Section 1 - Performance Bond
Each Zone Association must post a $500.00 performance bond to the R.R.L.A. by April 1st. of each year. In order to remain in good standing the Zone Association must maintain its permanent bond at it’s full value. If it has been depleted by the R.R.L.A for cause, the bond must be replenished to the nominal amount no later than ten (10) days after notice of a deduction.
Section 2 - Coaching
All coaching staff must be properly certified as per CLA minimum coaching standards to be on the bench.
Section 3 - Age Categories
Section 4 - The Season
a) 2- 5 teams - B division playoffs
b) 6 - 10 teams - B & C division playoffs
c) 11 and above - B, C & D division playoffs
Teams are to be seeded as to their end of season standings within their age division, when numbers allow for a B & C or an B,C & D split and there are an odd number of teams a decision will be made as to the division groupings taking into account the final standings. Ie: if the season ends with 9 teams in an age division and the top 4 teams win/loss ratio are closer to each other than the win/loss ratio for teams 5 to 9 the B division will be teams 1 to 4 in the standings and C division will be 5 to 9. The same method will be used for determining a B, C & D split.
If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:
Section 5 - Equipment
Section 6 - Teams
A) Pee Wee and Bantam minimum - 13 runners and 2 goaltenders. Maximum - CLA Rule #14 - below
B) Midget - Maximum - CLA Rule #14 A - maximum of 20 players. 18 runners and 2 goaltenders
No. of Teams
A B C (House)
2 1 2nd team option of A or B
3 1 1 3rd team option of A or B
4 1 2 4th team option of A or B
5 2 2 5th team option of A or B
6 2 2 2
7 3 2 2
8 3 3 2
9 3 3 3
10 4 4 2
11 4 4 3
12 4 4 4
13 5 5 3
14 5 5 4
15 5 5 5
Any Zone wishing a variance to the team formation format must apply in writing giving the reasons for their request. Any variance must be passed by a majority vote of the RRLA Board members.
3. Team Selection Process
1. The Zone should select up to THREE coaches for each team.
2. The Zone should run a minimum of two evaluation practices. The coaches and the Zone will evaluate the players. The Zone is responsible for providing information, an evaluation on past performance if applicable, on players that are eligible for the teams but are unable to attend the evaluation practices. The Zone evaluations should be given to the coaches prior to the draft.
3. The coaches must advise the Zone, prior to the draft, of any players that should be on their team due to special circumstances, (i.e. son, daughter, step-child, nephew, niece, etc.) This should be brought to the attention of the opposing coaches. The opposing coach will not be allowed to draft those players during the first 4 rounds. (The Zone will judge whether the special circumstance is justified)
4. The zone should provide the coaches with a list of any players that have requested to play together.
5. The Zone will run the draft with each coach selecting one player at a time. (coin flip to see who selects first)
6. At the end of the draft, upon mutual agreement of the coaches and the Zone, up to two players can be traded to accommodate requests from item 4. The Zone can also instigate trades of up to two players to correct any perceived inequities in the teams. The Zone will have final say in the matter.
7. Any players that register after the draft will be assigned to a team at the sole discretion of the Zone. If teams are actively recruiting to bring their numbers up to a more manageable level, the Zone should give extra consideration to the teams that are putting in the effort to attract additional players.
Section 7 - Eligibility and Registration
1. A $500 non-refundable team deposit must be submitted to the RRLA by April 1st.
2. All players must be registered with the RRLA zones by April 15th.
3. All team registration forms along with final payment must be submitted by April 15th. to the RRLA. Team registration forms must be submitted in hard copy, electronic forms will be accepted.
4. Players may not be registered on more than one (1) box lacrosse team during the box season. Unless authorized by the RRLA so that a team or division may play the season with a reasonable roster size (CLA rules for roster size will pertain)
5. In the RRLA a player may play above their registered age group as long as the coach from their registered team has given consent. Player may play only one age classification higher.
6. Players are only allowed to play on the team for which they registered for play-offs. See call up, AP player rules below for special circumstances and clarification.
7. Players must register in the geographical Zone in which they reside. Player transfers between Zones can be facilitated by the completion of the Player Transfer - APENDIX FORM # 2 - Transfers are for one year/season and the player reverts back to their home Zone after this time period. At all times the home Zone is responsible for ensuring that their transferred players are comfortable with the transfer process and that the player’s best interests are being considered.
8. Coaches eligibility - as per CLA minimum coaching standards. CLA Form 100’s must be completed and submitted to the MLA office with the team registration forms by April 15th.
9. Addition/Deletion forms must be completed and submitted to the MLA office by May 15th.
Associate Player Call Up; (Revised 2018)
In the event of a team not being able to floor a full compliment of players, they will be allowed to call up associate players, including the goalie, to the appropriate compliment recommended by the LTAD, that being 15 players for Novice to Bantam, and 20 players for Midget, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior. The maximum number of players to be dressed for any game is as per the CLA rule, 18 runners and 2 goalies. The following rules will apply;
Section 8 - Overage Application - APENDIX FORM #1
See attached sample.
Applicants should ensure that all necessary documentation has been submitted with the application. Applications are not approved until the applicant is so notified by the Zone Registrar.
The following criteria apply to Overage Applications. The criteria that applies, and information supporting the relevant criteria, must be cited on the application or the application will be denied.
1. An Overage Player may only be one year older than the age category in which the player applies to play.
2. A player who has a physical or mental disability must have the application supported by documentation received from a medical physician.
