Rules

SCLA 2017 Game Day Rules

Boys U-9

GAME RULES

Length: Four 10 minute quarters (running time)

Time between quarters: 2 minutes.

Halftime: 10 minutes maximum.

Timeouts: Two 1 minute timeouts per team per half (Coaches may stop clock at their discretion)

Score: NO SCORE KEPT IN U9

Overtime: NO OVERTIME IN U9

  • No officials, Coaches serve as both officials and coaches(manage game on-field)
  • No stick checks
  • No body checks
  • No “man-ball”
  • All other illegal contact penalties apply
  • Penalties: play is stopped; players do not serve penalties, but may be removed at discretion of coach. no man-up/man-down
  • Ground Ball 20 Second Rule: If possession is not gained in 20 seconds or less, possession is awarded based on AP. If physicality is excessive, either coach may blow whistle and use AP to award possession.
  • No Goalies(any crease violation nullifies goal)
  • Three Pass Rule: Players must attempt three passes before shooting. Coaches determine what qualifies as a pass. Coaches count out loud the number of attempted passes. Typical criteria for an attempted pass: players six feet apart or more, ball travels above player shoulder height, etc. Incomplete passes count as an attempted pass.
  • Shooting: Players are encouraged to utilize proper overhand shooting technique. Rolling the ball into the goal is discouraged. In the event of a goal scored by a rolling shot, the goal still counts.
  • Goals: Regulation (6’x6’) goals used in 2014 U-9 games.
  • Float Rule: There is no player float rule for U-9.
  • Stick Length: No long poles in U-9. Short stick length between 37-42 inches in length.
  • Mouthguards: All players must wear visibly colored mouthguards (no clear mouthguards)

Boys U-11

GAME FORMAT: (U-11 STRIPES & U-11 STARS)

  • Length: Four 10 minute quarters (stop time)
  • Time between quarters: 2 minutes.
  • Halftime: 10 minutes maximum.
  • Timeouts: Two 1 minute timeouts per team per half in regulation play
  • Horns: Substitution horns are allowed (when ball exits play on the sidelines only)
  • Overtime: One single 5-minute (stop-time) sudden death victory overtime period. If one overtime period is completed without a score, the game is recorded as a tie. One 1 minute timeout per team in OT.

SCLA PLAYOFF OVERTIME RULES: (ALL DIVISIONS)

  • 5 Minute stop-time periods played until a team scores
  • Sudden death victory
  • 1 one-minute timeout permitted per team per overtime period

GAME RULES:(U-11 STRIPES ONLY)

  • No Long Poles in U-11 STRIPES
  • Stick Length:37-42 inches. Goalkeeper stick: Less than 72 inches.
  • Checking: No body checking of any kind (Including man/ball). No contact above the shoulders with the head & neck with either a player’s stick or any part of the body. No spearing. PENALTY: 1-3 min non-releasable or ejection. Game official’s discretion.
  • 20/10 Rule: No 20/10 rule applied in U-11.
  • Goal Differential Rule: If goal differential reaches 6 goals, the trailing coach has the option of being granted possession of the ball at midfield following the score of a goal.
  • Running Clock Rule: If the goal differential reaches ten goals or more, the clock with switch to running clock for the remainder of the game or until the lead becomes less than ten goals (upon which the clock will switch back to stopping time).
  • Stall Warning: NFHS Stall Warning does not apply in the U-11 Division.

GAME RULES: (U-11 STARS ONLY)

  • Stick Length: 37-42 inches. Goalkeeper stick: Less than 72 inches.
  • Long Poles: Long poles ARE ALLOWED for U-11 STARS defensive players. Length: 52-72 inches.
  • Checking: No body checking of any kind (Including man/ball). No contact above the shoulders with the head & neck with either a player’s stick or any part of the body. No spearing. PENALTY: 1-3 min non-releasable or ejection. Game official’s discretion.
  • 20/10 Rule: No 20/10 rule applied in U-11.
  • Goal Differential Rule: If goal differential reaches 6 goals, the trailing coach has the option of being granted possession of the ball at midfield following the score of a goal.
  • Running Clock Rule: If the goal differential reaches ten goals or more, the clock with switch to running clock for the remainder of the game or until the lead becomes less than ten goals (upon which the clock will switch back to stopping time).
  • Stall Warning: NFHS Stall Warning does not apply in the U-11 Division.

Boys U-13

GAME FORMAT(U-13 STRIPES & U-13 STARS)

  • Length: Four 10 minute quarters (stop time)
  • Time between quarters: 2 minutes.
  • Halftime: 10 minutes maximum.
  • Timeouts: Two 1 minute timeouts per team per half in regulation play
  • Horns: Substitution horns are allowed (when ball exits play on the sidelines only)
  • Overtime: One single 5-minute (stop-time) sudden death victory overtime period. If one overtime period is completed without a score, the game is recorded as a tie. One 1 minute timeout per team in OT.

