An Eastern Massachusetts girls lacrosse league, comprised of 19 organizations from 22 towns along the RT 128 and RT 2 corridors.

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Updated – January 16, 2018



Coaches and officials meet to establish grade level, point out any unique field characteristics, specify a clock operator, highlight the importance of the "Offensive 3-second rule", and remind the official that ALL Founders League games consist of two 25-minute halves – regardless of grade division.


  • 60x40 yards. Corners marked with cones; portable goal circles around the 4'x4' goals. 8-meter arcs ARE NOT defined at this level. Shooting targets are used.


  • 7 field players - NO GOALIE - 2 players remain behind midfield. Coaches assist with off sides.


  • One coach per team is allowed on the field during play.
  • No more than 3 coaches per team allowed on the sideline.
  • One timeout per game; may not be taken during last 2 minutes of half/game. Clock stops during timeout.


  • Boys lacrosse sticks not allowed.
  • US Lacrosse-approved eye-protection required
  • Mouth guards required – mouth guards with "white teeth" graphics not allowed.
  • Close fitting gloves and US Lacrosse-approved headgear are permitted; no hard helmets (goalie helmets) may be worn except by the goalie.
  • No jewelry is allowed on the field. Use of eye black is regulated – no "face paint" with eye black.


No checking.

  • No covering the ball at any time.
  • When a shot is blocked by the shot blocker and ends up in the crease, a defender picks up the ball and continues play.
  • More than 2 players MAY contest a ground ball.
  • Players MAY NOT kick the ball.
  • 3-Pass Rule: The pass count resets only when the ball crosses midfield. After any shot, rebound, or a loss of possession, if the ball is recovered before it is brought back over midfield, that team retains any accumulated pass count. Umpires are responsible for audibly counting competed passes.
  • Offensive 3 Seconds: Holding the ball for more than 3 seconds when closely guarded/marked and the defense has both hands on her stick and is in position to legally check were checking allowed results in a change of possession.
  • Players must play girl-to-girl defense. Double-team is allowed. Triple-team is not.
  • Goal Circle Violation: If any part of the player’s body or stick crosses the goal circle, goal does not count.
  • Yellow card: a player is substituted for the player who committed the foul so the team does not play shorthanded.


  • No scoreboards allowed, but coaches should keep the score.
  • Coaches discretely make adjustments in the event of lopsided play.
  • Draws only to start game and second half. Possession is alternated after each goal at midfield.


  • Alert your Program Director of any issues with officials, parents, coaches or players.
  • Record the game score at: FGLL.ORG

UMPIRE FEES (1/2 GRADE) Home team pays all fees.

 Adult: $50   Junior: $40   2 Juniors: $30 ea. 



FGLL has zero tolerance for misconduct of players, coaches or spectators. Misconduct is any action by an individual that interferes with the safety or sportsmanship of the game. A team follower’s misconduct may result in a yellow or red card assessed to the coach. Penalties assessed for misconduct must be reported to the FGLL Competition Committee via an incident report

QUESTIONS? Contact Paul Griffin, FGLL Director,