Sat
Jun
15
10:00 AM
Valley Thunder U17
Truro Bearcats U17
Sat
Jun
15
11:00 AM
Cape Breton Warriors U15 White
Pictou County Snipers U15
Sat
Jun
15
11:30 AM
Cape Breton Warriors U13
Valley Thunder U13 Black
Sat
Jun
15
12:00 PM
Cape Breton Warriors U17
Pictou County Snipers U17
Sat
Jun
15
12:30 PM
Valley Thunder U11 Black
Truro Bearcats U11 Red
Sat
Jun
15
01:30 PM
Valley Thunder U15 Red
Truro Bearcats U15
Sat
Jun
15
02:30 PM
Cape Breton Warriors U15 White
Pictou County Snipers U15
Sat
Jun
15
03:00 PM
Valley Thunder U17
Truro Bearcats U17
Sat
Jun
15
03:30 PM
Cape Breton Warriors U17
Pictou County Snipers U17
Sat
Jun
15
04:30 PM
Cape Breton Warriors U13
Valley Thunder U13 Black
Sun
Jun
09
12:00 PM
Truro Bearcats U17
Cape Breton Warriors U17
5
12
Sun
Jun
09
12:00 PM
Pictou County Snipers U13 Black
Valley Thunder U13 Black
3
3
Sun
Jun
09
02:00 PM
Truro Bearcats U15
Cape Breton Warriors U15 White
6
1
Sun
Jun
09
02:00 PM
Pictou County Snipers U11
Valley Thunder U11 Red
5
13
Sun
Jun
09
03:00 PM
Truro Bearcats U17
Cape Breton Warriors U17
5
5
Sun
Jun
09
03:00 PM
Pictou County Snipers U13 Black
Valley Thunder U13 Black
8
4
Mon
Jun
10
07:00 PM
Pictou County Snipers U13 Purple
Pictou County Snipers U13 Black
7
2
Mon
Jun
10
07:30 PM
Valley Thunder U15 Red
Valley Thunder U15 Black
5
1
Wed
Jun
12
07:00 PM
Truro Bearcats U13
Pictou County Snipers U13 Purple
3
8
Thu
Jun
13
07:00 PM
Pictou County Snipers U11
Truro Bearcats U11 White
5
10

Coaches Information


Coaches Info

Scotia Minor Lacrosse League Game Format


 1. For every division, the games will start as soon as the 5-minute warm
 up ends or no later than 10 minutes past the scheduled start time (the
 clock will start running even if the teams aren’t ready to play).  At
 the scheduled start time, the timekeeper will ring the buzzer and start
 the clock for the 5-minute warm up. 

  2.  U11, U13, and U15,  will play 3 X 15 minute
 quarters, straight time EXCEPT the last three minutes of the game will be
 stop time UNLESS delays make it impossible to finish the game in the 1
 hour time allotment.  If necessary, at the referee’s discretion, clock
 will run all straight time and game may even be shortened in order to
 finish on schedule.  Each team is allowed 1 X 30 second time out per
 game.

 3.  U18 Club will play 3 X 20 minutes quarters, straight time, EXCEPT the last 3 minutes of the game will be stop time 
 UNLESS delays make it impossibe to finish the game in the 1.5 hour time allotment.  If necessary,
 at the referee's discretion, clock will run all straight time and game may even be shortened in order
 to finish on schedule.  Each team is allowed 1 X 30 second time out per game.


4.  MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE WHO YOUR GOALKEEPERS ARE AND WHOSE GAME IT IS. There is now a G on the line next to where the goalies names should be listed.

Suspensions

See the Code of Discipline by clicking on the Rules button on the home page.  Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to sit a player from the time they are sent from a game according to the suspensions listed in the Code.  The suspension coordinator will confirm the suspension as soon as possible, however, the suspension is immediate and you should not play them while waiting for this confirmation.


Affiliation Regulation

Please take note and read through the Operating Regulations by clicking on the Rules button on the home page.  Improper use of affiliates can result in suspension of a coach and other consequences under the 'use of illegal players' Rules and Regulations.


PROCEDURE FOR USE OF AFFILITIATES:

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  THE PROPER PROCEDURE TO CALL UP A PLAYER IS THROUGH CONTACT WITH THEIR COACH, FIRST AND FOREMOST.  THE PLAYER MUST PRIORITIZE THEIR OWN TEAM GAMES, IF THE GAME SCHEDULES CONFLICT.   AFFILIATES CAN ONLY BE USED TO REPLACE A MISSING PLAYER OR PLAYERS.  SEE OPERATING REGULATIONS FOR MORE DETAILS. 


Risk Management

Be sure you have a risk management plan that includes:  an Emergency Action Plan, a Medical Form, and a First Aid Kit.  Each registered player provides a Medical Form to each Club Registrar upon Registration. Each coach should receive these forms from their Club Registrar and must bring them to every game, in case of player injury.

Reporting Concerns ie. Officials:


If you have a serious concern regarding the quality of the officiating in a League game, please take a 24-hour cooling off period, then contact our Referee-In-Chief, Don Klein (contact info under the Executive button on the home page).

CLUBS MUST COMMUNICATE THIS PROCEDURE TO COACHES AND PARENTS ASAP.

