STEPS Lacrosse Girls Play Day Information:

2021 Division will play Friday July 24th in the pm
2022 Division will play Sunday July 26th in the am
2023 Division will play Friday July 24th in the am
2024 Division will play Thursday July 23rd  in the am
2025 Division will play Thursday July 23rd in the pm
2026 Division will play Sunday July 26th in the pm
2027 Division will play Saturday July 25th in the am
2028/29 Division will play Saturday July 25th in the pm

Link to Players Self-Roster, Coaches Waiver, Schedule, Public roster view to check rosters:  https://steps.teamsportsinfo.com/steps-playday-2020

SCHEDULE LINK

 

Location / Facility:

RVA Fields, Boonton Township
FIELDS 1-3: 353 Powerville Rd, Boonton Township, NJ 07005
FIELDS 4-6: 328 Rockaway Valley Rd, Boonton Township, NJ 07005

LINK to Return to Play Protocols for STEPS Lacrosse Events

MANDATORY ATHLETE-ADMITTANCE-TICKET-for-STEPS-Lacrosse-Events

 

Filming info

Timing & Rules:

Timing:

Two 20-minute halves with a running clock.
There will be a 3-minute half time and 7 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.

Rules:

STEPS Play Day will follow all US Lacrosse & NFHS Rules as it pertains to each age level with the following tournament specific modifications:

Score will not be kept.

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.

2028/29: 

  • 12 v 12 full field
  • No Checking
  • 3 Second rule for good defensive positioning is implemented.
  • NO minimum pass rule
  • The 4-goal rule will NOT be used 

2027:

  • Modified checking with three seconds for good defensive positioning.
  • NO minimum pass rule
  • The 4-goal rule will NOT be used

2025/2026:

  • Full Checking
  • The 4-goal rule will NOT be used

 

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.