Rules of the Game

Below is a summary of the rules for the 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade levels

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Rules of the Game

Hard Out of Bounds - This rule applies at all levels.  Under this rule, when the ball goes out of bounds, the ref blows her whistle, and everyone holds their spot.  Possession of the ball goes over to the other team.  The girl closest to the ball on the team to whom possession is rewarded places the ball in her crosse, advances 4 meters onto the field from the spot area where the ball went out of bounds, and on the whistle runs it in.  Unless the ref so instructs, no defender can adjust her position to get closer to the player to whom possession has been rewarded. 

The old rule of "first to the ball" will still apply to situation where there has been a shot on goal.

1st/2nd Grade:

The goal of our clinics is to teach the fundamentals of the game in a fun and positive environment. Players will learn basic skills such as cradling, groundballs , throwing/catching and shooting in addition to gaining understand of basics of field play. The 3rd/4th grade rules, (see below) will be introduce as the season progresses.

3rd/4th Grade:

(1) 7 v. 7 with goalie.  If there is no goalie, Goal is either tipped so that the goal mouth is in the shape of a triangle, or a shooting net may be placed on the goal.

(2) We play the "3 Pass" rule, i.e., the team with possession must maintain possession of the ball for 3 consecutive passes before attempting a shot on goal.  This does not mean 3 "completed" passes, it must be that the team maintains possession for 3 consecutive attempted passes.  This is NOT an official rule.  It is a rule that Quix Stix plays to encourage good passing, catching, and team play.  The referee(s) on the field will be responsible for calling the 3 passes.

(3) Offsides will be called.  Each team must have 2 players behind the restraining line, which is at midfield . 

(4)  No checking permitted.

(5)  The coaches need to keep the score and monitor when one team is ahead by 4.  When this is the case, the other team should get the ball at the center - NO draw.

(5)  The "3 second" rule is in effect.  So, if a defender maintains good defensive position and mirrors her girl for 3 consecutive seconds, it is a turnover and the ref awards the ball to the defending team.  Since there is no checking, this is the way to reward strong defensive play.

(6)  Four ten (10) minute quarters - running time.  1 minute break between quarters and 5 minute break at half.  The refs will keep the clock.

(7)  No overtime.

(8) Per US Lacrosse rules - Direct shots ARE allowed on a major violation (e.g., shooting space violation), if the goal cage is in the inverted position.  In that event, the offensive team may attempt a direct penalty shot on goal.

(9) No coaches allowed on the field during the game.

5th/6th Grade:

(1) 11 v. 11 plus a goalie.  There are 4 "attack players"; 3 midfield players and 4 defensive players.

(2) Offsides is called.  Each team must have four players behind the restraining line.

(3)  The "3 Pass" rule is optional and is used at the discretion of the coaches.

(4)  Modified Checking permitted.

(5)  The "3 second" rule continues to be in effect.  So, if a defender maintains good defensive position and mirrors her girl for 3 consecutive seconds, it is a turnover and the ref awards the ball to the defending team.  Since there is only modified checking, permitted, this is the way to reward strong defensive play.

(6)  Two twenty five (25) minute halves - running time.  5 minute break between halves.

(7)  No overtime.

(8) Direct shots are permitted on a major violation (e.g., shooting space violation). 

(9) No coaches allowed on the field during the game.

7th/8th Grade:

(1) 11 v. 11 plus a goalie.  There are 4"attack players"; 3 midfield players and 4 defensive players.

(2) Offsides is called.  Each team must have four players behind the restraining line.

(3)  The "3 Pass" rule is optional and is used at the discretion of the coaches.

(4)  Modified checking is permitted.  Checking is permitted only if the offensive player's stick is completely below her shoulder.  The check must be in a downward motion away from the body.  The check cannot be held.  Once contact is made, the checking player must "release" her check.

(5)  The "3 second" rule is in effect.  So, if a defender maintains good defensive position and mirrors her girl for 3 consecutive seconds, it is a turnover and the ref awards the ball to the defending team.  Since there is only modified checking permitted, this is the way to reward strong defensive play.

(6)  Two twenty five (25) minute halves - running time.  5 minute break between halves.

(7)  No overtime.

(8) Direct shots are permitted on a major violation (e.g., shooting space violation). 

(9) No coaches allowed on the field during the game.