Fall Indoor Boys Lacrosse League Rules

*Each team must have an adult (18 years or older) with the team on the field or on the bench during pre-game warmup time and during game play. (NO EXCEPTIONS- Parent, Coach, or Team Organizer)

*Games will consist of: TWO (18) minute halves. There will also be a 2 minute half time and 2 minutes to transition off the field after each game.

*Game play will have 4 field players plus a goalie.

*All field players must use short sticks (40 to 42 inches) and standard field equipment is required. (MOUTHPIECES ARE MANDATORY)

*Must complete 2 passes on offensive side of the midfield line in order for the ball to be “hot” (clean bounce passes ARE allowed).

*If 2 passes are not made and a player takes a shot on goal, goal does not count and in return it will be a loss of possession for the team on offense.

*Goalies cannot cross the midfield line.  If the goalie does cross mid field the offensive team will loss possession of the ball. (A team is considered “off-sides” if the goalie crosses the midfield line.)

*You may play the ball off all hard surfaces. The curtain line will be out of bounds along with all netting on the sidelines and extending above to the ceiling. (soccer goal inserts are also out of bounds)

*There will be a face off after every goal scored. (also to start the game and after ½ time)

*For face offs there will be no wing players. The remaining players may be at either end of the field behind GLE and may move freely on the face off whistle.

*Braveheart sudden-victory will be played to decide tie breakers after regulation.

*Goalie and faceoff player for each team, pass rule does NOT apply.

*NO BODY CHECKING (box and ball hip-hip & shoulder-shoulder contact is allowed when playing loose balls)

*Illegal body checks will result in a 2 minute non-releasable followed by 10 minute misconduct.

*NO TAKEOUT CHECKS

*If you intentionally take a run at a player the referee has the discretion to eject or issue a 2 minute non-releasable followed by 10 minute game misconduct.

*NO CROSS CHECKING

*Blatant cross checking to body, neck, or helmet will result in 2 minute non-releasable followed by 10 minute misconduct. (referee has the discretion to eject)

*Cross check hold or hold in general is 1 minute non-releasable.

* NO HELMET to HELMET CONTACT

*If Intentional targeting of the head occurs player is ejected and suspended until further review.

*Coincidental helmet-helmet at ref’s discretion both players serve 10 misconduct or referee warning.

*Pushes, holds with possession, and slashes will be treated as standard 1 minute penalties. (NFHS)

Fighting on the premises before, during, or after the game will result in immediate removal from the facility along with expulsion from the fall league, subsequent suspension from MSI indoor winter league, and possibly any future MSI hosted events.