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					               2009 BCLOA Referee Handbook
                                             Table of Contents:
Introduction and Notes:....................................................................................................... 2
2009 CLA Rule Changes .................................................................................................... 3
RULE CLARIFICATIONS RULE 30, 45 .......................................................................... 7
       RULE 30 SITUATION 4: CLARIFICATION ............................................................ 7
       RULE 45 CLARIFICATION ........................................................................................ 7
2009 CLA/NOCP Rules of Emphasis ............................................................................... 11
       Rule 36 – Change Of Players / Too Many Players .............................................. 11
       Rule 38 – Checking From Behind........................................................................... 13
       Rule 60 - Leaving The Players' Bench/Penalty Bench........................................ 14
       RULE 64 - SLASHING.............................................................................................. 17
       RULE 72 – UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS ....................................................... 18
       RULE 30 – ATTEMPT TO INJURE * ..................................................................... 19
2009 BCLA Minor Helmet and Mask Policy ................................................................... 21
CLA Helmet and Mask Technical Bulletin 03-07 ............................................................ 23
2009 Minor Box Goalie Equipment Policy and Form ...................................................... 26
       2009 BCLA Goalkeeper Equipment Exemption Form ................................................ 27
       CLA Goaltender Measurement and Exemption Procedure Instructions...................... 28
2009 Provincial/National Nomination/Application Form ................................................ 29
CLA Rule 85 Calling of Penalties (A guide to calling penalties) ..................................... 30
CLA Penalty Options Chart .............................................................................................. 32
2009 BCLOA Zero Tolerance on Abuse Policy ............................................................... 33
       Dealing with abuse from players on the floor: ............................................................. 34
       Dealing with abuse from the benches: ......................................................................... 35
       Dealing with abuse from the stands: ............................................................................ 36
       2008 Notes on Dealing With Abuse: ........................................................................... 36
2009 Mini-tyke Rules (4 on 4) .......................................................................................... 37
2008 Tyke Rules (Female and Co-ed (Boys)) .................................................................. 38
2009 Female Box Lacrosse Rules (Novice and above) .................................................... 39
Fair Play Codes For Officials ........................................................................................... 40
BCLOA Referee Evaluation Form.................................................................................... 41
BCLOA Evaluation Form Evaluation Criteria ................................................................. 42
Referee Kit Bag (list of required referee equipment) ....................................................... 43
Pre-Game Duties ............................................................................................................... 44
Post Game Duties .............................................................................................................. 45
2009 BCLOA Referee’s Report Guidelines ..................................................................... 46
Sample Referee’s Report .................................................................................................. 47
BCLOA Referee Game Assignment Guidelines............................................................... 48
BCLOA Operating Policy REGULATION 5: GAME ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES.. 49
REGULATION 9: CONDUCT & DISCIPLINE ............................................................ 50
Sample Scoresheet: ........................................................................................................... 51
Sample Game Report: ....................................................................................................... 52
Coincidental Penalty Situations 1- 6a ............................................................................... 53
Coincidental Penalty Situations 6-11 ................................................................................ 54
Coincidental Penalty Situations 12-17 .............................................................................. 55
Coincidental Penalty Situations 18-19 .............................................................................. 56
BCLOA Executive and Minor Contacts ........................................................................... 57
Rule Search Entry Level/Level 1 ...................................................................................... 58
Rule Search Level 2 .......................................................................................................... 60
NOCP Positioning Diagrams ............................................................................................ 62
       FACE OFF AT CENTER ............................................................................................ 62
       BASIC FLOOR PATTERN......................................................................................... 63
       AREAS OF COVERAGE............................................................................................ 64
       LEAD OFFICIAL POSITIONING.............................................................................. 65
       GOAL SCORED.......................................................................................................... 66
       MAN SHORT POSITIONING .................................................................................... 67
       PENALTY CALL BY LEAD OFFICIAL................................................................... 68
       PENALTY CALL BY TRAIL OFFICIAL.................................................................. 69

Introduction and Notes:
This booklet includes all the documents that in previous years were handed out at
certification clinics as separate pages. It has been updated to include the most current
information available for the coming season as of the publication date indicated below:

               This document was last revised on February 25, 2009.

If you have any questions or would like to seek more information the following websites
would be able to direct you to the answer or to someone who can help with an answer. It
is also recommended you contact your local head referee and or local BCLOA Zone
coordinator, their contact information can be found by calling the BCLA at 604 421 9755
or by sending an email to the BCLA from the following link:
BC Lacrosse Association:              www.bclacrosse.com
Canadian Lacrosse Association:        www.lacrosse.ca
Notes:
2009 CLA Rule Changes




       CLA Rule Changes and Modifications for 2009

     PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
1. For the purpose of CLA play at National Championships, all references to Minors
apply to Midget age players and below as per CLA policy.
2. Rule changes/modifications have been denoted after the rule in brackets with the year
the change was made.

RULE 2 - THE PLAYING SURFACE
SITUATION 2 – Rule 2c
? What do you do when you find the goal crease radius to be incorrect or
the back line not a minimum of 6' (1.83 m) from the goal line?
The goal crease area is to be a circle with a 9' (2.74 m) radius cut off
flat 6' (1.83 m) behind the goal line to the back of crease.

A An Arena Condition Report must be sent to the appropriate governing
body.
NOTE:
Corrective action must be taken as soon as possible.
Obviously if both teams are at the arena, you point the
problem out to both teams and inform them that the ruling shall be as follows: if the shot
originates from behind the net and both feet are behind the back line the goal is
disallowed and possession is awarded to the goalkeeper. If the ball-carrier has at least
one foot ahead of the back line the goal counts. (added 2008)

RULE 8 - THE GOALS
NOTE: In Senior A, Senior B and Junior A Lacrosse, the two upright poles will be 1.37m
(4’6”) apart, joined by a rigid crossbar 1.22 m (4’) from playing surface.(changed 2008)

RULE 11 – HEADWEAR
NOTE: It is recommended for all players/goalkeepers above Minor
Lacrosse to use an intra-oral mouthpiece. (added 2008)

The following types of helmets and masks are approved:
• Those approved under the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard for Ice
Hockey or National Organizing Committee for Safety in Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE)
standard for Lacrosse and unaltered from manufacturers' form. These must also meet the
safety standards set by the CLA Equipment Committee pursuant to Section 12 of the
CLA Operating Policy
The objective of this rule is to eliminate facial and dental injuries. If there is any doubt as
to the safety of a facemask or helmet, rule it illegal as per rule 11 C. "All face-masks by
2010 must be CSA approved for lacrosse as they are presently becoming available for
2009."

RULE 12 - GOALKEEPER'S EQUIPMENT
NOTE: Equipment number sizing by age category/division can be found in
Appendix A-1 of this rulebook. Number 3 sizes for Junior and Senior will be measured
prior to the game. All age category/division equipment MUST conform to the body.
Appendix A-2 will be effective April 1, 2010 for Junior to Major and effective April 1,
2012 for Minor Lacrosse. (changed 2008)

RULE 31 - BALL OUT OF BOUNDS
SITUATION 3 – Rule 31a, Rule 1

? What do you do if the arena has different height glass/wire netting at
each end.
A Obviously if both teams are at the arena, you point the problem out to both teams and
inform them of the officials' solution for that game (added 2008)

RULE 36 - CHANGE OF PLAYERS/TOO MANY PLAYERS
NEW SITUATION 4

Situation 4 - Rule 36c
? What is the call in the following situation: third period or first overtime period?
A1, two minutes at 3:59
A2, two minutes at 2:45
There is a delayed penalty to team A for too many players and the play stops with 2:10
remaining.
A Bench minor penalty (A3) cannot start until A1’s penalty expires (1:59). The penalty to
A3 cannot be served in its entirety and a penalty shot shall be awarded.

RULE 39 - CREASE PLAY
(b) If a player/goalkeeper touches a loose ball or interferes with an opposing
players’/goalkeepers’ stick in his/her opposing team’s crease, possession shall be
awarded to the non-offending team. (changed 2008)

RULE 45 – FIGHTING
NEW SITUATION 5
Situation 5 Rule 45f

? What is the call if a player incites and or instigates an altercation during a stoppage in
play?

A The game misconduct may be called only if the official(s) has a view of the players
involved several seconds prior to the altercation starting. Assess only the player who
incites or instigates the altercation. Avoid assessing both players a game misconduct.

RULE 68 – THIRTY-SECOND RULE
   • Note: If, while short-handed, a team's goalkeeper or the substitute player for their
    goalkeeper enters the attacking zone, the Offensive Timekeeper shall start the thirty-
second clock and the thirty-second rule shall remain in effect for that possession.
   • Clarification for this rule: take note of the goalkeeper or the substitute once that
       player enters the attacking zone the thirty-second shot shall start to run regardless
       of any players substituting for each other for the correct number of players in the
       attacking zone. Once the goalkeeper or the substitute enters the zone we start the
       clock.
   • Team A is shorthanded and the Goalkeeper for Team A leaves the floor. Player
       A-1 steps onto the floor as the goalkeepers substitute. Player A-2 leaves the
       attacking zone and is replaced by A-3. Player A-1 enters the attacking zone but A-
       3 remains outside the attacking zone.
   • What happens to the shot clock?
   • Answer is the shot clock shall start to run as the Goalkeepers replacement player
       A-1 the substitute has entered the attacking zone.

RULE 68 – THIRTY-SECOND RULE
  NEW SITUATION 3
  • Situation 3 - Rule 68
  • ? What shall the Offensive Timekeeper do when there is less than thirty seconds
     remaining in the period and a new possession of the ball has been signalled by the
     referees?

   •   A There are two options: Shut off the clock, or hold it at 30 seconds for the
       remainder of the period.

RULE 76 - MINOR PENALTIES
SITUATION 8 – Rule 76a (added 2008)

? What is the call if the following situation happens?
Player A1 receives a 5 minute major for slashing at 13:30 of the first period.
Player A1 takes an unsportsmanlike penalty at 12:30 of the first period.

A If there are 2 goals before 8:30, team A is allowed to substitute for A1 from the
players' bench but the substitute must proceed to the penalty bench and serve A1's minor.
A2 is allowed out when the minor terminates A1 is allowed out on first dead ball after 5
minutes plus the actual length of the minor (early goal will shorten the total 7 minutes)
If no 2 goals, the minor starts at 8:30 and can be served by A1 since he/she has served the
entire 5 minutes of the major.
Why is A-2 sent to the penalty bench?
Answer: the scoring of 2-gaols terminate A-1’s major and now the minor must be
served . A-2 must serve the timed penalty as A-1 must served the full 5-minutes of the
major penalty.

RULE 77 - MAJOR PENALTIES
SITUATION 5 – Rule 77b (added 2008)

? What is the call if the following situation happens?
Player A1 receives a 5 minute major for slashing at 13:30 of the first
period.
Player A1 takes an unsportsmanlike penalty at 12:30 of the first period.

A f there are 2 goals before 8:30, team A is allowed to substitute for A1
from the players' bench but the substitute must proceed to the penalty bench and serve
A1's minor. A2 is allowed out when the minor terminates A1 is allowed out on first dead
ball after 5 minutes plus the actual length of the minor (early goal will shorten the total 7
minutes)
If no 2 goals, the minor starts at 8:30 and can be served by A1 since he/she has served the
entire 5 minutes of the major.

RULE 83 - COINCIDENT PENALTIES
SITUATION 9 (added 2008)

? What is the call if the following situation happens?
Player A1 receives a 5 minute major for slashing at 13:30 of the first period.
Player A1 takes an unsportsmanlike penalty at 12:30 of the first period.

A If there are 2 goals before 8:30, team A is allowed to substitute for A1 from the
players' bench but the substitute must proceed to the penalty bench and serve A1's minor.
A2 is allowed out when the minor terminates
A1 is allowed out on first dead ball after 5 minutes plus the actual length of the minor
(early goal will shorten the total 7 minutes)
If no 2 goals, the minor starts at 8:30 and can be served by A1 since he/she has served
the entire 5 minutes of the major.
2009 ENTRY, LEVEL 1, 2, LEVEL 3 – 5 CLINICS:




                        RULE CLARIFICATIONS RULE 30, 45
Introduction
Course conductors: Please note the following rule clarifications with addition of
situations that have come under review. Please provide this additional material to
candidates at all levels.




                      RULE 30 SITUATION 4: CLARIFICATION

SITUATION 4 - Rule 30

? What is the procedure if you notice a combatant wearing a ring during an altercation?

A Any player involved in an altercation who is wearing rings, tape or any other material
shall be assessed a match penalty.

If the player is in a fight and takes his/her glove(s) off and we notice rings, tape or any
other material (driving glove etc.) we assess a match penalty. This would include the
hand and the wrist.




                              RULE 45 CLARIFICATION

RULE 45:

We were giving out game misconducts to both players who fought during a stoppage of
play. There is nothing under Rule 45 to allow us to do this.

The revised situation is covered by the following

Rule 45 (f) A game misconduct penalty plus any acquired penalties shall be assessed to a
player/goalkeeper who incites and/or instigates an altercation during a stoppage in play.
SITUATION 5 - Rule 45f

? What is the call if a player incites and or instigates an altercation
during a stoppage in play?

A The game misconduct may be called only if the Referee(s) have a view of the players
involved several seconds prior to the altercation starting. Assess only the player who
incites or instigates the altercation. Avoid assessing both players a game misconduct.

NEW SITUATION Rule 45
1) Face-off after goal. Whistle blown to start play: 2 players start a
fight.
Assess 5 minute fighting majors to each player involved. No possession on the face-off.

2) Repeat face-off. Whistle blown. 2 players start a fight.

Assess 5 minute fighting majors to each player plus Gross misconduct under Rule 48 (a)
(iv) plus the accompanying minor under Rule 28 (a) or (b). No possession on face-off.
Game management skills, officials are requested that they notify both teams with a
warning that if another incident of the same nature occurs again, the bench personnel will
also be held accountable.

3) Repeat face-off. Whistle blown. 2 players start a fight.

Assess 5 minute fighting majors to each player plus Gross misconduct under Rule 48 (a)
(iv) plus the accompanying minor under Rule 28 (a) or (b).
Gross misconduct shall be assessed to the Head Coach under Rule 48 (a) (iv) plus the
accompanying minor under Rule 28 (a) or (b). (Need someone to serve) No possession on
face-off.

4) Repeat face-off. Whistle blown. 2 players start a fight.
Assess 5 minute fighting majors to each player plus Gross misconduct under Rule 48 (a)
(iv) plus the accompanying minor under Rule 28 (a) or (b).
Gross misconduct shall be assessed to the Assistant Coach under Rule 48 (a) (iv) plus the
accompanying minor under Rule 28 (a) or (b). (Need someone to serve). No possession
on face-off.
MINOR LACROSSE RULES AND SITUATIONS (Not rule changes)
     RULE 40 - CROSS-CHECKING
       NOTE: The dotted line will apply in Pee Wee and all lower divisions. In
       Bantam and all higher divisions, the reference to the dotted line will be
       replaced by the defensive zone.

           RULE 43 - FACE-OFFS
           NOTE: In Tyke and lower divisions the persons taking the face-off are
           permitted to stand with their feet ON (not over) the parallel lines.

           RULE 57 - KICKING A PLAYER
           NOTE: In Minor Lacrosse, an attempt to kick an opponent, which does not
           make solid contact, shall be penalized by a major penalty and a game
           misconduct.

           RULE 68 - THIRTY SECOND RULE
           NOTE: In Minor Lacrosse, the offensive team shall be required to take a shot
           on goal within thirty seconds of gaining possession. Failure to do so will result
           in the offensive timekeeper sounding a horn. The referees will stop the play
           and award possession to the non-offending team.

