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CLINIC for Coaches - old and new
by posted 10/11/2018

There will be a LEVEL I coaching training in Milford on November 10.  If you are already a coach, but need your on-field certification, or if you're interested in coaching, please sign up while there is space available.  Cocheco is happy to reimburse you for costs incurred for the course and for background check.  Spring will be here before we know it. November tends to be a slow time for many of us.  Grab your spot today.

 

https://www.uslacrosse.org/coaches/coach-development-program/certification

 

NOTE:  Participating does not require you to coach, but does give you a decent picture of what will be required when working with the team.  

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Fall Skills Clinics AND Travel Opps - GIRLS!
by posted 08/28/2018

This has come in from Lighthouse Lax.  I am sending this to everyone in the hopes that you'll spread the word to girls who might be new to the sport and would enjoy the skills sessions as an introduction.  There is also an opportunity for LOCAL Sunday tourneys this fall.

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2018 Fall Skills:
Portsmouth HS grass fields 

When: Saturdays Sept 8th thru Oct 27th
(Sept 8,15,22,19 & Oct 6,13,20,27)  

Click on an offering below to register: 

 

8:30am-9:30am for 2nd thru 6th grades $125pp
Coaches~ Anna Vogt, Mary Squire & Mike Boyle 


5pm-6:30pm for 7th thru 12th grades $170pp 

Coaches~ Kayla O'Connor , Mike Boyle , Mary Squire, Anna Vogt 

 

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& Local Sunday youth tournaments players can register for:
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Squire
Lighthouse Lacrosse Founder/Director
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EQUIPMENT NEEDS
by posted 03/11/2018

GIRLS must have:

Girl's stick

eye cage

mouth guard, neither white nor clear

uniform (supplied by Cocheco)

cleats

 

BOYS must have:

Boy's stick

Helmet

mouth guard, neither white nor clear

shoulder pads

elbow pads

gloves (with a gauntlet to protect their wrists)

protective cup

uniform (supplied by Cocheco)

cleats

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Orphans and Warhawks
by posted 04/11/2017


orphans

These items are on my front porch @ 75 Longhill Road, Dovuh

girl's winter coat

boy's turf shoes

2 single gloves

mouthguard case

2 shirts

 

 

SHOUT OUT to the Seacoast Warhawks.  This football league is using our smaller field at the County Farm for their practices.  Noticing the rocks inside the playing area, they cleared them ALL yesterday, then filled and seeded the holes!  Our 1/2 and 3/4 girls teams were psyched and said so to the gentlemen at work.  If YOU see them around town, please give 'em a nod.  Thank you, Seacoast Warhawks -- good luck with your season.

 

 

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GIRLS Rules Cheat Sheet
by posted 04/06/2017

Girls

8U - Short Field Only

10U – Short Field

Players – 7 versus 7 of which one can be a goalie.   Goals may not be upside down

Players – 7 versus 7 of which one can be a goalie.   Goals may not be upside down

Field – 60-70 yds by 30-40 yds.

Field – 60-70 yds by 30-40 yds.

Halves start with draw – after goal, girl on the team that was scored on get the ball on the goal line extended, her defensive side of field.  All players 4m away

Halves start with draw – after goal, draw

Three players allowed at draw.  All others to be below 8m.  May not be above 8m until after possession.

Markings – Goal Circle, Goal line, 8m arc and Center line – used as restraining line with two back (plus goalie)

Markings – Goal Circle, Goal line, 8m arc and Center line – used as restraining line with two back (plus goalie)

Regulation or soft ball.  Eyewear required

Regulation or soft ball.  Eyewear required

Goals – as high school 6’ by 6’

Goals – as high school 6’ by 6’

20 minute halves

No OT

20 minute halves

No OT

Two time outs per game

Two time outs per game

Keep Score using time keeper and score keeper at table

Keep Score using time keeper and score keeper at table

One Pass Rule

One Pass Rule

Cards are not used.  Player will leave field briefly and be replaced.

 

NO CONTACT.  Illegal, intentional or dangerous contact and unsporting conduct are major fouls and player is off field for short time and replaced.

Carded Players leave field and serve penaltyand must be replaced.

 

 NO CONTACT – excessive contact cardable

One officials required, two recommended

One coach may be on the field for coaching,

One officials required, two recommended

Youth Rules
a. Contested ball by two players only.  Third player results in ball being awarded by alternate possession
b. 1 on 1 defense only

c. 3 sec closely guarded
d. Players may not kick the ball

e. no covering allowed at any time.

Youth Rules
a. Contested ball by two players only.  Third player results in ball being awarded by alternate possession
b. 1 on 1 defense only in the midfield, may double ball in critical scoring area

c. 3 sec closely guarded
d. Players may not kick the ball
e. no covering allowed at any time

 

Girls
 

10U – Full Field

12U

14U

Players – 12 versus 12 including Goalie

Players – 12 versus 12 including Goalie

Players – 12 versus 12 including Goalie

Field – Regulation.

Field – Regulation.

Field – Regulation.

Markings – All Standard HS Markings –Conventional offsides

Markings – All Standard HS Markings –Conventional offsides

Markings – All Standard HS Markings –Conventional offsides

No checking

Modified checking

Modified checking

No Overtime, No deputy

No Overtime, No deputy

Two (2) three minute overtimes.  Sudden Victory.

