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HUDSON VALLEY YOUTH LACROSSE

 2018 BOYS RULES of PLAY

The NFHS 2017 Boys Lacrosse Rules Book, as modified by the US Lacrosse 2017 Rules for Boys Youth Lacrosse (reprinted below with HVYL modifications), shall govern play.

 

2018 Hudson Valley REF FEES:

Officials fees will remain the same for both boys and girls lacrosse

5/6 & 7/8 games:  Two officials $60 per official. If only one official works the game the fee is $90.  Each team is responsible for half the fee.

3/4 games:  $60 for one official. There may be times when two HS aged officials to a 3/4 game. The fee is still $60 total with each official receiving $30.

All official fees should be paid by check or cash on the field prior to the start of the game.

 

 

10U HVYLL adjustments to the USL rules 2018

1.2 - Field markings may be done using flat cones or other markings if painted lines are not possible.  There is no penalty for using cones or other alternative markings.  By agreement teams may use full field for 10v10 games.

1.8 no long sticks permitted. 

1.9 – While teams should try to have same color shorts and jerseys, there is no penalty for variation, as long as the uniforms may be reasonably differentiated from the opponent.

2.1.1 – Standard play for 10U will be 7 v 7, including a goalie.  Teams may agree to change the number of players on the field.  10 v 10 will be full field.

2.1.3 – Teams may agree to allow 1 coach per team on the field.  The field coach will coach the players on the field and not argue with the referee or interfere with play.

3.1 – The teams will play 12 minute running quarters

4.3 – if a team is behind by 6 or more goals, the team will be awarded the ball at midfield in  lieu of conducting a face off after a goal.  Teams will still face off at the start of any period. The coach of the trailing team may elect to face off.

4.8.1 – Shots released before the period end can score a goal unless the ball deflects off an offensive player after the period ends. [USL rule is not complete]

4.10 – Teams will be offside if they have more than 5 players in the defensive end or 4 players in the offensive end in a 7v7 game.  For any other number of players, the offsides requirement will be adjusted as appropriate.

4.14 - no over and back violations for small field play

4.16 – The revised slashing rule is intended to penalize "hack" checks, whether contact is to  the stick or not.  Any big wind up check starting above the shoulder or otherwise is considered a hack check.  Slap checks to the body are slashes.  When the offensive player has his stick above his shoulder it may be checked.

All one handed checks are a slash.

4.18 – The goalkeeper clamping on the ball outside the crease is entitled to possession.

4.21 – teams may sub on the fly.  Teams may substitute on sideline out of bounds by requesting a "horn."  No actual horn is used for these dead ball substitutions.  Any number of players may substitute. Teams also may freely substitute between periods, after a goal, and after a time serving penalty if time serving penalties are used. 

4.25 – teams are allowed 2 time outs per half.

 

Rules 5, 6, 7.1 and 7.2 – Unless otherwise agreed by the teams, teams will not be man down for penalties. Instead, 30 second and 1 minute penalties will result in fast breaks.  2 and 3 minute penalties will result in 2 or 3 fast breaks, which will only end on defense possession or a goal. The player committing the foul will be substituted for the time of the penalty or longer, except for the goalkeeper (unless USC or +2 minutes of personal fouls). Take out body checks are a minimum 2 minute penalty.

 

Stalling – there are no counts or keep-it-in at this level.   The official may warn a team to advance the ball.  That team will then have 5 seconds to advance the ball.

7.10 – Referees will use the play-on technique where appropriate for loose ball technical fouls

Conduct fouls will include field players entering the crease in an attempt to act as goalkeeper to block shots.  A second violation by the team player will be a releasable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Stick checks – officials will not normally conduct stick checks.  An exception will be made for obviously illegal sticks and 1 coach request.  Shooting string violations will be ignored.

For areas not addressed by the youth rules and these exceptions, please refer to the NFHS rules.

 

 

 

12U HVYLL adjustments to the USL rules 2018

1.2.1 and 2.1.1 – Unless the teams agree otherwise, games will be 10v10 on a full size field.

1.9 – While teams should try to have same color shorts and jerseys, there is no penalty for variation, as long as the uniforms may be reasonably differentiated from the opponent.