          RULE 45 - FIGHTING
           NOTE: In Minor Lacrosse, a game misconduct shall also be assessed to any
           player who fights. Any player who was on the floor at the time of the
           infraction shall serve a goalkeeper penalty.

           RULE 6 - THE LACROSSE STICK
           NOTE: In Pee Wee and all lower divisions, the minimum length of the stick
           shall be 86.36 cm (34”).

           RULE 8 - THE GOALS
           NOTE: In tyke and lower divisions it is permissible to add a 30.48 cm (1’)
           piece of material to the underside of the crossbar to reduce the height of the
           goal to 91.44 cm

           RULE 39 - CREASE PLAY
           NOTE: In all divisions above Minor Lacrosse a player may reach into an
           opponents’ crease to receive a pass.

          RULE 40 - CROSS-CHECKING
           NOTE: The dotted line will apply in Pee Wee and all lower divisions. In
           Bantam and all higher divisions, the reference to the dotted line will be
           replaced by the defensive zone.

           RULE 43 - FACE-OFFS
           NOTE: In Tyke and lower divisions the persons taking the face-off are
permitted to stand with their feet ON (not over) the parallel lines.

RULE 57 - KICKING A PLAYER
NOTE: In Minor Lacrosse, an attempt to kick an opponent, which does not
make solid contact, shall be penalized by a major penalty and a game
misconduct.

RULE 68 - THIRTY SECOND RULE
NOTE: In Minor Lacrosse, the offensive team shall be required to take a shot
on goal within thirty seconds of gaining possession. Failure to do so will result
in the offensive timekeeper sounding a horn. The referees will stop the play
and award possession to the non-offending team.
2009 CLA/NOCP Rules of Emphasis




Canadian Lacrosse Association Rules Emphasis 2009                                                       1

The tightened standards of these CLA Rules of Emphasis will definitely
enhance the quality of the game, facilitate better skills development for the
players and provided everyone involved with a more satisfying Lacrosse
experience. Officials are expected to implement these published Rules of
Emphasis consistently, no matter the time of game, the score on the on-floor
or floor strength of the teams. Coaches are expected to teach their players
appropriate standards of all Rules and to show support for all aspects of the
rules emphasis initiative at the team level.

RULE 30 – ATTEMPT TO INJURE *
RULE 36 – CHANGE OF PLAYERS / TOO MANY PLAYERS
RULE 38 – CHECKING FROM BEHIND
RULE 60 – LEAVING THE PLAYERS’ BENCH/PENALTY BENCH
RULE 64 – SLASHING
RULE 72 – UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS

               Rule 36 – Change Of Players / Too Many Players
(a) Players may be changed during any stoppage in play for a face-off. Players may be changed at any other
time from the players’ bench, provided the player(s) leaving the playing surface have one foot in the
exchange area before the substitute player makes contact with the floor. Violation by the offensive team
shall result in possession being awarded to the non-offending team. Violation by the defensive team shall
result in a delayed bench minor penalty to the offending team. Bench minor penalties require the removal
of any player on the offending team (other than the designated goalkeepers) without substitute for two
minutes, unless terminated early by a goal.
(b) A minor penalty for illegal substitution shall be assessed to a player who after termination of his/her
penalty proceeds to his/her players’ bench by some route other than the playing floor.
(c) If a defensive team places too many players on the playing surface and, if by reason of insufficient time
or penalties already assessed, the bench minor penalty cannot be served in its entirety within regulation
time or the first overtime period, a penalty shot shall be awarded to the non-offending team.

EMPHASIS 2009: RULE 36 – CHANGE OF PLAYERS / TOO MANY
PLAYERS: REVIEW Situations 1 – 6:
SITUATION 4 - Rule 36c
? What is the call in the following situation: third period or first overtime period?
A1, two minutes at 3:59
A2, two minutes at 2:45
There is a delayed penalty to team A for too many players and the play stops with 2:10 remaining?
A Bench minor penalty (A3) cannot start until A1’s penalty expires (1:59). The penalty to A3 cannot be
served in its entirety and a penalty shot shall be awarded.

SITUATION 5 - Rule 36a
? If a Referee starts the play with too many players on the floor should a penalty be called?
A No. The Referee should stop the play and make the correction.
SITUATION 6 - Rule 36
? Does a goal count if the offensive team has too many players on the floor?
A In any case when a team scores with too many players on the floor, the goal shall be disallowed if
identified within the proper time constraints (see Rule 60 Situations).


                             Rule 38 – Checking From Behind
(a) A double minor or major penalty plus a game misconduct shall be assessed to a player/goalkeeper who
at the discretion of the referee, based on the degree of violence of the impact, shall be assessed to any
player who intentionally pushes, body-checks, illegally cross-checks or hits an opposing player from
behind anywhere on the floor.
NOTE: In applying Rule 85(f) (play stopped when defense commits second infraction on a delayed
penalty) the double minor counts as one infraction and for Rule 81 (Expulsions) the double minor counts as
2 penalties toward the five penalty limit.
(b) Where a player is high sticked, cross-checked, body-checked, pushed in any manner from behind into
the boards or goal net, in such a way that the player is unable to protect or defend him/herself, a Match
penalty shall be assessed.
SITUATION 1: Rule 38
? Can a check from behind ever be a possession call?
A No. Checking from behind is the most dangerous check in the game and is a mandatory penalty,
regardless of severity. A deliberate check from behind near the boards or goal post will be a major or match
penalty. A check from behind after a stoppage in play will be a major or match penalty.

EMPHASIS 2009: RULE 38 – CHECKING FROM BEHIND
A: The minimum penalty is a double minor. Do not substitute with a less severe
penalty! This is the most DANGEROUS CHECK in the game and must be enforced
to the letter.
B: The Referee standard is: “If you see it, you will call it!” If the player turns his
back to receive a check then there is no call. Be mindful of what occurs immediately
after a shot on net or a goal. This rule is to be strictly applied – Send a message!
This is a safety issue and must be enforced as the objective is to prevent serious
neck, back and spinal cord injuries.
C: Checking From Behind is defined: intentionally pushes, body-checks, illegally
cross-checks or hits an opposing player from behind and out of peripheral vision of
player being checked; intensity of impact affects only the type of penalty assessed.

         1) Fouls involving minimal force = Minor + Minor
         2) Fouls involving greater than minimal force = Major plus Game
         Misconduct:
                a) The check happens during a stoppage in play.
                b) The check causes the head to snap back.
                c) The check happens near the boards.
                d) The check happens near the net.
                3) Fouls involving greater than minimal force = Match Penalty:
                a) The check happens during a stoppage in play.
                b) The check causes the head to snap back.
                c) The check causes the player to hit the net.
                d) The check causes the player to hit the boards.

             Rule 60 - Leaving The Players' Bench/Penalty Bench
(a) If a player/goalkeeper shall illegally enter the game from his/her own players’ bench, any goal scored
by his/her team while he/she or his/her substitute are illegally on the playing floor shall be disallowed.
(b) No player/goalkeeper shall leave the players’ bench or the penalty bench at the end of a period or at the
end of a game until the Referee signals the bench to do so. A game misconduct penalty shall be assessed to
the first player/goalkeeper from each team and any non-playing personnel who leave the players’ bench or
the penalty bench prior to the referee’s signal.
(c) No player/goalkeeper may leave the players’ bench at any time during an altercation. A game
misconduct penalty shall be assessed to the first player/goalkeeper from each team and any non-playing
personnel who leave the players’ bench and go on the playing surface during an altercation. The Referee
shall report any such incident to the appropriate governing body.
(d) If a player leaves the penalty bench and goes on the playing floor before his/her penalty is fully served
through an error of the Game Timekeeper, he/she shall return to the penalty bench to serve his/her
unexpired time.
(e) If a player leaves the penalty bench and goes on the playing floor before his/her penalty is fully served,
by his/her own error, he/she shall be assessed a minor penalty. He/She shall also be required to serve
his/her un-served time.
(f) If a penalized player returns to the playing floor from the penalty bench before his/her penalty has
expired, by his/her own error or the error of the Game Timekeeper, any goals scored by his/her team while
he/she is illegally on the playing floor shall be disallowed.
(g) Any penalized player who leaves the penalty bench while an altercation is in progress shall be assessed
a minor penalty plus a game misconduct penalty. The Referee shall report the incident to the appropriate
governing body. Time served penalties shall be served by any player (other than the designated
goalkeepers).
(h) If a ball-carrier, with no opposition between him/her and the opposing goalkeeper, is interfered with by
a player/goalkeeper of the opposing team who entered the game illegally, he/she shall be awarded a penalty
shot.
(i) If the designated goalkeeper had been removed from the playing floor, and a player/goalkeeper of the
side attacking the unattended goal or the ball is interfered with by a player/goalkeeper who shall have
entered the game illegally, a goal shall be awarded to the non-offending team.

SITUATION 1 – Rule 60
If the game timekeeper permits a player to return to the floor before his/her time has actually expired, this
error must be corrected during the first stoppage in play following the actual time when the penalty should
have been completed. If the error was not discovered until after the play resumed following this stoppage,
then no adjustment shall be made. All goals scored by his/her team prior to or after the expiry time of the
penalty shall count. If the error is reported to a referee by the end of the first stoppage in play after the
penalty expiry time, any goal scored by his/her team while he/she or his/her substitute was illegally on the
floor shall be disallowed.

SITUATION 2 – Rule 60a & e
? Player A1 receives a minor penalty at 5:00. Due to a timekeeper's error the player leaves the penalty
bench at 3:30. Team A scores at 2:45 (with that player on the floor). This is the first stoppage in play (since
the penalty would have ended at 3:00) and it is brought to the referee's attention at this point.
A The goal is disallowed. The player would not serve any extra time.
SITUATION 3 – Rule 60a & e
? Player A1 receives a minor penalty at 5:00. Due to a timekeeper's error, the player returns to the floor at
3:30. At 3:10 team A scores with that player on the floor. The error was reported to the Referee during the
next stoppage at 2:40.
A The goal at 3:10 would be disallowed.
SITUATION 4 – Rule 60b
? If both benches clear during an altercation and the Referees only note the first player off team A bench
is he/she assessed a game misconduct?
A Assess the game misconduct to the appropriate player on team A and request the Captain of team B to
identify the first player off team B bench and assess him/her the game misconduct. If no player is
identified, assess the game misconduct to the Captain.
SITUATION 5 – Rules 60c & 77
? Player A1 receives a five-minute major in the first period. Player A1 then receives a second major at
9:00 of the second period. Neither the Referees nor the Official Scorer realize that it is the second major to
the same player.
Team A scores at 3:00 of the second period. This situation is brought to
the referee's attention at:
a) the time of the goal.
b) the end of the second period.
c) at 15:00 of the third period.
A The proper call in all situations is: Allow the goal and assess the game misconduct.




SITUATION 7 – Rule 60c
Minor Lacrosse Only
All players who leave the players’ bench during an altercation shall be assessed a Game Misconduct
penalty in addition to any other penalties assessed. The first player off each bench shall be reported to the
appropriate governing body.

EMPHASIS 2009: RULE 60 – LEAVING THE PLAYERS’ BENCH /
PENALTY BENCH:
Rule 60 b)
No player/goalkeeper shall leave the players’ bench or the penalty bench at the end
of a period or at the end of a game until the Referee signals the bench to do so. A
game misconduct penalty shall be assessed to the first player/goalkeeper from each
team and any non-playing personnel who leave the players’ bench or the penalty
bench prior to the Referee’s signal.
Rule 60 h)
If a ball carrier, with no opposition between him/her and the opposing goalkeeper, is
interfered with by a player/goalkeeper of the opposing team who entered the game
illegally, he/she shall be awarded a penalty shot.
Interfered with, shall be defined as:
Not allowing the ball carrier his/her original or intended path to the goal or touched
in any manor by an illegal player.
Rule 60 i)
If the designated goalkeeper had been removed from the playing floor, and a
player/goalkeeper of the side attacking the unattended goal or the ball is interfered
with by a player/goalkeeper who shall have entered the game illegally, a goal shall
be awarded to the non-offending team.
Interfered with, shall be defined as:
        1. Not allowing the ball carrier his/her original or intended path to the goal
or touched in any manor by an illegal player.
        2. As not allowing any team member his/her original or intended path to
complete any intended Lacrosse play by an illegal player.
        3. As touching the ball in any manor by an illegal player.

                                   RULE 64 - SLASHING
(a) A minor, major or match penalty at the discretion of the Referee shall be assessed to any player who
slashes an opponent with the stick.
NOTE: If a player is assessed a major or match penalty under this rule, time must be served by any player
(other than the designated goalkeepers). If a goalkeeper is assessed a minor, major or match penalty under
this rule, time must be served by a player who was on the floor at the time of the infraction.
NOTE: Any player/goalkeeper who swings the stick at an opponent (whether in or out of range) shall be penalized for slashing.
NOTE: A player/goalkeeper may not strike an opponent with that portion of the stick not held between the hands. Stick-to-stick
contact is allowed but hands (gloves) are considered part of the body and may not be touched.
(b) In addition to any penalties assessed, any player/goalkeeper who swings the stick at another player/goalkeeper during an
altercation shall be reported to the appropriate governing body.
(c) A minor or major penalty shall be assessed to a player/goalkeeper who while in the process of shooting or passing, follows
through with the stick and slashes an opponent. Should a goal be scored on the shot, the goal shall be awarded and the penalty
assessed.
NOTE: If a player is assessed a major penalty under this rule, time must be served by any player (other than the designated
goalkeepers). If a goalkeeper is assessed a minor or major penalty under this rule, time must be served by a player who was on the
floor at the time of the infraction.
NOTE: Unintentionally striking an opponent who is moving into the range of the follow through of a shot or pass should not be
penalized.
SITUATION 1 – Rule 64
? Does a player have to hit an opponent to be penalized for slashing?
A NO. Any player who swings the stick at an opponent whether in or out of range shall be penalized for slashing.
SITUATION 2 – Rule 64
? Can a slash be called a Match Penalty?
A Any slash or swing with intent to injure shall be called under Rule 30 Attempt to Injure.
SITUATION 3 – Rule 64
? How does a Referee judge a one-handed or two-handed slash?
A Referees are instructed to judge his/her call on the intent of swing. Not by the size or force of swing.
SITUATION 4 – Rule 64
? Can a player slash a non-ball-carrier?
A No. Non-ball carrying offensive players cannot be slashed in any way at any time.
SITUATION 5 – Rule 64
? When is a follow through slash not called?
A Any player unintentionally striking an opponent who is moving into the range of the follow through of a shot or pass shall not
be penalized.

EMPHASIS 2009: RULE 64 – SLASHING:

This is a safety issue and must be enforced.
Rule 64 a). A minor, major or match penalty at the discretion of the Referee shall be assessed to any
player who slashes an opponent with the stick.
A player/goalkeeper may not strike an opponent with that portion of the stick not held between the
hands. Stick-to-stick contact is allowed but hands (gloves) are considered part of the body and may not
be touched.
SLASHING: The following are slashing fouls that must be called when they occur:
     1. Swing of the stick intended to intimidate opponent, with or without contact.
     2. Swing of the stick towards an opponent involving any significant degree of force, with or
     without contact.
     3. Swing of the stick towards an opponent involving a baseball or golf type grip, with or without
     contact.
     4. Swing of the stick that results in contact to vulnerable or unprotected areas (gloves/ hands,
     arms, wrist, knee, hamstring, calve, ankle, foot, back, ribs,) of an opponent, regardless of the
     degree of violence or force.
     5. Aggressive use of the stick that is not a true attempt to dislodge the ball from the stick.