3. A goaltender (Pee Wee and above) that the Minor Lacrosse Association wishes to play in the next lower age division in order to ice a team. The lower division team must not have a goaltender, and without a goaltender playing down, a team could not be formed.
4. A player who wishes to play down an age division due to being significantly smaller in stature and/or possessing significantly weaker Lacrosse skills than the players with whom the player is chronologically eligible to play. Documentation must be received from the RRLA substantiating the physical limitations of the player.
5. A new player (never registered nor played before) and whose skill level is significantly inferior to the players with whom the player is chronologically eligible to play. Documentation must be received from the Minor Lacrosse Association substantiating the skill level limitations of the player.
6. A player for whom there is no team to play on within the player’s age-appropriate division and for whom there is not a team within reasonable distance from the home center.
7. A player wants to play down in order to play only within an Association’s house league.
8. A player who is needed at a age level down so that team may compete during the season.
9. A player who has turned 17 and under the rules of the MLD is to be placed in Midget B as there is no space for them on a Junior team.
All approved Overage Applications are subject to periodic review. It is not intended for players whose skill level would permit them to play with their chronological age division, to be allowed to play as Overage Players with a lower age division.
Players who have received Overage approval from The RRLA are eligible for all Lacrosse activities with the exception for regional playoffs and provincial tournaments.
Each application, once approved by the Chair of the category involved, must bring the application to the next Executive meeting for approval.
Section 9 - Game Duration
1. Period and game duration are as follows;
Tykes - ½ court 3 on 3 with goalies - as per CLA directives 1 hour floor time.
Novice and Peewee - 3 x 12 min. stop time periods allotted full game time 60 min.
Bantam, Midget & Intermediate - 3 x 15 min. stop time periods allotted full game time 90 min
Junior B, C & Senior - ½ hour warm up 3 x 20 min stop time periods allotted full game time 150 min
2. All games must be started within 20 min. of their scheduled commencement time. If a game is running over time due to a late start, to injury time or referee stoppage the game clock may be run non stop with approval of the head referee and both coaches. All CLA rules apply, Rule 19 Game Play,
3. Further points;
FAILURE TO ATTEND A SCHEDULED GAME -
In the event a team fails to attend a league scheduled game, and has not informed the League, Zone and RIF within 72 hours prior to game time of a problem attending the match, the RRLA will fine the parent Zone for all costs incurred including floor time, referee’s costs including travel and the cost of 2 minor officials. These funds will be subtracted from the Zone performance bond.
FAILURE TO START OR RETURN TO PLAY -
If a team, is off the floor at the start of the game or at the start of the period, or having been ordered or permitted to go off the floor by the referee, fails to go on the floor and start play within five minutes after having been ordered to do so by the referee, the offending team shall be liable to be fined for the cost of the game forfeited and the matter shall be reported to the League Office for further action.
FAILURE TO START PLAY WHILE ON FLOOR OR TEAM LEAVES FLOOR -
If, when both teams are on the floor, one team for any reason shall refuse to start play when ordered to do so by the referee, or shall leave the floor without being ordered or permitted to do so by the referee, the referee shall warn the offending team and allow it fifteen (15) seconds which to start or resume play. If at the end of that time the team shall refuse to start play, the referee shall impose a two-minute penalty on a player of the offending team to be designated by it’s Coach or Captain. Should the offending team still refuse to start play, the referee shall warn it that it has one (1) minute to commence play, failing which it shall be fined the cost of floor as well as the cost of all referees plus minor officials time and the referee shall so notify the team. Should the offending team still refuse to play, the referee shall warn the team that it has five (5) minutes to commence play; failing which the game shall be forfeited and the matter shall be reported to the League for further action.
METHOD OF NOTIFICATION TO CLUB -
Notification or warning a team under this rule may be given to any one of the following: Club Executive, General Manager, Coach or Captain. By phone accompanied by a written statement delivered by mail or email
PENALTY ASSESSMENT -
Any Coach who takes his team off the floor and refuses to start play or complete a game upon request of the referee shall be automatically suspended for the balance of the season and the offending Club shall be automatically subject to a fine of game costs. The League shall issue instructions pertaining to the records, etc. of forfeited game.
Section 10 - Facilities
Section 11 - Travel Permit for Out of Province Tournaments
Section 12 - Boundaries`
12.1 Zone 1 - East
· East of the Red River
· North to the Perimeter
· East to the Perimeter
· South to Dugald Road
· Includes Dugald, Oakbank and East St Paul
12.2 Zone 2 - North
· West of the Red River
· North to the Perimeter
· South to the Assiniboine River
· East of Route 90
· West at East St. Paul on Highway No. 8 and West (Interlake)
12.3 Zone 3 - West
· North - South of the Assiniboine River
· South Perimeter to McGillivery does not include Oak Bluff
· West of Keneston to Wilkes Ave to McCreary Rd to McGillivery east to Perimeter Hwy
· West of the Perimeter to Number 7 hwy
· La Verendrye Rd to the East, Headingly, Portage etc.
12.4 Zone 4 - South
· All the south of Winnipeg
· St. Norbert, Steinbach, La Salle, Oak Bluff etc.
· South of the Perimeter Hwy.
12.5 Zone 5
· South of Dugald
· North of Pine Falls
· East of Highway 11
· West of Highway 7 to the perimeter
12.6 Zone 6
Section 13 - Refunds
13.1 General Rule
Section 14 - Tournaments
Section 15 - CLA
All CLA rules are in place except those that have been modified by the MLA or RRLA through the RRLA Constitution or Operating Policies.