U10 Division ~ Born 09/01/08 thru 08/31/10

2018-2019 US Lacrosse Player Segment 


The goal of the recreational league is to teach and foster development of the sport thru instruction in both practice and game situations. Teams usually practice twice a week and play games on Saturdays using Sundays as an optional game make-up day.  Practice locations and times are approved via a permitted application process thru St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks as well as private Home Owner Associations.

All division play is in accordance with US Lacrosse Official Rules for Girls and Women’s Lacrosse.  The complete rules can be viewed at http://www.uslacrosse.org/rules/girls-rules.aspx.  Modifications to these rules are rare and made only upon review and approval of all three counties.  An abbreviated list of U10 rules follows as reviewed and approved by tri-county representatives.

From US Lacrosse - 10U lacrosse is where young athletes begin developing fundamental technical skills in lacrosse. The game they play should be designed to develop a combination of athletic movements, skills, and fundamental technical skills for playing lacrosse. The emphasis at this age level is still on instilling a love and excitement of playing. The competition playing rules for 10U encourage multiple opportunities for each athlete to “touch” the ball, work with teammates, develop general physical literacy and a progressive development of existing technical skills. With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and officials should emphasize: - FUN - Good Sportsmanship - Trying new skills in a team setting - Learning and exploring overall play of the game

Players: 8v8, includes goalie
Field Size: 60 yards long by 35-45 yards wide (cross field) Goals should be 40 yards apart and 10 yards from the end line. Goal circle should be standard 8.5’ radius.
Goal Size: Standard size 6 feet by 6 feet goals to be used

Player Equipment: Sticks, mouthpiece, eyewear and NOCSAE ball

Game Duration: Two 18-minute running time halves, with a five-minute halftime period. Clock only stops for injuries. Injured player must leave field until the next substitutions and shall be replaced by another player. Home team will provide a timekeeper.

Coin Toss at Beginning of Game: Prior to the start of competition the official will call one player from each team and conduct a coin toss. The winner of the coin toss can choose direction of play or have the first Alternating Possession.

No timeouts per US Lacrosse rules.

Officials: One official required (two recommended) and score can by kept.

Fouls: Time serving cards, team does not play short
Other notes: Traditional lineup for draw; Introduction of the 8-meter arc and restraining line; after goal, goalkeeper clears; no checking and 3 seconds closely guarded applies; two completed passes required before shooting (passes may occur anywhere on the field. Team may shoot after two or more completed passes as long as it keeps possession); teams must play 1v1 defense. Coaches must remain on sidelines within team area.

Players and authorized coaches only on one sideline; all other spectators should be on the opposite sideline. No spectators behind goals.