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Faceoff Rules March 17, 2008 CPLOA Officials Association.

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1 Faceoff Rules March 17, 2008 CPLOA Officials Association

2 Agenda Review Rules and Mechanics for Faceoffs Review Rules and Mechanics for Faceoffs Answer play situations associated to the rules Answer play situations associated to the rules Open discussion Open discussion

3 Lacrosse Field Teminology

4 Faceoffs Rules 4-3 thru 4-4 Rules 4-3 thru 4-4 Faceoff starts every quarter and after every goal Faceoff starts every quarter and after every goal –Exceptions: –EMO at the end of a quarter with a team in possession (doesn’t have to be the team up) Possession – ball in a crosse, play-on, or flag-down Possession – ball in a crosse, play-on, or flag-down No possession with pass in the air (Rule & Note) No possession with pass in the air (Rule & Note) –Dead-ball foul committed between periods Does not apply to live ball fouls on a score Does not apply to live ball fouls on a score –Flag down at end of period denotes possession If flag down at end of quarter – never have a faceoff to start next period, even if the foul results in even-strength situation If flag down at end of quarter – never have a faceoff to start next period, even if the foul results in even-strength situation –Faceoff violation – award ball to offended team Faceoff ends : Faceoff ends : –When a team gains possession of the ball –Ball crosses the defensive area line (Zone 1) – awarded alternate possession (AP), if possession cannot be determined. –OB in Zone 2 or Zone 3 and officials cannot determine who is responsible for ball going OB – ball re-faced.

5 Faceoffs – continued FACEOFF REQUIREMENTS/CHECKLIST : FACEOFF REQUIREMENTS/CHECKLIST : Players face the goal they are attacking Players face the goal they are attacking All faceoffs are right-handed – no left handed stance All faceoffs are right-handed – no left handed stance Crosses must be within the 4 inch center line Crosses must be within the 4 inch center line Players must get into faceoff position at same time, no delays – advantage for player delaying Players must get into faceoff position at same time, no delays – advantage for player delaying Gloves on the ground and crosse in gloves Gloves on the ground and crosse in gloves Crosses parallel to each other and not touching the ball Crosses parallel to each other and not touching the ball Heads must match evenly Heads must match evenly Players can’t have hands on strings or throat of crosse Players can’t have hands on strings or throat of crosse Players feet may not touch the crosse Players feet may not touch the crosse Both hands and feet must be to the left of the throat Both hands and feet must be to the left of the throat Legal to lean over the center line Legal to lean over the center line

6 Faceoffs - continued Positions of other players : Positions of other players : –Must be onside – 4 & 3 in each defensive area Must stay in Zone 1 until possession is declared, ball crosses Zone 1, or ball re-started on violation or foul Must stay in Zone 1 until possession is declared, ball crosses Zone 1, or ball re-started on violation or foul –One player in each wing – can’t have 2 players of same team in one wing area –Man-down faceoff : Team playing man-down may bring player up to wing area but they must stay onsides – “Hot” call – mechanics change for off-official - move up on wing line and watch the hot player Team playing man-down may bring player up to wing area but they must stay onsides – “Hot” call – mechanics change for off-official - move up on wing line and watch the hot player Player in penalty area may enter the field before possession gained if the wing area is vacant at faceoff (Rule 4-4-3) Player in penalty area may enter the field before possession gained if the wing area is vacant at faceoff (Rule 4-4-3) Player in penalty area may not enter field until possession gained if wing is occupied Player in penalty area may not enter field until possession gained if wing is occupied Faceoff violations : Faceoff violations : –Movement after set and before whistle blown –Backing out or standing up after sticks placed on ground –Faceoff restrictions still in effect – player must remain behind defensive area until re-start –Illegal faceoff position

7 Faceoff Mechanics Faceoff official : Faceoff official : Best advice – get them down quick and get them up quick Best advice – get them down quick and get them up quick –Longer = more violations Never adjust players stick – tell them once then take the ball away Never adjust players stick – tell them once then take the ball away Straddle the ball to prevent problems and while waiting for partner to get ready (look for ready signal from partner) Straddle the ball to prevent problems and while waiting for partner to get ready (look for ready signal from partner) R takes 1 st faceoff of game – instruct the players what you expect R takes 1 st faceoff of game – instruct the players what you expect –Make note of numbers, give same instructions to “second” set of faceoff middies Go through checklist – requirements from previous page Go through checklist – requirements from previous page Stand about 5 feet back Stand about 5 feet back Down-Set-Whistle Down-Set-Whistle After whistle back away towards your goal and sideline After whistle back away towards your goal and sideline –Concentrate on faceoff and signal possession when gained –Make sure possession is gained before winding – don’t want more than 6 players fighting for loose ball After possession – lead get to goal line, trail watch substitutes and offsides After possession – lead get to goal line, trail watch substitutes and offsides Begin 10 second count when A crosses mid-field Begin 10 second count when A crosses mid-field Turn on beeper if team with ball is in defensive half of field. Turn on beeper if team with ball is in defensive half of field.

