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Girl's Information - a Recreation Program Playing in Anne Arundel Co.
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Sticklettes (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Graders) - NO TRAVEL

The Sticklettes program was developed in 2009 at the request of our parents of the younger players. The program is an introductory program for Kindergartners, 1st Graders, and 2nd Graders regardless of experience. This is a low key program where the focus is on learning the fundamentals of lacrosse and having fun!

Practices will begin the middle of March, weather and field conditions permitting.  In April, this group will practice once per week and play a game against another Sticklettes team once per week (usually Saturday mornings).  There may be opportunities for teams to participate in play-days against other youth organizations.  

The emphasis is basic skills: scooping, catching, throwing, and cradling & lots of fun! Coaches start to teach positions at this level as the kids play 7v7 on a short field with shot blockers in the goal (teams may have goalies in front of the shot blocker, dependent on interest – goalie equipment is available). Every player will receive a practice/game t-shirt.

  • Equipment Requirements: Lacrosse stick (can be less than 40 inches), regulation lacrosse eyewear, and a mouthguard.
  • Practice Schedule: 2 days/week. One week night and Saturday.
  • Start Date: Mid-March, dependent on weather and field conditions.
  • End Date: Play will wrap up just before Memorial Day
  • Games: One night/week beginning in April
  • Coaches: We like to have a minimum of 2 coaches per team at this level.

KIYL Rules for Sticklettes

  1. Focus is on FUN and LEARNING the game of lacrosse.
  2. 10 minute quarters – running time with no stopped clock. No time-outs. 2 minutes between quarters and 5 minute half time.
  3. Teams will play 7 field players at a time. (if team plays with goalie, 8)
  4. Dependent on team size, players will be played as evenly as possible with players having the opportunity to try all positions.
  5. A coach from each team will help officiate.
  6. Shot blockers will be in all goals (teams may have goalies in front of the shot blocker, dependent on interest – goalie equipment is available)
  7. Three (3) passes from possession before a shot can be taken.
  8. One (1) pass must be made after any whistle. All free positions are indirect (must pass before shooting)
  9. Playing field is approximately fifty (50) yards in length from goal to goal and forty (40) yards wide. Crease lines and approximate 8 meter will be lined on field for players to begin to understand the rules and spacing on the field.
  10. Teams must play man-to-man defense only. NO DOUBLE TEAMING!
  11. No checking is allowed at this age group.
  12. Draw will be used to start the game and after all goals.
  13. No 3-second violations in the 8 meter.

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Pee Wees (3rd Graders and 4th Graders) - Travel across the bridge

This level is for 3rd and 4th graders. Girls play 8 vs. 8 and on a modified field. The focus is still fundamentals at this level.  Coaches will start to introduce team offense and defensive concepts. All sticks should be regulation and with no stick shorter than 35 ½” and no longer than 43”. Professional Referees will officiate all games. Schedules will be available on-line however they do not keep track of win/loss records.    

  • Equipment requirements:  Lacrosse stick (Must be at least 35 1/2 inches and less than 43 inches), regulation lacrosse eye wear and mouth guard.  
  • Practice schedule: Typically 2 nights a week. 
  • Start date:  March 1st, Coaches decision and dependent on field conditions and openings.
  • End date:  League play will wrap up just before Memorial Day.  
  • Games:  1 to 2 games per week beginning in early April.  Expect 10-15 league games.  Once games start teams typically practice once a week.
  • Coaches:  We like to have a minimum of 3 coaches per team at this level.  Only 3 coaches are permitted on the sidelines during games.

Anne Arundel County Rules for Pee Wees

 

1.  20-minute halves – running time with no stopped clock. No time-outs.8 minute half times.
2.   Teams will play eight (8) players at a time. Seven (7) field players and a goalie.

3.   Five- second rule – A player who has held the ball for more than (5) seconds must make a pass before a shot can be taken. Possession will only be taken away if the player takes a shot before passing. In the

event a shot is taken before passing, whether that shot results in a score or not, possession will be

awarded to the goalkeeper. Officials will use hand and verbal signals to indicate when (5) seconds has

occurred. In the event (5) seconds occurs in the act of , officials will allow the shot.

4.   One (1) pass from possession before a shot can be taken. Passes by goalies are excluded.
5.   One (1) pass must be made after any whistle.

6.   Playing field should be approximately fifty-(50) yards in length from goal to goal and 35 yards wide.
7.   Only 5 field players allowed past midfield. Goalie cannot go past midfield.
8.   No Checking.
9.   All free positions are indirect.
10.  No zone defense, man-to-man only. No double-teams.

11.  Draw after every goal; other than after 5 goals down. A coin toss will be used to decide attacking goals. Players other than those involved in the draw need to be 4 meters away.

12.  There will be a draw to start the 2nd half even if a team is down by five or more goals..
13.  No 3-second violations in the 8 meter.
14.  Score of game will not be recorded.
15.   No Coaches on the field.
16.  Follow thru not allowed in goal circle.

