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Summer Lacrosse Rules

2022 Sound Shore Lacrosse rules

You must have at least 8 players to start a game. A team must maintain at least 2 offensive and defensive players in their respective zones. If a team doesn't have 10 or more players by half, the official game is over but you can still play the second half for fun. There will be no forfeits. If a team doesn't have enough players, they can borrow players from previous game or if i am notified at least 72 hours in advance in which case I'll get a replacement team.

Game time:

Clocks must start at scheduled time of game even if teams aren't ready.

Adult divisions and High School divisions play 4 12-minute running time quarters.

Penalty time stopped time.

Clock stops last 2 minutes of game. If there is a 3 (or more goals) differential clock does not stop during the last 2 minutes. Penalty time is still stop time.


4-minute immediate sudden victory. If score is still tied after 4 minutes OT, play 2 men plus goalie Braveheart and the goalie cannot cross midfield. This goes until tie is broken.

Penalty flag down:

Current college and high school rules. Play will continue until a goal is scored, the ball goes out of bounds, the offense commits a foul, the defense gains possession or commits a 2nd foul, an injury or end of the half.


All divisions receive 1 timeout per HALF

Long sticks:

High school division can have 4, adult divisions can have 6


All divisions sub on the fly, except time serving fouls and goals. No horns.


High school-regular 20 and 10, and 2-minute stall is in effect.

Adults-no counts until 2 minutes, then if the winning team is ahead by 3 or less goals, they have 20 to clear and 10 to get it in and they must keep it in high school box

Face offs:

Both high school and adult are to use 2022 face off rules. No contact to stick or body of opponent. No knee on ground


Once ball crosses midfield with team possession and they touch it in the box it cannot come back across midfield line. Automatic loss of ball however play-on mechanic can be used if attack can immediately pick up ball.

Crease Regulation:

Jumping or diving into crease in order to score a goal is legal as long as they ball goes in the goal before they land and they cannot hit the goalie.


A shot at the horn is still good if it is shot before the horn sounds. Like current rule


High school mandatory, Adult recommended. All chin straps must be buckled and helmets must have 4 points. Players without chinstraps buckled will be sent off the field to fix. All players must wear elbow guards. All teams must have the same color jersey.


No fighting will be tolerated at fields. Anyone receiving a 3-minute expulsion foul will be thrown out of the game and suspended from the next game.

2 Point RULE:

2-point goal awarded to anyone who scores from outside the restraining box.

Rain Policy

All games are on turf so if it's raining, we will play. The only thing we stop for is lightning and thunder. If a game gets cancelled before game time it will be rescheduled. All weather-related announcement will be done by the web site. If a game gets started and then stopped it will be replayed. If your team doesn't have enough players to start a game because it is raining and we can play it will NOT be replayed. If a game gets to half time, it will consider a complete game. 20-minute delay after last lightning to start next game.

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