Please note: Regulations are currently under review for the 2021-22 season and so those currently published are subject to change.
LAC i The BUCS Lacrosse Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the following BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, and the rules of World Lacrosse (WL).
LAC ii In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.
LAC iii In the event that these regulations contradict the rules of World Lacrosse (WL), these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.
LAC 1 Affiliations All institutions/Playing Entities must affiliate with their National Governing Body by the deadline stated in the BUCS Sport Specific Affiliations Document. Failure to do so will lead to sanctions as outlined in the BUCS Sport Specific Affiliations Document and possibly further disciplinary action.
LAC 2 There shall be separate Team Championships for Men and Women. The programme for each Championships shall include leagues and knockout competitions as per BUCS general regulations, Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’) and Appendix 10 (‘BUCS Promotion, Relegation and Knockout Information’).
LAC 3 Pitches Pitches must be marked to the minimum dimensions as outlined in the rules of World Lacrosse for the specific gender competition. Unified pitch markings to be used if shared between both codes. It is the responsibility of the first named (home) team when confirming the fixture (note REG 9.5) to advise the opposition team and all match officials of the playing surface and on any footwear restrictions and the type of surface to be used (note REG 9.3.3).
LAC 4 Match officials Match officials should be appointed as per Appendix 5 (‘BUCS Match Officials Requirements’).
LAC 4.1 All institutions/Playing Entities are required to submit the names of at least two qualified officials within their Men’s/Women’s club(s) who are able to officiate the respective format in the absence of neutral officials by the deadline stated in the BUCS Sport Specific Affiliations Document. Failure to do so will lead to sanctions as outlined in the BUCS Sport Specific Affiliations Document and possibly further disciplinary action.
LAC 5 Squad size The maximum squad size shall be 18 players for Men's and Women’s teams.
LAC 6 Substitutes Substitutes shall be used in accordance with the rules of World Lacrosse.
LAC 7 Minimum number of players for a fixture to start The minimum number of players per team required for a fixture to start will be eight for Men's and Women’s teams.
LAC 8 Duration of play In a variation to the rules of World Lacrosse, there shall be no use of stopping clocks, only running clocks.
LAC 9 Ties 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 1 point.
LAC 10 Ties in knockout matches
LAC 10.1 Men's In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time, the overtime procedures of RULE 31.2 of the World Lacrosse Men's Field Lacrosse rules shall be followed.
LAC 10.2 Women's In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time, the overtime procedures of RULE 11.J of the World Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse rules shall be followed.
LAC 11 Additional Women’s Lacrosse specific requirements
LAC 11.1 It is recommended that all players should wear protective and appropriate eye goggles.
LAC 12 Additional Premier Tier/National Championship specific requirements
LAC 12.1 Facilities should be of an appropriate quality for Premier Tier/National Championship matches and should comply with National Governing Body regulations for matches of this standard.