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Coaches Meeting Information

This is the information which was presented at the youth coaches meeting.

Game Cancellations or Reschedules
To reschedule a game, or place an extra game on the schedule, contact officials assigner Jeremy Sullivan (malabyoc@gmail.com) to make sure officials are assigned to the game. Make sure you have date, time, location, and opposing team information for Jeremy.
For game cancellations, contact Jeremy as well, as well as the opposing team.


Youth Reference Rules handout
2018 mala boys youth reference handout.pdf

Officials Game Fees:

 

  • 14U and 12U - $90 (two officials, $45 per official, split between the 2 teams). If only one official, $70, split between the teams.
  • 10U 1-man $45 (one official, split between the 2 teams)

Boys Youth Scheduling

 

In general, the schedule is setup as a 4 team round robin. In order to do this, teams from different clubs are paired together (because many only have 1 team). The result is that a team may play a “home” game at their partner’s field. This game would be against a club from “not the host team” and the host club is not involved in that game. This method was used to avoid having to play the same team back to back (i.e. double headers) as well as allowing teams to avoid playing the same team twice.

Clubs, coaches and parents will need to understand the fact that to make all of this work, THERE ARE NEUTRAL SITE GAMES. The focus needs to move up a level and look at the entire day and all of the match ups on that day, at a location. An example of a basic game day is as follows. Assume each team is from a different club.

Host club is A

A vs B

C vs D

A vs D

C vs B

  • Note that A only plays in 2 of the games.
  • The other 2 games are “neutral site” games hosted by A (C vs D and C vs B).
  • Everyone plays 2 games
  • There are no double headers. (meaning playing the same team twice)

General Notes:

  • The teams (except for 8U’s) were grouped into divisions (North and South). We understand that there are a few teams from outside the Dane county footprint. Every team, except those who have requested blackout days, should be scheduled for the minimum number of games for their age group. Teams MUST play the schedule games.
  • Whenever possible, we placed the 12U teams and 14U teams from the same clubs at the same location. When there was not enough field space available to allow this, the 12Us were moved to another location. This will cause an imbalance in the home/host/visitor numbers for the 12U’s. But, if a club only has one field, then that club should expect to travel more.
  • Whenever there are 4 teams playing in a round robin, we tried to have the host team play first and last (open and close the field) in the 4-game segment. That forces one team to play back to back games. In reality, no matter how you do the 4-game grouping, someone will have to play back to back.
  • In order to avoid playing the teams over and over again, we assigned teams as “travel partners” in groups of two. Each partner group acts as one, so when that group is hosting, one of the teams is actually a “home team” on the hosts field. Also, the travel partners only play against each other when their group has a bye or when a team has requested a blackout. This also helps avoid teams from the same club playing each other. Thus, in 14U, Baraboo and DeForest are travel partners and will see each other a lot but never play.
  • Another result of this philosophy is that teams from clubs with 2+ teams will have more home games than those with one team. That is because the one-teamers need to share home dates. Every team should host at least once.
  • Because of the limited number of 8U teams, it does not follow the same rules as the rest of the age groups. It is more of a general round robin.
  • Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend are NOT scheduled for league play. Coaches can elect to have make up games or add games on their own doing.
  • The BLA will not be scheduling make up’s or extra games. Clubs and Coaches are responsible for all reschedules due to ANY reason. You are not mandated to reschedule.
  • If you need to CANCEL a game or close a host site for any reason you must contact the BLA Boys VP, and the Boys Umpire assignor, Jeremy Sullivan to notify them of the game cancel or host site closure. You must also notify the opposing teams.
  • JEVIN schedules will only be updated with a host site closure or game cancel, we will do everything possible to have the schedule up to date within reason. You can embed the links below into your club web site and pass out to your members.

 

Game Day responsibilities:

Teams will frequently be playing multiple games at a single site. Sometimes, the site is a “neutral site” with one team appointed as the home team for the game. The responsibilities of the host site and the home team are as follows:

Host site responsibility: 

a. Provide a field that has correct lining/markings for the age group playing at the venue. 
b. Provide goals
c. Provide a table and chairs - if possible
d. Provide cones - if possible
e. Communication to all teams playing that day about field conditions or conflicts, they also need to contact the boy’s youth VP and Jeremy Sullivan with any cancels, so the officials can be called. Example- Rain out, notify teams, Jeremy and boys VP.

 

Traveling Home Teams responsibility:
a. Cones
b. Flip score
c. Balls
d. Folding chairs and small table for scoring. 
e. Scorebook, score keeper and time keeper
f. Cleaning up any trash on a HOST field.

g. Communication about any conflicts, they also need to contact the boys youth VP and Jeremy Sullivan with any cancels so the officials can be called. 
Example- cannot field a team and need to cancel, notify teams, Jeremy and boys VP.

 

Boys VP- Please see BLA web site for contact information.

Jeremy Sullivan, 1-708-269-2700 - malabyoc@gmail.com

*Here are the links:

Use the master link to drill down to venues, teams and games using the filter check box’s.

*Note, please refresh your browser or close out and reopen the link if data is not populating.

Master https://www2.jevin.net/goto/ccn.go

8UB     https://www2.jevin.net/goto/ccr.go

10UB   https://www2.jevin.net/goto/cpe.go

12UB   https://www2.jevin.net/goto/ccv.go

14UB   https://www2.jevin.net/goto/ccx.go

 

2018 High School Boys Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

2018 Youth School Boys Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

2018 Boys Youth Supplemental Rules

Adopted 11/15/17
Badgerland Lacrosse Association – 2018 Youth Boys’ Supplemental Rules

Badgerland Lacrosse Association (BLA) will follow US Lacrosse’s 2018 Youth Boys’ Rulebook, with the following amendments:

6U

Age and Eligibility – BLA employs two-year age segments. 6U is comprised of 5U and 6U players as defined in the USL Age Grouping Table. See BLA – Youth Boys’ Player
Segmentation Guidance for additional information.