                                RULE 72 – UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS
(a) A minor or major penalty shall be assessed to a player/goalkeeper who uses unnecessary roughness during a game. Any player
who was on the floor at the time of the infraction shall serve a goalkeeper penalty.
(b) A major penalty shall be assessed to a player/goalkeeper for grabbing the facemask, helmet, or chinstrap, hair pulling or head
butting. Any player who was on the floor at the time of the infraction shall serve a goalkeeper penalty.
SITUATION 1 – Rule 72
? When should a major penalty be assessed for pulling the facemask or chinstrap?
A This penalty should only be assessed when the player is pulling on the helmet in a fashion that may cause injury or he/she is
using it for any kind of advantage. Simply grabbing the helmet does not justify assessing this penalty. EMPHASIS        2009:
RULE 72 – UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS:
The following situation was added to the Rule Book Case Book 2009. This is considered to be a point of
emphasis for this year.

SITUATION 2 – Rule 72
? What is the call when one player incites and or instigates unnecessary roughness?
A A player must be assessed the only penalty or more penalty time than the retaliator. For example a single minor to the player
that started the altercation or a second minor to that player and a single minor to his/her opponent.
                                      RULE 30 – ATTEMPT TO INJURE *
A match penalty shall be assessed to any player/goalkeeper who attempts to injure an opponent, official, coach, manager or trainer
and a report shall be forwarded to the appropriate governing body.
SITUATION 1 – Rule 30
? What rules could also be called as Attempt to injure?
A The following rules may also be called as Attempt to Injure:
SITUATION 2 – Rule 30
? Can non-playing personnel be assessed a match penalty?
A Yes a match penalty can be assessed to:
1. a team official
2. a coach
3. a manager
4. a trainer
5. all bench personnel
SITUATION 3 – Rule 30
? What is the procedure if you order a combatant to stop fighting during an altercation and his/her opponent is injured and the
player refuses to stop?
A Any player involved in an altercation who will not stop fighting when ordered to do so, shall be assessed a match penalty if
his/her opponent is injured and cannot defend himself/herself.
SITUATION 4 – Rule 30
? What is the procedure if you notice a combatant wearing a ring during an altercation?
A Any player involved in an altercation who is wearing rings, tape or any other material shall be assessed a match penalty.
EMPHASIS 2009: RULE 30 – ATTEMPT TO INJURE:
There has been a great deal of concern expressed by members of the NOCP Committee with regard to
Contact to the Head. As a result of this, it wishes to express the following assessment of the situation.
In situations where a player/goalkeeper makes deliberate intentional contact to the neck or head
region of an opponent they shall be assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure.
Attempts to remove illegal contact to the neck and head region from the game will continue only
through strict application of these Rules.
The following are specific rules where this kind of conduct may occur and should be dealt with
accordingly.
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   Intentional or avoidable contact to the neck or head (helmet or facial protector) is illegal and such
   contact shall result in a penalty.
Upon the discretion of the Referee, based on the degree of violence of impact, shall assess the severity of
  the penalty to any player/goalkeeper who checks an opponent to the neck or head area in any manner.
Any player/goalkeeper who injures an opponent in this manner should be assessed a major or match
  penalty.
Any player/goalkeeper who deliberately and intentionally attempts to injure an opponent with contact to
  the neck or head region should be assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure or indeed injures an
  opponent. Note: Referees are instructed to make the call and are not to substitute with a lesser penalty,
  when a player is checked to the neck or head region with significant impact that may result in injury
  or cause injury to the opponent.
   Copies of this document should be made available to all candidates for NOCP Clinics Entry 1 – 5, and
   to be posted on the CLA website for Officials.

   RULE EMPHASIS 2009: Has been formally approved by the N.O.C.P. Committee on
   November 2, 2008.

   RULE EMPHASIS 2009: Has been designated as Module 7 of the Power Point Clinic
   Entry, 1, 2 Levels by the N.O.C.P. Committee December 17, 2008.




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2009 BCLA Minor Helmet and Mask Policy
                          BC Lacrosse Officials Association
                          4041B Remi Place, Burnaby B.C. V5A 4J8 (fax) 604-421-9775
                          2009 Minor Helmet and Mask Policy Guide
CLA Safety and Equipment Policy:
           This policy is based on the CLA’s Safety and Equipment Policy, (see the relevant sections on page 2), and is enforced under rule 11 in
the CLA Rule Book. Under this rule, any player found to be playing with an illegal mask shall be immediately assessed a 2 minute minor and a
game misconduct. (See rule text below) Referees are instructed that during their pre-game introduction with both teams, they are to ask each
Coach “if their team is properly equipped and ready to play?” Following this introduction and question, referees are to quickly look at the
players at the bench and on the floor for any obvious illegal or unsafe equipment. This is not a formal inspection, but rather it is an informal look
at the teams for any obvious threats to player safety. If any illegal or unsafe equipment is found, referees are to inform the team so that a remedy
can be sought before play begins. Once play has begun, all illegal equipment under this rule is to be penalized according to the rules, without
further warnings. Coaches, parents and players are responsible to ensure that players are safely and properly equipped.

CSA Certification or NOCSAE Certification:
For use in box lacrosse, players and goalkeepers must use a CSA approved for hockey helmet with a mask as outlined in the box below or a
NOCSAE approved for Lacrosse helmet and mask combined unit. The CLA Equipment Review Committee is responsible for reviewing
equipment and information regarding approved equipment can be found at the following address: http://www.lacrosse.ca/equipment.asp

CSA approved helmets:
As per a Rule 11 (b) section (ii)
(ii)     CSA approved helmets must remain in manufacturer’s original condition including earpieces. Players making modifications to
         CSA approved helmets shall result in a minor penalty and a game misconduct.

Proper Fit:
Regardless of certification, all masks must fit properly so that they “. . . cover the wearer’s entire face to the lower line of the jaw, and
prevent the ball and/or the head of the stick from touching the face of the wearer”. If, in the referees opinion, the mask fails this test it will
not be approved for use.

Peaked Helmets (i.e. Visors): Note that for NOCSAE helmets equipped with a visor, this visor may protrude no more than ½” (one half inch)
from the leading edge of the cage. Visors exceeding this measurement are illegal.

**New for 2007** OTNY Sr., NAMI/STX Sr. and the 3 bar O’Neill, are not permitted for use in minor lacrosse:
Helmets that are CSA approved for hockey may only be worn with the following combinations:
         A. CSA approved facemask that is hinged and strapped properly.
         B. OTNY Jr. or Intermediate facemask that is hinged and strapped properly.
         C. NAMI Jr. or Intermediate facemask that is hinged and strapped properly.
         D. Calcoat facemask that is hinged and strapped properly.
***Note: ALL Masks, regardless of type, MUST be properly labelled and must be in good condition.***
NOCSAE approved lacrosse helmet and mask combined units are still permitted.
For further information all relevant CLA equipment bulletins can be found here:
http://www.bclacrosse.com

Chinstraps:
       CSA approved hockey helmets require their original chinstrap in order to maintain their certification. Regardless of the mask which is
        used with helmets of this type, the original (under the chin) chinstrap must remain in use in addition to those chinstraps necessary to
        secure the mask.
       NOCSAE approved helmets/masks that are combined units require their original 4 point strap.
       Chin protection is a requirement with all masks and masks/helmets must not be altered from their original manufactured form.
       Chin Cups MAY NOT be added to the original under the chin strap that is equipped on CSA approved hockey helmets. These
        straps must remain in place under the chin. Additional straps may be added to secure chin protection, provided the helmet is not
        altered to do so. (This is not new, but is a point of emphasis for 2008)

Goalkeeper Masks:
       Goal keepers are not permitted to use plastic face masks.
       They can wear a CSA approved for Ice Hockey shell (clam) type mask with the 1" square screen. If the cage on this type of mask is
        changed to a cat eye type cage, it is not approved unless the cat eye replacement is a CSA approved type see the CLA website for more
        information.




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CLA Safety and Equipment Policy (section 12 of the CLA Operations manual)
3. Helmets
3.1 For Box Lacrosse and Men's Field Lacrosse all players shall wear a helmet and chinstrap securely fastened under the chin. Helmets must meet
the standards published by the CSA for Ice Hockey or NOCSAE for Lacrosse.
3.2 Lacrosse is a sport with intrinsic hazards. Participation in Lacrosse implies the acceptance of some risk of injury. Use of a helmet certified under
these Standards will not prevent all injuries. When used as intended for Lacrosse and in accordance with the manufacturer's fitting instructions, the
use of the helmet certified under these Standards is intended to reduce the frequency and severity of head injuries.
3.3 The Standards establishes certain mandatory/minimum requirements for Lacrosse helmets in the following areas:
          (a) materials used in fabrication;
          (b) assembly, design and finish;
          (c) helmet size and area of head coverage;
          (d) impact resistance;
          (e) penetration resistance;
          (f) strength and durability;
          (g) labels, tags and markings.
          (h) chin strap that can be properly fastened.
4. Facial Protection
4.1 For Box Lacrosse and Men’s Field Lacrosse, all players are required to wear a face mask firmly affixed to the helmet which must meet all of the
following guidelines:

4.1.1 The face mask must be approved under the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard for Ice Hockey or under the National
Organizing Committee for Safety in Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) Standard for Lacrosse.
4.1.2 The face mask shall be designed to cover the wearer’s entire face to the lower line of the jaw, and prevent the ball and/or the head of
the stick from touching the face of the wearer.
4.1.3 The facemask must be finished so that it does not create a risk of injury to the wearer or another person when it is used as it is intended.

4.1.4 The Standards establish certain mandatory/minimum requirements for Lacrosse Face Masks in the following areas:
          (a) identification that states the model number
          (b) CSA or NOSCAE Approval on the mask
          (c) A chin cup protector (that protects the chin)
          (d) A two or four point strap configuration that would allow the user to fasten the mask to the helmet.
          (e) Name of Manufacturer
          (f) Year or date of manufacture
          (g) Junior or Senior mask.
          (h) To be approved, a label must be attached to the mask and remain attached. The information must be easily visible to officials
          at all times.

4.1.5 Goalies are not permitted to wear Plastic facemasks. They can wear a CSA approved for Ice Hockey shell (clam) type mask with the
1" square screen. If the screen is changed to a cat eye screen, it is no longer CSA approved and will not be permitted. A goalie that is
wearing a CSA approve Helmet can wear an NOSCAE approved lacrosse facemask with it. (*2006 Note: The equipment review committee
has approved at least one cat eye (cage/screen) which is CSA approved for this type of clam shell mask, see the CLA website for more
details.)

4.2 For Women's Field Lacrosse, intra-oral mouth guards, properly fitted and worn as recommended, are mandatory. For Box Lacrosse and Men's
Field Lacrosse it is recommended that players also use an intra-oral mouthpiece.

4.3 For Box Lacrosse and Men’s Field Lacrosse, all players are required to wear a face mask as described above and a chinstrap properly
fastened on both sides of the helmet.

* 2006 Changes to rule 11 Headwear:
          Rule 11 B
          (i) All helmets shall have NOSCAE or CSA approval with a chinstrap that is properly secured during play. Any player other then the ball carrier,
                whose helmet becomes dislodged, must immediately remove themselves completely from active play until they put on and secure their helmet. A
                ball carrier, whose helmet becomes dislodged, shall be given an opportunity to pass or shoot the ball before retrieving the helmet. Any infraction
                of this section shall result in a minor penalty.
          (ii) CSA approved helmets must remain in manufacturer’s original condition including earpieces. Players making modifications to CSA approved
                helmets shall result in a minor penalty and a game misconduct.
          Rule 11 C
          All players shall wear suitable facemasks for lacrosse as specified in the CLA Safety and Equipment Policy. Players participating on the floor without
          an approved facemask shall be assessed a two-minute minor and a game misconduct.



                   This document is provided for informational purposes only; this policy is subject to change and or further reinterpretation.




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CLA Helmet and Mask Technical Bulletin 03-07




               Approved Helmets for Midget and Below for 2007 Season

February 9, 2007


Due to some confusion regarding what helmet and facemask combinations can be used for the 2007 season
in Minor Lacrosse (Midget and below), the Equipment Review Committee has decided to release a FINAL
Technical Bulletin on this issue.

In Minor Lacrosse, the following can be used:

   1. A Helmet that is CSA approved for hockey with the following facemasks:
         a. CSA approved facemask for hockey that is hinged and strapped properly.
         b. OTNY Jr. model lacrosse facemask that is hinged and strapped properly.
         c. OTNY Intermediate model lacrosse facemask that is hinged and strapped properly.
         d. NAMI Jr. model lacrosse facemask that is hinged and strapped properly.
         e. NAMI Intermediate model lacrosse facemask that is hinged and strapped properly.
         f. Calcoat lacrosse facemask that is hinged and strapped properly.

         Situation 1 (a)                            Situation 1 (b), (c), (d), (e), (f)

                                                             OTNY/NAMI Mask               Calcoat Mask




 Please note: The Canadian Lacrosse Association and the Canadian Standards Association are meeting on a
                   regular basis an update for the 2008 season will follow by March 30.




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   2. A NOSCAE helmet and facemask combination such as, but not limited to:
       STRYKE
       CASCADE
       RIDDELL
       BRINE
       GAIT
       WARRIOR
      Note: Provided they are not altered in any way.

                         These pictures are only examples and should not be considered
                                         an exhaustive or complete list.




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The OTNY Sr., NAMI Sr. and the 3 bar O’Neill Model ARE NOT permitted in Minor Lacrosse
   1. Does not come under the chin
   2. It is not hinged.
   3. Has no chin cup protector.
   4. Any other mask that is permanently affixed to a CSA approved hockey helmet and is not hinged will
      not be permitted in minor lacrosse.




