The K-2 division is open to girls in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades who are generally between the ages of 5 and 8 years old.
To give the girls an opportunity to learn and practice the basic skills of scooping, cradling, passing, catching and shooting in a fun and active way.
- 3 x 10 minute running-time periods.
- There will be a 5 minute break in between periods.
- Time will be kept by a league timekeeper.
- Each team is allowed as many ‘on-field timeouts’ as necessary.
- Games will be 4v4 or 5v5 as agreed to by the coaches.
- Teams with too few players may borrow players from the opposing team.
Games will be officiated by a single USL qualified ‘trainee’ umpire and stopped for instruction of rules/penalties as needed.
- There is NO CHECKING allowed.
- A team with possession must make 1 attempted pass before attempting a shot.
- Identical goal blockers will be used on both goals.
- If a team does not score on a shot attempt but regains possession off of the shot, that team is NOT required to attempt any additional passes before shooting again.
- A ball that comes to rest within the goal circle is considered a ‘GOALIE BALL’ and possession is given to the defending team behind the goal.
- Possession will be determined at the start of each period by means of a DRAW.
- There will be NO DRAW after a goal is scored. Defending team will take the ball from the center of the field and commence play.
- Scores and records WILL NOT be kept.
Penalties for which play will be stopped, instruction given and possession turned-over (when applicable):
- CHECKING – Contact between sticks in either an effort to dislodge the ball from an opposing player’s crosse or in an effort to prevent an opposing player from gaining control of the ball.
- COVERING – covering of ball with the crosse while ball is on the ground.
- RAKING — the use of the crosse to rake the ball to or away from a player.
- SHOOTING SPACE – A defender dangerously enters or remains in the area between a shooter and the goal preventing the attacker from shooting safely at the goal.
- BLOCKING – A player moves directly into the path of the ball carrier with no chance for the ball carrier to avoid contact.
- CHARGING – the ball carrier moves directly into a defender.
- CROSS-CHECKING – Any contact between the stick and an opposing player.
- GOAL CIRCLE FOUL – A player may not have any part of her body or stick enter the goal circle including on the shot and follow through.
- Games will be played on a split field, with goals placed approximately twenty feet in from each sideline
- Goal circles/creases will be placed around each goal.
- There will be no arcs used