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.
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.
Full field (110 yards) or shortened field (75 yards)
A scoring table with visible scoreboard will be provided.
All other US Lacrosse 12U Youth Rules will be followed.
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.
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)
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