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 UPDATED 04/16/2022

2022 GIRLS RULES

 

  Category K-2nd 3rd & 4th 5th & 6th 7th & 8th  
  Players 7v7 / No GK 12v12 12v12 12v12  
  Field Size Cross Field Full Field Full Field Full Field  
  Field Lines Goal Circle HS lines HS lines HS lines  
  Goals 6’x6’ 6’ x 6’ 6’ x 6’ 6’ x 6’  
  Balls Softer Balls Regulation Regulation Regulation  
  Sticks No pocket limits Modified pocket* Regulation Stick** Regulation Stick**  
  Length of Game 2 x 20 running halves 2 x 20 running halves 2 x 25 running halves 2 x 25 running halves  
  Timeouts 1 team timeout 1 team timeout  . 2 team timeouts 2 team timeouts  
  Overtime No overtime No Overtime 2 x 3 mins. Sudd Vic 2 x 3 mins. Sudd Vic  
  Start of Game and
Half
Coin toss
Players in their end
HS Draw each half HS Draw each half HS Draw each half  
  Start After Goal Ball to defender at
mid-field.
Ball to defender at
mid-field.
Draw, 4 goal mercy
rule optional
Draw, 4 goal mercy rule
optional
 
  Restraining Line None 4 field players behind 4 field players behind 4 field players behind  
  Cards No cards, teams do
not play short
Cards, but team does
not play short
Team plays short Team plays short  
  Ground Balls No restriction/ kicking
allowed
No restrictions/
kicking allowed
No restrictions/
kicking allowed
No restrictions/ kicking
allowed
 
  Covering Ball No covering ball at any time No covering ball at any time No covering ball if opponent in playing distance No covering ball if opponent in playing distance  
  Minimum Pass
Rule
One pass attempt
prior to shot
No minimum passing
rule
No minimum passing
rule
No minimum passing rule  
  1 v 1 Defense 1v1 defense required 1v1 defense in midfield Not Applicable Not Applicable  
  Checking No checking No checking Modified checking Transitional checking  
  3 sec, guarded Applies Applies Applies Not applicable  
  3 sec, 8 meter arc Not applicable Applies Applies Applies  
  Major Fouls Illegal/ dangerous contact,
unsportsmanlike
Major fouls per NFHS Rules Book, 8 m FP Major fouls per NFHS Rules Book, 8m FP Major fouls per NFHS Rules Book, 8m FP  
  Self -Start / Free
Movement
Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed  
1.  Home team provides NOCSAE balls on sideline and end lines.
2.  Home team must get score card signed for grades 5/6 and 7/8.
3.  Penalty time is running time kept on the sideline.
4.  Clock stops at timeouts.
5.  Only head coach allowed to speak with official.
6.  Unlimited coaches allowed at 3/4 level, one designated coach can be on the field. No more than three adults (coaches, timers, scorers, etc.) in the "coaching area" for 5/6 and 7/8 level.
7.  Specatators on opposite side of the field from team area. Not on end lines either.
8.  Player or coach ejection from game is reported by RIWLUA to RIYLL and player/coach sits next game.
9.  *Modified pocket: No more than 1/2 of the ball can be seen below the sidewall.
10.  **Regulation pocket: The top of the ball must be visible when pressure is applied.