Seacoast Lacrosse Club is an independent, all volunteer, non-profit organization committed to providing a high quality youth Lacrosse program for players aged 6-15 years old, who reside within the Portsmouth High School Administrative Unit (SAU 50 & 52)
 
 
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Seacoast Lacrosse follows the rules and guidelines published by US Lacrosse, the governing body of lacrosse in the United States and of New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse.  Click the links below for a summary of boys' and girls' lacrosse rules of play and to order rule books.

 

NHYLA Rules: http://www.nhyla.org/Page.asp?id=14167&org=NHYLA.ORG

Boys Rules: http://www.uslacrosse.org/the_sport/boys_rules.phtml

Girls Rules: http://www.uslacrosse.org/the_sport/girls_rules.phtml

The following important rule amendments pertain to SLC age groups.

11u Boys:  11u boys will play on a full sized field with the required 10 players.  Games will be 4 running time quarters of 12 minutes each.  Whenever the difference in score equals or exceeds 5 goals, the losing team may elect to take possession of the ball at midfield without a face-off following the scoring of a goal by either team.

* There is NO Intentional body checking allowed.

* No sticks longer than 42"  

* There is no 10 second rule enforcement to clear the ball or to get it into the attacking area.

13u Boys:  13u boys will play on a full sized field with the required 10 players.  Games will be 4 stop time quarters of 10 minutes each.  Whenever the difference in score equals or exceeds 5 goals, the losing team may elect to take possession of the ball at midfield without a face-off following the scoring of a goal by either team.

* Body checking is permitted in U15 and U13, however, no take-out checks are permitted by any player.  A "take-out" check is defined as any body check with the intention of putting the player on the ground.

* No sticks longer than 42"  (except for 13u-A level team)

*The 10-second rule for moving the ball in the box will be eliminated.  The referee will have discretion to warn and call stalling in lieu of the 10-second rule.

15u boys:  15u boys will play on a full sized field with the required 10 players.  Games will be 4 stop time quarters of 12 minutes each.  Whenever the difference in score equals or exceeds 5 goals, the losing team may elect to take possession of the ball at midfield without a face-off following the scoring of a goal by either team.

* Body checking is permitted in U15 and U13, however, no take-out checks are permitted by any player.

* Up to 4 sticks longer than 42" are permitted on the field at one time.

*The 10-second rule for moving the ball in the box will be eliminated.  The referee will have discretion to warn and call stalling in lieu of the 10-second rule.

11u/13u girls:  11u and 13u girls will play on a full sized field with the required 11 players.  All girls must wear goggles and a mouthguard. Gloves and a girls pelvic protector are optional (except for a goalie). Games will be 2 running time halves of 20 minutes each.  Whenever the difference in score equals or exceeds 5 goals, the losing team may elect to take possession of the ball at midfield without a draw following the scoring of a goal by either team.

* No stick checking is allowed. 

* No holding the ball for more than 3 seconds when closely guarded by an opponent who has two hands on her stick and is in position to legally check were checking allowed.  Penalty is a change of possession-minor foul.

15u girls:  15u girls will play on a full sized field with the required 11 players.  All girls must wear goggles and a mouthguard. Gloves and a girls pelvic protector are optional (except for a goalie). Goalies must also wear shin guards.  Games will be 2 running time halves of 25 minutes each.  Whenever the difference in score equals or exceeds 5 goals, the losing team may elect to take possession of the ball at midfield without a draw following the scoring of a goal by either team.

* Modified checking only. Opponents stick must be below shoulder level.  The check must be in a downward direction and away from the body.  No reaching across the opponents body to check