Halves start with draw – after goal, draw.  Mercy Rule Applies at 4 goals

Players below restraining line may not cross until possession is established

Halves start with draw – after goal, draw.  Mercy Rule Applies at 4 goals

Players below restraining line may not cross until possession is established

Halves start with draw – after goal, draw

 

Players below restraining line may not cross until possession is established

 

Regulation ball.  Eyewear required

Regulation ball.  Eyewear required

Regulation ball.  Eyewear required

Goals – as high school 6’ by 6’

Goals – as high school 6’ by 6’

Goals – as high school 6’ by 6’

One Pass Rule

One Pass Rule

No Pass Rule

20 minute halves

No OT

25 minute halves

OT sudden victory

25 minute halves, stopped time last two minutes

OT sudden victory

Two time outs per game

Two time outs per game

Two time outs per game

Two officials required for full field

Two officials required for full field

Two officials required for full field, one must be local rated of above.

Keep Score using time keeper and score keeper at table

Keep Score using time keeper and score keeper at table

Keep Score using time keeper and score keeper at table

Carded Players leave field and must be replaced. .

NO CONTACT – excessive contact cardable

Carded Players leave field, team plays short 2 minutes for yellow and duration of game for red.

Carded Players leave field, team plays short 2 minutes for yellow and duration of game for red.

Youth Rules
a. Contested ball by two players only.  Third player results in ball being awarded by alternate possession
b. 1 on 1 defense only in the midfield, may double ball in critical scoring area

c. 3 sec closely guarded
d. Players may not kick the ball.

Youth Rules
a. 3 sec closely guarded
b. Players may kick the ball

Youth Rules
a. 3 sec closely guarded
b. Players may kick the ball.

         

 

4.3.2. Pass Rule (only applies to 8U, 10U, and 12U.  Does not apply to 14U) One attempted pass is required after the ball and the ball carrier completely cross their respective offensive restraining line before a shot can be taken at the goal. An additional pass is not required until the ball leaves the offensive side of the field beyond the restraining line. If a shot is taken before the pass is attempted, it is considered a goal circle violation and the ball is awarded to the goal keeper.

 

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Girls Headgear is Optional
by posted 12/13/2016

Please read through.  Copied from the USLax website, hoping to answer more questions than I create.  The short of it is that headgear for girls is optional for all youth players this year; but, it is expected to be mandatory for the 2018 season.  So if you buy, check that what you purchase will still meet next season's standards.  Key note is that some headgear incorporates eye protection, too, so what she'll be most comfortable in over the long-term is an important consideration.  Will provide more specifics asap!  Lisa   

Women's Lacrosse Headgear FAQs

Points of Emphasis

  • The use of headgear is optional in girls' and women's lacrosse.
  • Any headgear used after January 1, 2017 must meet the ASTM standard, F3137.
  • The ASTM standard, F3137, is a performance standard, not a design standard.
  • Product designs will likely vary from one manufacturer to another.
  • Products must provide full coverage of the head.
  • Products must be worn with required ASTM women’s lacrosse eyewear.
  • There must be marking on both the packaging and product that states that the headgear conforms to ASTM standard F3137.

What does the standard mean?
The ASTM standard is the first-ever performance standard for women’s lacrosse headgear, developed to help reduce impact forces associated with stick and ball contact in women’s lacrosse.

Will the new headgear prevent concussions?
The headgear standard was developed to decrease ball- and stick-to-head impact force. No headgear or helmet in any sport has been proven to prevent concussions.

Is the use of headgear required?
No. Headgear remains optional in the US Lacrosse Youth Rule Book and in the USL/NFHS Rule Book.

When will this headgear be available?
Headgear products have begun to be available in the marketplace, as of September 2016. US Lacrosse has created an online listing for headgear models that have submitted a passing report in compliance with ASTM standard F3137.

What does this mean for the 2016 season?
During the remainder of 2016, both current soft headgear allowable under the 2016 rules and any headgear that meets the ASTM standard will be legal for play. US Lacrosse encourages parents, program administrators and athletic directors to contact the manufacturer of gear already purchased for information on compliance to the new standard.

Will the new headgear be soft?
ASTM standard F3137 is not a soft headgear standard and the standard itself makes no mention of the word "soft." However, the testing protocol does require that the product meets a certain flexibility to insure that players who are wearing the product do not injure those who are not.

How much will the new headgear products cost?
Products vary in cost and design. Please contact the headgear manufacturers for more information.

What will the headgear look like?
The ASTM standard requires the headgear to fully cover the head, thus precluding the use of head band type products currently used by some players. All headgear must be worn with required eyewear, and some headgear models have integrated eyewear. The standard has two options, allowing manufacturers to make their headgear with eyewear implemented or a product that is compatible with various eyewear products currently on the market.

For further inquiries, please contact Caitlin Kelley, Women's Game Senior Manager at US Lacrosse, at .

Helpful Link from Cascade and Hummingbird  ... not endorsing, just FYI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR1t99TPRyw Please don't hesitate to reach out and speak to our customer service team at 1-800-537-1702 Monday - Friday 9am-5pm (EST). Cascade

https://www.hummingbirdsports.com/blog/

 

 
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Officials' Hand Signals -- BOYS GAME
by posted 05/02/2016


Being familiar with these will increase your LaxIQ and greatly increase your enjoyment of every game. Naturally, they differ between the boys and girls games.

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Officials' Hand Signals - GIRLS GAME
by posted 05/02/2016


Being familiar with these increases your LaxIQ and will greatly increase your enjoyment of every game.

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Food for Thought
by posted 03/30/2016

These require zero talent:

 1.  Being on time

 2.  Work ethic

 3.  Effort

 4.  Body Language

 5.  Energy

 6.  Attitude

 7.  Passion

 8.  Being coachable

 9.  Doing extra

10.  Being prepared

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