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Main Line League Age Group Rules

Age Group Playing Rules & Helpful Hints

NCAA Playing Rules will be used with the following exceptions:

  •  18 minute halves running time with last minute of each half stop time
  •   Two minute half-time where teams change ends
  •   One, two-minute time-out per half-does not carry over
  •   Team roster size is unlimited
  •    “10” Goal Sportsmanship Rule: Teams shouldn’t beat other teams by more than 10 goals
  •    OT only played in championship (sudden death)
  •    Red Cards one-game suspension, Flagrant Misconducts two-game suspension

     12U Novice Division Additional Modifications:

    • Physical contact should be limited. Any contact is an immediate foul even if the player is holding the ball
    • Remember, safety comes first!
    • Teams may play with five or six field players and a goalie as long as both teams agree.
    • Players can use the bottom to stabilize but not to bounce off when shooting or blocking a shot.  
    • Course can be shortened to 20 yards long
    • Goals are 3’ Height x 5’ Width

       12U Experienced Division Additional Modifications:

      • Physical contact should be limited. Any contact is an immediate foul even if the player is holding the ball. Remember, safety comes first!
      • Teams play with six field players and a goalie unless otherwise agreed upon by both coaches.
      • Normal goals or junior size can be used.
      • Players should do their best to use only one hand to catch and throw.
      • Players should limit the use of the bottom.   

        12 & U Helpful Hints:

        • Limit the number of ejections you call. Only use it when extremely necessary.
        • Don’t hesitate to explain a call if a player should be ejected but you’re only calling an ordinary.
        • If they repeat the error again you can call the ejection.
        • Don’t be afraid to compliment a good shot or a nice save. Give positive feedback.
        • Work with the coaches to ensure the kids are having fun, learning and enjoying the experience.
        • And again, above all THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS ALWAYS COMES FIRST!!!!!