Rules of Play for Provincials

Below are a select number of items from the OMFLL Operating Policy that address the typical questions that generally arise during Provincials.

Most notably: Tie games stand in Round Robin play. Sudden victory OT is used in elimination and Medal games.

Rules of Play:

  • FIL rules will be in effect for all games unless otherwise directed and approved by the OMFLL and OLA.
  • All players’ sticks must abide by the FIL specifications. Full wooden sticks are not to be allowed.
  • U13 and under are allowed a 34” stick in length as a minimum length. 40” for everyone above U13.
  • Game Times: U11 modified rules and field size. Represented in Appendix.
  • Game Times: U13: 12 minute quarters (last 2 minutes of 4th quarter stop time)
  • Game Times: U15 and U17: 15 minute quarters (last 2 minutes of 4th quarter stop time)
  • Half Time: 5 minutes
  • Time Outs: 2 per game, taken at any time in the game.
  • Tied games will stand in regular season play and Provincial round robin play.
  • Overtime in Elimination games in Provincials: Sudden Victory will be played using 4 minute stop time periods.

Modified 8 on 8 Field Lacrosse Rules (U11)

  • Teams must have a minimum of 8 players to ensure competitive games. (7 runners and a goalie)
  • 2 attack players, 3 middies, 2 defenders and a goalie will comprise a team on the field.
  • Games consist of two 25 min. halves with a 3-minute halftime. Stop time last 2 minutes of second half, only if score difference is 5 or less.
  • If a team falls behind by 8 or more goals, they are awarded the ball at midfield after they have been scored on.
  • A maximum of 2 long poles may be on the field per team. Maximum length of long stick is 48 ", minimum is 42”.
  • Fields will be approx. 60 yards long and 50 yards wide.