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Hudson Valley Youth Lacrosse Association

Rules Modifications 2018 Season
 

 

2017 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.

 

 

2018 Points of Emphasis

(Mainly applicable for 12U and 14U play)

ILLEGAL DEFENSIVE POSITIONING

The Rules Committee’s emphasis on illegal defensive positioning is a clarification of the process and understanding of these fouls. It is an effort to minimize injuries in the critical scoring area not to create more fouls. When a defender is in three seconds or the free space to goal, she illegally occupies a space to which she is not entitled. The illegal defender reduces opportunities for the offense to safely attack and is placing herself at risk of injury.

For Illegal Defensive Positioning to occur, the attack must create opportunity. First, the ball must be above the goal line extended and within the Critical Scoring Area. Second, the attacker must physically have the potential to shoot, and the path to goal must be clear of legal defenders. If opportunity to shoot does not exist, the call should not be made,

CONTACT IN THE MIDFIELD- INCIDENTAL V. DANGEROUS

The safety of all players is a priority to the committee, and rough or dangerous play in the midfield not only disrupts the flow of play, but also put players at significant risk for injury. Legal contact (incidental or deliberate) can occur between opponents during the normal course of play. However, contact that occurs that physically forces the opponent off of their position or path is illegal contact. Deliberate illegal contact (e.g. cross-checks or pushes) made to the body of any player in a defenseless position must be carded.

CROSSE IN THE SPHERE/CHECK TO THE HEAD

It is the responsibility of the defender to keep her stick out of the sphere and throat area of the ball carrier. Defenders who penetrate this space and throat area should be assessed a major foul. Repeated violations of this rule may be carded. This rule applies even when the ball carrier does not have her stick in a legal checking position. A check to the head or a check that causes the attacker’s stick to contact her head is a mandatory card.

PROFESSIONALISM

US Lacrosse continues to encourage all coaches, players, officials and administrators to conduct themselves in a professional manner before, during, and immediately following all contests. The rules committee reminds coaches and players to avoid the use of excessive dissent or abusive language and reminds coaches to stay in his or her coaching area. The committee encourages calm, patient and productive dialogue between coaches, players, and officials.

NOTABLE RULE CHANGES FOR 2018

a. Player’s sticks may touch the ground over the center circle and restraining line on the draw. b. During the draw, both sticks must be parallel to and above the center line.

The Rules

The US Lacrosse Women’s Rule Committee has developed age appropriate rules to support the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). The new rules support the appropriate physical, cognitive, and emotional development of youth players at the 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U levels. The committee strongly encourages the use of these age appropriate rules to reinforce the proper development of individual stick skills, team play, player safety, and sportsmanship.

U8/Gr 1-2

8U GIRLS’ GAME FORMAT SUMMARY AND EQUIPMENT

• 4v4 (cross field)
• No goalies
• Smaller sticks and soft balls

• Eyewear is required
• 3v3 goals 8U GIRLS’ RULES OVERVIEW
• No draw / players line up in their defensive end to start game • Coaches can be on the field to assist and ‘officiate’
• No score is kept
• One pass rule
• After a goal, defense is given the ball for a clear
• Must play 1v1 defense

At this level of play:

1) illegal or dangerous contact as well as
2) unsportsmanlike conduct would be considered major fouls; the player would be taken

briefly off the field.
No cards are used, and the team does NOT play short.

U10/Gr 3-4

10U GIRLS’ GAME FORMAT SUMMARY AND EQUIPMENT

• 8v8 includes goalies, (cross field)
• Traditional stick and balls, modified pocket is allowed

• Officials are required • Score can be kept

10U GIRLS’ RULES OVERVIEW

• At the draw players line up in both offensive and defensive end, traditional line up • Introduction of the 8-meter arc and restraining line at midfield
• After a goal, the goalkeeper clears
• No checking and 3 seconds closely guarded applies

• Must play 1v1 defense
• There is no longer a pass rule

Significant changes introduced at the 10U level include introduction of the goalkeeper and cards for penalty administration. The restraining line, 8m arc are now included and this corresponds with the introduction of 8m rules - shooting space and 3 second defense. Because of these changes, fouls are delineated major, minor and cardable. There is the introduction of pocket requirements though a modified pocket is allowed, and the pass rule is eliminated at this age.

U12/Gr 5-6

12U GIRLS’ GAME FORMAT SUMMARY AND EQUIPMENT

• 8v8 (cross field) or 12v12 (full field) includes goalies • Traditional stick and balls
• Officials are required
• Score can be kept

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12U GIRLS’ RULES OVERVIEW

• At the draw players line up in both offensive and defensive end, traditional line up
• Draws after goals: Mercy rule should be applied at 4-goal differential unless waived by

the losing team’s coach.
• Modified checking is allowed, and 3 seconds closely guarded applies

Significant changes at the 12U level include the option for full field play; modified checking is introduced and a team serving a card now plays short.
Significant consistencies with the younger level: 3 seconds closely guarded still applies. There is the option for small sided play

U14/Gr 7-8

14U GIRLS’ GAME FORMAT SUMMARY AND EQUIPMENT

• 12v12 includes goalies (full field) • Traditional stick and balls
• Officials are required
• Score can be kept

14U GIRLS’ RULES OVERVIEW

• Traditional line up for draw
Draw after goals, mercy rule applies Modified Checking only
3 Second closely guarded applies

Significant change from the 12U is the full field format.
Significant consistency with the younger level is the continuation of modified checking

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Any initiated check to the head is a Red Card* No follow-through into the goal circle on shots No Deputies

Youth Cards

• Yellow Card = 2 Minutes • Red Card = 4 Minutes

*Any player, coach or team personnel who receives a Red card is immediately ejected from the game and shall be prohibited from participating in the team’s next game.

NO JEWELRY of any kind is to be worn, NO TAPE WILL BE ALLOWED Required Player Equipment
Eye Protection

As of 1/1/18, only SEI certified ASTM F3077 eye protectors will be legal for play.

Mouthpiece

All players must properly wear a professionally manufactured intra- oral mouthpiece that fully covers the teeth. The mouthpiece shall be of any readily visible color other than clear or white and must not have graphics of white teeth. It shall include occlusal (protecting and separating the biting surfaces) and labial (protecting the teeth and supporting structures) portions and shall cover the posterior teeth with adequate thickness. There may be no protruding tabs for field players

Optional Headgear

Two LEGAL models that are allowed for play at all levels:
MUST have
MEETS ASTM F3137 stamped on back of headgear.

Required Goalie Equipment

  • Helmet with face mask and properly secured chinstrap

  • Separate throat protector,

  • Padded gloves

  • Mouthpiece can have a tab or be attached to helmet with cord

  • Chest protector

  • Pelvic protection

  • Padding on the shins and thighs

  • Traditional goalie sticks no longer than 53”