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ROLES ADMINISTRATORS


WHAT IS IT? The designated home team must assign a person to ensure


the venue is prepared for competition and manned with offi cials, time and score keepers, and a sideline manager as needed.


FUNDAMENTALS


COMMUNICATION Administrators should communicate their expectations of behavior to parents and fans before the game.


SAFETY Play must stop when conditions are unsafe due to variables like poor weather as determined by offi cials.


DEVELOPMENTAL


U9 - Fields should be rectangular, 60-70 yards long and 30-40 yards wide


U11 - May be the same as U9 or full regulation fi eld when appropriate


U13/U15 – Regulation size fi eld is required


Coaches should be US Lacrosse certifi ed and background checked. Offi cials should be US Lacrosse-rated


SCORER’S TABLE Each game should have a scorer/timekeeper at a table in the substitution area with a horn, scoreboard, and timer.


ORGANIZATION Administrators are responsible for the details necessary to have a successful game.


PLAY SAFE


Administrators should promote good sportsmanship for players, fans and coaches.


In case of lightning, play should stop for 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder or fl ash of lightning as determined by game offi cials.


If a player is injured or bleeding she should be treated immediately and a substitute must replace her.


The fi eld must be clearly marked and of the proper dimensions.


Medical kit and water supplies should be available. It is also strongly recommend- ed that an AED be in close proximity.


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GIRLS YOUTH RULES GUIDEBOOK USLacrosse.org/OEP


WHEN before and during a game


WHERE at home, before, during, after games and practices


WHO assigned administrator or, if none, home team’s coach


WHY to ensure game can proceed safely under the rules


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