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Girls Middle School Division


MS Girls


Major Changes/Information for 2019

  1. The “self start” rule will be incorporated for the SCLA’s Girls MS Division
  2. Mesh pockets are legal
  3. Deputy rule:  There is no deputy in youth lacrosse.  The only person allowed in the goal at any time is the goalkeeper.  There is also no stick follow through into the crease.

General Rules

  1. Colored mouth guards are required for all players. Mouthpieces may not be clear, white or have graphics of white teeth.


  1. US Lacrosse approved protective eyewear is mandatory.


  1. No jewelry.


  1. Head coaches are required to attend pre-game meeting at mid-field.


  1. Maximum number of coaches allowed on the sidelines per team is three (3).


  1. Spectators must be on the opposite side of the field of the players and coaches (unless on stadium seated field.)


  1. Goalie must be fully protected according to US Lacrosse Rules.


  1. Time outs are two (2) minutes, one timeout per half. Time outs can be used following a goal and on a dead ball with possession.  Injury time outs are taken by the official and should stop the game clock.


  1. On the fly substitutions for all levels.


  1. Yellow, bright orange or lime NOCSAE certified balls must be used. Women’s lacrosse regulation sticks only; mesh pockets are now legal.


  1. Players shake hands, not sticks, following games.


  1. Player serving a two (2) minute penalty time must serve it in the substitution area.


  1. Two yellow cards by the same player in the same game will lead to disqualification for that player for that game.


  1. A red card issued to a player, coach or spectator will be an automatic ejection from that game. Players receiving a red card are suspended for that game and the next subsequent game.  Players, coaches and spectators ejected from a game are subject to additional disciplinary actions.


  1. If it is an unusually hot day, and an additional water time out is needed, the coaches will decide before the game and inform the officials.


  1. The winner of the coin toss will have the option of choosing ends of the field or having the first possession that occurs.


  1. Goalkeeper may not draw, shoot or score for her own team.


  1. If a coach is red carded, he/she must leave the area and the team will play short a player for 4 minutes. If a coach receives a yellow card, the team will play short a player for 2 minutes.  Player must remain in penalty box.



Middle School Rules (MS)

  1. Two (2) 25 -minute running time halves with the clock stopped during the last two minutes of each half, and during times outs.

One - two (2) minute timeout per half.  Half time is 5 minutes.


  1. Modified checking (below the shoulder.)


  1. 1 v 1 defense no longer applies.


  1. Team will get free possession at midfield after goal when down by four (4) or more goals. One pass required. Coach of the trailing team may opt for the draw.


  1. No coaches allowed on the field.


  1. Regulation pocket and stick length.


  1. One - four (4) minute, sudden death overtime. No time outs during OT.  First goal ends the game.


  1. Score of the game will be recorded and shown.


  1. Player’s sticks may touch the ground over the center circle and restraining line on the draw.


  1. During the draw, both sticks must be parallel to and above the center line.



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