1.      GENERAL

  • Game play shall be in accordance with CLA Rules Option X with the exceptions provided



  • Games shall be played cross-floor on half rink between the end board and the restraining lines (or blue lines).
  • Player benches are not Substitute players wait on the sideline of the neutral zone (or between the blue lines).
  • Playing surface can be wood, resilient flooring, pavement, grass, artificial grass, or turf. Mechanically troweled concrete floors and other extremely smooth floors are only permitted indoor as they present a slipping hazard when wet.
  • Playing surface shall include markings for goal creases and faceoff Surfaces can be marked by paint, vinyl, or chalk. Goal creases can also be marked by removable crease overlays.


3.      GOALS

  • Goals shall be 3’ x 3’, red or orange in colour and meet CLA requirements for
  • Goals can be collapsible or non-collapsible.
  • Goals shall be placed minimum 3’ from the sideboards (measured from the tail of the goals).
  • The goal crease shall be an arc that starts two feet on either side of the goal posts and extends as far back as the tail of the goal.



  • Players sticks shall be short sticks between 26” to 37” inches in overall length; measured from the butt of the stick to the top of the head.


5.      BALLS

  • The balls used shall be SwaxLax Balls or soft lacrosse balls conforming to CLA standards and approved by



  • Mandatory players equipment:
    • Hockey or lacrosse helmet and Helmet must have a chin strap. Helmets and masks to be CSA approved hockey helmets or NOCSAE approved helmets and mask;
    • Mouthguard;
    • Running shoes or cleats (if playing on grass surfaces);
    • Hockey or lacrosse gloves;
    • Jock or jill strap;
  • Optional player equipment:
    • Hockey or lacrosse shoulder pads;
    • Hockey elbow pads or lacrosse slash guards;
    • Knee pads; and
    • Kidney or rib


7.      TEAM SIZE

  • Teams shall have between 6 to 9




  • Games shall be played with two 15-minute skill development sessions followed by two 15-minute game
  • Players shall play 2-3min Shifts shall be timed and signaled by whistle or buzzer.
  • Faceoffs will take place at the start of shifts; there are no faceoffs after goals or any other stoppage of
  • Games shall be played 3 on 3 with no goalie. Shot blockers or shooter tutors can be used to challenge and develop players.
  • Double shifting will not be allowed when a team has 6 or more players at a In the event a team has less than 6 players, double shifting will be permitted, however must rotate equality through the players.
  • Possession of loose balls will be awarded to the team who first traps the Upon trapping the ball, possession will be awarded, and the other team shall fall back minimum 10ft from the player who is awarded possession.
  • Upon gaining ball possession, teams must make 3 successful overhead or bounce passes before shooting on net.
  • Upon scoring a goal, the whistle is blown, and the ball is awarded to the other team in their The team who scored the goal shall fall back into their zone.
  • Upon ball out of play, the whistle is blown, and the ball is awarded to non-offending team closest to where the ball went out of The offending team shall fall back minimum 10ft from the player who is awarded possession.



  • No contact is Body contact, stick-to-body contact and stick-to-stick contact will result in a minor penalty.
  • Upon an infraction the whistle is to be blown, the offending player is identified, and the rule explained to the offending player.
    • Minor penalties - will result in a penalty
    • Major penalties - will result in a penalty shot and the offending player removed from play and escorted to the sideline where they will sit out one line change.
    • Misconduct penalties - will result in a penalty shot and the offending player removed from play and escorted off the rink for the remainder of the game.
    • Regardless of the penalty assessed, games are played 3 on
  • Ball possession for penalty shots is awarded at the centre of the half The penalty shot must be taken on the run. After the shot is made, the game resumes immediately.



  • Gryphons Lacrosse Zone promotes good sportsmanship, respect and fair
  • Gryphons Lacrosse Zone has a zero-tolerance policy towards unsportsmanlike conduct, including harassment, taunting, trash-talking and fighting.
  • All parents, spectators, players, coaches and officials shall abide by the Manitoba Lacrosse Association Code of Failure to comply by the Manitoba Lacrosse Association Code of Conduct will result in player and/or team discipline up to and including removal from the league and potentially further sanctions by the team’s governing body.
  • Spectators shall comply with the same requirements as
  • Teams are responsible for the behaviors and actions of parents, spectators, players and coaches.






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