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NVTYLL Rules - 2011 The NVTYLL follows NFHS rules for boy’s lacrosse with certain exceptions as guided by US Lacrosse for youth play. The NVTYLL Board of Directors has approved the following rules for 2011. Age Definition st th • U15 Under 15 at December 31 prior to season, and not in 9 grade st th • U13 Under 13 at December 31 prior to season, and not in 7 grade st th • U11 Under 11 at December 31 prior to season, and not in 5 grade • Exceptions only with NVTYLL Board approval. Procedure will be majority Board vote by email. • Intentional illegal player violations by coach results in a 2 year suspension from NVTYLL sponsored play. Determination will be made subject to a Board hearing by majority Board vote. • Players illegally playing down to any division will be ejected for the season and the team will be eliminated from any playoffs and ineligible for any titles or awards. Game Format U15 and U13 – 2 game jamborees • 4 quarters • 8 minute stop time • 3 minutes between quarters • 6 minute half • 2, 2-minute time-outs per half for each team • 1, 4 minute sudden victory overtime For single games, 10 minute stop time quarters if coaches agree. U11 – 2 game jamborees • • • • • •

4 quarters 10 minute running time 3 minutes between quarters 6 minute half 2, 2-minute time-outs per half for each team No overtime

For single games, 12 minute running time quarters if coaches agree.

Timing – 20/10 Second Count No 20 or 10 second count for U15, U13, and U11 Stalling Stalling shall be enforced for U15 and U13 throughout the game and the team with the lead must keep the ball in goal area during the last two minutes of the game. No stalling rule for U11. Penalties Time serving penalties are enforced and man up situations are permitted for U15, U13, and U11. Body Checks


Body checking is permitted in U13 and U15 Divisions; however, no take-out checks are permitted by any player. A take out check is defined as any check in which the player lowers his head or shoulder with the force and intent to put the other player on the ground. Players in the U13 and U15 divisions may make contact in an upright position within five yards of the ball. No body checking of any kind (including man/ball "clear the body" type pushing) is permitted in U11. If a loose ball is not moving in U11, the referee may re-start play by awarding the ball to the team that is in their defensive zone.

One-Handed Stick Checks One handed checks shall be allowed for U15, U13, and U11. However, if the one handed check is initiated with the stick hand above the shoulder and executed in a downward motion (a chop) or is used to intimidate another player, it will be ruled a slash. Mercy Rule U15, U13, and U11. In any game and at any point during a game when there is a four-goal lead, the team that is behind will be given the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a face-off as long as the four-point lead is maintained, unless waived by the coach of the trailing team. Equipment Checks It is the responsibility of each and every coach to ensure that all players are properly equipped with helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, and mouthguards for every league sanctioned game. Additionally, coaches must require all goalies to be outfitted with proper chest and throat protection gear. Stick/Pocket Checks U15 and U13 only • Official will make 1 stick check per team per half (player and time randomly selected by the official), ideally during a stoppage in play so as to not slow game. Coaches can request that the official check one (1) specific, opposing player’s stick per game. • Official to check pocket depth and release of ball top and bottom only. • No stick dimension measurements unless flagrant violation suspected in official’s judgment. • Penalty for an illegal crosse is 1 minute non-releasable and the crosse removed from game until appropriate repairs are made to the crosse. Player is allowed to repair the crosse and reintroduce it into play at a normal stoppage of play with check by official. Lightning Policy NVTYLL has adopted the NFHS guidelines with regard to lightning: a. A 30-second or less flash-to-bang count calls for immediate removal of the athletes from the field to an appropriate shelter. b. Thirty minute rule. Once play has been suspended, wait at least thirty minutes after the last flash of lightning is witnessed or thunder is heard prior to resuming play.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct Personal fouls are to be taken seriously. In addition to the NFHS rules, any player or coach who uses derogatory or profane language (starting with "damn") on the field or bench, whether addressing a player, coach or referee may receive: first offense, 1 to 3-minute non-releasable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty; second offense a 3-minute non-releasable expulsion foul.


