Playing 3v3 on a space of 40 X 20 yards is one of the most important things a young lacrosse player can do. It allows them to draw from other sports, while also forcing them to play up-tempo and maximize their creativity and teamwork! The teams will consist of 3 players on the field, and no more than 2 on the bench, to keep a players time on the field of play at a high level.
Masters style rules, no contact. 3v3
- Stick-checks allowed on ball-carrier only.
- Soft lacrosse ball, or tennis balls, are used to maximize focus on soft hands and ground balls.
- Players will be warned once about no contact, if they continue, a two-minute penalty will be assessed.
- If the ball is loose anywhere on the floor, all players can make an attempt to pick up the ball. No-contact permitted when going for a loose ball. Possession will be awarded right away to the other team if a player stick checks or body checks the opponent going for the loose ball.
- No Fighting (Kicked out of the league).
- No Face to Face verbal confrontations, two-minute unsportsmanlike penalty will be assessed to both players.
- While on defense, no more than one player can defend an opponent at any time.
- For example, a defense is not allowed to double team a player who is killing a penalty, play blown down if this happens and a new 30-second possession begins.
- Team on a power play can have more than one player attempt to pick up a loose ball, but if a member of the shorthanded team picks up loose ball, the other team is still not permitted to double the ball-carrier. Only one player can stay and defend the ball-carrier and other teammate must back off. A new 30-second possession will be awarded to the shorthanded team if this occurs.
Other Rules & Guidelines
- 3-on-3 play. More space on the floor to encourage highly skilled play-making.
- 5 seconds with the ball – The ball can not die in your stick
- Can’t run through more than 2 players
- Two – 8-minute halves will be played.
- No face-offs.
- Like basketball, all out of bounds, and/or after goals, the ball needs to be inbounded.
- U7 all levels there is no defense on an inbounds play.
- U9 beginner level, there is no defense on an inbounds play.
- Only one player allowed in the crease for the defensive team only.
- Both teams have the option to change lines after a goal is scored.
- Play will resume 10 seconds after a goal is scored, giving both teams enough time to make a line change if needed.
- No shaking hands between the teams before or after the game until after COVID-19, then it is required!!!!
- No player stats will be kept, only team scores and standings.