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NVYLL RULES of NOTE for Coaches for 2015

Download complete NVYLL Operational Rules and Regulations for 2015.

1.0.1 The purpose of NVYLL is to provide the youth residing within the geographical boundaries of Northern Virginia a healthful, enjoyable leisure time activity and as a corollary to develop qualities that may help them in later life: sportsmanship, team play, and integrity.

1.0.3 Each player shall participate in every game a minimum of 25% of the game. This policy shall not be cause for game protests. However, coaches found guilty by the Executive Committee for not complying with this policy will be brought before the full Board of Commissioners for possible disciplinary action under Rule 1.9.

1.6.4 Practices shall not exceed one two-hour period per day excluding team travel time. No more than four team events (practices and games) per week for each team.

1.6.5 No games, scrimmages nor practices will be held with or against High School teams/ programs except for BHS/GHS division teams.

1.7.5 No game shall commence until team rosters have been exchanged between coaches. The coaches should check the rosters for accuracy and require that corrections be made if necessary prior to the start of the game and copies provided to the Field Commissioner.

1.7.6 A NVYLL team shall not change its roster for any game.

1.7.9 A maximum of four coaches will be permitted in the designated coaching area. A coach is defined as an individual who has signed and filed with NVYLL the NVYLL Coaches Code of Conduct (Appendix #7) and undergone a background check. Only players and coaches are permitted in the coaching and team area.

1.7.10 Coaches must be easily recognizable by appropriate wearing apparel, such as a cap, sweatshirt, or jacket identifying them with their organization and/or team.

Download this NVYLL Quick Reference Guide/Summary for girl's and boy's lacrosse.


Girl's Lacrosse Field Diagrams and General Rules and Guidelines

Girl's Lacrosse Game Overview and Field Positions

Equipment for Lacrosse

Girl's Major and Minor Fouls

Glossary of Terms for Girl's Lacrosse


FHYL follows NFHS(boys) and US Lacrosse Women's Rules(Girls) except as modified by US Lacrosse Youth Rules or NVYLL rules.