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Patriot Lacrosse Box Lacrosse League
2017-2018 Rules*

Rules summary:

  • Youth: 2 halves (15 minute warm-up/skills, 20 minutes each half, 2 minute halftime).

  • High School: 2 halves, 26 minutes each half.

  • Each team will have 5 field players plus 1 goalie.

  • Faceoffs- at the start of game and halftime.

  • After a goal, ball will start with goalie on whistle. No Riding in the backcourt. Once the ball is cleared there is NO backcourt violation.

  • 30 second shot clock. Clock is reset on a save or shot that deflects off goal post.

  • 10 second clearing rule will be in effect during the last 2 minutes of the game.

  • TIMEOUTS: There are no timeouts.

  • Overtime - See Below

  • Cross checks are LEGAL as long as they are controlled and no intent to injure.

  • Moving picks are LEGAL as long as they are controlled and there is no intent to harm or take out a player.

  • NO body checking.

    • Time serving penalty may be assessed.

  • NO board checking.

    • Boarding Penalty:

    • Offending player will serve 1 minute, 3 minute or ejected depending upon severity of penalty.  Offending team will play man down.

    • In all cases a penalty shot will be rewarded and ball awarded to team with extra man after penalty shot.  

 

  • For all penalties a penalty shot will awarded to the offended team. Additionally a 1, 3 or 5 minute time serving penalty may be assessed at the discretion of the officials.

  • Intentional targeting or blatant continuous fouls can result in removal from game.

  • NO FIGHTING!!!

    • Fighting penalties = removal from game and possible suspension from following games.

 

PENALTY SHOTS:

Shooters begin with the ball 3 yards in front of the faceoff spot and can begin moving towards the goal when the official blows their whistle. The player with the ball must continuously move in a forward motion towards the goal line and players are allowed only one shot on goal. A shot is complete when it has gone in the goal or the ball comes to a stop. Non - shooters must be behind the midline.  Non-shooters are released on the official’s whistle.   


 

OVERTIME:

10.1  Shootout Procedure – In the event of a tie score at the end of the regulation or overtime a game can be decided via a shootout. The away team’s first player shall go first followed by a shooter from the home team and will continue to alternate from that point forward. Should the shootout remain tied after three shooters from each team the shootout shall continue until there is a winner. A player may only shoot once and can only shoot again until all other players have participated.

Shooters begin with the ball at the center faceoff spot and can begin moving towards the goal when the official blows their whistle. The player with the ball must continuously move in a forward motion towards the goal line and players are allowed only one shot on goal. A shot is complete when it has gone in the goal or the ball comes to a stop.

Goalies are located in the crease closest to their own bench during shootouts. They may not be substituted during shootouts and can only be changed if there is an injury. Goalies shall remain in their goal crease from time an official blows their whistle to begin a shot and until after the completion of a shot.


 

*Rules are adapted from 2017-2018 US Lacrosse Box/Indoor Lacrosse Rulebook