In essence, Lacrockey is a hybrid of box lacrosse (indoor lacrosse) and ice hockey. Box lacrosse is a fast-paced game, but the addition of an ice surface increases the pace of gameplay considerably. Since the sport is unorganized, there are no rules laid out in stone for us to reference. Thus, the rules below were formed from watching videos of lacrockey play and examining box lacrosse rules. We welcome any thoughts, suggestions, and feedback that you may have.
10U-12U Players ONLY FRIDAY
10U and Younger Players ONLY THURSDAY
Field and Players
*Ice Hockey field of play (including crease)
*Three 15-minute running clock periods
*Box Lacrosse positioning - 6-on-6, 5 skaters and a goalie per team.
*Goalie is in ice hockey leg and chest pads with player gloves and a lacrosse goalie stick
*All players have short shaft sticks, no defensemen’s sticks
*No restraining lines
*No offside (per box lacrosse)
*Faceoff is a toss-up draw (a la women's lacrosse). Only one player per team is allowed inside the circle.
*Pee-Wee Ice Hockey body contact rules:
*Physical play, but no body checking. Stick checks are allowed.
*Cross-checking, body checking, checking from behind, charging, slashing, high-sticking, roughing, hooking and the like will all be penalized as “interference”
*Goaltender interference rules are the same as ice hockey, and balls cannot be shot within the crease.
*Hockey Penalty Rules (power plays/5-on-3s) with 1 minute penalties for violations. Play resumes at the spot of the infraction with the offended team in possession of the ball. Players are on the honor system to come back into play after one minute.
If your child will be playing, please have them bring a white AND colored jersey - teams will be determined randomly before the start of the game.
Also, here’s a video of a lacrockey game for your reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOfEHHI4dfk
|| Nelson Burton