Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lacrosse Rules

CFSA Lacrosse Rules.  We are doing our best to fall in line with the new US Lacrosse rules that were adopted this year.  

CFSA K-2 Lacrosse Rules.docx

CFSA Grade 3 - 5 lacrosee rules (1).docx

CFSA Grade 6-8 lacrosse rules (1).docx

Equipment Requirements.docx

 

CFSA K-2 Lacrosse


K-2 lacrosse is the first experience with the sport of lacrosse for many young athletes. The boys entering at this point have a vast difference in their physical and cognitive developments. The game they play should be designed to “level the playing field” and provide opportunity for any and every child that wants to participate.

 

The emphasis should be to instill a love and excitement of playing, while developing fundamental movement skills that will be valuable in any future athletic endeavors.  Careful planning must be used to ensure that the environment is inclusive of all athletes, provides multiple opportunities for each athlete to “touch” the ball, encourages experimentation, and is a place that the athlete will want to come back to again and again, helping to develop physical literacy.   

 

The goal is simple, learn the basics and have fun!!!

 

With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and officials should emphasize:

- FUN

- Simple rules of play

- Good Sportsmanship

 

K-2 BOYS’ GAME SUMMARY AND EQUIPMENT

• 3 v 3 play, with no goalkeepers

• 60 x 35 yard field

• 3’x3’ goals in 9’ radius crease

• Goals 40 yards apart, adjustable for local conditions

• No team timeouts

• Mini stick type crosses recommended

• Soft lacrosse balls

• Mouth guards are mandatory. Lacrosse gloves and eyewear are optional. Helmets, shoulder pads, and arm guards are not necessary.


CFSA Grade 3 - 5 Lacrosse

 

Grade 3 - 5 lacrosse is many young athletes first experience with the sport of lacrosse. The boys entering at this point have a vast difference in their physical and cognitive development. The game they play should be designed to level the playing field.  Every effort should be made so kids have the opportunity to play and develop the fundamental skills of lacrosse. The emphasis at this age group is on instilling a love and excitement of playing, while developing the fundamental athletic skills that will be valuable in any future athletic endeavors.

 

Careful planning must be used to ensure that the environment is inclusive of all athletes, provides multiple opportunities for each athlete to “touch” the ball, encourages experimentation, and is a place that the athlete will want to come back to again and again.

 

With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and officials should emphasize:

- FUN

- Introduce basic lacrosse concepts

- Explore competition in lacrosse

- Basic rules of play

-          Good sportsmanship

 

Grade 3 - 5 BOYS’ GAME FORMAT SUMMARY AND EQUIPMENT

-    5 v 5 play, no goalkeeper plus 5 field players - (skill set of players and/or number of players per team may cause us to adjust size of teams)

-       60 x 35 yard field, adjustable for local conditions

-       6’ X 6’ goals in 9’ radius crease

-       Goals 40 yards apart, adjustable for local conditions

-       Helmets, shoulder pads, arm guards, lacrosse gloves, mouth guard, protective cups required

-       Regular lacrosse balls

-       No team timeouts


 

CFSA Grade 6 - 8 Lacrosse

Grades 6 - 8 lacrosse is where young athletes are honing their technical skills and begin building the tactical skills needed in lacrosse. The boys entering the sport at this point have a vast difference in their physical and cognitive development and the game they play should be designed to reinforce fundamental technical skills and practical tactical applications for playing lacrosse. Essentially, they are preparing to be competitors.

 

Careful planning must be used to ensure that the environment is inclusive of all athletes, provides multiple opportunities for each athlete to “touch” the ball, encourages experimentation, and a progressive development of existing technical skills. Additionally, the technical skills they are honing, are now being applied to the tactical aspect of the game. Athletes should be coached to have a “Growth Mindset” by having effort praised ahead of results.

 

With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and officials should emphasize:

- FUN

- Using technical skills in game situations

- Exploring and applying new tactical skills

- Sportsmanship


 

Grades 6 - 8 BOYS’ GAME FORMAT SUMMARY AND EQUIPMENT

•     7 v 7

       60 x 35 yard field (7 v 7)

       6 x 6 goals in 9’ radius crease

       Helmets, shoulder pads, arm guards, lacrosse gloves, mouth guard, protective cups required

       Regular lacrosse balls

       1 Team timeouts per half

 

CFSA Girls Lacrosse

 

The emphasis should be to instill a love and excitement of playing, while developing fundamental movement skills that will be valuable in any future athletic endeavors.  Careful planning must be used to ensure that the environment is inclusive of all athletes, provides multiple opportunities for each athlete to “touch” the ball, encourages experimentation, and is a place that the athlete will want to come back to again and again, helping to develop physical literacy.   



For all divisions, depending on size of registration, we may make adjustments to the size of teams and style of play.  Smaller numbers may be better suited in utilizing a Skills Clinic approach which will put an emphasis on skill development and then require weekly team formation.  


 

 



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