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2009 Minor Box Goalie Equipment Policy and Form
               2009 BCLA Minor Box Goalie Equipment Policy
Goalkeeper Equipment is covered under Rule 12 and Appendix A in the 2007 CLA Box Lacrosse Rule Book, note also that the BCLA Minor
Directorate has passed a trial rule change for use within BC only regarding the application of this rule. When applying this rule please consult
this document as well as the rule book.
The following applies for the 2009 season and in BC only:
Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget:
         Bantam and Midget are permitted the use of equipment up to the maximum sizes indicated under category 3 in the CLA goaltender
          equipment specifications chart. (see below)
         Pee Wee is permitted the use of equipment up to the maximum sizes indicated under category 2 in the CLA goaltender equipment
          specifications chart. (see below)
         For the above listed divisions, if equipment is found to be illegal for any of the measurements listed in the chart below, referees are
          instructed to assess a 5 minute major to the goalkeeper for illegal equipment. The penalty shall be served by any player who was on the
          floor at the time of the infraction. (Note this is a trial rule change for use in BC only)
         Note that the major penalty only applies to situations where a measurement is applied for equipment listed in the chart below. If a
          goaltender is found to contravene other sections of Rule 12, i.e. altered gloves, illegal mask, missing throat guard etc… these sections
          are still penalized by a minor (2 minute) penalty plus a game misconduct. Please review Rule 12 for further details.
         All other sections of rule 12 are unaffected, this trial rule change only applies to the measurements contained in the chart below, which
          is a reproduction of the chart found in Appendix A of the 2007 CLA Box Lacrosse rule Book.
         See the opposite page for instructions on how to enforce this rule.
Mini-Tyke, Tyke and Novice:
         Novice and all lower divisions will be permitted any size equipment, provided however that the equipment used must conform to the
          shape of the goaltender’s body within a roughly 3” maximum outside the body. Measurements per the CLA chart will not be done in
          Novice, Tyke or Mini-Tyke. Be aware that excessive padding is subject to a penalty, equipment must be solely for the protection of
          the goalkeeper, and common sense is to be used. (Note this is a trial rule change for use in BC only)
         If a goaltender is found to have equipment which does not conform to the shape of the wearer’s body, the referee shall apply a (2
          minute) minor penalty, which is to be served by a player who was on the floor at the time of the infraction. (Note no game
          misconduct) (Note this is a trial rule change for use in BC only)
         All other sections of rule 12 are to be applied as per the rule book. If a goaltender is found to contravene other sections of Rule 12, i.e.
          altered gloves, illegal mask, missing throat guard etc… these sections are still penalized by a minor (2 minute) penalty plus a game
          misconduct. Please review Rule 12 for further details.
         See below for instructions on how to enforce this rule.
Additional Notes for All Minor Divisions:
         For ALL divisions, if a goalkeeper’s size makes it necessary to have equipment that exceeds these dimensions in order to have
          adequate protection; an exemption may be applied for. (See below for instructions regarding measurements and how to apply for an
          exemption).
         Note that effective for 2009, goalkeepers must have equipment that is labelled according to the CLA Goaltender Equipment
          Standard and must indicate its number category as 1, 2 or 3.
         Goaltenders with completed exemptions forms will be exempted to the measurements contained on that form.
         Exemption forms must be present on the bench for all games.
This information has been revised from the information in Appendix A of the 2007 CLA Box Lacrosse Rule Book and is intended for use only
for play within BC for the 2007 season:
                                                 BCLA 2007 Goaltender Equipment Specifications:
                                                            Chest and Arm Protectors                 Shin Guards and Pants
                                                         Max                                     Shin
                                                                                   Max
                CLA                                     Width of      Max                       Guard        Shin        Pants
                                                                               Thickness
             Goaltender                                 Padding     Width of                     Max        Guard         Max
                             Age(s)      Age Division                            Above
             Equipment                                 Outside of     Arm                       Width       Max of       Thigh
                                                                                Shoulder
              standard                                  Arm on      Padding                     Below      Knee Cap      Width
                                                                                  Plane
                                                       Each Side                                Knee
                          15-21
                                       Midget                 5”            9”            3”            9”           11”          11.5”
                          Years
                  3
                          13-14
                                      Bantam                  5”            9”            3”            9”           11”          11.5”
                          Years
                          11-12
                2                    Pee Wee                 4.5”           7”           1.5”           8”            9”           9”
                          Years
                        10 Years     MT-Tyke-
               N/A                                            -             -             -             -             -             -
                        and below      Novice
** Note Shoulder caps must be anchored

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2009 BCLA Goalkeeper Equipment Exemption Form
                          (Instructions for using this form can be found on the reverse side of this page)
Please fill out the following information for the person requesting the exemption:
Name:                                                               Contact Numbers:
Address:                                                            Home: ( )        -
Phone                                                               Work: ( )        -
City:                                                               Fax:      ( )    -
Postal Code:                                                        Email:
                                                                    Other:
Association/Team and Division:                                      Position:
(Name of the association and the team)                              (Position held with this association, Coach, Manager, Parent etc…
Please fill out the following information for the affected player for whom you are requesting an exemption:
Name:                                                                            Player Number:
Team and Division:
This section is to be filled out by a local head referee or BCLOA Zone Coordinator:

Official Conducting the measurement:
(Include Name, Phone or Email and Position Held)

Signature:                                                          Date:
                                                                    (yyyy/mm/dd)
Provide a Measurement in Inches For Each of the Following Using an Appropriate Caliper and the Directions On the Previous Page:
  Max. Width of          Max Width of Arm          Max Thickness    Shin Guard Max          Shin Guard Max of         Pants Max Thigh
Padding Outside of           Padding               Above Shoulder   Width Below Knee            Knee Cap                   Width
Arm on Each side                                       Plane




Can this padding be altered to conform to CLA standards while
         still offering adequate protection? (circle one)
                                                                                   Yes                                 No

If the answer is no ensure the player is wearing adequate padding and conduct a measurement of the affected area.
Include the results in the box provided. If the answer is yes recommend the necessary changes.


BCLOA use only:
Exemption Recommended?
                                                                                 Yes                                   No
Recommending Authority:                                             Signature:                                       Date:

(Name and Position)                                                                                                  (yyyy/mm/dd)


Minor Directorate use only:
Exemption Granted?
                                                                                 Yes                                   No
Granting Authority:                                                 Signature:                                       Date:

(Name and Position)                                                                                                  (yyyy/mm/dd)




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     CLA Goaltender Measurement and Exemption Procedure Instructions




                       CLA Goaltender Equipment In-Game Measurement Instructions
             1.    Only during a stoppage in play may a request to measure the goalkeeper’s equipment be administered. The captain or
                   alternate must make the request for the measurement while on the floor. The measurement shall take place during this
                   stoppage in play.
             2.    The request for measurement must also be for one specific piece of equipment. The captains must pinpoint and
                   instruct the Officials’ to the exact location where the measurement on the Goalkeeper shall take place. The Goalkeeper
                   at no time shall be allowed to go to or enter his/her bench prior to the measurement.
             3.    The examination of the Goalkeeper’s equipment shall take place in the Officials’ room. The captain or alternate from each
                   must be present during the equipment examination. In minor Lacrosse the official shall request a carded member from each
                   team be present when examining Goalkeeper’s equipment as well. It is advised that when examining young minor players that
                   a parent or guardian also be present along with the agreed upon team members.
             4.    If it is necessary for the Goalkeeper’s sweater to be removed allow the carded member or captain to assist in its removal. The
                   official shall then administer the measurement. If the equipment is found to be legal or illegal the official shall explain his/her
                   findings and explain what the measurement should be and administer the penalty at that time while in the room. It is the
                   responsibility the team/goalkeeper and not the official to make adjustments to the equipment if necessary.
             5.    The Officials Room shall be vacated and all parties shall take their respective places on the floor or the players’ bench. The
                   captains shall inform the Coaches if they were not present during the measurement as to the findings and floor strength. The
                   official returning to the floor shall consult with the other official and explain his findings. The official shall then report the
                   penalty to the Official Scorer.
             6.    Play shall resume without further delay. The safety guidelines set forth from CSA/NOCSE/CLA are to be used during the
                   measurement process. (See current BCLOA Minor Box Goalie Equipment Policy). The officials must review the required
                   unaltered equipment set out in the rulebook that each Goalkeeper must wear during the play of the game.

     Instructions for conducting measurements:
Arm and Chest Pad, including the shoulders:
          Arm and Chest Pad: Shoulder cap protectors must follow the contour of the shoulder cap in a rounded manner without any pointed or squared
           projections/extensions beyond the shoulder.
Pants:
Maximum width measured 5” from the bottom of the pant.
          pants: no internal or external padding is permitted on the pant leg or waist beyond that to provide protection (no outside ridges)
          The maximum width (straight line) of the thigh pad is measured across the front of the leg pad/pant. If the groin and or hip pads extend beyond the front
           edge of the thigh pad, they are also to be included in this measurement. This measurement is to be taken while the goaltender is in an upright standing
           position. This measurement is to be made five inches (5") from the bottom of the pant.
Shin Pads:
Maximum width at its widest point Kneecap and Below Knee.
          Shin pads: Two measurements are made for Shin pads, the kneecap and below the kneecap. These measurements are conducted at the widest p oint for
           the kneecap; and the widest point from the base of the shin pad at the ankle to the base of the kneecap when measuring below the kneecap. Calf
           protector must follow the contour of the calf and ankle. No alterations or attachments are permitted. Knee pads must comply w ith manufacturing
           standards, may not be altered, and must conform to the body.
Please See the CLA Rule Book and Section 12 of the CLA Operations Manual for more details on these rules and
measurement procedures:
BCLA Exemption Procedure:
The purpose of goal keeper equipment is solely for the protection of the player, it is not intended for players to circumvent the rules for
competitive reasons.
If a goalkeeper’s size makes it necessary to have equipment that exceeds the dimensions listed on the opposite side of this form, in order to have adequate
protection, an exemption may be applied for. The following is the procedure for obtaining an exemption:
1. Fill out the form on the reverse side of this page.
2. Request a measurement from the local head referee or BCLOA Zone Coordinator. (see BCLA Directory for contact info)
3. The person conducting the measurement will then submit this form to the BCLOA Vice-Chair Minor, who will ensure its accuracy before forwarding it to the
   BC Minor Directorate Chair or delegate for a confirmation signature.
4. If an exemption is recommended a confirmation will be sent to the applicant and using the most convenient method. Additional copies will be sent to the
   following: Local Head Referee, Local Club President, Local Commission Chair
5. Once an exemption is granted, the affected player must keep the written confirmation of the exemption with them and produce it upon the request of a game
   official.
6. The affected padding must conform to the exempted measurement contained on this form; if additional padding is required that exceeds the measurements of the
   original exemption this process must be repeated and an exemption granted before additional padding can be worn.
7. The exemption is only valid for one playing season.



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                                         BC Lacrosse Officials Association
                                 2009 Provincial/National Nomination/Application Form
Please fill out the following information for the official who is applying or is being nominated:
Name:                                                                     Contact Numbers:
Address:                                                                  Home: ( )        -
Phone                                                                     Work: ( )        -
City:                                                                     Fax:     ( )     -
Postal Code:                                                              Email:
Association:                                                              Other:
(name of the association for whom this official referees for)
                                                                          Date of Birth:
Name of Head Referee:                                                              Email:
Numbers: (h) ( )      -                                         (w) (     )    -          (f) (                      )       -
Please Indicate Which Provincial/Summer Games/National you are applying for: (Check all that apply)
    Pee-Wee (All divisions) July 8-12, Prince George           Pee-Wee Nationals August, Whitby Ontario
    Bantam (All divisions) July 15-19, Richmond                Bantam Nationals August, Whitby Ontario
    Midget (All divisions) July 22-26, Langley                 Midget Nationals August, Ontario
    Female Box (PW/Ban/Mid/Jr.) July 17-19, New West / Burnaby

Please provide a reference that can vouch for the character and ability for the above named official:
Name:                                                                     Contact Numbers:
Address:                                                                  Home: ( )        -
Phone                                                                     Work: ( )        -
City:                                                                     Fax:      ( )    -
Postal Code:                                                              Email:
                                                                          Other:
Association:                                                              Position:
(Name of the association which you represent)                             (Position held with this association, Pres., Head Ref etc…)
   Please be advised that admittance to Provincials or Nationals is by invitation only. All applicants/nominations will be assessed. There are limited
   opportunities for travel, and limited space within each tournament. Successful candidates will be notified well in advance.
    The following criteria apply to all candidates:

    For Nationals: Must be at least 19 years old. (As of Dec 31)
    For Traveling to a Minor Provincial must be at least 18 at the time of the Provincial.
    For a local (no travel required) Provincial must be at least 16.
    Minimum Age for Summer Games is 20.
    Minimum level 2 with at least 4 years of officiating.
    Able to attend the Provincial they are selected for.
    For Field Summer Games Applicants must have appropriate certification and experience.
    Keep in mind referees are not paid for their services at Nationals or BC Summer Games.
                                                           Application Deadlines:
                                                      Nationals: Monday, May 11, 2009
                                                      Provincials: Friday, May 22, 2009
Please submit this form by the deadline indicated above to:                                         B.C. Lacrosse Officials Association
                                                                                                    4041B Remi Place
                                                                                                    Burnaby, B.C. V5A-4J8
                                                                                                    Fax (604) 421-9775


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CLA Rule 85 Calling of Penalties (A guide to calling penalties)
                                             RULE 85 Calling of Penalties

Old With few exceptions, play re-starts with a face-off.
New Play re-starts after penalty with possession to non-offending team.
Hint: When penalties are to be time served then the play shall start with possession to the team that has the
      least amount of time to be assessed on the clock. If the penalty time is equal, possession is awarded to
      the team that last had possession of the ball on the 30-second clock.
Hint: If penalties occur after any stoppage then play shall start with possession to the team that has the least
      amount of time to be assessed on the clock. If the penalty time is equal, possession is awarded to the
      team that last had possession of the ball on the 30-second clock.
Hint: If the ball is loose with no team possession as a result of a shot on goal resetting the 30-second clock,
      or after a face off and penalty times to both teams are of equal duration then the ball shall be faced off
      at center floor. If penalty time is not of equal duration possession shall be awarded to the team with
      the least amount of penalty time assessed to them.
Hint: The scoring of the goal stops play and the game clock with the Referees whistle. When a goal is
      scored, the Referee shall blow his whistle and simultaneously give the appropriate signal to stop the
      game clock, causing the clock to become dead. Thus any actions after the ball entering the goal shall
      be dealt with and assessed appropriately.
*** Result = what sequence of events takes place after a penalty has been assessed.
Situation 1
Team A-1 with possession of the ball.
Team B-1 delayed penalty. Goal is scored.
Result: A goal for team A, team B-1 penalty is only recorded and not served, face off at center.
Situation 2
Team A-1 with possession of the ball.
Team B-1 delayed penalty. No goal is scored.
Result:. Penalty to B-1 is recorded and served by B-1 and team A starts with possession at the center of the floor 5-yards from the
boards on the penalty bench side of the floor.




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Situation 3
Team A-1 with possession of the ball. A-1 drives towards the goal and B-1 prior to the scoring of the goal checks A-1 from
behind.
Team A-1 goal
B-1 penalty prior to the goal being scored
        Result: A goal for team A team B-1 penalty is only recorded and not served, face off at centre The scoring of the goal
         stops play and the game clock with the Referees whistle. When a goal is scored, the Referee shall blow his whistle and
         simultaneously give the appropriate signal to stop the game clock, causing the clock to become dead.
   Thus any actions after the ball entering the goal shall be dealt with and assessed appropriately. ( Ontario)* in minor Lacrosse a
   double minor shall be assessed for Checking from Behind the first minor shall cancel due to a goal being scored and the second
   minor of the double minor shall serve time.
Situation 4
Team A-1 with possession of the ball. The A-1 player drives towards the goal and scores.
Team B-1 after the scoring of the goal checks A-1 from behind.
Team A-1 goal
B-1 penalty after the goal
        Result: A goal for team A, and the penalty to B-1 is recorded and served by B-1 and team A starts with possession at the
         center of the floor 5-yards from the boards on the penalty bench side of the floor. Note: The scoring of the goal stops play
         and the game clock with the Referees whistle. The infraction occurred after the goal was scored.
Situation 5
Team A-1 possession of the ball
Team B-1 delayed penalty. No goal is scored.
Play has stopped by the Referees whistle.
After the stoppage of play A-1 receives a penalty.
        Result: Team A retains possession of the ball to restart play. Penalties to A-1 and B-1 are considered coincidental so the
         team with possession retains possession of the ball to start play
Situation 6
Team A-1 possession of the ball
Team B-1 delayed penalty. No goal is scored.
Play has stopped by the Referees whistle. He/she moves to the penalty bench to report the penalty for B-1.
After the stoppage of play A-1 and B-2 both receive a penalty.
        Result: Penalty to B-1 is recorded and served by B-1
Penalty to A-1 and B-2 is recorded and served by A-1 and B-2
Team A shall start with possession of the ball to restart play. Team A has less penalty time to serve so team A is awarded
possession of the ball to start play.




