In the spring of 2012, the North Texas Youth Lacrosse League will continue to play under the current grade based system.
NTYLL will consider adoption and implementation of US Lacrosse Age Guidelines in 2013. It is our belief that individual programs need to weigh in on the proposed US Lacrosse age guidelines and we will be holding meetings over the next couple of months to discuss the change and implications with individual programs. A final determination will be made by early spring by a vote of the program membership.
- President: Laurie Lippincott - (214) 693-8328 - email@example.com
- Girls Coordinator: George Graffy - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Boys 1/2 Coordinator: Susan Siedel - email@example.com
- Boys 3/4 Coordinator: Guy Burgoon - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Boys 5/6 Coordinator: Ted Stoinoff - email@example.com
- Boys 7/8 Coordinator: Lemuel Randolph - firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Teams Coordinator: Tiffany Surran - email@example.com
The North Texas Youth Lacrosse League (NTYLL) is organized to encourage and promote the growth of youth lacrosse at the middle and grade school levels in North Texas by providing the structure for yout and bantam lacrosse teams to compete. The NTYLL coordinates and oversees league games, makes sure that qualified officials oversee games, and provide rules within which our teams operate.
B. Guiding Principles
Through our rules and policies NTYLL seeks first to consider what is best for the kids playing lacrosse in NTYLL and second what is best for the orderly growth of lacrosse across North Texas. This process will be dynamic and policy will develop further over time to address and accommodate the continued growth of lacrosse across North Texas.
C. League Organization
NTYLL merged with the North Texas CHapter of US Lacorsse, and is now an league adnitered by the Chapter. NTYLL is the year-round governing body for youth lacrosse in North Texas.
The NTYLL is run by a volunteer board comprised of people from member teams/programs.
Each spring the NTYLL will seek nominations from member teams and prgrams for volunteers to serve on the NTYLL. All coordinators and at-large members are appointed by the NTYLL president. The president of the league will be a member tof the North Texas Chapter of US Lacrosse and will be voted in by the board of the North Texas Chapter of US Lacrosse.
Inspection of Accounts
Any member of the league may request an inspection of the records by submitting a request in writing to the President of the North Texas Chapter of US Lacrosse.
Boys' Bantam Lacrosse
2012 Rules and Waivers
REVISED ON 11/05/2011 AS AGREED UPON BY THE NTYLL BOARD
The 2011/2012 NCAA Lacrosse Rulebook and the 2012 NTYLL YOUTH Rules will be used unless a specific modification is listed on this sheet. Parentheses indicate the section of the NCAA Rulebook which pertains to the modification.
Site Administrator ~ The home team will provide a Game Site Administrator. The role of Game Site Administrator may be combined with the home team’s responsibility for a timekeeper. The Game Site Administrator will be responsible in-part for the administration of the Sportsmanship Card and insuring that the program policies are adhered to by all participants.
GAME PERSONNEL (1-1) ~ 1st and 2nd grade teams: Seven - 2 Defensemen, 2 Attackmen, 3 Midfielders with Hector the Rejecter in goal. 3rd and 4th grade teams: ten - 1 Goalie, 3 Defensemen, 3 Attackmen, 3 Midfielders
PLAYING FIELD (1-2) ~ Play on regulation size field is preferred. However, both Head Coaches may agree to play on any size field available. The home team is responsible for marking the field (with cones at a minimum).
GOALS & NETS (1-3 & 1-5) ~ The goals & nets at game sites shall be legal as they are. The NCAA rules as to the color, size and type of pipe shall not apply. However, the home team should make every effort to comply with the NCAA rules & specifications. Hector the Rejecter is used at the 1/2nd grade level. Recommended that the home team supply both "Hectors"; however, visiting team should have a "Hector" available.
LIMIT LINES, SPECTATOR & MEDIA RESTRICTIONS (1-14) ~Parents must sit on the opposite side of the field from the coaching area. This is league policy. It assists the coaches in keeping the players attention.
