2019 ADK YOUTH LACROSSE RULES
If not noted, rule applies to all levels
REQUIRED - NOCSAE Lacrosse helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, lacrosse gloves, mouth guard, athletic cup, and cleats
LONG POLES - Grades 5/6 and 7/8 only
US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP - Every player and coach in the league is required to be an active member of US Lacrosse. Programs should be able to provide proof of active membership if requested..
If any program has a 7th or 8th grader playing on their school’s JV lacrosse team, they must submit a written request to the league to gain permission for this player to be included on a ⅞ recreational team roster. Coaches will use their best judgement to monitor and include this player in appropriate playing situations that match the abilities of the other players involved.
30 minutes running time for weekday games
25 minutes running time for round robin tournament games
2 timeouts per half - 1 minute each
K-2 - 5 on 5 (1 attack, 2 midfield, 1 defenseman, 1 goalie) CROSS FIELD 60’ x 35’
3/4 - 7 on 7 (2 attack, 2 midfield, 2 defensemnen, 1 goalie) CROSS FIELD 60’ x 35’
5/6 - 10 on 10 (3 attack, 3 midfield, 3 defensemen, 1 goalie) REGULATION FIELDS
7/8 - 10 on 10 (3 attack, 3 midfield, 3 defensemen, 1 goalie) REGULATION FIELDS
DEAD BALL SITUATIONS - Must allow 5 yards before restart
K-2, 3/4, and 5/6 - NO BODY CHECKING
7/8 - Body checking only on player with possession of the ball. Below the neck, above the waist, from the front (same as NYS modified rules)
NO ONE-HANDED CHECKS FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS
Free sub on all out of bounds (horn)
All others - on the fly in the designated box area
MERCY RULE - IF UP BY 5 GOALS
No face-off. Losing team gets possession of ball at midfield.
GRADES K-2 AND 3/4 - Fast break from midfield with a 5 yard head start.
(Offending player must leave the field but can be replaced by another player. This is a learning environment. Players may return after a coach processes the penalty with them. Use this as a teachable moment)
GRADES 5/6 AND 7/8 - Play man up/down, time-serving penalties
TECHNICAL FOUL PENALTIES = 1:00 MINUTE
PERSONAL FOUL PENALTIES = 1:30 MINUTE
FLAGRANT FOULS - Language, sportsmanship, taunting, etc. will be at the discretion of the officials. Players must sit out 1:30 minute to a half or the entire game at the official’s discretion. Fighting will not be tolerated. If a player is kicked out of the game for fighting, they must sit out the next game. Coaches/programs must enforce this rule.
HOME TEAM - Responsible for obtaining officials or coordinating game officials. Home team coordinates payment of officials.
VISITING TEAM - Must call to confirm game time and location with the home team in advance.
PRE-GAME DISCUSSION - With all officials/coaches to get on the same page.
SIDELINES - No parents are allowed on the player sideline