U9 - LTAD Rules
Long Term Athletic Development Program
U9 - (CLA Rule Book, Appendix E, Option L)
- No Shot Clock (ALA Rule)
- The stick shall measure no longer than 40â€ (101.6cm) and no shorter than 26â€
- The ball used shall be a standard lacrosse ball that conforms to CLA standards
and approved by the CLA. (hard ball)
- Each goal shall consist of two upright poles 3â€™ (91.44cm) apart, joined by a rigid
crossbar 3â€™ (91.44cm) from the playing surface
- All players must wear the following equipment: helmet, mask, elbow pads,
mouth guard, gloves, jock/jill strap, shoulder and arm pads, back/kidney pads.
- Soft knee pads are optional.
- The duration of the game shall be three 15-minute straight time periods, with 3- minute intermissions. Each period starts with a face off, as well as after each goal
- Shift changes are done on the fly
- NO coaches on the floor
- A score sheet (provided by the home team) must be completed prior to each game.
- All goals, assists and penalties are recorded on the game sheet, and displayed on the score board.
- A differential of more than 5 goals shall not be displayed, but still need to be
recorded on the score sheet.
- Defensive players may place their stick on their opponent and push them away
(place and push).
- Any offensive player (including the ball-carrier) who deliberately charges toward an opponent may be assessed a charging penalty.
- There is to be NO BODY-CHECKING.
- A defensive player may check an opponent by placing their stick head on the
opposing playerâ€™s stick head.
The Fall Back Rule Explained:
- Applies whenever possession is gained by the goalkeeper (by a save or awarded possession).
- All opposing players must clear out to the neutral zone (over the nearest restraint line)
before they can re-enter the offensive zone.
- If the opposing team fails to clear all players to the neutral zone before re-entering, the play
will be stopped, and possession will be awarded to the goalkeeper.
- The referee shall ensure that all opposing players are in the neutral zone before restarting
- All of the goalkeeperâ€™s teammates must clear out of their dotted line/24â€™ arc.
- Goalkeeper must PASS the ball to a teammate OUTSIDE the 24â€™ arc, in an overhand passing
- Rolling the ball to a teammate from the crease is not allowed
- If the pass to a teammate is unsuccessful, (i.e. does not leave the 24â€™ before being retrieved)
the referee shall blow the whistle to stop play and allow the goalkeeper to try again.