To conduct an effective legal review, players must understand the proper technique and be thoroughly trained in the skill beforehand. If done incorrectly, a stick check can lead to serious injury, and no one wants it hanging over their head! Being in control is the number one safety concern in any sport, so it`s important to learn about the best ideals and practices. When checking the stick, the player must ensure that all of his stick is below shoulder height. Contact can only be made from stick to stick and any contact with the opposing player`s body is illegal. Official Rules for Women`s Lacrosse The official rules for young girls are intended to introduce young players to the sport of women`s lacrosse by introducing them to the terms, field, playing positions, concept of teamwork and the skills required to play the game safely and fairly. These rules were drafted by the U.S. Lacrosse Women`s Division and ratified by the U.S. Lacrosse Youth Council to standardize the rules for young girls across the United States. Equipment targets – regulation of lacrosse cages; Smaller cages (street hockey type) can be used for indoor games and for outdoor C-level games.
Ball – can use a regulation ball (yellow) or a “soft” ball. It is highly recommended that new programs or beginners use softball until players have developed their throwing and catching skills. If a softball is used, it should be about the same size as a ruler ball. A ruler ball can be used for indoor play, however, a “no bounce” ball is recommended. Sticks – Level C can use a youth stick with traditional mesh or string or ruler cross for women and can have a modified pocket. With a modified bag, only half of the ball can fall under the floor of the side wall. Level B should use a regular feminine cross with a normal or modified bag. Level A should use a regular female cross with a normal bag. The most important thing to remember about checking the stick is to remember to attack on purpose and only when you are sure that you will get away with the ball.
Especially at lower levels of lacrosse, your ability to stay with the attacker without a physical contract will teach you the effort and discipline needed for an effective defense. This will not only better prepare you for further contact, but will also familiarize you with the correct and legal contact. Once you`re able to hold control, you already have a solid defensive foundation to build on. Youth rules for girls are divided into levels (A, B and C). The rules of Tiers B and C do not allow verification and allow some modifications to the bat to facilitate throwing and catching for beginners or young players. Level A rules allow for modified verification and require the use of a cross and ruler bag. Leagues, tournaments, and programs with players under Grade 5 must use Level B or Level C rules. up to Grade 8, the rules should be changed from Level B or C to Level A. 1.
Seven outfield players, the use of a goalkeeper is optional. 2. Field size: 50 yds. x 25 yards. is recommended. 3.8m arc, no 12m fan, no retention line, center line (no circle). 4. Youth sticks (mesh allowed) or normal feminine cross, modified bag. 5. No verification. 6.
20-minute halves (max.), running time. 7. Do not shoot from a free position unless you are using a goalkeeper or a modified door opener. There are two types of fouls in women`s lacrosse, major and minor. If a small foul is committed somewhere on the court, the player who committed a foul is placed four meters from the side where she kept the person who hindered her. If a major foul occurs outside the 12-metre fan or eight-metre bow, the offender must be four metres behind the player he or she fouled. The rules of women`s lacrosse differ significantly from those of men`s lacrosse and are specifically designed to allow less physical contact between players. Due to the lack of contact, only goggles and a mouthguard are required for protective equipment.
Although this is the only protective equipment, there are still many injuries caused by accidental head checks. Women`s stick pockets are flatter than men`s, making the ball harder to catch and harder to shoot. The women play with three strikers (or “home”), five midfielders (or “middies”), three defenders (starting at the back, called “Point”, “Cover Point” and “Third Man”) and a goalkeeper. Seven players play offense at the same time and seven defenders are present. There is a waiting line that prevents the other four players (plus the goalkeeper) from attacking. If these players cross the line, they are considered offside and a penalty is awarded. In women`s lacrosse, check-checking is very different from men`s lacrosse. Another possibility is that women are only allowed to check if the check is directed away from the bullet-bearer`s head. In addition, women are only allowed to check with the side of their stick. If it is caught by one of the referees with a flat head, it is called a “heroic check” and the opposing team recovers the ball.
A check is used by a defender to hit the ball out of the head of an opponent`s stick, but it is important to practice the proper technique when checking the stick. As an advocate performing the check, you need to limit the contacts so that it remains only glued to a stick. As soon as your stick touches a player`s body, the referee can pronounce a foul. Women`s matches are played in two halves of 25 minutes. These 25 minutes are durations, except for the last two minutes when time stops when the whistle blows (this may be different for high school or college games). During the whistle, players are not allowed to move. In women`s lacrosse, players are not allowed to touch the ball with their body or cover the ball with their stick to pick it up in their stick or protect the ball from being picked up by an opponent. 1. Eleven outfield players, one goalkeeper.
2. Field size: 100 yds. x 70 yards. is recommended. 3. Regular markings on the ground, including the stop line. 4. Regular women`s cross, ruler bag. 5. Modified test only. 6. Half-time of 25 minutes (max.), operating time.
7. Can shoot from direct free positions. The game of lacrosse has changed dramatically over the past decade.  The changes include limiting the number of players allowed between the two retention lines in the draw to five players per team. Modifications to the stick have resulted in staggered heads that allow the women`s game to move faster and facilitate movement and turns of the stick. In 2002, glasses became mandatory in the United States (but not a requirement in international rules). In 2006, hard borders were adopted. CENTRAL DRAW The draw takes place in midfield to start each half and after each goal. The ball must go higher than the head of the midfielder, otherwise there will be a draw.
In addition to the players making the draw, 4 players from both teams can stand on the edge of the circle. The other players must be behind their respective stop lines. Players are allowed to move before the final whistle, but must stay outside the circle or behind the holding line. A team with a deficit of 4 goals or more receives an indirect free position in the middle of the field instead of a draw. The opposite centre must be 4 metres away at an angle of 45°. The center with the ball should not hit without passing the ball first. From time to time, you will see a litter. This is used when a draw was not legal or when there are equalizing fouls (one from each team) on the pitch.
OFF BOUNDS In consideration of the game`s legacy as a Native American war game, there are no uniform boundaries in girls` lacrosse. The ball is assigned to the player closest to the ball when it leaves the field. That`s why you see players running hard behind the ball as it leaves the field until they hear the whistle. STAND ON WHISTLE All players must stop and stand still when the whistle blows to stop play. A player who moves after the final whistle may be called for a foul and a change of ownership may be granted. SUBSTITUTION Substitution is unlimited and can take place at any time. Substitutes must register at the scorer/timekeeper table and enter the field via the team`s change area. The player who leaves the field must leave the field completely before her substitute can run on the field.