SCLA PLAYOFF OVERTIME RULES: (ALL DIVISIONS)

  • 5 Minute stop-time periods played until a team scores
  • Sudden death victory
  • 1 one-minute timeout permitted per team per overtime period

GAME RULES:(U-13 STRIPES ONLY)

  • Stick Length: 37-42 inches. Goalkeeper stick: Less than 72 inches. Long Pole length: 52-72 inches
  • Checking: Body checking is permitted within 3 yards of the ball. No take-out checks permitted. No contact above the shoulders with the head & neck with either a player’s stick or any part of the body. No spearing. PENALTY: 1-3 min non-releasable or ejection. Game official’s discretion.
  • 20/10 Rule: No 20/10 rule applied in U-13 STRIPES.
  • Goal Differential Rule: If goal differential reaches 6 goals, the trailing coach has the option of being granted possession of the ball at midfield following the score of a goal.
  • Running Clock Rule: If the goal differential reaches ten goals or more, the clock with switch to running clock for the remainder of the game or until the lead becomes less than ten goals (upon which the clock will switch back to stopping time).
  • Stall Warning: Under 2 minutes in the game – at the discretion of the officials. Officials will yell “get it in and keep it in” and the team with possession has ten seconds to get it in the box and must keep it within the box or result in a turnover.

GAME RULES: (U-13 STARS ONLY)

  • Stick Length: 37-42 inches. Goalkeeper stick: Less than 72 inches. Long Pole length: 52-72 inches
  • Checking: Body checking is permitted within 3 yards of the ball. No take-out checks permitted. No contact above the shoulders with the head & neck with either a player’s stick or any part of the body. No spearing. PENALTY: 1-3 min non-releasable or ejection. Game official’s discretion.
  • 20/10 Rule: No 20/10 rule applied in U-13 STARS, unless both head coaches and officials agree to enforce the rule before the start of the game.
  • Goal Differential Rule: If goal differential reaches 10 goals, the trailing coach has the option of being granted possession of the ball at midfield following the score of a goal.
  • Running Clock Rule: If the goal differential reaches ten goals or more, the clock with switch to running clock for the remainder of the game or until the lead becomes less than ten goals (upon which the clock will switch back to stopping time).
  • Stall Warning: Under 2 minutes in the game – at the discretion of the officials. Officials will yell “get it in and keep it in” and the team with possession has ten seconds to get it in the box and must keep it within the box or result in a turnover.

Boys U-15

GAME FORMAT: (U-15 STRIPES & U-15 STARS)

  • Length: Four 10 minute quarters (stop time)
  • Time between quarters: 2 minutes.
  • Halftime: 10 minutes maximum.
  • Timeouts: Two 1 minute timeouts per team per half in regulation play
  • Horns: Substitution horns are allowed (when ball exits play on the sidelines only)
  • Overtime: One single 5-minute (stop-time) sudden death victory overtime period. If one overtime period is completed without a score, the game is recorded as a tie. One 1 minute timeout per team in OT.

SCLA PLAYOFF OVERTIME RULES: (ALL DIVISIONS)

  • 5 Minute stop-time periods played until a team scores
  • Sudden death victory
  • 1 one-minute timeout permitted per team per overtime period

GAME RULES: (U-15 STRIPES ONLY)

  • Stick Length: 37-42 inches. Goalkeeper stick: Less than 72 inches. Long Pole length: 52-72 inches
  • Checking: Body checking is permitted within 3 yards of the ball. No take-out checks permitted. No contact above the shoulders with the head & neck with either a player’s stick or any part of the body. No spearing. PENALTY: 1-3 min non-releasable or ejection. Game official’s discretion.
  • 20/10 Rule: NFHS 20/10 Rule applied in U-15 STRIPES. Failure to advance results in a turnover.
  • Goal Differential Rule: If goal differential reaches 10 goals, the trailing coach has the option of being granted possession of the ball at midfield following the score of a goal.
  • Running Clock Rule: If the goal differential reaches ten goals or more, the clock with switch to running clock for the remainder of the game or until the lead becomes less than ten goals (upon which the clock will switch back to stopping time).
  • Stall Warning: Under 2 minutes in the game – at the discretion of the officials. Officials will yell “get it in and keep it in” and the team with possession has ten seconds to get it in the box and must keep it within the box or result in a turnover.

GAME RULES: (U-15 STARS ONLY)

  • Stick Length: 37-42 inches. Goalkeeper stick: Less than 72 inches. Long Pole length: 52-72 inches
  • Checking: Body checking is permitted within 3 yards of the ball. No take-out checks permitted. No contact above the shoulders with the head & neck with either a player’s stick or any part of the body. No spearing. PENALTY: 1-3 min non-releasable or ejection. Game official’s discretion.
  • 20/10 Rule: NFHS 20/10 Rule applied in U-15 STARS. Failure to advance results in a turnover.
  • Goal Differential Rule: If goal differential reaches 10 goals, the trailing coach has the option of being granted possession of the ball at midfield following the score of a goal.
  • Running Clock Rule: If the goal differential reaches ten goals or more, the clock with switch to running clock for the remainder of the game or until the lead becomes less than ten goals (upon which the clock will switch back to stopping time).
  • Stall Warning: Under 2 minutes in the game – at the discretion of the officials. Officials will yell “get it in and keep it in” and the team with possession has ten seconds to get it in the box and must keep it within the box or result in a turnover.

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