Except as otherwise noted, the NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rule book (High School) will be in effect.
- The field will be 110 yards long and 60 yards wide
- FXA will supply regulation fields and goals, all other equipment is the responsibility of the participant
- The goalkeeper must wear proper protection including a chest and throat protector
- All players must wear a protective helmet with a chin pad and chin strap
- All players must have a legal crosse
- It is recommended that players also wear mouthguards, shoulder pads, arm pads and gloves
- Teams must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 20.
- Teams may have 10 players on the field at one time.
- If a team cannot field at least 8 players including a goalie, they automatically forfeit.
- The game will be two 25 minute halves with a running clock, except in the last two minutes of the second half. There will be a 3 minute halftime.
- Each team gets one 30-second timeout per half
- Regular season games will end in a tie
- Playoff games will have a 3 minute sudden death overtime (officials will conduct a coin toss, visitors call, winner chooses goal to defend / alternate possession remains as it was during play)
- A tie after sudden death overtime will result in sudden death Braveheart (teams defend the same goal as they were during overtime / each team has one field player and a goalie / goalie may not cross the midfield line / Braveheart begins with a face off / Substitutions are not allowed during the Braveheart / there will be additional Bravehearts until a winner is determined
- Game will start with a coin toss, visitor calls, winner chooses a goal to defend or first alternate possession / loser gets the remaining choice
- Once your team establishes possession, an advancement 30 second count will begin to get into your offensive box
- Only the goalie can touch the ball with their hands
- An opponent cannot enter the crease, but can reach their stick into the crease, or be above the crease when shooting.
- When the ball goes out of bounds, the opposing team gets it, unless it goes out of bounds after a shot then the team with the player closest to the ball gets it
- Any player who accumulates five minutes of personal fouls, is removed from the game
- Fouls include unnecessary roughness, slashing, targeting the head, cross-checking, tripping, illegal body checking, or unsportsmanlike conduct
- Body checking the opponent with possession of the ball, or 5 yards of a loose ball is legal.
- Checking must be above the waist and below the neck and from the front side
- There should be no targeting the head or neck with a cross check. Violating this results in a minimum 3 minute non-releasable foul at the official’s discretion and possible ejection
- A player cannot use his hands or arms to push another player with possession of the ball
- A player may not make contact with the goalie, if the goalie is in the crease
- Face-offs happen at the beginning of each half and after each goal is scored (also at the beginning of overtime and braveheart)