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2019 McLean Box League, Boys Youth-HS Rules


BOX RULES Boys Youth-HS Division (5 field players + goalie)

Three 15-minute periods running time, 2 min in between periods. 1 timeout per team (1 min stopped clock) in first or second period only. No timeouts in third period. Goals are 5’x5’ so regular goalie gear needed.

Cross-checking legal, no full extension on cross-check. Moving picks (sliding into) allowed. Both within 5yds of ball.

No pushing or cross checking or moving picks  from behind or pushing/body checking  into boards, players must play ball only within 3 yards of boards. No warding off allowed.

No body checking, but legal pushing is allowed. One-hand checks allowed but must get stick. Back Court Rule in effect (once ball crosses midline to offensive half, it cannot return to defensive half unless shot off goal or goalie). A shot on goal that goes out of bounds is a turnover. 5 field players allowed on field plus a goalie, no offsides, except if goalie goes over midline, one player has to stay back. Goalie must be on field at all times, no goalie team not allowed a 6th player. Outlet passes back to goalie in crease is allowed.

Coaches not allowed on field.  All teams must supply a goalie, gear will be provided.

Ball in play off the back of the black netting behind goals and off boards.

No long poles.  No stick inspection required unless needed. Sticks must be less than 42” long.

No Parents on/behind team bench side, or behind goals, or at scorer’s table/tent.

Faceoff to start period with two players, everyone else behind blue line by goal. 6 goal differential in effect, free pass/clear by goalie to teammate. Subs on fly. Clear after every goal, 10 seconds to clear. No shot clock but If stalling, 30 sec shot clock given by Officials.

Penalties, teams play man-down for time on penalty. 2 minutes for slashing (excessive is non-releasable or if same player flagged twice or more), 2 minutes for boarding which is non- releasable. Excessive and violent play & repeat fouls; 5 minute Major, or fighting, player will be ejected.

Tied score at end, Brave Heart to determine winner, goalies must stay on their half.

Scores will be kept to determine games schedules at end of the season, no playoffs but balanced competition.


Questions, please call or text Bucky Morris 703-888-9916