NVTYLL Rules - Field Guide - 2010 U15 and U13 - 2 game jamborees U11 - 2 game jamborees • 4 quarters • 4 quarters • 8 minute stop time • 10 minute running time • 3 minutes between quarters • 3 minutes between quarters • 6 minute half • 6 minute half • 2, 2-minute time-outs per half for each team • 2, 2-minute time-outs per half for each team • 1, 4 minute sudden victory overtime • No overtime For single games, 10 minute stop time For single games, 12 minute running time quarters if coaches agree. quarters if coaches agree Timing - 20/10 Second Count - There will be no 20 or 10 second count for U15, U13, and U11. NVTYLL Playoff Overtime Rule During NVTYLL playoff games overtime rules are the same with this exception: After the eight minutes of sudden death (2 four minutes periods) each team will remove one defender from the field of play until there is a winner. (9 total players on the field for each team)

Stalling - Stalling shall be enforced for U15 and U13 throughout the game and the team with the lead must keep the ball in goal area during the last two minutes of the game. No stalling rule for U11. Penalties - Time serving penalties are enforced and man up situations are permitted for U15, U13, and U11. Body Checks - Body checking is permitted in U13 and U15 Divisions; however, no take-out checks are permitted by any player. A take out check is defined as any check in which the player lowers his head or shoulder with the force and intent to put the other player on the ground. Players in the U13 and U15 divisions may make contact in an upright position within five yards of the ball. No body checking of any kind (including man/ball "clear the body" type pushing) is permitted in U11. If a loose ball is not moving in U11, the referee may re-start play by awarding the ball to the team that is in their defensive zone.

One-Handed Stick Checks - One handed checks shall be allowed for U15, U13, and U11. However, if the one handed check is initiated with the stick hand above the shoulder and executed in a downward motion (a chop) or is used to intimidate another player, it will be ruled a slash. Mercy Rule - U15, U13, and U11. In any game and at any point during a game when there is a four-goal lead, the team that is behind will be given the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a face-off as long as the four-point lead is maintained, unless waived by the coach of the trailing team. Equipment Checks It is the responsibility of each and every coach to ensure that all players are properly equipped with helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, and mouthguards for every league sanctioned game. Additionally, coaches must require all goalies to be outfitted with proper chest and throat protection gear. For the U15 and U13 level:


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Official will make 1 stick check per team per half (player and time randomly selected by the official), ideally during a stoppage in play so as to not slow game. Coaches can request that the official check one (1) specific, opposing player’s stick per game. Official to check pocket depth and release of ball top and bottom only. No stick dimension measurements unless flagrant violation suspected in official’s judgment. Penalty for an illegal crosse is 1 minute non-releasable and the crosse removed from game until appropriate repairs are made to the crosse. Player is allowed to repair the crosse and reintroduce it into play at a normal stoppage of play with check by official.

Lightning Policy - NVTYLL has adopted the NFHS guidelines with regard to lightning: A 30second or less flash- to-bang count calls for immediate removal of the athletes from the field to an appropriate shelter. Thirty minute rule. Once play has been suspended, wait at least thirty minutes after the last flash of lightning is witnessed or thunder is heard prior to resuming play. Unsportsmanlike Conduct - Personal fouls are to be taken seriously. In addition to the NFHS rules, any player or coach who uses derogatory or profane language (starting with "damn") on the field or bench, whether addressing a player, coach or referee may receive: first offense, 1 to 3minute non-releasable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty; second offense a 3-minute nonreleasable expulsion foul.


NVTYLL Code of Conduct - 2010 The NVTYLL has adopted the policy and philosophy of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) with respect to “Honoring the Game” for all NVTYLL participants including players, coaches, officials, and spectators as follows: PCA believes the time has come to unite behind a powerful new term, "Honoring the Game." Coaches, parents, and athletes need to realize that an Honoring the Game perspective needs to replace the common win-at-all-cost perspective. If a coach and his or her team have to dishonor the game to win it, what is this victory really worth, and what sort of message is this sending young athletes? If Honoring the Game is to become the youth sports standard, it needs a clear definition. At PCA we say that Honoring the Game goes to the "ROOTS" of positive play. Each letter in ROOTS stands for an important part of the game that we must respect. The R stands for Rules. The first O is for Opponents. The next O is for Officials. T is for Teammates, and the S is for Self.

R is for Rules Rules allow us to keep the game fair. If we win by ignoring or violating the rules, what is the value of our victory? PCA believes that honoring the letter AND the spirit of the rule is important. O is for Opponents Without an opponent, there would be no competition. Rather than demeaning a strong opponent, we need to honor strong opponents because they challenge us to do our best. Athletes can be both fierce and friendly during the same competition (in one moment giving everything to get to a loose ball, and in the next moment helping an opponent up). Coaches showing respect for opposing coaches and players sets the tone for the rest of the team.

