction against the trailing team, the team with the least amount of goals shall be awarded possession of the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a face-off.
4. Should the entire team leave its bench area during an altercation, that team shall forfeit the game. Should both teams leave the bench area during an altercation, both teams shall forfeit the game, and no points will be awarded to either team.
5.Coaches are expected to lead by example and act as role models to players. Therefore, should a coach be ejected during a game, that team shall immediately forfeit the game at that point.
6.Should a player be ejected from play under NFHS Rule 5-11-3, he shall be suspended from participation in the next league game, including tournament play. The offending team is responsible for notifying the League President immediately of any ejection from play.
7.The Rules and Discipline Committee may impose additional sanctions if a rule violation or inappropriate action warrants.
All safety standards outlined in the NFHS rules shall be enforced, except the rules requiring mandatory uniformity in helmet color and uniform rules.
1. The NFHS Rules regarding stick length, gloves, and shoulder pads shall be enforced at all levels except the Bantam level where stick length minimum is 36" and maximum is 44".
2. The home team shall be responsible for ensuring that there is no conflict in jersey colors. If there is a conflict, it is the responsibility of the home team to make the change in jerseys.
1. The home team shall ensure that the field is properly lined and mowed. Fields should be prepared for play one-half hour prior to game time. Failure to have a field prepared one-half hour in advance may result in a three-minute non-releasable penalty at the start of the game. This rule is not to be interpreted to imply that a field is necessarily going to be "available" for play one-half hour prior to game time. When multiple games are scheduled, this may not be possible. However, this rule should be interpreted to imply that a field should be ready (i.e. goals strung and in place, field lined, etc.) for play one-half hour prior to the first game of the day.
2. The field limit lines shall be strictly enforced on the team side of the field, especially surrounding the scorer's table area and the team area.
3. No more than four (4) coaches shall be allowed in the coaches and team areas during the play of game.
4. During the play of game, spectators should be encouraged to remain on the side of the field opposite the players and scoring table.
Play in the Bantam division is intended to be inclusive and at an
instructional level, therefore the following adjustments to the play of the
game will be made:
1. Four quarters of 10-minute running time with stoppage of play at
the 5-minute mark of each quarter to allow for substitution.
2. No scorekeeping.
3. No referees required – the option to have a referee during play is at the discretion of the teams. Some teams may wish to offer the Bantam players a “game type” situation and may choose to include a referee.
4. One coach from each team may be positioned on the field, with coaches positioning themselves on opposite halves of the field.
5. Players will wear full equipment, including mouthpiece. Stick lengths shall be a minimum of 36" and a maximum of 44".
6. Seven-on-seven (two attack, three midfielders, two defensemen).
7. Teams will always remain at equal strength, therefore there are no time-serving penalties at this level.
8. Goals will be moved to the restraining lines.
9. Teams may field a goalie. In lieu of goalies, teams may invert the goals to the upside down position or use Hector the Rejector.
10.Faceoffs only at the beginning of each quarter. During a faceoff, only the two players facing off are allowed to compete for the ball until one team possesses the ball. Change of possession after each goal with the ball awarded at the midline.
11.Two passes (not necessarily completed passes) must be attemptein the offensive end of play prior to shooting on goal.