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CLA Penalty Options Chart
           Canadian Lacrosse Association Penalty Option Chart 2009
Rule#                         Rule                          Minor      Major      10 minute     Gm. Mis.   Match   P.Shot   A.Goal
  6     The Lacrosse Stick                       yes
 11     Headwear                                 yes                                              yes
 12     Goalkeepers equipment                   yesnote1              yesnote 1     yes           yes
 13     Player's Equipment                       yes                                yes           yes
 14     The Teams                                yes
 15     Captain of Team                                                             yes
 17     Non-playing Personnel                    yes
 28     Abuse of Officials                       yes                                yes           yes
 30     Attempt to Injure Rules 33,35,37,38,57,65,72b                                                      yes
 33     Boarding                                                        yes                                yes
 34     Broken Stick/Without Stick               yes                                yes
 35     Butt-Ending                                                     yes                       *yes     yes
 36     Change of Players/Too Many Men           yes                                                                yes      yes
 37     Charging                                 yes                    yes                                yes
 38     Checking From Behind                    yesx2                   yes                       yes      yes
 39     Crease play(play restarts in crease)     yes                    yes
 40     Cross-Checking                           yes                    yes
 41     Delaying the Game                        yes                                yes
 42     Elbowing                                 yes                    yes
 44     Falling on the Ball                      yes                                                                yes      yes
 45     Fighting                                                        yes                      * *yes
 46     Free Hand                                yes
 49     Handling the Ball with Hands             yes                                                                yes      yes
 50     High Sticking                            yes                    yes
 51     Holding                                  yes
 52     Hooking                                  yes                    yes
 55     Interference                             yes                                                                         yes
 57     Kicking a Player                                                yes                      * yes     yes
 59     Kneeing                                  yes                    yes                      * yes
 60     Leaving the Player's/Penalty Bench       yes                                              yes               yes      yes
 62     Molesting Officials                                                                                yes
 63     Refusing to Start Play                   yes
 64     Slashing                                 yes                    yes                                yes
 65     Spearing                                                        yes                      * yes     yes
 67     Third Man in Altercation                                                                  yes
 69     Throwing stick                           yes                    yes         yes                             yes      yes
 71     Tripping                                 yes                                                                yes      yes
 72     Unnecessary Roughness                    yes                    yes                                yes
 73     Wrap Around                              yes
Review: Checking and interference outside the 24'dotted line. Review Cross-Checking in Rule Book
Stick measurements:40"-46" for the length (pee wee34"), 4 1/2"-8" inside measurement.
Review:Restarting play after penalties have been assessed.Penalty box side Trail Official.Crease play
Referees are in full control of all off floor Officials and their control extents into the stands.
Overtime CLA:2 minute rest 10 minute period, still tied in regular season game, game ends tied.
Overtime CLA:Play offs 10 min.rest,10 min.period,still tied,10 min.rest,20 min.sudden victory periods.
*** 38    Checking From Behind 2+2 minute double minor
** 45     Fighting in minors only. 5 minute major plus a game misconduct.
* 35 & 57 Making contact - Major; Attempt - Minor
Note1 In BC Only There is a trial rule change to rule 12 (see Goaltender Equipment Handout)




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2009 BCLOA Zero Tolerance on Abuse Policy
                                BCLOA Zero-Tolerance on Abuse
                              Enforcement Policy (updated February 2008)
This document was first developed in 2001 to help curb the proliferation of the abuse of officials in the game of lacrosse. Since
that time there has been marginal, if any improvement, in the reduction of abuse of box lacrosse referees.
The BCLOA along with the BC Lacrosse Coaches Assn. and the BCLA itself have resolved to renew their efforts with regard to
the abuse of officials and to that end this document, along with several other policies and directives will be reinforced for the
coming season.
As may be noticed in the title of this document, this policy outlines a “ZERO” tolerance policy toward the abuse of officials.
Referee are requested and REQUIRED to enforce this policy strictly. Referees must not vary in their application of this policy or
the rules behind it.
It is no longer acceptable for a referee to ignore abuse, or to apply warning after warning. Deal with problems early, fairly and by
the rules. If done so consistently we can begin to help bring an end to the acceptability of this problem.
Wherever possible, make sure your actions as a member of the BCLOA are helping to reduce the incidence of abuse, and that you
support referees in the enforcement of this policy.

The following is a guide outlining how referees will be instructed to deal with a variety of abusive situations. The core of this
policy is centered on our interpretation of Rule 28(a) (ABUSE OF OFFICIALS AND MISCONDUCT) see below.

Rule 28
ABUSE OF OFFICIALS AND MISCONDUCT

(a) A minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct shall be assessed to a player who shows disrespect for a Referee's ruling
    or uses obscene, profane or abusive language directed toward any person in the arena. A ten minute misconduct
    penalty shall be assessed to a player who persists in this behaviour after being assessed the minor penalty.

    In cases involving non-playing bench personnel, or an unidentified player on the players' bench, a bench minor penalty
    shall be assessed to the offending team. If any non-playing bench personnel continue their actions after having been
    assessed a bench minor penalty they shall be assessed a game misconduct penalty and be reported the appropriate
    governing body.

Please note it is imperative that referees be instructed to communicate this policy to the benches prior to the start of each game.
Before the game begins, Officials are instructed to go to each bench as a team, and introduce themselves. Following the
introduction they are to make the benches aware of this policy regarding abuse, answer any questions the benches have, and then
proceed without delay with the first face off.

Referees are instructed to make your local head referee aware of all instances where you have been subjected to abuse. In instance
involving a coach or player please be sure to document the case thoroughly and assess the appropriate penalties.

If for any reason you feel threatened or find it difficult to act please contact your head referee or Association President and ask
them for assistance.

This guide will be split into three parts, each dealing with one of the following:

   Dealing with abuse from players on the floor
   Dealing with abuse from the benches
   Dealing with abuse from the stands




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Dealing with abuse from players on the floor:
When dealing with players the following levels of action will apply:

Level 1         Verbal warning and or hand signal for minor transgressions that are between the official and the player
                only. If the abuse continues after this warning proceed to level 2.

Level 2         Two (2) minute minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Used when a player persists after a
                verbal warning, or any situation where people outside the player and official can hear the abuse.

Level 3         Ten (10) minute misconduct. Used where a player persists further after being assessed the minor
                penalty, or subsequent situations later in the game.

Level 4         Game misconduct (Unsportsmanlike conduct). Used where a player continues in their behaviour after
                being assessed the ten (10) minute misconduct. This game misconduct is seen as an “unsportsmanlike
                conduct” penalty. If the abuse is of a serious nature the game misconduct may be applied at any
                time.(See next level) Game misconducts applied under this rule must be reported.

Level 5         Game misconduct for (ABUSE OF OFFICIAL). For serious abusive situations, the player may be
                assessed an Abuse of Official game misconduct which will need to be reported.

Level 6(a)      Match Penalty. For threatening of an official. In situations where an official is verbally or physically
                threatened, a Match Penalty must be applied and a report issued to the appropriate governing body, as
                well as a report sent to the BCLOA Vice chair minor. (See rule 62)

Level 6(b)      Match penalty. Assessed under Rule #62 MOLESTING AN OFFICIAL, to a Player or Coach whom
                makes any intentional physical contact with an official. (See rule 62) This incident must be reported
                to the appropriate governing body. A report shall also be sent to the BCLOA Vice Chair.

When dealing with players on the floor referees may also take into account Rule 15(b) see below:

Rule 15(b) Captain of Team

(b) Only one of the Captain or Alternate Captains who was on the floor at the time of the stoppage in play shall
    have the privilege of asking for the referee's interpretation of a rule which has been applied. For
    infringement of this sub-section, a ten minute misconduct penalty shall be assessed.

In situations where a “C” or “A” is sent directly off the bench (i.e. was not on the floor at the time) to ask a referee
for his or her interpretation they shall be assessed a ten-minute misconduct. When possible, referees should send these
players away with a hand signal before they get a chance to speak, but if the player insists on talking, assess the
penalty.

However, this hard line should only be taken when referees must assume a greater level of control in the game. It is
recommended that when possible, referees remain open to all polite communication so long as that communication
does not detract from your ability to officiate in the game.




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Dealing with abuse from the benches:
When dealing with abuse from the benches the following levels of action will apply:

Level 1        Verbal warning and or hand signal for minor transgressions that are between the official and
               the bench only. If the abuse continues after this warning proceed to level 2.

Level 2        Two (2) minute bench minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Used when non-playing
               bench personnel persist in abusive behaviour after having been warned, or any situation where
               the abuse is not of a minor nature and or any situation where the abuse can be heard by people
               outside of the official and the bench.

               Also used in situations involving an unidentified person on the bench.

               If the abuse can be positively attributed to a player on the bench, the official may assess a
               minor penalty directly against that player.

               It is recommended that officials only assess one bench minor against a coach per game,
               subsequent situations should be assessed a Game misconduct as outlined in Level 3.

Level 3        Game misconduct. (Unsportsmanlike conduct) Assessed in situations where non-playing
               bench personnel persist in their abuse after having been given a bench minor and it is deemed
               sufficient to simply remove a Coach from the game. A Report shall be forwarded outlining
               the details of the event.

               In situations where an unidentified person from the bench abuses the Official, and a bench
               minor has already been assessed, the Head Coach shall assume responsibility and be assessed
               a Game misconduct. A Report shall be forwarded outlining the details of the event.

Level 4        Game misconduct. (Abuse of an Official) Assessed where an official has received serious
               verbal abuse, or in situations where a Coach persists in such behaviour after having been
               assessed a game misconduct. A Report shall be forwarded outlining the details of the
               event.

Level 5(a)     Match Penalty. For threatening of an official. In situations where an official is verbally or physically
               threatened, a Match Penalty must be applied and a report issued to the appropriate governing body, as
               well as a report sent to the BCLOA Vice chair minor. (See rule 62)

Level 5(b)     Match Penalty. Assessed under Rule 62 MOLESTING AN OFFICIAL in any situation where
               a Coach or Player makes intentional physical contact with an Official. A Report shall be
               forwarded outlining the details of the event. A report shall also be sent to the BCLOA Vice
               Chair.

2008 NOTE:     It is imperative that abusive coaches and other non-playing bench personnel be dealt with early and with
               assertiveness. Coaches who are given warning after warning, or are otherwise left to continue their abuse will in
               most cases only continue their actions and make a situation worse.
               Too often, reports are filed for serious abusive incidents regarding coaches where the first line of the report is as
               follows: “. . . after several warnings . . . and multiple penalties … coach [ blank] was ejected for serious abuse of
               an official. In nearly all of these incidences what was a small problem at the beginning of a game was left to
               continue until it became a very large incident later in the game.

             DEAL WITH PROBLEMS EARLY, FAIRLY AND CONSISTENTLY
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Dealing with abuse from the stands:
It will be recommended that the home team allocate an adult to assist the officials in
monitoring the stands for abuse. These volunteers would only be there to observe and, when
called upon, report any such abuse.

Referees are encouraged to act on abuse from the stands at any time where they find
themselves being distracted from their work on the floor.
When dealing with abuse from the stands, the following levels of action will apply:

Level 1        Direct verbal warning with a hand signal. Only to be applied in situations where the abuse is
               minor and the fan can be positively identified. If the fan can not be identified then proceed to
               level 2.

Level 2        In situations involving an unidentified person in the stands, or in situations involving all but
               the most minor abuse: Officials are instructed to ask the Home Team Coach to arrange to
               have the person removed from the Arena.

               If the person will not leave, the Referee will instruct the benches that the game will not
               continue until this person does leave the Arena. In exceptional circumstances it may be
               necessary to call the local Police for assistance in removing the person.

               If the floor time runs out and the game can not be completed due to a fan not leaving the
               facility, end the game and make the appropriate notes on the score sheet and forward a report
               to the appropriate governing body.

Note that the goal of removing an abusive fan is to allow the referees to conduct themselves
on the floor without distraction. As long as the fan is out of earshot, and is no longer causing
a distraction to the referee, it is not necessary to proceed further. For example, if the fan is
behind glass in the lobby of the arena, or perhaps has sneaked back in after having been
removed, as long as they remain quiet it is not necessary to pursue the matter further, unless
or until the person once again becomes a distraction.
2008 Notes on Dealing With Abuse:
In all circumstances, our primary objective when dealing with the abuse of officials is to improve the safety
and fairness of the game for all participants. In games where the abuse of an official is a significant factor,
player safety can be significantly compromised. We have all seen first hand that abuse of officials in a
phenomenon that feeds upon itself and only serves to make an already difficult game worse.

If we can convince all lacrosse participants (especially referees) that abuse is no longer acceptable, perhaps
we can begin to see a change in the culture of our game, and an improvement in the safety, quality and
fairness the play on the floor.




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2009 Mini-tyke Rules (4 on 4)
                                 BCLA Mini –Tyke 4 on 4 Rules for 2009
                                      First Rule: Ensure that kids have fun!
1. Teams
   a) Teams to consist of no less than 10 players (5 minimum for a game)
   b) One coach from each team may be on the floor to instruct players

2. Playing Surface
   a) Games to be played on half floor or mini box
   b) Drop nets or a 3x4 ft net to be used
   c) Playing surfaces without floor markings can be used by using tape or chalk
   d) To mark crease and face-off circle
   e) The crease to be an arc that starts 2 ft either side of goal posts and to extend
   f) As far back as the tail on the goal. The net tail must be at least 3 ft from the boards.
   g) No other people may be on the floor other than the players, referees all
   h) Coaching staff listed on the game sheet.

3. Game-time
   a) Period length of 16 min
   b) This allows for 8 2min shifts
   c) 3 min break between periods
   d) All players to receive equal playing time
   e) (total of 1 hour time slot required)

4. Rules Of Play
   a) Each team plays with 3 players and goalie per shift.
   b) Play to start with a face-off at the start of a period, after a shift, play to start with the goalie of the team that
      had possession at the end of that shift.
   c) After each goal and the end of a shift the opposing team is to clear the zone.
   d) Any time there is a change of possession there must be at least one pass made before a shot on net (excluding a
      pass from the goalie).
   e) Stick head on stick head contact only (this is the only form of checking).
   f) No player is to be sent to the penalty box, if an infraction occurs the ref will stop play and explain the penalty
      to the player. Possession will then go to the opposing team.
   g) No score is to be kept or displayed on the scoreboard.
   h) Score sheet must be filled out for the referee to sign.

5. Equipment
   a) All players must wear at all times the following: helmet, gloves, mask, elbow pads, mouth guard and a jock or
      jill.

6. Referees
   a) There must be at least one ref per game.
   b) If playing in an arena were the floor is divided for two games, each game could use an entry level official and
      have a mentor going back and forth between the games.

       PLEASE NOTE: These rules are now used in all Zones across the Province that have Mini-Tyke.




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2008 Tyke Rules (Female and Co-ed (Boys))
                           TYKE RULES – All Disciplines
                            Revised November 17, 2007
1.    ENSURE THAT THE KIDS HAVE FUN!!!!!!
2.    Equal Playing Time:
      -        18 minutes running time, with 2-minute shifts
      -        3 periods per game
      -        Players must stay on for full 2- minutes unless injured.
3.    Face-offs to begin each period only:
      -        Starting the play on a shift change possession goes to team with the ball.
      -        Ref will award possession to the goaltender nearest the ball, at the completion of the shift..
      -        Play resumes when all players are on the floor.
4.    After possession by the goalkeeper:
      -        The defensive team must clear the offensive zone until the ball crosses the line..
      -        If any interference on the play of the ball or the player, the ball will be returned to the
               offensive team.
5.    Passing:
      -        On gaining possession from the goalie, a minimum of 3 passes must be attempted, one of
               which must be in the offensive zone.
      -        One pass only is required after all face-offs and from a turnover anywhere on the floor.
      -        No pass is required when regaining possession from a loose ball in the offensive zone.
               ATTEMPTED PASS: A pass must be made in the correct passing motion. The ball must be put in free flight
               and cannot be placed into one stick from another.
6.    Checking: (Achieved by gaining position first)
      -        Clamping: The defensive player may use a clamping motion on the offensive stick.
      -        Slashing at the stick or any part of the player, interference and crosschecking will result in a 2-minute penalty or
               the rest of the shift, whichever is less.
7.    Interference:
      -       The defensive player shall not be allowed to initiate contact with the offensive player by using the body or stick. If
              contact is initiated by the offensive player, the defensive player may use a steering motion to guide the player out
              of the scoring zone. INTERFERENCE will result in a 2 minute penalty or the rest of the shift, whichever is less.
8.    Offensive Charging:
      -       The offensive player shall not be allowed to charge or interfere with the defensive player. This will result in a 2-
              minute penalty or the rest of the shift, whichever is less.
9.    Camping:
      -       The offensive players shall not be permitted to “camp” in front of the net. Teams utilizing this tactic will lose
              possession of the ball.
10.   Back-checking: (Checking From Behind)
              If a back-checking infraction is committed, the player committing the offence will receive
              a penalty that will consist of time remaining in the current two-minute shift and for the
              next complete shift. NOTE: The team that has been assessed the penalty will only play
              short handed for the duration of the shift in which the infraction occurred.

