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3-MAN LACROSSE MECHANICS Updated: 02/03/09. 2HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO Mechanics & Rules = Foundation of Officiating Know your mechanics. If you have to.

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1 3-MAN LACROSSE MECHANICS Updated: 02/03/09

2 2HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO Mechanics & Rules = Foundation of Officiating Know your mechanics. If you have to think about where-to-go, you are in trouble. You cant rule on plays properly when you are too busy being concerned with mechanics. Communication is key. Face-off: Primary focus after a violation is to achieve a quick restart. Restart should be on the offensive side of mid-line. Trail official will watch for illegal sub. It is the players responsibility to pick up the ball and get ready for play.

3 3HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO z DEFENSIVE ZONE ZONE 3 ZONE 4 Zones of the Field C

4 4HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO 1) Introduce Captains to Referee Get to corner of box before you call for Captains. U FJ R XX OO Note: Home team leaves first, and Visitor is about 5 steps behind Pre-Coin Toss U R FJ Note: Crew should be available for equipment checks.

5 5HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO XX OO R FJ U 1) Home Team faces bench 2) Visiting team calls toss prior to toss 3) Catch coin (Dont flip) 4) Rotate players backs to goal they are defending 5) Tap shoulder for Alternating possession 6) Left shoulder to goal for line-up Note: Use a coin at least the size of a half dollar. Note: U and FJ checks nets after the coin toss. Check for balls. Coin Toss NOTE: Coin Toss winner gets choice of goal to defend or first alternating possession. Speaking captain

6 6HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO G XXXXX XXXX OOOOO OOOO G R U FJ 1) Teams should have their left shoulder towards the goal they are defending 2)Dont talk very much here as the players just want to play. Note: U and FJ should line up 5 yards apart, and have teams line up on them Line-up

7 7HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO Face-Off Official Updated 6/21/05 1.Keep free arm at your side. Keep the whistle in your mouth, or get it up there as soon as you say down and set! 2.Position yourself straddling the mid-field line, where you feel safe and can see sticks and neutral zone unobstructed. 3.Put players down together (one player delaying is unacceptable). FREEZE once players are down (whistle in mouth as players go down). 4.Stay home. No need to rush to goal- your partners have it. Watch face-off action. Points of Emphasis

8 8HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO Face-Off- Wings Updated 6/21/05 Wing Officials 1.Single Side: Along the wing line as close to center as necessary in order to assist F/O official with stick set up and movement. Remember – you have F/Os goal responsibility! Be careful when close to midfield on the face-off. 2.Bench Side: Closer to end of wing line (same angle as Face-Off official so no need to pinch towards center line – plus goal responsibility should keep you closer to end of wing line. 3.Move toward your goal on the whistle. 4.Cover restraining line, goal, end-line.

9 9HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO F/O B SS F/O Responsibilities - position as needed to be safe, see sticks - neutral zone - stick heads - handles of Crosse - feet position - gloves on Crosse - most violations - most possession calls SS Responsibilities - butt end facing him - wing line jumps - goal line coverage - move on whistle - some possession calls - line violations - 10-second counts - 20-sec clearing timer Bench Official Responsibilities - wing line violations - goal line coverage - move on whistle - some possession calls - beeper to start play - time outs - line violations Face-Off Position *Remember clearing beeper! If we call possession in defensive end, someone must have a beeper on.

10 10HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO Left Hand Up (Right Hand on Head?)

11 11HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO Face-off (ball stays) F/O B SS Bench official - Move toward goal on whistle - cover restraining line, goal Single-Side Official - Move toward goal on whistle - 10 second count - cover restraining line, goal - stay until called off by Lead Face-off official - conduct face-off - no point, no chop - IF BALL STAYS, YOU STAY, - but keep out of harms way - take 99% of post-whistle F/O violations

12 12HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO Wheres the Ball? Why FO needs to stay home…

13 13HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO #2 Lead official - has goal line, endline #3 Single-Side Official - dont stop at cone! - 10 second count - help on questionable goal #1 Trail official - conduct face-off - no point, no chop - determine possession - sweep box - jog into play - If FO violation, restart play quickly, insure no subs from restricted boxes until we restart. Face-off with ball away

14 14HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO Face-off (ball towards) #2 Trail official - secondary offside - substitutions - sweep box - time-outs - jog into play -If FO violation, insure players restricted to boxes stay #3 Single-Side Official - GET TO GOAL LINE!! - 10 second count - help on questionable goal - stay until called off by Lead #1 Lead official - conduct face-off - no point, no chop - stay outside of passing lanes getting to GLE - get to GLE - verbally call off SS

15 15HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO L SS T Lead--be close to crease, and keep ball in front of you. Move in and out with ball. Single-Side- about 5yds off & 5 yds. up Must move in as Lead gets pushed off the goal line. Will start counts that begin in his alley. Trail-- after sweeping box, jog to 5 yds. off, and 5 yds. in. Will have most counts during settled situations. Settled Situations

16 16HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO L SS T Lead has the front of the crease, and is off official. Single-Side has the ball, and is the ON official. Trail is helping on crease, watching shooter, has sideline, and has all substitutions. Note: Single & Lead need to communicate on and off ball. X Ô Coverage - Settled Situations

17 17HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO L SS T Stay outside of line of next pass (anticipate) Settled Situations X w/ ball X X Next Pass

18 18HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO X L SS T Lead (now Trail) has 4 second goalie count, and 20 second beeper. Come up w/ball If slow clear, stay deep as ball. Single-side breaks for cone w/save. Take a few strides, take a look. Straddle cone check offside, initiate 10 second Count or signal Trail. Trail (now Lead) breakout on save look before you get to the midline, if still coming get to goal-line look Note: new Lead should not get beat to midfield, to top of offensive box area, goal line or endline. Goalie Save –Fast Break SS- If ball is ahead of you, start count when ball hits midfield line, If youre at 2 when you reach cone- DONT STOP!