17.  USL Women`s rules used with the above exceptions. We do not use USL “Yes” rules.
 


Middies (5th Graders and 6th Graders)- Travel across the bridge

 

This level is for 5th and 6th graders and is considered the competitive level. Girls play 12 vs. 12 under USL Women`s rules used with the exceptions below. Teams compete in 1 of 3 competitive levels.  “A”, “B” and “C”. This allows kids to play on teams based on their current skill level which means they are playing competitive ball.  “A”  is the highest level of play. Fundamentals are still taught at this level, along with team offensive and defensive concepts and plays.  

  • Equipment requirements:  Lacrosse stick (Must be at least 35 1/2 inches and less than 43 inches), regulation lacrosse eye wear and mouth guard.  
  • Practice schedule: Typically 2 nights a week and 1 weekend day prior to games. 
  • Start date:  March 1st, Coaches decision and dependent on field conditions and openings.
  • End date:  League play will wrap up just before Memorial Day.  Teams compete all season for seeding in an end of season tournament.   The number of playoff teams is dependent on the number of teams in the competitive level.  Example:  If there are 11 teams in the level only the top 8 may make the playoffs.
  • Games:  1 to 2 games per week beginning in early April.  Expect 10-15 league games.  Once games start teams typically practice once a week.

Anne Arundel County Rules for Middies

 

  1.   25-minute halves - running time with the clock stopped during last minute of each half and during time outs.  
            8 minute half times
       
2. Modified checking (below the shoulder).

3. 1 time out per game. Injuries are running time unless in last minute of half or game.

4. Five- second rule – A player who has held the ball for more than (5) seconds must make a pass before a shot can be taken. Possession will only be taken away if the player takes a shot before passing. In the event a shot is taken before passing, whether that shot results in a score or not, possession will be awarded to the  goalkeeper. Officials will use hand and verbal signals to indicate when (5) seconds has occurred. In the event (5) seconds occurs in the act of , officials will allow the shot.
5. Team gets free clear at midfield after goal when down by five (5) or more goals.

6. There will be a draw to start the 2nd half even if a team is down by 5 or more goals

7. Score and Standings will be recorded. Each team must provide a volunteer at the scorer's table.
8. Follow thru not allowed in goal circle.

9. USL Women`s rules used with the above exceptions. We do not use USL “Yes” rules.

 

 
Juniors (7th Graders and 8th Graders) - Travel across the bridge

Highest youth level for 7th and 8th graders. Girls will play under USL High School Women`s rules used with the exceptions below. Teams compete in 1 of 3 competitive levels.  “A”, “B” and “C”. This allows girls to play on teams based on their current skill level which means they are playing competitive ball. “A” is the highest level of play. Fundamentals are still taught at this level, along with team offensive and defensive concepts and plays. The goal at this level is to prepare the girls to play High School Lacrosse, that’s why they play with the same rules. All competitive levels will compete for an end of season tournament, where a county champion will be crowned.

  • Equipment requirements:  Lacrosse stick (Must be at least 35 1/2 inches and less than 43 inches), regulation  lacrosse eye wear and mouth guard.  
  • Practice schedule: Typically 2 nights a week and 1 weekend day. 
  • Start date:  March 1st, Coaches decision and dependent on field conditions and openings.
  • End date:  League play will wrap up just before Memorial Day.  Teams compete all season for seeding in an end of season tournament.   The number of playoff teams is dependent on the number of teams in the competitive level.  Example:  If there are 11 teams in the level only the top 8 may make the playoffs.
  • Games:  1 to 2 games per week beginning in early April.  Expect 10-15 league games.  Once games start teams typically practice once a week.

Anne Arundel County Rules for Juniors
 

    1.  25 minute halves - running time with the clock stopped during last minute of each half and during time outs. 8 minute half times.
2.   1 time out per game. Injuries are running time unless in last minute of half or game.
3.   Team gets free clear at midfield after goal when down by five or more goals.
4.   There will be a draw to start the 2nd half even if the team is down by five or more goals.
5.  Score and Standings will be recorded. Each team must provide a volunteer at the scorer's table.
6.   Follow through not allowed in goal circle.
7.   USL High School Women`s rules used with the above exceptions. We do not use USL “Yes” rules.


Minimum Play


All levels – each player in uniform shall play a minimum of 50% of each game.

Exceptions will be made in the event of a squad that is so large as to make this mathematically impossible, and also in cases of illness, injury or disciplinary action. The mandatory participation guidelines are for all County-sponsored youth sports.

 

Rain Out Games

 

The County will only schedule rain-out games if a team has played 7 or fewer games. They will reschedule rain-outs to bring a team up to 8 games played. Rain outs for in-house will not be rescheduled. If game cancelation is not posted on the website or on the hotline number, go to the field unless you’ve received a call that the field is unplayable.

 

Rescheduled Games

 

The County will NOT reschedule games canceled by the coaches or the organization. If the coaches wish to play a scrimmage, which does not count towards league standings on their own, they may do so if they can find an open field. If these teams wish to use the contracted officials organization, the teams must contact the organizations assignor, pay a scheduling fee to the organization and have the assignor schedule the officials.