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LAC i In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations these sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

LAC ii In the event that these regulations contradict those of the national or international governing body these sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

 LAC iii The minimum number of players required for the game to start will be 7 for a Men’s game, and 8 for a Women’s game. 

LAC 1 Affiliations: All clubs are required to affiliate to the relevant National Governing Body. Clubs failing to affiliate by the deadline in the BUCS affiliation document will be deducted 1 league point from every team. Further to this a walkover will be given for every match not affiliated.

 

LAC 2 A minimum of 8 players on either side is required to start a match. Teams with 7 players or less automatically concede a walkover.

 

Women’s: The Women’s Lacrosse Championship shall be conducted under the Laws of the FIL.

LAC 3 Competition Format

 

LAC 3.1 women’s teams selected upon merit from the past year’s Championship competition, will compete in the North and South Premier Leagues, the remainder will participate in the Conference Leagues.

 

LAC 4 Premier League Requirements

 

LAC 4.1 Playing facilities should be of an appropriate quality for PL matches and should comply with national governing body regulations for matches of this standard.

 

LAC 5 Competition Regulations

 

LAC 5.1 Umpires: Two officials are required for all Lacrosse league and knockout round matches, in accordance with Appendix 2.

 

LAC 5.1.1 Premier League: In all Premier League matches one umpire must have a minimum of a Level 1 umpiring qualification and the other can be working towards their Level 1 umpiring qualification (completed accredited umpiring course & passed rules test).

 

LAC 5.1.2 Tier 1 and Below: A minimum standard of 2 umpires working towards their Level 1 umpiring qualification (completed accredited umpiring course & passed rules test) are required.

 

LAC 5.1.3 Knockout Rounds: 2 Level 1 umpires are required (with the exception of Conference Cup when this is a requirement for the Final only – See Appendix 2)

 

LAC 5.1.4 All women’s teams are required to submit to BUCS the names of at least 2 qualified officials within the club who are able to officiate in the absence of neutral officials. Clubs failing to register by deadline outlined in the BUCS affiliation document will be deducted 1 league point from every team.

 

LAC 5.2 Pitch Size: Pitches must be marked to the minimum dimensions as outlined in the FIL regulations. Unified pitch markings to be used if shared between both codes

 

LAC 5.3 Tie on Points in a League: In the event of a tie on points for leadership of a League the procedure shall be determined as per REG 9.9.

 

 

 

 

LAC 5.4 Tie in Knockout Round Matches including Semi Final & Final Matches: If at the end of the match, the teams are tying, a period of extra time of five minutes each way shall be played. The two periods will be played in full, regardless of whether or not goals are scored. If a result is still not forthcoming, then sudden death shall be played, with teams continuing to swap directions every five minutes. The first team to score in sudden death shall be the winners. NB: League matches CAN result in a tie. If at the end of normal time the score is tied then the match will be counted as a draw and each team will receive one point.

 

LAC 5.4.1 Tie in League Matches: A tie in league matches can occur. If at the end of normal time the score is tied then the match will be counted as a draw and each team will receive one point.

 

LAC 5.5 Substitutes: Substitutes shall be used in accordance with current FIL regulations.

 

LAC 5.6 Squad Size: Maximum squad size for women’s matches is 18 players.

 

LAC 5.7 It is recommended that all players should wear protective and appropriate eye goggles

 

Men’s - The Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be conducted under the Laws of the FIL.

 

LAC 6 Competition Format

 

LAC 6.1 All teams will compete in regional Conferences with league finishing positions determining progression to the Knockouts at the end of the season.

 

LAC 7 A minimum of 8 players on either side is required to start a match. Teams with 7 players or less automatically concede a walkover

 

LAC 8 Competition Regulations

 

LAC 8.1 Referees

 

LAC 8.1.1 All men’s matches will be officiated by two qualified referees to a minimum of Level  1 – Basic Refereeing Award appointed by the home team, in accordance with Appendix 2.

 

LAC 8.1.2 All men’s teams are required to submit to BUCS the names of at least 2 qualified Officials within the club who are able to officiate in the absence of neutral officials. Clubs failing to register by the deadline in the BUCS Affiliation document will be deducted 1 league point from every team

 

LAC 8.2 Pitch Size: Pitches must be marked to the minimum dimensions as outlined in the FIL regulations. Please note these dimensions are different to those in the women’s game. Unified pitch markings shall be used if shared between both codes

 

LAC 8.3 Tie on Points in a League: In the event of a tie on points for leadership of a League the procedure shall be determined as per REG 9.9.

 

LAC 8.4 Tie in Knock out matches including Semi Final & Final Matches: In the event of a tie at the end of a match, two periods of extra time of four minutes each way (with stopped clock) will be played. The two periods will be played in full, regardless of whether or not goals are scored. If the scores are still level, then four-minute periods of sudden death (with stopped clock) will be played with the first team to score being the winners. The teams will change ends after each sudden-death period. NB: League matches CAN result in a tie. If at the end of normal time the score is tied then the match will be counted as a draw and each team will receive one point.

 

LAC 8.5 Substitutes: Substitutes shall be used in accordance with current FIL regulations.

 

LAC 8.6 Squad Size: Maximum squad size for men’s matches is 23 players. 

 

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