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12U Boys Alternate Game Format (8v8)

12U Boys Alternative Format (8v8)

In Southside Lacrosse League 12U Division, the level of play is competitive with scores kept and an end of season seeded playoff.  In order to bridge the gap from 10U LADM format (cross field, 5v5 plus goalies, no offsides), Southside has added an alternative format to afford support for smaller teams while maintaining lots of on ball “touches” per player in a more logical progression from 10U format (5 field players vs 5 field players offense and defense) while adding the concepts of faceoff and wing play, close defense and long stick midfielder to the game.

Alternative Format:

If either team has fewer than 13 players at game time, the format for the game will be 8v8 as follows:  Goalie, 2 close defense, 3 midfield, 2 attack. Teams must have 3 players in their defensive half at all times.  

 

This provides for 2 midfielders or 1 midfielder plus LSM on the wings for faceoff and reinforces the 5v5 concepts of play applied in 10U AND box lacrosse (and other sports including basketball and ice hockey) in the offensive half.

Field Size:

Full field (110 yards) or shortened field (75 yards)

Scoring:

A scoring table with visible scoreboard will be provided.

Additional Rules:

All other US Lacrosse 12U Youth Rules will be followed.

 
 
 
8U Game Format

Hello Southside coaches,

Thank you for a great game day on Saturday. I am already looking forward to next weekend! I have receivd a few emails regarding rules at the 8U level and I wanted to reach out and clarify a few things.

First, Southside lacrosse follows the US Lacrosse Youth rule book for boys and girls. the main change the league has made is to implement the use of NOCSAE certified balls at this age level. Please click the links below to go directly to the rule book.  I encourage you to all go over them. 

BOYS RULEBOOK

GIRLS RULEBOOK

Below is a snapshot of the boys and girls rules.  I will also be reinforcing these to the officials. I have also been made aware that PAAC did not have the appropriate goal sizes.  I will ensure that we have them for Saturday

8U BOYS’ GAME FORMAT SUMMARY AND EQUIPMENT - 

Points of Emphasis - FUN, BASIC RULES, GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, BASIC CONCEPTS!

4 v 4 play, 1 goalkeeper plus 3 field players (or 4 Field players, no goalie)

 (2) 12-minute running time halves, with a 4-minute halftime period.  No Overtime, 

No team timeouts

60 x 35 yard field

3’x3’ goals (up to 6x6 permissable if multiple age groups using same field)

Helmets, shoulder pads, arm guards, lacrosse gloves, mouth guard, protective cups required

NOCSAE lacrosse balls (league change)

8U BOYS’ RULES OVERVIEW

No body checking but some contact is allowed

Only stick checks permitted are (1) lift checks (2) poke checks (3) downward stick checks below both players shoulders

No faceoff

No offsides 

8U GIRLS’ GAME FORMAT SUMMARY AND EQUIPMENT

4v4 (cross field)

No goalies

 (2) 12-minute running time halves, with a 4-minute halftime period.

Regulation sticks and NOCSAE ball (league change)

Eyewear is required

3x3 goals

8U GIRLS’ RULES OVERVIEW - Points of Emphasis - FUN, SIMPLE RULES, GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP!

No draw / players line up in their defensive end to start game

Coaches can be on the field to assist 

No score is kept

One pass rule

After a goal, defense is given the ball for a clear

Must play 1v1 defense 

 
 
 
Coach Certification Process

Coaches are some of the most influential role models in kids' lives today. Are you up for the challenge - and the rewards?

With the explosive growth of the sport of lacrosse around the country, the need for knowledgeable, experienced coaches is greater than ever before. US Lacrosse is committed to providing opportunities to develop these important leaders, through online offerings, clinics and comprehensive certification.

V3 Lacrosse supports the he US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program, which ensures that our coaches are provided all the tools they need to learn to be a successful coach. Learn more about the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program.

It is our belief that a successful coach...

• is motivational and inspires athletes to improve and work hard,
• is knowledgeable about the skills and tactics of the sport,
• is relational and excellent at communicating with players and parents,
• possesses good character and is a positive role model.

US Lacrosse is proud to partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance to increase your ability to not only help your players with games, but to teach them important life lessons through the sport of lacrosse.

Those selected to as V3 Coaches must complete this checklist. V3 will reimburse its coaches for the registration costs below.

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