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  WMDUSLAX FALLBALL GIRLS' RULES      
U7 Scoopers U9 U11 U13 U15 HS Div
Players: 5v5 with no goalie Players: 5v5 with no goalie Players: 7v7 includes goalie Players: 7v7 includes goalie Players: 7v7 includes goalie Players: 7v7 includes goalie
Field Size: 60 yards by 35-40 yards (cross field) (40 yds betwwen goals) Field Size: 60 yards by 35-40 yards (cross field) (40 yds betwwen goals) Field Size: 70 yards by 40-50 yards (50 Yds between Goals) Field Size: 70 yards by 40-50 yards (50 Yds between Goals) Field Size: 70 yards by 40-50 yards (50 Yds between Goals) Field Size: 70 yards by 40-50 yards (50 Yds between Goals)
Equipment: Sticks, mouthguard, eyewear and soft ball Equipment: Sticks, mouthguard, eyewear and NOCSAE ball Equipment: Sticks, mouthguard, eyewear and NOCSAE ball Equipment: Sticks, mouthguard, eyewear and NOCSAE ball Equipment: Sticks, mouthguard, eyewear and NOCSAE ball Equipment: Sticks, mouthguard, eyewear and NOCSAE ball
Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet (Triangle Option) Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet (Triangle Option) Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet
Fouls: For major fouls, player leaves field for a brief time; team does not play short Fouls: For major fouls, player leaves field for a brief time; team does not play short Fouls: Time serving cards, team does not play short Fouls: Time serving cards, team plays down Fouls: Time serving cards, team plays down Fouls: Time serving cards, team plays down
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Traditional lineup for draw start of game & Halftime.  After a goal the defense is given the ball for a clear Traditional lineup for faceoff/draw at start of game & halftime.  After a goal the defense is given the ball for a clear Traditional lineup for draw start of game & Halftime.  After goal, goalkeeper clears.  Draws after goals (mercy rule can be applied) Draws after goals Draws after goals
           
No score is kept No score is kept Officials are required and score can by kept Officials are required and score can by kept Officials are required and score can by kept Officials are required and score can by kept
One pass rule before shooting One pass rule before shooting No pass rule before shooting No pass rule before shooting No pass rule before shooting No pass rule before shooting
Teams must play 1v1 defense Teams must play 1v1 defense Must play 1v1 defense outside of the critical scoring area (unless playing shorthanded). Must play 1v1 defense outside of the critical scoring area (unless playing shorthanded).    
No Checking No Checking No checking and 3 seconds closely guarded applies Modified checking is allowed and 3 seconds closely guarded applies Full checking is allowed Full checking is allowed
Coaches on the field, no officials Introduction of the 8-meter arc with instructional calls by the officials Introduction of the 8-meter arc and Midfield is the restraining line Midfield line is the restraining line Midfield line is the restraining line Midfield line is the restraining line
          2017 US Lacrosse High School Rules shall apply except as modified above
         
         

 

  WMDUSLAX FALLBALL BOYS' YOUTH RULES    
U7 Scoopers U9 U11 U13 U15
Players: 5v5 with no goalie Players: 5v5 with no goalie Players: 7v7 includes goalie Players: 7v7 includes goalie Players: 7v7 includes goalie
Field Size: 60 yards by 35-40 yards (cross field) (40 yds betwwen goals) Field Size: 60 yards by 35-40 yards  (40 yds between goals) Field Size: 70 yards by 40-50 yards (50 Yds between Goals) Field Size: 70 yards by 40-50 yards (50 Yds between Goals) Field Size: 70 yards by 40-50 yards (50 Yds between Goals)
Equipment: Sticks, mouthguard, eyewear and soft ball Equipment: Full equipment, NOCSAE lacrosse ball Equipment: Full equipment, NOCSAE lacrosse ball Equipment: Full equipment, NOCSAE lacrosse ball Equipment: Full equipment, NOCSAE lacrosse ball
Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet (Triangle Option) Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet (Triangle Option) Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet (5x5 or 4x4 allowable) Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet Goal Size: 6 feet by 6 feet
Fouls: For major fouls, player leaves field for a brief time; team does not play short Penalties: Player leaves the field. No time-serving penalties. Penalties used as a teachable moment to explain the foul that has been committed. Penalties: Time-serving penalties. Penalties: Time-serving penalties. Penalties: Time-serving penalties.
Body Checking: No body checking permitted. Any overt (obvious) collision should be enforced as an illegal body check. The following types of body contact are allowed: Body Checking: No body checking permitted. Any overt (obvious) collision should be enforced as an illegal body check. The following types of body contact are allowed: Body Checking: No body checking permitted. Any overt (obvious) collision should be enforced as an illegal body check. The following types of body contact are allowed: Body Checking: No body checking permitted. Any overt (obvious) collision should be enforced as an illegal body check. The following types of body contact are allowed: Body Checking: Limited body checking is permitted. However body checks that might be acceptable in high school play may be excessive in youth lacrosse, and should be penalized accordingly.
a) positioning yourself against an opponent to gain possession of a loose ball (i.e. boxing out) a.) legal holds a.) legal holds a.) legal holds  
b) defensive positioning to redirect an opponent b.) legal pushes b.) legal pushes b.) legal pushes  
c) incidental contact c.) positioning yourself against an opponent to gain possession of a loose ball (i.e. boxing out) c.) positioning yourself against an opponent to gain possession of a loose ball (i.e. boxing out) c.) positioning yourself against an opponent to gain possession of a loose ball (i.e. boxing out)  
Traditional lineup for faceoff/draw at start of game & halftime.  After a goal the defense is given the ball for a clear d.) defensive positioning to redirect an opponent d.) defensive positioning to redirect an opponent d.) defensive positioning to redirect an opponent  
No score is kept e.) incidental contact e.) incidental contact e.) incidental contact  
No Stick Checking Stick Checking: Only checks with the crosse listed below are legal. In all cases stick checks must be made on the crosse of an opponent or gloved hand of a crosse when an opponent is in possession of the ball or within 3 yards of a loose ball.  Stick Checking: Only checks with the crosse listed below are legal. In all cases stick checks must be made on the crosse of an opponent or gloved hand of a crosse when an opponent is in possession of the ball or within 3 yards of a loose ball.  Stick Checking: Only checks with the crosse listed below are legal. In all cases stick checks must be made on the crosse of an opponent or gloved hand of a crosse when an opponent is in possession of the ball or within 3 yards of a loose ball.  Stick Checking: 2016 US Lacrosse stick checking rules will still apply which includes a rule prohibiting one-handed stick checks.
One pass rule before shooting (a) Lift the bottom hand, when it is on the stick and below the chest; or the head of the stick when it is below the chest area. (a) Lift the bottom hand, when it is on the stick and below the chest; or the head of the stick when it is below the chest area. (a) Lift the bottom hand, when it is on the stick and below the chest; or the head of the stick when it is below the chest area.  
Teams must play 1v1 defense (b) Poke the bottom hand when it is on the stick and below the chest area; or the head of the stick when it is below the chest area. (b) Poke the bottom hand when it is on the stick and below the chest area; or the head of the stick when it is below the chest area. (b) Poke the bottom hand when it is on the stick and below the chest area; or the head of the stick when it is below the chest area.  
Coaches on the field, no officials (c) Downward check initiated below the shoulders of both players. (c) Downward check initiated below the shoulders of both players. (c) Downward check initiated below the shoulders of both players.