Rules Interpretation 2016 By KELLY STODTER/Elaine Knobloch
Rules resources § US Lacrosse 2016 Women’s Rule Book – youth rules pages 71 -79 § US Lacrosse Women’s Game Officials 2016 Training Manual § US Lacrosse Youth Rules and Best Practices Guidebook for Girls § US Lacrosse Junior Officiating Supplement § Free US Lacrosse Course going over the rules of the game o Called Women's Game Officiating o Can be found in the online courses/E-learning portal of US Lacrosse
Agenda § 2016 Points of Emphasis § New Rules § MGLL Modifications: More Details § One Pass Rule § 3 -Second Good Defense § Obstruction of Free Space to Goal § Dangerous Checks § Communications with umpires § Division specific rules § Equipment § Q&A
USL 2016 Points of Emphasis • 1. Dangerous Contact • Mandatory yellow card has been added • Any action that thrusts or shoves a player with or without the ball who is in a defenseless position. • Includes but not limited to: head down, from out of the visual field, in the air or out of balance especially in the kidneys, ribs, lower back, shoulder balds or aimed at the neck or head • 2. Game Management • Recognize ebb and flow of each game and call the game within the rules while maintaining safety. • 3. Attack Fouls – Midfield transition or going to goal watch for attack players who force themselves through the defense or hold their stick too close to the body and/or sphere making a safe and legal check impossible. – Contact occurs – determine who established position first and who initiated contact to make a FAIR call
New Rules • Alternate possession instead of throw • Dangerous contact – new yellow card • Goalie Rules • Green NOCSAE ball can be used • Critical scoring area is now only 12 meter arc!
Alternate Possession • Winner of coin toss shall choose between ends or having AP • USE CONES AT TABLE • AP is continuous through any Overtime period • Record of possession shall be kept at table. • Set-up • Ball: at spot of foul (4 M away from sideline) • Opponent: 4 M away closest, nearer to goal she is defending. • Others: All others 4 M away • If AP inside CSA and below goal line extended – closest dot • If AP inside CSA and above goal line extended – put ball on hash at goal line extended with opponent 4 meters away at the direction she was coming. Lane above the goal line is cleared.
Dangerous Contact Card worthy moments • Mandatory yellow card • Any action that thrusts or shoves a player with or without ball who is in a defenseless position • Head down, scary cross check, in the kidneys/back/shoulders
Goalie Rules - New May not: • Shoot • Score • Draw • Be between restraining line during draw
MGLL: Modifications to USL Rules – Grade based GK 2/G 34/G 56/G 78 FC – Coaching Area-edge of sub box to end line. – Uniforms- under garments can be different – Grade K/2 – Time: 4 10 min quarters – Substantial advantage 4 - 6 goals (depends on grade) (USL is 4) – Grade K/2 Modified Field–offside will be played on a mod. field holding 2 players back behind midfield line – Grade 3/4 Modified Field (80 yards between goals) – 9 field players plus goalie – 3 players back – Shooting net –not be allowed – One – two pass rule (Depends on grade) – Finish out 8 m at end of each half – Grade K/2 – Can shoot on 8 m free position if passes have been met – Grade K/2 - will have draws, still can call 3 seconds defense in 8 meter
Pass Rule § After each draw control, one/two passes must be attempted to a player in the offensive end of the field before her team may shoot. Failure to do so will result in a minor foul. § After each change of possession in the defensive end of the field, one/two passes must be attempted to a player in the offensive end of the field before her team may shoot. Failure to do so will result in a minor foul. If incomplete or dropped but recovered by the offensive team -> will count as pass. § Pass cannot come from the goalie § The pass count resets only after ball is outside offensive side of restraining line
One pass rule: scenarios § A pass attempt is counted if it crosses midfield (pass from defensive end and caught in offensive end). § Pass count does not start again after shot recovered by offense: (rebound, wide shot, or by interception of the goalie’s clearing pass) § If offense has made required pass attempts and defense gains possession but turns it back over to offense before clearing restraining area, then pass count not restarted for offense § Umpires will not tell players "they can shoot", because additional passes might be the right thing to do.
