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Carroll Manor U7 Coed Lacrosse

2013 Rules for WMYLC U7 Lacrosse

01/15/2013, 12:15am EST
By Doug Agnes

At the January 2013 meeting of the Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse Conference (WMYLC), the following rules were adopted for the the U7 Coed programs...

2013 Rules for WMYLC U7 Lacrosse

Some teams refer to this as the "Scoopers” or “Pockets” Program.

U7 Lacrosse Rules and Regulations

  1. Field size is 40 x 60 (option to use a U9 boys or girls field - 40x80 )
  2. Mid line and creases {Crease to be min 10 yards from end line w/ 40 yds between goals}
  3. Goals should be full size.
  4. Teams play 7 vs 7, 2 Attack, 3 Middies, 2 Defense; Two players must remain back on each half of the field.
  5. There is no goalie at U7.
  6. All players must wear mouthpiece. Mouthpiece must not be clear so it is visible and it must not have a strap.
  7. Players shall wear no jewelry.
  8. Players shall wear goggles.  No hard helmets on field players.
  9. Gloves may be worn.  Boys or Girls Lacrosse Gloves, or lightweight winter gloves.
  10. Regulation Boys or girls stick permitted, but the stick length can be shortened to match the player.  No ministicks nor “Fiddlesticks” with smaller head sizes.
  11. Play with soft lacrosse balls.
  12. No checking.
  13. No intentional body contact between players. No pushing or body checks.  Boxing out around a ground ball is permitted, but they player shall not back into another player in an overly assertive manner.
  14. Alternate the start of play with two girls in a draw or two boys in a faceoff.
  15. Team must have one pass attempt with possession kept on offensive side of the field before attempting shot.  A pass over the mid line counts.  (ie Missed pass with scooped ball by any other member of the same team that threw the ball is a successful transition.) Dumping a ball out of one stick into another directly stick pocket is not a pass.
  16. Two coaches on field act as refs and stop play to instruct.  Use a Whistle or call “STOP-STOP-STOP”.  Players should stay in current field position unless instructed to take 4 steps back.
  17. Four 8 minute quarters.  2 min break between quarters, 10 min half time. Running clock.
  18. No field players in the crease.  If no goalie, a ball in the crease is dead ball and shall be given to a defensive player out to side of the crease area.
  19. If a pack develops around a ground ball and the ball does not emerge quickly, the closest coach shall stop play.  This is to prevent injuries.
  20. After a stopped play, the coach can give to a player who has not yet had the ball, or toss toan open area of the field.
  21. Coaches shall keep it fun for both teams!  No score shall be kept.