1.3.1 If 3x3 goals are not available, an inverted 6x6 goal may be used. (A-Frame.) If the 6x6 goals cannot be safely inverted, a standard 6x6 goal may be used as a last resort.
1.5.1 A soft lacrosse ball or other soft athletic ball (i.e. tennis ball) of similar or larger diameter shall be used. Standard lacrosse balls must not be used.
1.6 Mini lacrosse sticks or regulation lacrosse sticks can be used. These sticks cannot exceed 37” in length.
1.9 Eye protection is not required, but highly recommended.
2.1.5 6U games may be played with coach(es) serving as the official(s).
2.8 Score shall not be kept.

8U

Age and Eligibility – BLA employs two-year age segments. 8U is comprised of 7U and 8U players as defined in the USL Age Grouping Table. See BLA – Youth Boys’ Player
Segmentation Guidance for additional information.
1.3.1 If 3x3 goals are not available, an inverted 6x6 goal may be used. (A-Frame.) If the 6x6 goals cannot be safely inverted, a standard 6x6 goal may be used as a last resort.
1.5.1 A soft lacrosse ball or other soft athletic ball (i.e. tennis ball) of similar or larger diameter shall be used. Standard lacrosse balls must not be used.
2.1.1 Both teams shall play 4v4 (no goalies and 4 fielders).
2.1.5 8U games may be played with coach(es) serving as the official(s).
2.8 Score shall not be kept.
4.3a On Center Spot Starts, a player must make one pass prior to shooting at or scoring a goal. (Appendix VII, Experimental Rules)
Adopted 11/15/17

10U

Age and Eligibility – BLA employs two-year age segments. 10U is comprised of 9U and 10U players as defined in the USL Age Grouping Table. See BLA – Youth Boys’ Player
Segmentation Guidance for additional information.
1.6 Long poles are not permitted at 10U
1.9B Hockey breezers (pants) may be worn.
2.1.1 Both teams shall play 6v6 (1 goalie, 2 Defense, 1 Middie, and 2 Attack).
2.1.5 One certified official is required for each 10U game. If the scheduled official does not show, the game may be played with coach(es) serving as the official(s).
2.7 The home team head coach shall designate a timekeeper.
2.8 Score shall not be kept, however, the home team head coach shall designate a penalty recorder if a certified official is used.
4.3a On face offs, a player must make one pass prior to shooting at or scoring a goal. (Appendix VII, Experimental Rules)
4.10 A 6 v 6 team is considered offside when a team has more than three players in its offensive half of the field, or more than four players in its defensive half of the field.
(Appendix VII, Experimental Rules)

12U

Age and Eligibility – BLA employs two-year age segments. 12U is comprised of 11U and 12U players as defined in the USL Age Grouping Table. See BLA – Youth Boys’ Player Segmentation Guidance for additional information.
1.6 Long poles are not permitted at 12U
1.9B Hockey breezers (pants) may be worn.
1.2.1 12U games shall be played on a full field.
2.1.1 Both teams shall play 10v10 (1 Goalie, 3 Defense, 3 Middies, and 3 Attack).
2.8 Scores may be kept. The home team head coach shall designate a scorekeeper.

14U

Age and Eligibility – BLA employs two-year age segments. 14U is comprised of 13U and 14U players as defined in the USL Age Grouping Table. See BLA – Youth Boys’ Player Segmentation Guidance for additional information.
1.9.2 Hockey breezers (pants) may be worn.

BLA Age Segmentation Guidelines

Badgerland Lacrosse Association – 2018 Youth Boys’ Player Segmentation Guidance

Badgerland Lacrosse Association (BLA) is a member of US Lacrosse (USL). BLA supports USL’s recommendations and rules when feasible. Due to differences between established lacrosse associations on the east coast and newer lacrosse association such as BLA, we feel it appropriate for BLA to deviate from the USL Player Segmentation guidance as follows:

1. AGE SEGMENTS

A majority of BLA clubs are not large enough to support single-age segments, thus BLA will employ two-year age segments as follows: 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U (even year age group is the oldest).

2. AGE WAIVER

BLA clubs with players whose birthdays fall outside of the USL Age Grouping /Player Segmentation window that wish to play with their grade may request an Age Waiver.
• The requesting club’s President shall send a Request For Age Waiver to the BLA Boys Youth VP.
• This request shall include a list of the players’ name, birth date, current grade level in school and age level at which they are requesting to play. (The list shall be sorted youngest to oldest.)
• Request For Age Waivers submitted by April 1st will be processed and returned to the requesting clubs at least 2 days prior to the league’s first game.
• Request For Age Waivers submitted after April 1st will be processed and returned within 30 days of receipt.
• Players outside of the USL Age Grouping/Player Segmentation window may not participate in their grade level league games until the waiver is approved and returned.
• Players outside of the USL Age Grouping/Player Segmentation window and above the corresponding grade level may not be granted an age waiver.
• Players with an Age Waiver and playing with their grade level may not also play with their higher age level.

NOTE: BLA is a recreational league. BLA players/teams that intend to participate in games and tournaments outside of BLA should verify the age eligibility of each of their
players before doing so.