11.   No score shall be registered on the score clock. The final score shall be registered on the score     sheet and must be
      signed by all coaches and officials for insurance purposes.
12.   Awards presented at any league or sanctioned tournament must be the same for all
      participants. No All-Star or MVP Awards will be allowed.
13.   After each goal scored play will resume with possession to the Goalie. The Offensive team must
      clear the zone.
14.   DROP NETS ARE MANDATORY IN THIS DIVISION OR MODIFIED NETS
15.   If a ball strikes the Drop Net and bounces out of the crease, treat the shot as if it
      hit the post and allow play to continue. Possession of the ball goes to the goalie.




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2009 Female Box Lacrosse Rules (Novice and above)
                                    Female Box Lacrosse Rules
                               Novice, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, Junior
                                     (Revised January 31, 2009)

      1. Ensure that the kids have fun!!!!!!!!

      2. Equal playing time:

                 20-minutes running time except last 5-minutes in the third period shall be stop time if the
                  goal difference is 5 or less. In the last 5-minutes, running time will be used when the goal
                  difference is greater than 5.
                 Players to change on the fly
                 The 30-second clock is to be used in Novice and up

      3. After possession by the goalkeeper:

                 The defensive team must clear the offensive zone to the first rag line.
                 If any interference on the play of the ball or the player, the ball will be returned to the
                  offensive team.
                 NOTE - This rule does NOT apply to the Bantam, MIDGET AND JUNIOR DIVISIONS.

      4. Contact Limitation:

          Body checking is a penalty
                 A defensive player shall be allowed to initiate contact with the ball carrier anywhere on the
                  floor, only utilizing “place and push” (steering). The placing of the stick shall have no force or
                  impact. Place and push (steering) is allowed on the ball carrier anywhere on the floor and on
                  any player in the 24’ radius of the goal area.

      5. Camping:

                 The offensive players shall not be permitted to “camp” in front of the net. Teams utilizing
                  this tactic will lose possession of the ball.

       NOTE: All BCLA Minor Disciplinary Rules also apply.




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Fair Play Codes For Officials




Fair Play Codes For Officials 

Becoming a competent official takes a great deal of time and effort. Once you have committed to
become a Lacrosse official, you need to make a commitment to yourself, your peers, the
participants of the game, and the game itself.

Please read the following Fair Play Codes and fill out the contract that follows:

   1. I will make sure that every athlete has a reasonable opportunity to perform to the best of his
       or her ability, within the limits of the rules.
   2. I will avoid or put an end to any situation that threatens the safety of the athletes.
   3. I will maintain a healthy atmosphere and environment for competition.
   4. I will not permit the intimidation of any athlete either by word or action. I will not tolerate
       unacceptable conduct toward myself, other officials, athletes, or spectators.
   5. I will be consistent and objective in calling all infractions, regardless of my personal feelings
       toward a team or individual athlete.
   6. I will handle all conflicts firmly but with dignity.
   7. I will accept my role as a teacher and role model for fair play, especially for young
       participants.
   8. I will be open to discussion and contact with the athletes before and after the game.
   9. I will remain open to constructive criticism and show respect and consideration for different
       points of view.
   10. I will obtain proper training and continue to upgrade my officiating skills.



I, _________________________________, hereby agree to abide by the Official’s
Fair Play Code. I understand that my development will progress at an accelerated
rate if I adhere to this code.

Date: ________________________ Signature: __________________________

Following the Fair Play Code will definitely benefit your development as an official.
However, there will be times when you will experience criticism from players,
coaches, and fans. By following the commitment you have made, experienced
officials know it will lessen the intensity of the criticism towards them.




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     Game
     Score:                     /10             BCLOA Referee Evaluation Form
Official's Name:                                                                            Partner's Name:
Division/League:                                                                            Location(Arena):
Home Team:                                                                                  Visiting Team:
Date:                                                                                       Start Time of Game:
                                                Remarks:(see below)
             Scoring:                              (Per Period)                                                     Comments:
Personal                                      1st        2nd        3rd
Characteristics:
1. Appearance, Presence
   and Attitude
2. Reaction to Pressure

Technical                                     1st        2nd        3rd
Characteristics:
                                          Pre             Post
3. Pre-Game/Post Game
     (Scored Separately)


4. Face-Offs

5. Positioning

6. Procedures

7. Rule Knowledge

8. Signals

Game Management:                              1st        2nd        3rd

9. Rapport and
   Communication
10. Keeping up with play
11. Feel for the Game and
    Game Management
Overall Period Score:
                                                    /5     /5          /5
Remarks: 1=Needs Improvement – 2=Satisfactory – 3=Good – 4=Very Good – 5=Excellent
 Additional Comments:




 Evaluator’s Name:                                                                           Contact Number:
 Evaluator’s Signature:                                                                      Official’s Signature:
Copies to: 1) Evaluator    2) Game Official                    This document is the property of the BCLOA and shall be submitted to the Chair of the BCLOA upon request.




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                               BCLOA Evaluation Form Evaluation Criteria
Scores:       Scores are marked on a scale, 1 through 5; these score translate into the following rankings: Needs improvement, Satisfactory, Good, Very Good and
Excellent. These scores are applied based on the level of proficiency expected for the calibre of play being observed. A sc ore of 3 indicates that performance is
just up to the expected level for the calibre of play, 4 is given where a referee fully meets expectations. If they encountered a challenge and responded well, and or
have otherwise exceeded expectations a score of 5 is given. Scores of 1 or 2 means that deficiencies were observed in the referee’s performance and there is room
for improvement.
Personal Characteristics:
     i.    Appearance, Presence and Attitude:
This score reflects the dress and demeanour of the official. Does this official look the part and carry his or her self in a respectful and professional manner?
Attitude: Does the referee conduct his or herself professionally? Are they courteous and polite with the game’s participants and their partner? Are they open to
polite communication? Do they work well with their partner? Do the referees work together as a team?
     ii. Reaction to Pressure:
Rate the official a 3 if there has been no pressure at all. If an official has taken an easy game and made it difficult, then you mark down accordingly. A 2 indicates
the official had a tough game. 1 would indicate that the official is above their head at this level. A 4 or 5 indicate that there was pressure and that the official
responded well. This characteristic is a good measure of an official’s overall confidence in his or her abilities.
Technical Characteristics:
     iii. Pre-Game/Post-Game:
Pre-Game:
Did the official arrive on time? Did they have a pre-game discussion with their partner? Was the floor inspected, nets, doors and boards? Was the score sheet
inspected? Did the referees introduce themselves to the teams and conduct an equipment inspection?
Post Game:
Do the officials watch the teams during their hand shake? Is the game sheet handled correctly and marked with the correct notations? Are reports written when
necessary and if so are they completed correctly?
     iv. Face-offs:
The scoring for face-offs includes quickness and asks the following questions: Does the official show courage, offer consistent support for their partner, and does
the official demonstrate a strong consistent standard regarding a legal vs. illegal draw as set out by the CLA guidelines? Are the officials lining up correctly? A
score of 3 is satisfactory, 1 or 2 indicate Improvement is needed, a 4 or 5 indicate smooth, fair and consistent face offs, with good communication with their
partner and coverage of the floor.
     v.    Positioning:
A mark of 3 indicates that the official has a good grasp of the positioning guidelines. A 4 shows that the official is consistently in good position and uses
positioning to his advantage. A 5 shows the official is flexible in their use of position and has a good sense of where he or she needs to be on the floor. A mark of 3
indicates the official meets minimum standards but has room for improvement. A mark of 2 or lower is cause for concern, and indicates the official is out of place
at this level of lacrosse and needs further instruction and coaching. Things to watch for include lead official positioning, movement with the play up the floor,
position as trail official, cooperation with partner to cover the floor leaving no gaps in coverage; eg. leaving players from both teams unobserved behind the play.
     vi. Procedures:
This score reflects the official’s proficiency in several areas including: Breaking up fights, multiple penalty application, set up after penalties and goals. Are the
clocks handled properly? Does the referee apply rule 60(b) “Leaving the Player’s/Penalty bench.”
     vii. Rule Knowledge:
Based on use and knowledge of rules, score is adjusted to reflect whether or not there were errors in rule interpretation.
     viii. Signals:
Signals should be clear and crisp. Referees are required to signal penalties twice, once when calling the penalty and a second time when reportin g it. Remember
that signals communicate the referee’s actions to all participants in the arena, not just the score keepers.
Game Management:
     ix. Rapport and Communication:
In this area we are rating interaction with coaches, players, and within the officiating crew. Is there too much or not enough conversation? Does the official try to
officiate by just talking? Do the coaches display respect for the officials? Are the official’s actions clearly understood? Does the referee talk to the players, or is he
or she quiet on the floor.
     x.    Keeping up with play:
Officials must demonstrate an ability to keep up with the play and maintain proper positioning by not being caught up in the play or lagging too far behind the play.
This score reflects the frequency and degree to which this happens.
     xi. Feel for the Game and Game Management:
Questions addressed by this score include:
Does the official read and react to the many factors in and around the game? If it appears that the official’s strategy is to “call every penalty”, or at the end of the
scale to, “let the boys play.” A mark of 4 or 5 indicates a very strong effective and consistent penalty standard and selection. An important issue here is: Does the
official stay focused and concentrate for the entire game? Were there apparent mental lapses that affected the game? A mark of 2 or 1 would alert us that the
individual is not accepting or does not understand the responsibilities of an official. A score of 3 means the official has met a minimum standard but could improve.
Consistency is also a factor under this category: Does the official apply the rules consistently throughout the game? Are penalties applied evenly to both teams?
Overall Game Score:
Evaluators are asked to provide an average score for each period graded on the same 1-5 scale. At the conclusion of the game a final score is given out of 10 that
indicates the evaluators overall assessment of the referee’s performance, taking into account all aspects of the game. Fractions are permitted. A score of 7
represents a minimum level of expected performance for the given level observed in the evaluation, 6 or below, indicates that the referee has struggled in this game
or at this level and will need to be reevaluated, 8 and above indicates the referee had a strong performance and may be considered for a higher caliber of game.




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Referee Kit Bag (list of required referee equipment)
                        COMPLETE KIT BAG
THE EQUIPMENT BAG OF AN OFFICIAL SHALL CONTAIN:
   2 WHISTLES
   SPARE SHOELACES
   POCKET SCORECARD / PAD
   PEN OR PENCIL
   GAME/INCIDENT REPORTS
   PANTS AND SWEATER
   MEASURING TAPE
   Goalie Equipment measuring device, if your association does
    not have one.
   TWO PAIRS OF BLACK SOCKS
   BLACK RUNNING SHOES
   CONTACT LIST
   RULE BOOK & SITUATION HANDBOOK
   POCKET KNIFE
   STRING
   o    PERSONAL WATER BOTTLE

   MA'S SPECIFIC OFFICIAL'S MANUAL (material handed out at
    clinic)

   OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: A BLACK CSA/NOCSAE CERTIFIED
    HELMET

   PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS (SOAP, TOWEL, SHAMPOO, ETC).




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Pre-Game Duties
                                           PRE-GAME DUTIES

1. When you receive the game assignment remember to ask the following questions:
    i. When and where is the game?
    ii. What division is playing in the game?
    iii. What teams are playing?
    iv. Who is my partner?

2. Arrive at the arena ½ hour before scheduled game time
3. Check with office for the key to the referee’s room and recognition
4. Greet partner and discuss the following points in the upcoming game:
    i. What teams are involved? Is there a history or other factors that could affect the game?
    ii. Floor positioning, personal preferences.
    iii. Rules and interpretation, share any questions you may have about the game or from previous
         experiences.
5. Proceed on to the floor with your partner as a team
6. Check condition of the arena
7. Check that adequate minor officials are present and that they understand their duties:
     Time keeper
     Score keeper
     Offensive timekeeper (30 second clock operator)
8. Check that the signal and timing devices are operating
9. Check the game balls for quality, colour and amount.
10. Check the game sheet to ensure that:
     The proper number of players have been listed
     The maximum and minimum restrictions have been adhered to
     That all present non-playing bench personnel are named on the sheet
     A Team official has signed (verified) that the sheet is correct
     Captains and Alternate Captains are noted
     The Goalkeeper and substitute are listed and present
11. Check the nets 5 minutes before game time
12. Proceed as a team with your partner to each bench and intoruce themselves to the teams, once
introductions are complete referees are to ask each Coach the following question:
     “Coach, is your team properly equipped and ready to play?”
Following his answer and any questions the Coach may have, referees are instructed to quickly look at the
players at the bench and on the floor for any obvious illegal or unsafe equipment. This is not a formal
inspection, but rather it is an informal look at the teams for any obvious threats to player safety. If any
illegal or unsafe equipment is found, referees are to inform the team so that a remedy can be sought before
play begins. Once play has begun, all illegal equipment is to be penalized according to the rules, without
further warnings. Coaches, parents and players are responsible to ensure that players are safely and properly
equipped.
13. Inform Benches of Rule 60(b), Leaving players/penalty bench, and inform them that it will be strictly
enforced.
14. final Pre-game discussion with partner or minor bench officials.
15. Proceed to first face off to begin the game.




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Post Game Duties
                               POST GAME DUTIES
When the final horn blows, blow your whistle then take it of and put it in your pocket.

Get the game ball while watching both teams for any altercations, including the hand
shaking line and leaving the floor.

Review the game sheet for any errors, check the following on the sheet and fill in
any uncompleted areas.
   Minor (bench) official’s names
   Goal totals
   Penalty minutes
   Ensure penalties are recorded correctly
   Cross out unused penalty and goal spaces with a Z.
   If a report is to be written be sure to indicate this on the score sheet and
     record all necessary information from the game sheet to help in the
     completion of the report. Information needed includes:
                 Players name and number
                 Coaches name
                 Date, time, location, team names and division of the teams involved.
                 Penalty assessed and the time and period of the infraction(s).
                 Partner’s name and phone number/email address.
                 Any other pertinent information


    Any major Penalties in the last 10 minutes of the game must be noted in
     the “game notes” box on the score sheet.


Once satisfied sign the sheet and return to the scorekeeper for distribution.

Leave the floor with your partner.

Write all reports with your partner while the incident is fresh in your mind.




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2009 BCLOA Referee’s Report Guidelines
                          BC Lacrosse Officials Association “Referee’s Report” Guidelines
This Guide outlines all the situations for which a full and complete report is required. Referees are directed under the
following situations to write a full and complete report and submit both the report and a copy of the game sheet to their
local head referee, who in turn will forward the information to the appropriate league commissioner. Senior Referees
may submit reports directly to a commissioner; however they should inform the local head referee that a report has
been forwarded.

Failure to submit reports on the following situations and can result in disciplinary action as outlined in
Section 9 of the BCLOA operating policy.