Three second good defense • Player with the ball may not hold the ball for more than 3 seconds when: § Closely guarded/marked § The defense has both hands on her stick § The defense is in position to check were full checking not allowed (minor foul, change of possession at the spot) § Player with the ball takes her stick to the other side of her body or changes direction, stop count § Another teammate joins the defender and the 2 nd defender is in position to check…do not stop count § Umpire – HOLD UP YOUR ARM! Audible and visible count (1 -one thousand, 2 -one thousand, whistle)
Shooting space • **Free Space to Goal: think of cone from ball to both sides of goal circle § Positioning applies to non-marking defenders when an attacker is looking to shoot § Not a foul - defender drawn into the free space to goal by an attacker (&within marking distance) : (be ready to call dangerous propelling) § Not a foul – defenders double or triple team attacker with the ball § Not a (shooting space) foul - defenders double or triple teaming a player without the ball (foul might be 3 -seconds)
Emphasis: Major Foul – Three Second Violation and Obstruction of Free Space to Goal Professionalism, Responsibilities, Ethics Knowledge & Judgment Positioning, Field Coverage, and Fitness Game Management, Penalty Administration , Mechanics Comportment, Communication, Teamwork
Mandatory Cards (5) • Check to the head Defense Youth- G 78 Full Check = RED CARD • Slashing • Offense and Defense • Dangerous Follow Through Offense (shooting and passing) • Dangerous Propelling Offense (shooting and passing) • Dangerous Contact
Dangerous checks § G 78 FC- "player-initiated" check to the head is a mandatory RED card - player must sit out her team’s next game § Not red (maybe yellow) if contact from misplays (fighting for ground ball, fighting for balls in air…) § § Attacker runs through double and checks herself in head (no call or charge? ) All other levels – Any check to the head is a mandatory yellow card
Major Fouls Crosse in Sphere Pushing Rough/Dangerous Check Reach Across Body Check to Head Blocking Slash Charging Dangerous Propelling Illegal Pick Dangerous Follow-Through Detaining Dangerous Contact Hooking Illegal Contact False Start Cross-Check Tripping Illegal Use of Crosse Holding Three-Seconds Play Ball off Opponent Obstruction of Free Space to Goal Illegal Shot Dangerous Shot Forcing Through Illegal Deputy
Minor Fouls Covering Empty Stick Check Warding Hand Ball Squeeze Head of Crosse Body Ball Improper Use of Crosse Illegal Draw Illegal Crosse Resumption of Play Improper Equipment Illegal Substitute Delay of Game Play From Out of Bounds Illegal Re-Entry Illegal Timeout
Communications § Communication between umpires and coaches should be respectful and professional § Only the Head Coach or Captain(s) will communicate with the umpires during play § Questions vs. Comments § If coach feels something is not being called or called incorrectly, approach both umpires at half time along with a coach from the other team OR call a timeout and do the same § Misconduct § Reporting Issues
GK/2 Rule Reminders Level C US Lacrosse rules No checking 7 v 7 on the field with no goalies 4, 10 minute quarters Midfield line is restraining line and 2 must stay back § 2 pass rule § 4 goal advantage rule § 8 m set up is a direct free position if pass attempts complete § § §
G 3/4 Rule Reminders § 9 field players plus a goalie, 3 players stay outside restraining line, 80 yards between goal cages § Level B US Lacrosse rules § No checking § 2, 20 minute halves § 2 pass rule § 4 goal advantage rule
G 5/6 A and B Rules Reminders § Level A US Lacrosse rules § Modified checking (stick must be below the shoulders) § 2, 25 minute halves § 1 pass rule § 5 goal advantage rule
G 7/8 B Rules Reminders § Level A US Lacrosse rules § Modified checking (stick must be below the shoulders) § 2, 25 minute halves § 1 pass rule § 6 goal advantage rule
G 7/8 A Rules Reminders § Full Check US Lacrosse rules § Mandatory red card if check to head (not incidental) § 2, 25 minute halves § NO pass rule § 6 goal advantage rule
Emphasis: Equipment & Uniforms Professionalism, Responsibilities, Ethics Knowledge & Judgment Positioning, Field Coverage, and Fitness Game Management, Penalty Administration , Mechanics Comportment, Communication, Teamwork Illegal mouth guards, they do not protect back molars
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