O is for Officials Respecting officials, even when we disagree with their calls, may be the toughest part of Honoring the Game. We must remember that officials are not perfect (just like coaches, athletes and parents!). Take time to think about how to best approach an official when you want to discuss a call. What strategies do you have to keep yourself in control when you start to get upset with officials" calls? We must remember that the loss of officials (and finding enough in the first place) is a major problem in most youth sports organizations, and we can confront this problem by consistently respecting officials. T is for Teammates It’s easy for young athletes to think solely about their own performance, but we want athletes to realize that being part of a team requires thinking about and respecting one’s teammates. This respect needs to carry beyond the field/gym/track/pool into the classroom and social settings. Athletes need to be reminded that their conduct away from practices and games will reflect back on their teammates and the league, club, or school.


S is for Self Athletes should be encouraged to live up to their own highest personal standard of Honoring the Game, even when their opponents are not. Athletes" respect for themselves and their own standards must come first. Having this definition of Honoring the Game (HTG) is a start. To make Honoring the Game the youth sports standard, coaches, leaders, and parents need to discuss HTG with their athletes. Coaches need to practice it with their athletes (i.e. have players officiate at practice). And perhaps most importantly, all adults in the youth sports setting (coaches, leaders, parents, officials, and fans) need to model it. If these adults Honor the Game, the athletes will too.


NVTYLL Rules Addendum - 2010 In addition, the NVTYLL Board has endorsed the following NFHS guidelines intended to address the issues of proper conduct both on and off the field at NVTYLL events. These guidelines are designed to support the kind of environment for our youth athletes that will keep them playing lacrosse and provide them with such a positive experience that they will remain in the game and later give back to the sport as coaches, officials, and parents who encourage their own children to play. The NVTYLL Board of Directors recognizes that points 1, 2, and 3 below will be difficult to put in place in all NVTYLL programs, the NVTYLL Board considers these guidelines to be recommendations only for the 2010 lacrosse season. 1) Spectators and Teams on Opposite Sides of Field Spectators and fans will be placed on the opposite side of the field from the table and bench areas. If the field is laid out in a manner that does not allow spectators and fans to be located on the far side of the field, the referee can waive this requirement. When stands or seating facilities are not provided on the opposite side of the field, spectators, fans, and parents will observe the 6yard spectator limit line on the far side of the field. 2) Sideline Managers Each youth lacrosse team will be asked to provide a designated Sideline Manager (one adult per team, on site, per game-day contest) to help encourage, maintain and manage the sportsmanlike behavior of spectators and fans. These adults would be responsible for insuring that the spectators and fans support the athletes, coaches and officials in a positive manner and refrain from behavior not in conformity with the US Lacrosse Code of Conduct. The Sideline Managers will receive training prior to these contests by reviewing the document "Sideline Manager Job Description" provided by US Lacrosse and the US Lacrosse - Positive Coaching Alliance, available online at: http://www.uslacrosse.org/official/sportsmanshipcard.phtml, or by requesting a paper copy of this document through their local US Lacrosse Chapter. Sideline managers will introduce themselves to the officials prior to the coin toss, and follow those procedures outlined in the Sideline Manager Job Description, found at the referenced US Lacrosse website location. Sideline Managers will notify an unruly fan or spectator that unsportsmanlike behavior may lead to ejection and/or a game cancellation by the officials, under Game Termination - Guideline 4. 3) Auxiliary Officials Each youth lacrosse team will be asked provide one adult who will be trained as an Auxiliary Youth Official. In the event that one or both of the scheduled officials does not appear to perform officiating duties, the Auxiliary Official(s) would be asked to referee the game. The Auxiliary Official could be an active parent attending his or her child's game or another adult affiliated with the organization or town hosting the event. The Auxiliary Official will have completed US Lacrosse Level 1 Officials Training for boys'/men's lacrosse and have active membership status in US Lacrosse as an official, but will not be assigned a schedule of league games. 4) Game Termination Officials will have authority to terminate a NVTYLL game in response to flagrant acts of unsportsmanlike behavior by coaches, athletes, spectators, or fans. A game termination will be the last resort in insuring the players' safety and preserving the integrity of the game. If possible, game officials will issue at least one strong warning that the game is in danger of being terminated. However, it is conceivable that games may be terminated on the first instance of a flagrant unsportsmanlike act. Every effort should be taken to avoid game termination, including


the enforcement of existing rules for team-conduct penalties, unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties, and ejection fouls. Mechanics for terminating a game for flagrant unsportsmanlike behavior can be found at the US Lacrosse webpage referenced above. All games terminated by a US Lacrosse Official, will result in a 1-0 victory for the team that is innocent of the terminal offense(s). If terminated under these conditions, the game will count in league statistics as a full game, and all goals, assists, saves, and other team statistics should count toward team and league records.

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