Rule 23(l) in the CLA Box Lacrosse Rule book lists all of the situations the CLA requires written reports for.
They are as follows:
Rule 23(l) Referees shall report to the appropriate governing body promptly in the detail the circumstances of any of
           the following incidents:
           (i).    When a player uses equipment that may cause injury. (Rule 13)
           (ii). When no one plane personnel into the playing area without the referees permission. (Rule
                   17(b) & (c)
           (iii). Any obscene gesture made by any person involved in the game. (Rule 48(a) (iii))
           (iv). Any non playing personnel removed from the game. (Rule 28(a))
           (v). Attempt to injure. (Rule 30)
           (vi). When the ball is intentionally shot outside the playing area. (Rule 41(c))
           (vii). Persons guilty of gross must conduct. (Rule 48)
           (viii). When a player or any non-playing personnel become involved in an altercation with a
                   spectator. (Rule 56 (a))
           (ix). When any player(s) leaves the players’ bench or penalty bench during an altercation. (Rule
                   60 (b) and (f))
           (x). When any person molests an official. (Rule 62(a) and (b))
           (xi). When a team refuses to start play. (Rule 63(a))
           (xii). Cases of players fighting with sticks. (Rule 64(b))
           (xiii). When a stick is intentionally thrown outside the playing area. (Rule 69(c))
           (xiv). When anyone receives a match penalty. (Rule 80)
In addition to the situations outlined by the CLA rule book, the following additional situations also require a
report within BC for Minor Lacrosse:
     Butt Ending or Attempted Butt Ending where wither a major or match penalty is assessed.(Rule 35)
     Spearing or Attempted Spearing where wither a major or match penalty is assessed.(Rule 65)
     Kicking or Attempted Kicking where wither a major or match penalty is assessed.(Rule 57)
     All situations where a player or non-playing personnel are removed for abuse of an official whether a simple
        game misconduct is applied for “unsportsmanlike conduct” or a game misconduct for “abuse of an official” is
        applied. (Assessed under Rule 28) (note: an official is defined as a referee, scorekeeper, timekeeper and
        or a offensive time clock operator)
     Assault of an official. (Physical or Verbal) (Assessed under Rules 28, 48, 62) (note: an official is defined as
        a referee, scorekeeper, timekeeper and or a offensive time clock operator)
     Unnecessary Roughness for:
                Grabbing a facemask, helmet, or chinstrap. (Rule 72(b))
                Hair pulling. (Rule 72(b))
                Head butting. (Rule 72(b))
     All incidents of Fighting (Rule 45)
     Fighting off the playing surface.(Rule 45(d))
     All situations where a Coach or Manager Pull a team from a floor.
     Third man in an Altercation. (Rule 67)
     Any participant suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

When you are assessing any of these penalties ensure they are recorded correctly on the game sheet. If a
game misconduct is assessed, make sure it is recorded on the sheet below the infraction that required the
assessment of the game misconduct. Also, make sure the “game report” box is checked on the score sheet.




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                                                  Sample Referee’s Report
Referees reports must be submitted to a commissioner within 24 hours of the incident. Referees are
instructed to write a report immediately following the game when the incident is still fresh in their mind.
They must then make arrangements to submit the written report to their local head referee and or to submit
the report using the ONLINE REPORT FILING SYSTEM, the link for which may be found at
bclacrosse.com.
Senior Referees may submit reports directly to commissioners, but are requested to inform the local head
referee that a report has been submitted.
When filling out referees reports it is imperative that the report be completed in such a manner so that when
the commissioner or league official reads the report they will have a complete understanding of the event
that precipitated the report.
For Head Referees: When a referee submits the report to you for forwarding to the league commissioner
review the report with the official to ensure that the report is clearly written and that the reader is able to
understand what happened from reading this report.
The official “Referee’s Game Report” form or the “Online Report System” is to be used for all reports; these
can be obtained from the BCLA office. Try to ensure good supplies of these are available at each arena
and that every official has one or more with them at all times. Note that for tournament situations the paper
form will nearly always be a necessity.
When filling out the Report an official must take down all necessary information from the score sheet to
assist them in writing the report, this information must include the Players and or Coaches name, the date,
time, location, team names and division of the teams involved. Along with their partner’s name and phone
number/email address.
The information on the top of the sheet is self explanatory, it includes the time, location, and names of all
the relevant people associated with the game.
When filling out the shaded area on the report use the following as a guide:
Type of penalty:
    Write in “Major” “Match” “Game Misconduct” etc…
Penalty assessed for:
    Write in the rule this penalty falls under and the rule number.
Player/Coach penalized:
    Write in the name of the person whom the report is written for, followed by their number and the
       team they are on.
Example:
Type of penalty        Major and Game Misconduct
Penalty assessed for          Fighting Rule #45
                                    (Abuse of official, spearing, fighting, etc.)
Player/Coach penalized        Joe Blow                                            No.              18
               Team           Burnaby

When describing the circumstances in detail there are 4 important questions, 4 W’s.
                                                     Who, When, Where, What?
Begin by describing where on the floor and at what point in the game the event occurred, and what was happening in the play prior
to the event. Then describe the event itself with enough detail so that the reader can understand what happened. It is important to
include any language that was used, spell out exactly what was said, if the person said “Fuck you ref” then you must write it out
exactly that way in the report.
Describe Who was involved, When in the game the incident occurred, Where on the floor it occurred, and What happened during
the incident.
Try to be detailed and thorough but also brief.
Once complete, the report must be forwarded to the league commissioner within 24 hours; therefore the head referee must receive
the report as soon as possible.
           Referees who fail to do reports in a timely fashion are subject to disciplinary action.

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                   BCLOA Referee Game Assignment Guidelines
BCLOA Operating Policy
Regulation 5: Game Assignments Guidelines
In the past several seasons there has been some confusion regarding the rules that govern referee game
assignments. To ensure that all referees know and understand the rules, the relevant sections of the BCLOA
operating policy have been duplicated here in their entirety. Below is a brief synopsis of these rules as they
apply to minor box lacrosse. (see the next page for the full text of these regulations)


      An official MAY NOT referee a sibling, parent or immediate relation involved in a game at all levels
       except in extenuating circumstances, and agreed to by both teams. Both coaches must sign the top of
       the score-sheet to verify agreement prior to the start of the game.

      Officials MAY Not refuse to work in a given level or league and must be prepared to accept all game
       assignments for which they do not have a prior legitimate conflict such as work, family, practice
       etc…


      No Minor or Senior official shall have more than three (3) (ON-FLOOR) league, tournament,
       exhibition or playoff games assigned to that official per day. Should a Minor or Senior official be
       assigned three (3) games in a day, two (2) of which may be consecutive, the official must have at
       least a one-game break between any of the assigned games.

      New for ’07 For Minor Box Lacrosse only, during all league and post season play, visiting teams
       may not bring a referee from outside the home team’s association without prior consent from the
       home association obtained at least forty eight (48) hours in advance of the scheduled game time. If
       consent is granted, visiting teams may contact their local head referee or BCLOA minor zone
       coordinator to have a referee assigned. Visiting teams that bring a referee to a road game will be
       responsible for that referee’s game fees and any appropriate travel expenses. Under NO
       circumstances may team personnel choose or contact referees on their own. Referees who accept a
       game assignment offered directly from a team may be subject to disciplinary action. Note: Home
       associations are under no obligation to accede to requests of this kind and may decline. Note also
       that in some regions, referee assignments for zone play downs are made directly by the BCLOA
       Minor Zone coordinator.

Regulation 9: Conduct and Discipline
Referees accept a fee to officiate in games, and as such are subject to some reasonable expectations
regarding their performance both on and off the floor. Some of these responsibilities are outlined in section
9 of the BCLOA operating policy. (See full text below)




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BCLOA Operating Policy REGULATION 5: GAME ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES
5.01 All persons officiating a sanctioned game must hold a valid and current NOCP card and submit to a physical fitness
examination on the recommendation of the Evaluator.
5.02 For officials to qualify to officiate in league post-season playdowns and provincials (from Intermediate B to Senior A only), the
official must have officiated a minimum of 10% of the league’s regular season games.
Where a league’s regular season games are played in multiple locations (i.e., Vancouver Island vs. Lower Mainland) an official must
have officiated a minimum of 10% of the league’s regular season games which were played within the official’s home geographic
area.
Further, the official must, through the evaluation process, be deemed capable of officiating in post-season at that level and the
appointment of all officials must be approved by the BCLOA Vice Chair – Senior.
5.03 An official shall not referee a sibling, parent or immediate relation involved in a game at all levels except in
extenuating circumstances, and agreed to by both teams. Both coaches must sign the top of the scoresheet to verify
agreement prior to the start of the game.
Note:    Exemption for Field Lacrosse due to low numbers of officials. Will be reviewed on a yearly basis.
5.04 Officials are eligible to participate in two (2) National Championships in the current playing season with only one (1) National
Championship being on the floor. This would not preclude someone from being Referee-in-Chief (RIC) at another National
Championship (one as an administrator and one as a participant).
Note:    Exemption made for Field. Will be reviewed on a yearly basis.
5.05 Referee-in-Chief (National Championships held in B.C.)
The BCLOA Executive Committee will provide three names to the league that is involved in the national championship and the
league has input as to who they feel would be the best person to be the RIC.
When the RIC is decided upon by the BCLOA executive committee, the BCLOA chair will send the name to the BCLA executive for
ratification. If the RIC is approved by the BCLA executive, the name will be sent to the CLA for final approval.
5.06 All officials game assignments in all senior directorate lacrosse games shall be allocated by the BCLOA Senior Allocator. This
will include all exhibition, league, playoff and provincial games.
5.07 Responsibility for league, playoff and exhibition game schedules shall be as follows:
a) For conflict and/or rescheduled games, the commissioner shall notify the appropriate allocator at least 72 hours prior to the date
of the new game.
b) For all playoffs, the commissioner shall provide a schedule of games to the appropriate allocator at least 72 hours prior to the
date of commencement of games.
c) It is the responsibility of the commissioner to contact the appropriate allocator giving a minimum of 72 hours notice of exhibition
games.
d) It is the responsibility of the commissioner to contact the appropriate allocator giving a minimum of 72 hours notice of a game
cancellation. Teams will be assessed for officials fees should the team manager fail to notify the commissioner or cancel a game
with less than 24 hours notice.
5.08 All minor and senior officials are to be available to officiate at all qualified levels, as assigned by the Senior Allocator or
Association Allocator. Any refusal to work at various levels may result in suspension of the official and shall be reviewed by the
Vice Chair and/or Discipline Committee.
5.09 No Minor or Senior official shall have more than three (3) league, tournament, exhibition or playoff games assigned to
that official per day. Should a Minor or Senior official be assigned three (3) games in a day, two (2) of which may be
consecutive, the official must have at least a one-game break between any of the assigned games. The assigned games
would be when they are required to be one of the on-floor officials for a box game or one of the on-field officials for a field
game. An exception to this would be if the official, along with the officials on-floor duties (for box) were to operate the
offensive thirty-second clock or in field, an official assigned to be a CBO.
5.10 For Minor Box Lacrosse only, during all league and post season play, visiting teams may not bring a referee from
outside the home team’s association without prior consent from the home association, obtained at least forty eight (48)
hours in advance of the scheduled game time. If consent is granted, visiting teams may contact their local head referee or
BCLOA minor zone coordinator to have a referee assigned. Visiting teams that bring a referee to a road game will be
responsible for that referee’s game fees and any appropriate travel expenses. Under NO circumstances may team
personnel choose or contact referees on their own. Referees who accept a game assignment offered directly from a team
may be subject to disciplinary action. Note: Home associations are under no obligation to accede to requests of this kind
and may decline. Note also that in some regions, referee assignments for zone play downs are made directly by the
BCLOA Minor Zone coordinator.




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REGULATION 9: CONDUCT & DISCIPLINE
9.01      It shall be the duty of every member of this organization to display a conduct at all times that furthers the best interests of the membership,
          that assists fellow members wherever possible to improve the standard of officiating and that ensures the respect of all participants and
          fans.
9.02      Any negligence by an official in his/her duties shall be thoroughly investigated by the Discipline and Conduct Committee who shall report
          and recommend to the Chair of the BCLOA the action to be taken

          Violation of any of the following shall be subject to disciplinary action:
9.03      Suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs when reporting for official BCLOA duties. (Must be forwarded to
          BCLOA.)


9.04      Failure to report for any assignment without sufficient excuse when properly notified. Excuse must be legitimate and those
          found not telling the truth shall be suspended until the Discipline and Conduct Committee completes an investigation. (May be
          handled locally in minors)

9.05      Exhibiting a pattern of tardiness to game assignments. (May be handled locally in minors)

9.06      Engaging in and/or provoking controversial discussions (including swearing, verbally abusing, threatening or racial abuse) with coaches,
          officials, players, parents or spectators. (Initial incident may be handled locally in minors, subsequent incidents for same official must be
          forwarded to BCLOA.)

9.07      Manhandling of players. (Must be forwarded to BCLOA. All complaints must be on association letterhead and signed by the President and
          coaches of the association team.)

9.08      Failure to complete game reports when required. (May be handled locally in minors.)

9.09      Verbally or otherwise threatening to withdraw officiating services. (Must be forwarded to the BCLOA.)

9.10      Continuously failing to officiate according to the CLA/ILF Rule Book, its interpretations and BCLA amendments. (May be handled locally in
          minors.)

9.11      Failure to dress in accordance to Regulation 11. (May be handled locally in minors.)

          Disciplinary actions arising from failure to comply to the Conduct of an Official

9.129.12 The following constitute a guideline for disciplinary actions to be used within a Zone.                                                            Formatted: Bullets and Numbering
          a)   restricted activity:
               i.         no game assignments with team or teams in question,
               ii.        no game assignments within the Division / Calibre in question, or
               iii.       limited game assignments over a period of time;

          b)   probation / monitoring:
               i.        close monitoring at subsequent games or over a period of time,
               ii.       evaluations at subsequent games or over a period of time,
               iii.      additional training and/or counseling;

          c)   suspension from officiating:
               i.       in the event the case is to be raised to the BCLOA, immediate suspension may occur until an investigation takes place;

          d)   fines:
               i.        For minor associations, should they find an official developing a history of tardiness or absence, the association can
                         impose fines or sanctions against the official at the discretion of their head referee.

               ii.       All senior referees shall provide 24 hours notice for cancellation of prescheduled games. Any senior referee who does not
                         provide the proper notice may be fined two (2) game fees determined by the calibre of the game cancelled (at the
                         discretion of the Vice Chair – Senior).
               ii.iii.   officials threatening to withdraw services shall be fined between $60.00 and $100.00 per official, depending on the division       Formatted: Bullets and Numbering
                         from which services were going to be withheld,
               iii.iv.   Failure to dress in accordance to Regulation 11 will be subject to a $50.00 fine. Only one warning will be given in writing,
                         then the fine.
               v.        Failure by a referee to report to a game assignment (no show) will be dealt with accordingly.
                         1st “no show” 2 game fees
                         2nd “no show” 3 game fees
                         3rd no show                 Immediate suspension from the BCLOA Senior and
                                                     Minor Divisions. Pending an investigation by the BCLOA Discipline Committee. All fines must be
                                                     received by the BCLOA Treasurer with ten (10) business days, after receiving registered
                                                     notification of fines.