2.7 – The referee may serve as timekeeper

3.1 – The quarters will be 8 minutes stop time or 1012 minutes running time.[change made during year]

4.3 – if a team is behind by 6 or more goals, the team will be awarded the ball at midfield in  lieu of conducting a face off after a goal.  Teams will still face off at the start of any period.

4.8.1 – Shots released before the period end can score a goal unless the ball deflects off an offensive player after the period ends. [USL rule is not complete]

4.11 - no 10 or 20 counts [counts added to USL rules]

4.14 – over and back rule: once the ball enters the attack area, the offense may not propel or touch the ball leaving the attack half of the field, except on a shot.

4.15 –Any take out check is at minimum a non-releasable 2 minute personal foul.

4.16 – The revised slashing rule is intended to penalize "hack" checks, whether contact is to  the stick or not.  Any big wind up check starting above the shoulder or otherwise is considered a hack check.  Slap checks to the body are slashes.  When the offensive player has his stick above his shoulder it may be checked.

All one handed checks are a slash.

4.18 – The goalkeeper clamping on the ball outside the crease is entitled to possession.

4.21 – teams may sub on the fly.  Teams may substitute on sideline out of bounds by requesting a "horn."  No actual horn is used for these dead ball substitutions.  Teams also may freely substitute between periods, during a time out, after a goal, and after a time serving penalty.  No substitutions are required. Any number of players may substitute.

 

6.10 Stalling – there are no counts or keep-it-in at this level.   The official may warn a team to advance the ball.  That team will then have 5 seconds to advance the ball.

Stick checks – officials will not normally conduct stick checks.  An exception will be made for obviously illegal sticks and 1 coach request.  Shooting string violations will be ignored.

Rule 7 – If a team does not have a second dressed goalkeeper, the in-home will serve goalkeeper fouls except unsportsmanlike conduct and personal fouls totaling 2 minutes or more.

7.10 – Referees will use the play-on technique where appropriate for loose ball technical fouls

Conduct fouls will include field players entering the crease in an attempt to act as goalkeeper to block shots.  A second violation by the player team will be a releasable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.[per change to NFHS rules]

For areas not addressed by the youth rules and these exceptions, please refer to the NFHS rules.

 

 

14U HVYLL adjustments to the USL rules 2018

1.9 – While teams should try to have same color shorts and jerseys, there is no penalty for variation, as long as the uniforms may be reasonably differentiated from the opponent.

2.7 – The referee may serve as timekeeper

3.1 – The quarters will be 8 minutes stop time or 10 12 minutes running time.

4.3 – if a team is behind by 6 or more goals, the team will be awarded the ball at midfield in  lieu of conducting a face off after a goal.  Teams will still face off at the start of any period.

4.8.1 – Shots released before the period end can score a goal unless the ball deflects off an offensive player after the period ends. [USL rule is not complete]

4.14 – over and back rule: once the ball enters the attack area, the offense may not propel or touch the ball leaving the attack half of the field, except on a shot.

4.18 defender acting as goalie – first team offense is conduct foul; after that team foul is a releasable USC. [USL failed to update rule]

4.21 – teams may sub on the fly.  Teams may substitute on sideline out of bounds by requesting a "horn."  No actual horn is used for these dead ball substitutions.  Teams also may freely substitute between periods, during a time out, after a goal, and after a time serving penalty.  No substitutions are required. Any number of players may substitute.

Rule 5 – take out checks are a minimum 2 minute no release penalty

Stalling – If both teams agree, there will be 10 and 20 counts for advancing the ball and keep it in for the last two minutes for a team ahead by 1-4 goals.  In the absence of counts, the official may warn a team to advance the ball.  That team will then have 5 seconds to advance the ball. 

Rule 7 – If a team does not have a second dressed goalkeeper, the in-home will serve goalkeeper fouls except unsportsmanlike conduct and personal fouls totaling 2 minutes or more.

7.10 – Referees will use the play-on technique where appropriate for loose ball technical fouls

Conduct fouls will include field players entering the crease in an attempt to act as goalkeeper to block shots.  A second violation by the player team will be a releasable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Stick checks – officials will not normally conduct stick checks.  An exception will be made for obviously illegal sticks and 1 coach request.  Shooting string violations will be ignored.

For areas not addressed by the youth rules and these exceptions, please refer to the NFHS rules.