Required COVID-19 Procedures:
1. Coaches and Players entering the field area must submit to a weekly pre-game screening (Questions & Touchless Temperature Check) Once the screening is complete, if you are above 100.3 or answer yes to having any symptoms then you cannot stay/participate and should follow-up with a physician before returning to play.
2.Coaches and Players must wear a face mask at ALL times throughout the screening process and inside the field area, players may remove mask once warm ups begin. After the contest is concluded the coaches and players should wear masks upon leaving and not congregate on the field or stadium area.
3.Observe SOCIAL DISTANCING of at least 10 feet while inside or around the facility.
4.Players agree to use their own equipment and bring their own filled water bottle. Water will not be provided by Fierce Nation Lacrosse.
5. Spectators will not be allowed in the field area. Spectators may watch the games from outside the field area, but we ask that you wear a mask and maintain social distancing of at least 10 feet.
6. Coaches entering the field area must be registered in our online registration system (free registration).
NCAA & NFHS Sticks are allowed
All Games are two, 25 minute running halves / with 5 minute half time.
Fields are approximately 70 yds. long by 35 yds. wide.
Each team MUST have a coach or parent over the age of 21 on the sideline at all times. He or she is responsible for the conduct of the team at all times.
ONLY 7 PLAYERS ON THE FIELD AT A TIME: goalie plus 6 field players (including a maximum of three (3) long-sticks).
Each player MUST have required equipment including mouthpiece, helmet, gloves, armpads and shoulderpads. Each team MUST have a legally equipped goalie to start each game.
NO BODYCHECKING: All players must play the ball. No “man/ball”. Bodychecking an opponent to the ground will result in a fast break for the opponent as an unnecessary roughness penalty.
Any player ejected from a game will not be able to participate in the next game.
Face-off to start game only. Wing players will line up to the left of face-off man using SIDELINE as wingline. Other players will stay behind ENDLINE until official has blown whistle to start game. Goalie MUST start in crease.
No Face-offs for 2020: Away team goalie will start with the ball to begin the first half, home team goalie will start with the ball to begin the second half.
NEW FOR 2020: Anytime a ball leaves the field of play (shot or not), its is awarded to the team that DID NOT last touch/deflect the ball. A ball that goes off the goalpost will be awarded to the offense.
After a goal, the scored-upon goalie will get possession and start on the official's whistle - goalie will be entitled to protection of crease for four seconds.
When there is a 5-goal margin, after a goal by EITHER team, the team trailing will be awarded the ball at midfield.
NO HORNS. All substitution is on-the-fly, even after goals.
PENALTIES – All regular penalties are called. Time-serving Personal Fouls will require the offending player to leave the field for the fast break. Time-serving technical fouls will require a fast break but the offending player does NOT have to leave the field. Multi-minute and more than one foul on the same play will lead a 3v1fast break.
PENALTY ENFORCEMENT - 3 on 2/1 fast break from midfield. 1 non-offending midfielder begins 5 yards ahead of the midfield line. All other players (defense and offense) begin behind the midline. All players released on a SINGLE whistle.
8-Second Count to advance ball past midfield only.
Offsides - A team may have no more than 4 players in the offensive side of the field and more than 5 players in their defensive side of the field at any time.
NO ties allowed in any games. If Tied go to 3-Man Braveheart (1 goalie, 2 field players).
1st - Head to Head Record
2nd - Point Differential
3rd - Goals Against
4th - Coin Flip
To get the most competitive match-ups for the playoffs, the league directors will look at strength of schedule as well as record in determining the A group and B group selections for the playoffs.
All playoff games will be the same as the League Rules above, with one exception. Playoff games will consist of one 25 minute running time period.