CROSSE DIMENSIONS (1-17) ~ For Bantam Grade Teams the length of the Crosse may be 36 to 40 inches. NTYLL players are not required to conform to the NCAA 2010 Crosse Specifications.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT (1-21) ~ All pads, including mouthpiece, are required.
TIMEKEEPER (2-11) ~ The Home team is responsible for a person to run the time clock and air horn. This person may also be responsible for the Game Site Administrator duties.
LENGTH OF GAME (3-1) ~ There will be two 24 minute running clock halves with a 5 minute half time. The clock will only stop for injury.
PLAY OF THE GAME (4) ~ The game is to be played with emphasis on the proper development of stick, team, and sportsmanship skills. The first and second half will start with a faceoff by midfielders, all other players must remain behind their respective restraining lines until possession is established.
FACING OFF (4-3) ~ Advantage Rule at 5 goal difference. There will be no score kept but if it is recognized that one team is dominating the game (resulting in a lead of 5 or more goals) after a goal there will be no face off and the down team will receive the ball at the midfield line.
ONE PASS RULE (4-5) ~ All Bantam Teams with a five-goal lead are required to complete one pass while in their offensive half of the field before attempting a shot on goal. The one pass count is reset whenever the ball hits the ground or the defensive team gains possession.
SCORING (4-8) ~ A team scores when the ball crosses the face of the plane of the goal. A ball may not be rolled under Hector the Rejecter. There is a one pass requirement prior to scoring. The offensive team must attempt a pass inside their offensive zone (across the midfield line). The pass does not have to be completed. However, if the pass is not completed and the defensive team establishes possession or a whistle is blown on the loose ball the requirement for a pass is reset if the offensive team regains possession.
BODY CHECKING (4-15) ~ Incidental body contact is allowed, however players must always play the ball. There is no “man-ball” or takeout checks. The definition of an illegal check: the player lowers his head or shoulder in an attempt to put another player on the ground or takes two or three running steps at an opposing player before making contact. Players may make contact in an upright position within 5 yards of the ball. A ground ball situation in which there are multiple players “swarmed” around a ground ball will be considered a play-on situation. If no possession is gained then the ball is awarded by alternate possession. The intent is to prevent injuries and to keep the ball off the ground as much as possible.
SUBSTITUTION (4-21) ~The horn will sound every 4 minutes to signal substitution of lines. Players must be ready to sub as the clock will not stop. Play will restart with a face-off at the midfield line. "On the fly" substitutions - one player at a time - will also be allowed.
OFFICIAL TIMEOUTS (4-26) Officials are required to call timeout if there is an apparent injury.
TEAM TIMEOUTS (4-27) ~ each head coach is allowed one timeout per half which will be 30 seconds. (Clock does not stop during time outs.) No time outs in the last two (2) minutes of each half. A timeout may be called when that team has possession in their offensive zone.
SLASHING (5-7) ~ all stick checks must be two-handed. One-handed checks should be called as a “slash”. A Slash does not have to make contact with a player or his stick to be a penalty. This is a developmental league for many of our players and these are good habits to reinforce, especially during a game.
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (5-10) ~ No player, substitute, non-playing member of a squad, coach, parent or anyone officially connected with a competing team shall: Use threatening or profane language or gestures at any time during the game. Continual question of official’s calls or non- calls in an argumentative manner or to attempt to influence calls will be considered unsportsmanlike conduct. Games are played under the auspices of the US Lacrosse Sportsmanship Card which prohibits poor fan, coach or player behavior and authorizes the officials to cancel the game if the behavior continues.
Fouling Out (5-11) `~ any player who accumulates 3 personal fouls shall be disqualified from the game. If player disqualification results in less than the required number of players listed in Game Personnel (1-1) the game will be forfeited.
PENALTY ENFORCEMENT (7-1) No penalties are served by players. Technical fouls will result in a change of possession and personal fouls result in change of possession and a substitution for the player committing the foul. If a team only has the minimum number of players then a rotation to the other end of the field is required.