9.13      See General Operating Policy Regulation 11 for the jurisdiction of suspensions.




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Sample Scoresheet:




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Sample Game Report:



      OFFICIAL’S GAME REPORT
Official Calling the Penalty:                       Joe Blow

Phone No. ( 250 ) 555                    - 1234                              Email:               joeblow@blow.com

Second Official:                Jane Doe                                    Phone No. ( 778                  )         555     - 7890
Date of Game:                   July 1                                       Level of Game:                  Midget A2
Game Played at:                 Kelowna                                     Time of Game:                    7:00PM
Home Team:                      Kelowna                                     Visiting Team:                   Semiahmoo
Home Team Coach: Pat Quinn                                                  Visiting Team Coach:                       Marc Crawford
Type of game (circle one):                          League                 Playoff                Exhibition                 Championship

Type of penalty:                           Match
                                                        (Major, Match, Game Misconduct, etc…)

Penalty assessed for:                      R38Checking From Behind and R30Attempt to Injure
                                                       (Abuse of Official, Spearing, Fighting, etc...)

Player/Coach penalized:                    Robert Probert                                                        No.            24

Team:                 Kelowna                                    Time and Period of Penalty:                     13:54 rem. in 3rd

Describe circumstances in detail:            With 13:54 remaining in the 3rd period, while play was in the Kelowna end of the floor,
number 21, Craig Coxe, from Semiahmoo was heading into a corner after a loose ball. While the Semiahmoo player had his back turned,
No. 24 Robert Probert of Kelowna, ran approximately 35 feet and, despite a very loud warning from the referee prior to the contact,
proceeded to check the Semiahmoo player from behind into the boards. The Semiahmoo player was standing with his head down
approximately 4 feet from the boards and sustained very serious injuries as a result of this check. Play was stopped and an abulence
was called.                                  No. 24 Robert Probert was immediately assessed a Match Penalty and was thus ejected for
the remainder of the game.




Signatures:
Official Calling Penalty:       Joe Blow                                   Second Official:       Jane Doe
Instructions for use in Minor Lacrosse: This infraction must be immediately telephoned to the Minor Association Head
Referee. It is the duty of the Head Referee to notify the League Commissioner within 24 hours of the game.
Infractions of a serious nature, including all incidents of Abuse of Officials or
GROSS Misconduct must be reported to the BCLOA Vice-Chair Minor/Senior.
This report contains confidential information. Copies shall only be distributed to:
(1) League Commissioner (2) Vice-Chairman, BCLOA (Minor or Senior) (3) Official calling infraction.




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Coincidental Penalty Situations 1- 6a
Situation 1:                            A1 Minor at 4:00
                                        B1 Minor at 4:10
                                        A2 Minor at 4:20
                                        B Scores at 5:00
Which player returns to the floor?
Result:                                 A2 Returns to the floor

Situation 2:                            A1 Minor at 4:00
                                        B1 Minor at 4:30
                                        A2 Minor at 4:30
                                        B Scores at 5:00
Which player returns to the floor?
Result:                                 A1 Returns to the floor

Situation 3:                            A1 Minor at 4:00
                                        B1 Minor at 4:00
                                        A2 Minor at 4:00
                                        B Scores at 5:00
Which player returns to the floor?
Result:                                 Captains choice A1 or A2

Situation 4:                            A1 Two Minors at 4:00
                                        B1 Minor at 4:00
                                        A2 Minor at 5:00
                                        a) B Scores at 5:30            }     When answering this question consider that
                                        b) B Scores at 6:00                  a) or b) happen independently.
Which player returns to the floor?
Result:                                  a)A2 Returns to the floor
                                         b)A2 Returns to the floor
Note: The player that returns to the floor is the first player to make the team shorthanded at the time of the goal. The second
minor to A1 started after the minor to A2.
Situation 5:                             A1 Minor at 4:00
                                         A2 Minor at 4:30
                                         A3 Minor at 5:00                         (starts at 6:00, due to multiple
                                                                                  penalty rule)
                                         B1 Minor at 5:00
                                         B Scores at 6:10
Who returns to the floor?
Result:                                  A1 and A3 Return to the floor
Note: A1 returns as his penalty ended at 6:00. A3’s penalty is not considered coincidental with B1 as they did not start at the
same time. Thus refer to situation 1.
Situation 6:                             A1 Minor at 4:00
                                         B1 Minor at 4:10
                                         A2 Minor at 4:20
                                         B Scores at 5:00
Which player returns to the floor?
Result:                                  A2 Returns to the floor

Situation 6a: Major and a minor to a    A1 Major and Minor at 4:00               7 minutes displayed on penalty
single player.                                                                   clock
2006 Rule Change to Rule                B Scores at 5:00                         1 goal off minor (minor terminates
                                                                                 and major begins)
77(d) Major Penalties                   B Scores at 5:30                         1 goal off major (approx 4:30
                                                                                 remains in major)
                                        B Scores at 7:00                         2nd goal off major Remaining time
                                                                                 for the major is taken off the clock
                                                                                 and player is substituted from the
                                                                                 bench.
                                        A2 substitutes for A1                    Team A at full strength
                                        Remainder of A1’s major counts           (approx 3:00 remains in major to A1)
                                        down after 3rd goal is scored.
                                        A1 returns to floor on first Dead ball   Penalized player must remain until
                                        after 10:00 min mark.                    first stoppage in play(goal, time out
                                                                                 or penalty) after remainder of major
                                                                                 has expired.




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Coincidental Penalty Situations 6-11




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Coincidental Penalty Situations 12-17




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Coincidental Penalty Situations 18-19




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BCLOA Executive and Minor Contacts
                              BCLOA Executive Contact Information
Chair               Doug Wright                                  604-277-7705 R
                    11540 No 3 Road                              604-277-7952 F
                    Richmond, BC V7A 1X2
                    E-mail djames@shaw.ca
Vice Chair Senior Al Sleightholme                                604-816-9716 C
                    E-mail Alan.Sleightholme@burnaby.ca
Vice Chair Minor    Sean Lehman                                  250-618-2494 phone
                    7946 Southwind Drive
                    Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0
                    E-mail seanbcloa@gmail.com
                              seaman72@shaw.ca
Vice Chair Men’s    Gil Lowe                                     604-941-8700 R
Field               1929 Grant Avenue
                    Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1P6
                    E-Mail gillowe@shaw.ca
Vice Chair
Women’s Field
Secretary           Lee Brien                                    778-389-4924 C
                    6731 Griffiths Avenue
                    Burnaby, BC V53 @x3
                    E-mail lee.brien@shaw.ca
                                   BCLOA Minor Coordinators
Zone 1              Vacant
Zone 2              Jeff Connauton                               250-260-5939 R
                    E-mail best_ref@telus.net                    250-558-8861 C
Zone 3              Gordon Patrick                               604-945-4501 R
                    1663 Coquitlam Avenue                        800-663-9572 B
                    Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1H8
                    E-mail gordpat777@hotmail.com
Zone 4                                                           604-852-0820 R
                                                                 604-626-1658 C
                                                                 604-628-7188 F
Zone 5              Frank Nickel                                 604-787-3042 C
                    6500 Azure RD
                    Richmond, BC
                    E-mail franknickel@gmail.com
Zone 6              Barry Kelly                                  250-893-3310 C
                    Saanich BC
Zone 7              Brent Andrews                                250-635-9347 R
                    Terrace, BC
                    E-mail brent.andrews@gov.bc.ca
Zone 8              Terry Foulds                                 250-964-8267 R
                    3290 McGill                                  250-961-1256 C
                    Prince George, BC V2N 4E2                    250-964-8265 F
                    E-mail terry_foulds@telus.net
Female Box          Vacant
Lacrosse
Coordinator




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                              Rule Search Entry Level/Level 1

Read the following sections/phrases and for each, identify the rule number and section that it
can be found under in the rulebook:
e.g. A minor penalty shall be assessed to a player/goalkeeper who impedes a player’s/goalkeeper’s progress
by hooking/holding with his stick. A goalkeeper penalty shall be served by a player who was on the floor at
the time of the infraction.
          Rule 52 (a)

   1. Players shall not be allowed to wear jewellery (e.g. rings, earrings, chains). Players wearing jewellery
   shall be assessed a two-minute minor and a game misconduct penalty.



   2. A minor penalty shall be assessed to a player/goalkeeper who impedes the progress of an opponent
   with his stick and/or arms in a holding fashion. A goalkeeper penalty shall be served by a player who was
   on the floor at the time of the infraction.



   3. A defending player/goalkeeper may interfere with the progress of an attacking non-ball carrier using
   his/her body or a push checking motion with his/her stick provided the non-ball carrier is inside the
   dotted line.



   4. Only players in uniform shall be included on the score sheet. A player may enter the game at any time
   provided they are properly registered to that team and their name was entered on the score sheet prior to
   his entering the game.



   5. When the short-handed team is in possession of the ball in their attacking zone, and they cause the ball
   to go out of the attacking zone in any manner except from a shot on goal, it shall be immediately
   recovered by or possession awarded to the non-offending team.



   6. It shall be ruled that the Referee’s whistle sounded simultaneously with the Timekeeper’s horn if a
   goal is scored (i.e. the goal shall be disallowed if the horn sounded before the ball was in the goal).



   7. A minor penalty for illegal substitution shall be assessed to a player who after termination of a penalty
   proceeds to his players’ bench by some route other than the playing floor.




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   8. The offensive team, on gaining or being awarded possession of the ball within their own goal crease,
   must pass or carry the ball out of the crease within five seconds or possession shall be awarded to the
   opposing team.



   9. A minor penalty shall be assessed to a defensive player/goalkeeper who uses a free hand to push or
   manipulate an opponent or an opponent’s stick.



   10. If a ball becomes lodged in a player’s/goalkeeper’s stick, the Referee shall stop play, free the ball and
   restart play. There will be no reset of the thirty-second clock.




11. players’ right shoulders must face

12. instigator or clear aggressor

13. goalkeeper gets hit flush on the facemask

14. a substitute player shall serve the unequal minor(s)

15. does not drop the ball immediately or intentionally knocks or shoots

16. does not stop the play, only the Referee’s whistle stops the play

17. may make adjustments or repairs to his equipment or stick

18. shall be allowed the use of safety approved shoes

19. penalties of the two players of the same team terminate

20. allowed within 2.75m (9’)

21. double minor

22. thirty-second clock will not reset when play restarts

23. before the ball leaves the 60.96 cm (2’) face-off circle

24. except the feet may enter the goal crease in the act of shooting

25. last touched the ball


                          2007 Rule Search Created by Heather Foulds
                      Answers can be sought through your local head referee.
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                                       Rule Search Level 2

Read the following sections/phrases and for each, identify the rule number and section that it
can be found under in the rulebook:
e.g. A minor penalty shall be assessed to a player/goalkeeper who impedes a player’s/goalkeeper’s progress
by hooking/holding with his stick.
          Rule 52 (a)

   1. Once the ball has been carried by the player into the attacking zone, it shall be kept in motion toward
      the opponent’s goal line.



   2. If a player/goalkeeper interferes with an opposing player/goalkeeper who is in his crease (other than
   stick to stick), he shall be assessed a minor or major penalty for checking in the crease. If the ball was in
   the crease at the time of the infraction, the penalty shall not be delayed and play shall restart with
   possession to the player/goalkeeper in their crease. A goalkeeper penalty shall be served by a player who
   was on the floor at the time of the infraction.



   3. If a defensive team places too many players on the playing surface, and by reason of insufficient time
   or penalties already assessed, the bench minor penalty cannot be served in its entirety within regulation
   time, or the first overtime period, a penalty shot shall be awarded to the non-offending team.



   4. If any defending player except the designated goalkeeper deliberately falls on or gathers the ball into
   his body when the ball is within the goal crease, a penalty shot shall be awarded to the non-offending
   team



   5. A major penalty shall be assessed to a player/goalkeeper for grabbing the facemask, helmet, or
   chinstrap, hair pulling or head butting. A goalkeeper penalty shall be served by a player who was on the
   floor at the time of the infraction.



   6. It shall be ruled that the Referee’s whistle sounded simultaneously with the Timekeeper’s horn if a
   goal is scored (i.e. the goal shall be disallowed if the horn sounded before the ball was in the goal).



   7. A minor penalty for illegal substitution shall be assessed to a player who after termination of a penalty
   proceeds to his players’ bench by some route other than the playing floor.




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   8. A minor penalty shall be assessed to a player/goalkeeper who cuts through his opponent’s crease to
   check the ball carrier. A goalkeeper penalty shall be served by a player who was on the floor at the time
   of the infraction. If a player/goalkeeper cuts through his opponent’s crease and gains a distinct advantage
   to recover a loose ball, possession shall be awarded to the non-offending team.



   9. A minor penalty shall be assessed to a defensive player/goalkeeper who uses a free hand to push or
   manipulate an opponent or an opponent’s stick.



   10. No stick may be constructed, modified or strung in any way to withhold the ball from play or give a
   player an advantage over their opponent.



11. provided neither the ball nor the ball carrier make contact with the
floor

12. throws a stick or any other object at an opponent

13. He shall also be required to serve his unserved time.

14. a substitute player shall serve the unequal minor(s)

15. shall be allowed the use of safety approved shoes

16. (except for time outs or a ball lodged in a stick)

17. does not drop the ball immediately or intentionally knocks or shoots

18. does not stop the play, only the Referee’s whistle stops the play

19. penalties of the two players of the same team terminate

20. play shall restart with a face-off

21. except the feet may enter the goal crease in the act of shooting

22. if the stick is picked up

23. thirty-second clock will not reset when play restarts

24. instigator or clear aggressor
25. last touched the ball


                            2007 Rule Search Created by Heather Foulds
                        Answers can be sought through your local head referee.

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NOCP Positioning Diagrams
                                                    FACE OFF AT CENTER




     REFEREE 1 (R1)                                                REFEREE 2 (R2)
        Responsible for face off and face off infractions.           Responsible for restraining line infractions.
        Becomes lead official in the end behind him/herself.         Becomes lead official in the end referee #1 is facing.
        Indicates to players when the ball leaves the 2’ circle      Observes “seas gulls” when appropriate
                            BASIC FLOOR PATTERN




   Use the semi circles as a guide when moving down the floor.
   Lead Official stays ahead of the play.
   Trail Official follows last players up the floor.
   Don’t crowd the boards.




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                                                    AREAS OF COVERAGE




   Trail Official has ball unless ball is in lead zone.
   Lead Official has everything else.
   Official with responsibility for ball starts play, e.g. LO starts play when ball is in their corner, otherwise TO starts play.




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                                LEAD OFFICIAL POSITIONING




   Calibre of play and situation will dictate where to stand.
   Attempt to let the play move in front of you by backing towards the end or side boards.
   If the play moves between you and the side boards, turn and face the play




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                                                 GOAL SCORED




LEAD OFFICIAL                                         TRAIL OFFICIAL
Signals goal, Checks the players for late hits        Watches for late hits etc.
etc. and then retrieves the ball.                     Reports the goal and prepares for the face off.
Proceeds to centre {watching the players}             Prepares for face off, facing the net scored on.




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                                                MAN SHORT POSITIONING




TRAIL OFFICIAL
      Moves in closer to observe the crease play on their side.
      Must be prepared on fast break to get out of the play and down the floor.




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                               PENALTY CALL BY LEAD OFFICIAL




LEAD OFFICIAL                                        TRAIL OFFICIAL
   Report penalty to penalty box watching for          Watches for altercations and retrieves the ball.
     altercations (never turn your back on a            Lines up to restart play at centre.
     penalized player)                                  Waits for partner to get into lead position.
   Assume the Lead Official’s position to restart
     play, away from player’s bench.




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                                         PENALTY CALL BY TRAIL OFFICIAL




TRAIL OFFICIAL
   Report penalty to penalty box watching for altercations (never turn your back on a penalized player)
   Assume the Lead Official’s position to restart play, away from player’s bench.
LEAD OFFICIAL
   Watches for altercations and retrieves the ball.
   Lines up to restart play at centre.
   Waits for partner to get into lead position.




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