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2020 McLean Box League Girls Rules


BOX RULES Girls Youth Grades 1/2 , 3/4 , 5/6, 7/8 (6 field players + goalie)

Box Rules HS; (5 field players + goalie, no player back)

Three 15-minute periods running time, 2 min in between periods. 1 timeout  per team (1 min stopped clock) in first or second period only. No timeouts in third period.

Youth - 6 field players on field, one must stay back behind center line on offense and defense  including goalie. Goalie is allowed to go over center line, but two players must stay back. Player can go offsides temporarily to sub close to sideline bench area.

HS – 5 field players on field, no player back needed. Goalie is allowed to go over center line but one player must stay back. Goalie can shoot on goal.

No checking at 1/2 & 3/4 , modified checking at 5/6 & 7/8, full checking at HS. 3-second good defense in effect for all.

Shooting space will be called often for safety, there’s no 8 meter mark so Officials will have discretion.

One-pass rule anywhere on field, including goalie outlet. Any turnover or interception, a pass is required.

Ball in play off the back of the black netting behind goals and off boards. A shot on goal or a pass that goes out of bounds is a turnover.

Back Court Rule in effect: once ball advances over midfield line, it cannot go back backcourt unless shot off goal or goalie. Coaches not allowed on field.  All teams must supply a goalie, gear will be provided if needed. 

No stick inspection required before game. Sticks are expected to be legal, if found illegal by Official during game, player must fix and then can return. If after a goal scored by illegal stick, goal won’t count.

Modified sticks 36-40” allowed at 1/2. Regular length 3/4-7/8-HS.

No Parents behind or near bench side, or behind goal area (black netting), or at scorer’s table/tent.

Faceoff draws to start period, 6 goal differential is free outlet pass to teammate after a goal . Only 2 players at center taking the draw, everyone else behind blue line by goal. Subs on fly. Team must clear after every goal or change of possession in defensive half, 10 secs to clear ball over midfield once possession is gained.  Girls 1/2, after a goal, goalie allowed free pass to teammate, but must make another pass. 

Yellow card, player comes off, serves time, team plays man-down. If team gets three yellow cards, plays down a player on offense rest of game.

Tied score at end, Brave Heart to determine winner, goalies must stay on their half.

Scores will be kept (including 1/2) to determine games schedules at end of the season, no playoffs but balanced competition. 


Questions, please call or text Bucky Morris 703-888-9916