19 19HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO X L SS T Lead (old Trail) stop here, watch substitution area until ball position demands that you get to the goal. look Goalie Save – Slow Clear L (New) Trail (old Lead) stop at 1st cone, watch subs

20 20HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO Situations to watch for: 1) How much time is left in period? 2) How much time is left in the penalty? 3) Watch player coming out of box Communicate which number may be staying onsides. X is man down X X X O O O X X O O X X X O X O O O O X F/O B SS Man-Down Face-Off NOTE: Remember the beeper

21 21HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO L SS T ball Lead has goal-line Single-Side has whistle and count. Trail has beeper, and any substitutes. Sideline out of bounds

22 22HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO L SS T Goal line Extended Out of Bounds ball SS covers goal T come to sideline and down to make the OOB call. L make sure T is on the field before giving up the call.

23 23HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO L SS T Goal line Extended Restart X w/ ball S covers goal T blows it out, L blows it in unless its closer to T L Follow ball to goal

24 24HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO L SS T Goal line Extended Restart X w/ ball T blows it out, move into position on restart L- Blow it in, then follow ball to goal X SS- Stay on goal until ball turns away from goal

25 25HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO ball L SS T Single-Side has whistle and count Need to talk with Lead on this Trail has any subs on the fly. Open up and let the subs go in front of you. Close in behind. Communicate with Single- Side on who puts the ball back in play. Note: remember goalie 5-sec count if he chases. Communicate this with SS so restart isnt too soon T Lead has goal-line. End line out of bounds- far side Ô *If ball is double- teamed on endline, T must move inside box.* *

26 26HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO ball L SS Trail has subs, count. SS covers goal. T Lead has restart. Follow ball to goal. End line out of bounds- bench side Ô

27 27HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO ball T L SS Trail brings the ball in 5 yds has the beeper. Sweep box after starting play. Be ready for ball changing directions. L and SS need to communicate. Lead has goal. Single-Side will take count. Be ready for midline jump play. You have offside. NOTE: be sure where the ball went out of bounds! Sub Area out of bounds

28 28HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO X ball L SS T Try to have at least 1 official where the teams are crossing. Time-Out Procedures After all clear, meet at center. After discussion, official w/ restart at ball, others 20 yards off benches.

29 29HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO X fight O L SS T NOTE: Get #s. Blow whistle very loud and long. Be careful handling players. FREEZE BENCHES Note: Coaches are to assist in freezing benches. Fight Procedure

30 30HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO T SS L Flag down here Single-Side calls out flag down stops play when appropriate. Gets out to an open area, and stops. Then signals. Trail move toward SS in the open, stop and take penalty. Dont be in a hurry. Turn to table, stop, and relay the penalty. Put your beeper on, and return to the play. NOTE: Officials not involved in reporting penalty, be sure to get the ball ready for play! Penalty Relay #1 Report Only: Color, Number, Foul, Time Repeat sequence to table to insure foul/penalty is recorded properly NOTE 2: When play is halted with ball in box, restart FAR SIDE!

31 31HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO T SS L flag down here Trail be sure to inform your partners of the foul BEFORE telling the table. Trail has flag come in and give call Lead and Single-Side to get ball ready for play when Trail returns. Penalty Relay #2 NOTE : When play is halted with ball in box, restart FAR SIDE!

32 32HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO T SS L Flag down Trail move to corner of box upon flag down. Flag Down

33 33HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO T SS L Single-Side get ball, bench officials get stick that comes to you. Meet at midfield. Hold stick for Referee to measure. Note : meet the players at the wing area. Take stick, with you to X Referee to measure both sticks. FJ & U face benches on either side of midline FJ U R Stick/Equipment Check NOTE: Watch player as you ask him for his stick! If he adjusts stick you have a foul!

34 34HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO T SS L Trail hustles down to be the new Lead. Lead has substitutions Sweep box, join play as new Trail Single-Side get down field. Help positioning players over midfield on your way downfield. Start play and take count as ball is coming in. make call and signal L whistle and count Free Clear- no time served T SS

35 35HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO T SS L Trail hustles down to be the new Lead. Lead report penalty, check box, re-start play as new Trail. Singe-Side get down field. Help positioning players over midfield on your way downfield. Take count as ball is coming in. make call and signal L count T SS Free Clear- time served

36 36HOMEVISITOR XXXXXOOOOO Partner communication is key before every restart. Goal must be covered at all times. No excuses in 3-man games. Offsides, Counts, etc. – again, no excuses. Know where you are going, what to look for, etc. on face-offs. Dont over-hustle. Shooter/Passer should always be covered by an official. Late hits must be called – and again, no excuses in a 3-man game! Trail takes time in box. Transition through slowly, clean up box and benches, while at the same time being alert of ball movement on field. Multiple flags? Always conference. Dont assume its the same call. Know your sideline and end-line responsibilities! Dont call what isnt yours! After reporting foul, note time on scoreboard clock. Call out the return time of the penalized player to your partners. This may get you out of hot water down the line. BE PREPARED! Points of Emphasis


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