U-13 and U-15 will play using Level A Rules
All rules will be enforced during the 2011 Youth Lax Fests, with the following modifications for festival play:
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.
All penalties are 3-minutes and penalty time will be kept by the assigned US Lacrosse table staff.
Each team may take two (2) 30-second time outs per game and only after a goal is scored. During the last two (2) minutes of a game, neither team may call a time out after a goal.
Three Seconds Closely Guarded
The three seconds closely guarded rule will be a point of emphasis. No holding the ball for more than three (3) seconds when closely guarded/marked and the defense has both hands on her stick and is position to legally check where checking is allowed. The Umpire count is aloud: "one thousand, two thousand, three," whistle.
Checking is only allowed if the entire stick is below the shoulder level. The check must be in a downward direction and away from the body.
Substitutions are unlimited and can be any time during the play, after goals, and at halftime.
Each team (home and away) will provide a sideline manager whose duty is to control effectively the actions of spectators not in conformity with the standards of proper control.