8 Faceoff Mechanics Off-official : Off-official : Turn on beeper when partner shows the ball Turn on beeper when partner shows the ball Position on end of wing line Position on end of wing line –Man-down face – move closer to mid-field –Know which player(s) are hot – communicate to stay onside Count all players – make sure the number is right Count all players – make sure the number is right –Wait signal – hand over head –Ready signal – point to goal you will cover During faceoff : During faceoff : –Watch butt ends of sticks, make sure they are not lifted –Watch wing area briefly, no stepping over the line before whistle –Watch wing players crashing in on loose ball scrum –Be prepared to cover defensive area line –Signal possession when gained –Counts – 10 seconds if in lead, turn on beeper again if trail and team is clearing –Cover goal line for your goal

9 Plays At the end of the 2 nd quarter, A is in possession in a man-up situation, 30 seconds to go in foul. B1 slashes A5 with :10, flag-down. A keeps possession and half ends. As the foul is being communicated to the table area before half, A1 taunts B1. At the end of the 2 nd quarter, A is in possession in a man-up situation, 30 seconds to go in foul. B1 slashes A5 with :10, flag-down. A keeps possession and half ends. As the foul is being communicated to the table area before half, A1 taunts B1. Ruling – B1 serves 1 minute slashing foul, A1 unsportsmanlike conduct foul, 1 minute non-releasable. B awarded ball at center. Note - these are not simultaneous fouls. Ruling – B1 serves 1 minute slashing foul, A1 unsportsmanlike conduct foul, 1 minute non-releasable. B awarded ball at center. Note - these are not simultaneous fouls. A1 has possession in offensive area and B1 commits penalty, flag down, Ball becomes loose before quarter ends. A1 has possession in offensive area and B1 commits penalty, flag down, Ball becomes loose before quarter ends. Ruling – B1 serves either technical or personal foul, A awarded ball at same relative position at other end of field. Ruling – B1 serves either technical or personal foul, A awarded ball at same relative position at other end of field. After faceoff, the ball goes OB between the defensive area lines. In a) the officials do not know who directed it, b) A2 touched it last, and c) an inadvertent whistle blows. After faceoff, the ball goes OB between the defensive area lines. In a) the officials do not know who directed it, b) A2 touched it last, and c) an inadvertent whistle blows. Ruling a) re-face, b) ball awarded to team B, c) ball awarded according to alternate possession rules. Ruling a) re-face, b) ball awarded to team B, c) ball awarded according to alternate possession rules. On a faceoff a loose ball approaches the goal area, B4, a long stick in the defensive area a) steps outside the box to play the loose ball, or b) is pushed by A8 outside the defensive area. On a faceoff a loose ball approaches the goal area, B4, a long stick in the defensive area a) steps outside the box to play the loose ball, or b) is pushed by A8 outside the defensive area. Ruling – in both a + b - play-on, a) if A gains possession play-on is over and continue. b) technical foul push on A8, if B gains possession play-on is over and play continues. If technical foul assessed, players must be placed in correct spots before re-start. Ruling – in both a + b - play-on, a) if A gains possession play-on is over and continue. b) technical foul push on A8, if B gains possession play-on is over and play continues. If technical foul assessed, players must be placed in correct spots before re-start.

10 Plays Faceoff – play begins and it’s a 3 on 3 scrimmage for the ball. In a) B1 steps on or kicks an opponents stick. b) off-official believes A8 left the wing area before the whistle was blown. Faceoff – play begins and it’s a 3 on 3 scrimmage for the ball. In a) B1 steps on or kicks an opponents stick. b) off-official believes A8 left the wing area before the whistle was blown. Ruling a) illegal procedure on B1, play-on, if still loose award ball to team A. b) illegal procedure on A8, play-on, will probably be blown dead due to the distance and time from wing area to the middle of field. In both a & b all players are restricted to their areas until the restart. Ruling a) illegal procedure on B1, play-on, if still loose award ball to team A. b) illegal procedure on A8, play-on, will probably be blown dead due to the distance and time from wing area to the middle of field. In both a & b all players are restricted to their areas until the restart. Man-down faceoff. Team A has 5 seconds to go with A2 serving a penalty. In a) A5 comes out of the defensive area and occupies the wing area. b) team leaves the wing area vacant. What are the rule implications ? Man-down faceoff. Team A has 5 seconds to go with A2 serving a penalty. In a) A5 comes out of the defensive area and occupies the wing area. b) team leaves the wing area vacant. What are the rule implications ? Ruling – a) A5 must stay onsides at all times, the player serving the foul must wait to enter the field until the ball is possessed. b) A2 may enter the field when penalty time expires whether or not the ball is possessed. Mechanics – off-official moves up on the wing line and watches A5 to make sure he stays onsides, while also watching the scrimmage. Ruling – a) A5 must stay onsides at all times, the player serving the foul must wait to enter the field until the ball is possessed. b) A2 may enter the field when penalty time expires whether or not the ball is possessed. Mechanics – off-official moves up on the wing line and watches A5 to make sure he stays onsides, while also watching the scrimmage.


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