RLA Little Laxer Families,
First of all, GREAT JOB to all the boys today in West Windsor. They got thrown into the fire into a new format they are not used to, and ALL OF THEM DID A GREAT JOB! WE ARE SO PROUD OF THEM!
While we don't have the finalized schedule for this Sunday, here's what we do know:
Date and Field Info:
- Date: Sunday, May 16
- Time: 9am to approximately noon
- # of games: each team will be scheduled for 3 games
- Location: Manalapan Rec Center on Turf Field K and Grass Field L
- all fields will be 35 yards wide and will be the length of the field sideline to sideline;
- Each game will be 25 minutes long (approximately 12 minute running halves) with a short halftime;
- the time for ALL the games will be kept by a head timekeeper that will blow a horn for all games to move at the same time, as follows: (I) the start of the game, (ii) halftime, (iii) start second half, (iv) end game, and start next game;
- No official score will be kept;
- No official referees. All games will be officiated by coaches on both teams (coaches will be allowed on the playing field to ref and "real-time" coach) (there will be high school players that will be assigned to each field to make sure that each field runs smoothly);
- players will be 4v4 (no goalies) (the coaches can agree before each game to play 5v5);
- there are NO offsides;
- start of game and start of second half begins with a face-off. (the face-off is 1v1 and all other players are behind GLE);
- a team must ATTEMPT at least one pass in the offensive side of the field before that team can go to the goal;
- after a goal, there is NO face-off. the team that gave up the goal gets possession in the alley to clear the ball;
- CHECKING: no one-handed checks, no over the head checks, no cross-checks. All checks must be on the gloves or stick of the opposing player;
- PENALTIES: if a penalty is called, the ref/coach should explain why it was called and give the ball to the team that did not commit the penalty. no man-up/down. Coaches discretion whether the make the player that committed the foul substitute out of the game.
- We will publish the final game schedule on Tourney Machine tonight.
- Game schedule will be available via email and on the tourney machine app.
- Each team can expect to have their first game either at 9am or 9:30am.
ARRIVAL TIME SUNDAY:
Please have the boys ON SITE IN THEIR UNIFORMS by 8:30am. Black shorts, let's go black side out again unless we need to change.
Can't wait to see the boys out there this weekend!
Never quit, never stop... LET'S GO RAVENS!