STEPS Lacrosse Girls Fall 2020 Play Day Information:
Link to Players Self-Roster, Coaches Waiver, Schedule, Public roster view to check rosters: https://steps.teamsportsinfo.com/steps-playday-FALL-2020
*All athletes and coaches should complete the admittance ticket and give to their coaches. Coaches will hand in at the main tent at each facility.
Timing & Rules:
Two 18-minute halves with a running clock.
There will be a 1-minute half time and 3 minutes between games. We ask that you leave the field following your game to allow for the next contest.
All teams should be warmed up and ready to take the field for the next game.
There will be one central horn used for all timing.
1 horn to signify the beginning of the game.
1 horn to signify the beginning and end of halftime.
1 horn to signify the end of the game.
STEPS Play Day will follow all US Lacrosse & NFHS Rules as it pertains to each age level with the following tournament specific modifications:
There are NO timeouts.
During an injury timeout, clock will run.
8-meter shots will be played out if the horn sounds for the end of the game or half.
If the 8-meter is already in play when the game horn sounds, then the game is done at the time of the horn.
If a shot is in flight and was released from a stick prior to the horn and goes in the goal – Ruling “good goal”.
Alternate possession – The team listed first on the schedule receives the first alternate possession. After the initial possession is awarded, the possession will then alternate.
1 Yellow card – the player must sit for 2 minutes, running clock, the official will keep the card time on the field.
2 Yellow cards – the player must sit the remainder of the game. And may return to the next game.
RED card (Player) – The player must sit the remainder of the game and the NEXT game.
RED card (Coach) – the coach must leave the game and remain away from the game until the completion of the game.
- Modified checking with three seconds for good defensive positioning.
- NO minimum pass rule
- The 4-goal rule will NOT be used
- Full Checking
- The 4-goal rule will NOT be used
For 2020, we will implement the US Lacrosse guidelines for COVID-19 mitigation for grad years 2024, 2025, 2026 & 2027:
Start of Game – Game will start with a coin toss between officials and a coach from each team. The visitor will call the coin toss. The winner of the coin toss selects possession to start the first half/possession to start the second half or direction.
Possession after a goal – We will not take traditional draws. The goalkeeper will use her stick to retrieve the ball from the back of the net and roll it back to center. The center, from the team that did not score, will start with the ball on the center line and the defense may be 4 meters away in any direction. The official will whistle to indicate restart once both teams are set up. The lineup may be 4 defenders, 3 midfield, 4 attack but teams may adjust to 5 defenders, 3 midfield, 3 attack or 3 defenders, 3 midfield and 5 attack but no greater lineup adjustments may be made. This will be an INDIRECT start at all levels.
Graduation years 2022 & 2023 will be taking the draw. Any players that take the draw must wear a mask when taking the draw. After possession, the players may remove the mask.
Inclement Weather Policy:
Inclement weather is out of the control of the tournament directors, officials, and site managers. Safety is our number one concern. In the event of thunder and/or lightening, all games will be suspended from the last occurrence. Games will resume at their regularly scheduled times. No games will be made up or delayed.
The tournament will be held in the rain. In the event of heavy rain, it is up to the tournament directors, officials and site managers as to whether the field(s) is/are deemed safe to play on.