High School Game Procedures:
2 Halves of the Following Length:
Varsity: 25 minutes
Junior Varsity and Freshmen: 20 minutes
Junior High: 25 minutes
REGULAR SEASON OVERTIME
Only high school Varsity games will play overtime. All other levels of competition can end in a tie and no overtime will be played. The only exception is during non-varsity tournament games, where a winner must be determined in order to advance in the correct bracket, these games may utilize overtime provided the participants and game officials are notified in advance of the start of the tournament. When the score is tied at the end of regular playing time for a regular season contest and overtime is to be played, both teams will have a 5-minute rest and toss a coin (visiting captain calls) for choice of ends. The alternate possession shall continue from regulation. The game will be restarted by a center draw. The winner will be decided by “sudden victory.” The team scoring the first goal wins the game. The single overtime period will be six minutes in length of stopclock time (clock stops on every whistle). The clock will be stopped after 3 minutes of play in order for teams to change ends with no delay for
coaching. No substitutions may occur at this time. The game will be restarted by a center draw. If the teams are still tied after six minutes have elapsed, the game will end in a tie.
Any OHSAA tournament game interrupted due to events beyond the control of the responsible administrative authority shall be continued from the point of interruption.
Once play begins the officials shall have the authority to interrupt or suspend the game due to dangerous weather or field conditions. The official’s decision is final. A game is considered legal and complete if 80% of playing time has elapsed. An interrupted game continued on the same day shall be restarted from its point of interruption.
If a suspended game (one in which less than 80 % of playing time has elapsed) is replayed on another day, it must be played from the point of interruption. A suspended game may be terminated and considered complete by mutual agreement of the opposing coaches. The score at the point of termination will be the official score of the game.
Red Card - Ejection Procedures:
http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Lacrosse-Girls/GLAX-Manual.pdf - Page 16
Following the contest, the umpire shall contact the Athletic Director or Principal of the violator’s school to advise the administration of the ejection. Contact may be made after the game if an administrator is present or by phone the morning on the first school day after the contest.
Special Note Regarding Ejections:
Coach ejections in Girls lacrosse continue to lead ALL sports for the total number of ejections. Though every ejection has its own story, do not call the OHSAA office asking for an appeal of the ejection. It will not and cannot be overturned. The circumstances surrounding the ejection can and should be expressed on the “School Response Form” that will be received by the school after the ejection occurs.
Lightning & Inclement Weather
Recognition: Coaches, athletic trainers, athletes, administrators and contest officials should be educated regarding the signs indicating thunderstorm development. Since the average distance between successive lightening flashes is approximately two to three miles ANYTIME that lightning can be seen or heard, the risk is already present. Weather can be monitored using the following methods:
Any subsequent lightning or thunder after the beginning of the 30-minute count shall reset the clock, and another count shall begin.
Scheduling A Scrimmage: To schedule a scrimmage, please contact SOWLUA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Umpire Fees:
Rain Delays or Rain Out Games:
Umpire fees for rain delays and rain out games are below:
|Fee Per Umpire||Umpire Fee for Rain Delay or Cancellation|
|$0||Umpires are notified of the rained-out game 90 minutes prior to the scheduled game .|
|$25||Umpires are notified or called that the game is rained-out while en-route to the scheduled game. |
|$50 or $65||Rained-out is declared after the umpire arrived at the scheduled game. Umpire receives pay for the first game depending on the level. |
|$50 or $65||Start of first game and the first game is rained-out. Full pay (depending on the game level). |
|$35||Second game not started, but not cancelled until after the scheduled start time. |
|$50 or $65||Second game started. Full pay depending on the level of the second game. |
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