 

The following procedures apply to anyone wishing to file a complaint about any incident occurring in any arena being used for SMLL games.  The complaint MUST start at the appropriate level and be in WRITING.  All complaints or concerns must be submitted within 48 hours of when the incident took place.  The following structure describes what type of incident should be reported and to whom a complaint should be directed:

 

On Floor Incidents During Games:

 

1.   Incident on the floor between players from opposing teams-referee applies CLA playing rules and penalties/suspensions will apply-referee files incident report with SMLL Suspension Coordinator.

2.   Incident on the floor during a game between a player and a referee-referee applies CLA playing rules and penalties/suspensions will apply-referee files incident report with SMLL Suspension Coordinator.

3.   Incident during a game between coaches of opposing teams- referee applies CLA playing rules and penalties/suspensions will apply-referee files incident report with SMLL Suspension Coordinator.

4.   Incident during a game between a coach and a referee-referee applies CLA playing rules and penalties/suspensions will apply-referee files incident report with SMLL Suspension Coordinator.

 

Off Floor Incidents Before, During or After Games:

 

5.   Incident off the floor during a game between spectators-referee can stop the game and request that the coach of the home team have the spectator removed from the arena (CLA Rule 23 Situation 1)-referee files an incident report with the SMLL Suspension Coordinator who forwards it to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC; if referee is unaware of the incident, any person attending the game can intervene if they wish or at minimum can report the incident to their Club President who will forward the information to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC.

6.   Incident off the floor during a game between a spectator and a player on the floor-referee applies the CLA playing rules to the players behavior and requests that the coach of the home team have the spectator removed from the arena (CLA Rule 23 Situation 1)-referee files an incident report with the SMLL Suspension Coordinator who forwards it to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC; any person attending the game can intervene if they wish or at minimum can report the spectator portion of the incident to their Club President who will forward the information to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC.

7.   Incident off the floor during a game between a spectator and a coach on the bench-referee applies the CLA playing rules to the coach’s behavior and requests that the coach of the home team (or the assistant coach should the coach of the home team be involved in the incident) have the spectator removed from the arena (CLA Rule 23 Situation 1)-referee files an incident report with the SMLL Suspension Coordinator who forwards it to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC; any person attending the game can intervene if they wish or at minimum can report the spectator portion of the incident to their Club President who will forward the information to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC.

8.   Incident off the floor during a game between a spectator and a referee on the floor-referee reports the incident by filing an incident report with the SMLL Suspension Coordinator who forwards it to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC; anyone who witnesses this type of incident (referee, another player, a coach or a spectator) should file a written report to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC through their Club President.

9.   Incident off the floor during a game between a spectator and a player, anyone who witnesses this type of incident (referee, another player, a coach or a spectator) should file a written report to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC through their Club President.

10.                  Incident off the floor during a game between a spectator and a coach, anyone who witnesses this type of incident (referee, another player, a coach or a spectator) should file a written report to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC through their Club President.

11.                  Incident off the floor during a game between a spectator and another spectator, anyone who witnesses this type of incident (referee, another player, a coach or a spectator) should file a written report to the SMLL Commissioner and RIC through their Club President.

 

 

CONSEQUENCES FOR PARENTS/SPECTATORS AT SMLL GAMES:

 

FIRST OFFENSE:  WRITTEN WARNING

SECOND OFFENSE:  BANNED FROM ALL ARENAS/GAMES FOR 1 WEEK

THIRD OFFENSE:  BANNED FROM ALL ARENAS/GAMES FOR 3 MONTHS, TO CARRY OVER TO THE FOLLOWING SEASON IF NECESSARY

 


SCOTIA MINOR LACROSSE LEAGUE
COMPLAINT, CONCERNS AND/OR APPEAL PROCESS


COACHES MUST COMMUNICATE THIS PROCEDURE TO PARENTS ASAP.

The following procedure applies to anyone wishing to file a complaint or appeal.  The complaint or appeal MUST start at the appropriate level and be in WRITING.  All complaints, concerns and appeals must be submitted within 48 hours of when the incident took place or within 48 hours of a decision by the league or it’s representative.

PARENT(S) OR TEAM PROBLEM


TEAM MANAGER
(some complaints can be cleared up at this level)


COACH
(some complaints can be cleared up at this level)


CLUB PRESIDENT OR DESIGNATE
(most complaints can be cleared up at this level)


DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE or APPEALS & PROTEST COMMITTEE

All written concerns will be forwarded by your Club President, to the appropriate committee (Discipline Committee or Appeals & Protest Committee), who will review the concerns, gather all pertinent information from all sources necessary to bring resolution to the problem.  Interviews will be held where necessary.  All decisions will be rendered in writing, in a timely manner, dependant on the availability of information.  Decisions of the Appeals & Protest Committee shall be FINAL.

2019 Discipline Committee                                                              2019 Appeals & Protest Committee
Suspension Coordinator Jason Herron-Jacobs                               Deputy Commissioner of SMLL  Craig Fukes
Commissioner of SMLL  Brendon Smithson                                    Neutral Association Rep TB Appointed
Neutral Member    TBA                                                                     Neutral Association Rep TB Appointed


PLEASE FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES OUTLINED IN REGULATION 8 PROTESTS AND APPEALS, FOUND UNDER OUR RULES BUTTON.

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