Game Time and Overtime
Games will consist of two (2), 25-minute running-time halves with a 5-minute halftime. All game periods (Start, End of Half, Start of Second Half, and End of Game) will be signaled with a "central horn" at the Lax Fest facility. Teams should be in position to begin play at the sounding of the central horn. No overtime periods will be played.
Note: Games are subject to cancellation without a make-up should inclement weather occur.
A team that falls behind at least four (4) goals is awarded a free possession without a face-off to begin play unless the coach waives off this rule. If the lead is no longer four (4) goals, play will continue with a face-off at midfield. Regardless of the score and which team has possession of the ball at the end of a quarter, each quarter will start with a face-off.
Penalty time will be kept as running time with penalty times at "time-and-a-half" from their normal length. Accordingly, single technical fouls will be 45-second running time penalties and single personal fouls will be 1:30-minute running time penalties. Penalty time will be kept by the assigned table staff and will commence with the blowing of the whistle to resume play immediately after the penalty occurs.
Each team may take one (1) 30-second time out per half. During the last two minutes of a game, neither team may call a time out.
The team that is leading the game must keep the ball in its attack area during the last two (2) minutes of the game.
Body checking is allowed in the U-13 and U-15 divisions; however, as a point of emphasis, no "take-out" checks are permitted and will be called as unnecessary roughness fouls. Take-out checks are generally recognized as the lowering of the head or shoulder and the checking through an opponent with the intent to knock that opponent off his feet.
Although the Boys’ Youth Lacrosse Rules forbid one-handed checks in U-9 play, there is no such prohibition for U-13 or U-15 play. However, as a point of emphasis, officials will be directed to call such checks closely – watching for stick control and off-hand activity.
Substitution will be on the fly with the exceptions of penalties and after a goal. No horns will be blown for a substitution.
Each team (home and away) will provide a sideline manager whose duty is to control effectively the actions of spectators no in conformity with the standards of proper control.