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Welcome to 3v3 Chumash

3v3 Chumash Lacrosse

Teams

Teams will comprise of at least 5 players.  If team does not have enough to start game, team will forfeit and report the next day for a coffee meeting.

Games

Games will be played as two 6 minute running time halfs, with a 2 minute halftime break.

Each team will play a minimum of 4 games per week.   Each season will run 6 weeks with the 6th week comprising of playoff or consolotation games. Ranking criteria at the end of the round games will be:

  1. Most wins in pool games.
  2. Win/loss between tied teams.
  3. Win/loss between highest ranked team played by tied teams.
  4. Fewest allowed goals against highest ranked team played by tied teams.
  5. Fewest allowed goals in round games.
  6. Coin flip

Game Rules

There is no in-game coaching. Teams are player led.

Any single player who incurs 3 personal fouls within a single game will be barred from play for the remainder of the game.

Any single player who incurs 6 personal fouls total, counting all fouls in all the days games, will be barred from play for the next week.

Officials will be enforcing the rules.

 

Section 1 - Procedures and Equipment

Most play of the game follows the 2018 NHFS/NCAA/USL rules, with whatever modification are applicable..

There are no time limits for ball advancement.

Each team has 3 players on the field at a time.

There are no off-sides.

There are no goalies.

All players must play with helmets, gloves, and short sticks (no long sticks or goalie sticks).

The game shall be controlled by one official.

 

Section 2 - Field


The Chumash field can be up to 40-50 yds. long and 25-30 yds. Wide.  The 6' high, 12" wide goal is centered in the crease, and the net shall be centered to accommodate shots from both sides. 20 yds. from the goal line and 5 yds. from the boundary on each end there shall be a dotted restraining or "take back" line. 

The net shall be centered to accommodate shots from both sides. Each team has a side of the goal to shoot at.  There shall be a restraining or "take back" line approximately 20 yds. from the goal line and 5 yds. inside each end line There is no "safe" zone behind the "take back" line.  A player can be legally pushed out of bounds anywhere on the field.

  

Section 3 - Substitution

Substitutions can occur from anywhere on the sideline, between the large crease area, opposite of the face off marker. Penalties are served from the opposite side of the substitution box the on the sideline.

There is no substitution horn, all substitutions are live.

 

Section 4 - Crease violations

THE SMALLER CREASE

There are two creases in the game of Chumash.  The first is a regular lacrosse goal crease with a nine-foot radius.  The goal is centered inside this circle.  There is no goalie and it is illegal to "guard" the goal in Chumash. No one can go in the smaller crease unless the ball is down in there.  Then, the player may only pick up the ball and leave immediately.  Failure to do so will result in a technical foul and loss of possession.

THE BIGGER CREASE
 

The second crease uses the same arc.  The top of the arc is 10-12 yards from the goal line.  Players may move through this larger crease with or without the ball.  They may not stop nor may they shoot from inside the larger or smaller crease.  A player may catch a pass inside the larger crease, then step out of it, turn and shoot.



Section 5 - Face-off

A face-off will occur at the start of the game, after each goal scored, and when there is an unreachable loose ball within the crease.

Players must alternate face-offs with other members of their team and no one is permitted to face-off on back to back starts.

During face-off, the take-back lines act as the side restraining lines and the Goal Line Extended acts as the mid line. One player from each team must be behind each take-back line. Players can cross the take-back lines as soon as the official initiates the face-off.

Face-off will be done on the mid-line, midway between one of the sidelines and the nearest crease line.

Crease violations are in effect during face-off.

 

Section 6 - Clearing, Goals and Scoring

A goal is when the ball hits the net.

Each team is designated one end of the field from which to play offense. When a team gains possession of the ball it must "clear" the ball by carrying or passing it beyond the take back line on the team's end of the field. Once the team has cleared the ball it is now on "offense" and will score 1 point for each goal that is made on the side of the net facing the team's end of the field.

A goal is non-scoring if: 1) it is made while neither teams is on offense, or 2) is made on the defensive teams side of the net, or 3) the offensive player who last touched the ball was in or entered the crease when or shortly after last touching the ball. A non-scoring goal is treated as if the ball had gone out of bounds at the sideline at Goal Line Extended.

When the ball goes out of bounds, possession is awarded based on which team last touched the ball, regardless of whether it was on a missed shot.

After a change of possession, neither team is on offense. The possessing team must clear the ball before goals can be scored.

 

Section 7 - Penalties

 

LOSS-OF-POSSESSION FOULS

A change of possession will occur on illegal screens, warding off, withholding the ball, and offensive CREASE AREA violations.

 

TECHNICAL FOULS

Technical fouls are interference, holding, pushing, and defensive CREASE AREA violations.  A technical foul will result in a “man down” situation and the offending player will go to the sidelines and remain there until one of the following events have occurred:

  1. a) The opposing team has taken one shot.

  2. b) The offending player’s team gains possession of the ball.

  3. c) The opposing team scores a goal.

 

PERSONAL FOULS

Personal fouls are illegal body checking, slashing, tripping, and cross-checking. Any touch or “Brush” of an opponent’s head or face with a stick or arm is also an automatic Personal foul. A personal foul will result in a “man down” situation and the

offending player will go to the sidelines and remain there until one of the following events have occurred:

  1. d) The opposing team has taken two shots.

  2. e) The offending player’s team gains possession of the ball.

  3. f) The opposing team scores a goal.

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