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UPDATED 4/5/22

 

 

2022 BOYS' RULES
    K - 2nd 3rd & 4th/10U 5th & 6th/12U 7th & 8th/14U
Refs   None - coaches ref 2 per game 2 per game 2 per game
Rules   Lightly enforced. Keep play moving NFHS NFHS NFHS
Field Size   Smaller than Standard Standard field Standard field Standard field
Coaches Allowed on Sideline   Unlimited 4 3 3
Number of Players   7 v 7 (Goalies optional - coaches should discuss BEFORE game day) 10 v 10 (or less if opposing team does not have enough players) 10 v 10 10 v 10
Play with Goalies   No Yes Yes Yes
Game Time   20 minutes running time halves/ NO overtime 12 minute running time quarters/ NO overtime 12 minute running time quarters/ NO overtime 12 minute running time quarters/ NO overtime
Time Outs   None 2 per game - Stop Time for 1 minute then clock starts. 2 per game - Stop Time for 1 minute then clock starts. 2 per game - Stop Time for 1 minute then clock starts.
Long Poles   No Yes, but may NOT go above the top of player's helmet. Limit 3 per team on field Yes, limit 4 per team on field. Not counting goalie Yes, limit 4 per team on field. Not counting goalie
Faceoff Stick Specs   N/A N/A Must meet all specs inc. tape. Non-compliance will result in technical penalty & no face off . Must meet all specs inc. tape. Non-compliance will result in technical penalty & no face off .
Penalty Clock   None Running Time- start & stop with game clock. Running Time- start & stop with game clock. Running Time- start & stop with game clock.
Face-Offs   Beginning of each quarter and then defense clears after each goal At 4 goal lead the ball is awarded to trailing team at midfield, unless waived by trailing team. Returns if lead goes below 4 At 6 goal lead the ball is awarded to trailing team at midfield, unless waived by trailing team. Returns if lead goes below 6 At 6 goal lead the ball is awarded to trailing team at midfield, unless waived by trailing team. Returns if lead goes below 6
Body Checks   No body checking but incidental contact, but incidental contact,
boxing-out/legal screening permitted
No body checking but incidental contact, but incidental contact,
boxing-out/legal screening permitted
Body checking is allowed, but player must be upright with both hands on stick and may not initiate contact with his lowered head or shoulder Body checking is allowed, but player must be upright with both hands on stick and may not initiate contact with his lowered head or shoulder
Stick Checks   Only stick checks permitted are (1) lift checks (2) poke checks (3) downward stick checks below both players shoulders. No one handed stick checks. Only stick checks permitted are (1) lift checks (2) poke checks (3) downward stick checks below both players shoulders. No one handed stick checks. Will be called a slash even if no contact. No one handed stick checks. Will be called a slash even if no contact. No one handed stick checks. Will be called a slash even if no contact.
Take-out checks   NEVER allowed NEVER allowed NEVER allowed NEVER allowed
Offsides   N/A 3 players required on both halves (not including goalie). True even during penalties 3 players required on both halves (not including goalie). True even during penalties 3 players required on both halves (not including goalie). True even during penalties
Fouling Out   N/A 3x or 5 minute 3x or 5 minute 3x or 5 minute
Counts   N/A 4 seconds on the Goalie 20 seconds out of the defensive half and 10 seconds to get a touch in the box. NOTE: If both coaches agree not to do the counts, notify officials before. 20 seconds out of the defensive half and 10 seconds to get a touch in the box.
OVER and Back   N/A N/A Yes Yes
Mouthpiece   Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory
Face Paint   N/A No Face Paint only one single strip under the eye allowed. No Face Paint only one single strip under the eye allowed. No Face Paint only one single strip under the eye allowed.
Half Time   5 minutes 5 minutes 5 minutes 5 minutes
Ejection by referee (excl. fouling out due to penalties)   N/A Reported to RIYLL by coaches AND refs. Player/coach sits next game Reported to RIYLL by coaches AND refs. Player/coach sits next game Reported to RIYLL by coaches AND refs. Player/coach sits next game
Spectator Behavior   N/A Officials will tell coach to speak to parent. Any further issues after that, offical will eject parent and bench conduct penalty, Officials will tell coach to speak to parent. Any further issues after that, offical will eject parent and bench conduct penalty, Officials will tell coach to speak to parent. Any further issues after that, offical will eject parent and bench conduct penalty,
           
Administrative:  
Home team must supply balls on sidelines and endlines
     
    Home team must get score card signed grades 5 & up.  
   
Head Coach only one to talk to official
     
   
Spectators on one side line ONLY at least 6 yards from the sideline.
   

 

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