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2020 AYL House Rules and Rule Reminders

AYL has put these rule modifications/clarifications in place for its 2020 season.  Other than these modifications, all rules follow the USL Youth rule recommendations, which is located at www.uslacrosse.org.  

8u – 

  • Faceoffs will occur throughout the game (change from standard USL rules)
  • New USL one-pass rule will not be implemented (change from USL standard rules)
  • 12-min running half, 4 min halftime. Officials keep time on field.
  • Teams will play 4v4 with no goalie.
  • Players lineup in their own goal creases on faceoffs, will release on the whistle to start play.
  • No one-handed checks.  An attempt (whether or not contact is made) will result in a slashing penalty.

 

10u and 12u (7v7) – 

  • No long poles allowed at this level (change from USL standard rules)
  • Subbing on the fly will be allowed (change from USL standard rules)
  • New USL one-pass rule will not be implemented (change from USL standard rules)
  • 22-min running halves, 5 min halftime.  Officials to keep time on field.
  • On faceoffs, the wing midfielder for each team will start on sidelines, as wing lines are usually not painted.  May start on same side or opposite, just as long as they start on sideline.  Substitution box should be clear during faceoffs at all levels.     
  • Players lineup behind GLE on faceoffs, will release on the whistle to start play.
  • No time serving penalties, just make sure player subs off field before restart.
  • Fouling out will still occur if a player repeatedly commits illegal aggressive acts, even after be penalized more than once.  Ref discretion if repeated fouls are deemed too dangerous to continue to play.   
  • No one-handed checks.  An attempt (whether or not contact is made) will result in a slashing penalty.
  • No 10 or 20 seconds counts as there is not an offensive box in 7v7 games.  4-second goalie count is still in effect.  
  • One timeout per game, game clock stops with 2 mins or less left in half or game only. 
  • Random equipment checks will not occur.  Coaches and officials will work together if a player has an issue to make sure it is adjusted in lieu of being penalized.

 

12u and 14u (10v10) – 

  • Restarts may occur with the defender within 5 yards of the ball.  Delay of game penalties will be administered if defender does not give a clear path to the goal or plays the offensive players before gaining a 5-yard separation.  
  • 22-min running halves, 5-min halftime.  Officials keep game time on the field; table personnel should be present to keep time for penalties. 
  • One timeout per game, game clock stops with 2 mins or less left in half or game only.  
  • Penalty time stops on any timeout (team TO or official’s TO for injury – official will direct timekeeper to stop penalty time at their discretion in these situations). 
  • No one-handed checks.  An attempt (whether or not contact is made) will result in a slashing penalty.