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Youth Lacrosse

SCORER AND TIMER PROCEDURES

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The umpires are responsible for ensuring the timers and scorers understand their responsibilities.
  • The home team provides the official scorer and official timer.
  • USL Rules book requires the home team to record starting line-ups, substitutes, goals, assessment of cards, and time when cards are assessed.
  • CWLL requires home Youth League teams to record and report game scores.
  • The scorers and timekeepers have official status. They are neutral and should not cheer, call fouls or make comments from the table area.

TABLE AREA PERSONNEL:

  • Official Scorer and Official Timer- home team (required)
  • Spotter - home team (optional)
  • Statistician – visiting team (optional)

EQUIPMENT:

  • Scorer & Timer Equipment:
    • 2 air horns (a primary horn and back-up horn) or scoreboard horn
    • 4 countdown digital clocks or master clock plus extra batteries
    • Official scorebook form
    • Pencils and eraser o
    • Scorer’s table and 2 chairs
    • Scoreboard or Flip-A-Score
    • Rain canopy
    • Alternate possession indicator (sign, cone or designated item) •
  • Home Team Equipment:
    • 4 balls, smooth or slightly textured, yellow, lime green or bright orange color for girls, and White game balls for Boys, ALl game balls must be NOCSAE stamped.
    • 6 soft or flexible cones, pylons or flags

PRE-GAME SET UP:

  • Arrive at least 20 minutes before start of game.
  • Confirm the Table Area, Substitution Area and Team Bench Area boundaries are marked on the field.
  • Set up table at least 4 meters back from sideline at midfield.
  • Set out 4 cones, pylons or flags at corners of field outside of the boundary lines and 2 at the front edge of the substitution box each 5 yards from the centerline and outside of the boundary line.
  • Record the starting line-ups of both teams in official scorebook at least 10 minutes prior to the game. Identify by name and number.
  • If official scoring or timing is not handled at field level, confirm direct twoway communications are provided between press box and scorer’s table.
  • Meet with umpires to:
    • Introduce scorer and timer o Introduce Sideline Manager for youth games.
    • Review scorer and timer duties.
    • Confirm length of game and length of halftime and which team will get the first alternate possession.
    • Confirm amount of time and method umpires want to be notified before the end of each half.
    • Confirm if umpires want the horn to sound when a 10 goal differential occurs in high school games, for substitutions after goals, and when illegal substitutions have occurred.

TIMER DUTIES:

Official Timer Duties required by the Rules book:

  • Sit at the scorer and timer’s table at field level or in a non-field location with direct two-way communications with a person at the table.
  • Keep game time using running-clock procedures.
  • Keep time during a team time out.
    • Use a separate clock to time the 2-minute time-out period.
    • If desired by umpire, sound the horn when there are 15-seconds remaining in the time out and again at the end of the 2-minute time out.
  • Notify the scorer of the time on the clock when a player is issued a green/yellow card for delay of game and time the 2-minute playing time penalty.
  • Notify the coach when the 2-minute delay of game penalty time has ended.
  • Notify the scorer of the time on the clock when a player is issued a yellow or red card and time the 2-minute playing time penalty.
  • Notify the coach when the 2-minute yellow or 4-minute red card penalty time has expired.
  • Sound horn during the first stoppage of play:
    • To notify umpire of illegal substitution.
    • When clock has malfunctioned.
  • Notify the nearest umpire when there are 2 minutes remaining in each half and again when there are 30 seconds remaining in each half (only applies if using stop clock in last two minutes – default is now running clock for entire period.)
  • Sound the horn when the countdown clock reaches zero at the end of the first half and end of the game. • Optional Duty: Keep time between halves.

 

SCORER DUTIES:

Official Scorer Duties required by the Rules book:

  • Sit at the scorer and timer’s table at field level or in a non-field location with direct two-way communications with a person at table.
  • Record scorebook information pertaining to both teams.
  • Record the starting line-ups for both teams in the scorebook at least 10 minutes prior to the game. o
    • Coaches are required to provide table with roster prior to game.
    • Starting lineup changes cannot be made within 10 minutes prior to the game except for changes due to injury.
  • Confirm the numbers of the players on the field match the numbers recorded in the score book.
  • Record the names and numbers of substitutes when they enter the game.
  • Record goals (G) scored.
    • Under the Player section, record goals for players.
    • Identify the number of the player who scored the goal and record the time remaining in the game when the goal was scored.
    • Notify umpire when a 4 goal differential occurs. (12U and below)
  • Record the issuance of cards assessed to players, coaches and other team personnel.
    • Record the type of card issued next to the individual’s name.
    • Record time remaining in half when a yellow or red card is issued.
    • If a separate penalty clock is not used, record the time when the 2 minute penalty time expires.
    • Notify umpire when a second yellow card is given to same player.
    • Notify the umpire when a team receives its fourth card. •
  • Notify the umpire during the first stoppage of play when an illegal substitution occurs.
  • Continuously display an accurate score.
  • Record all team timeouts.
  • Maintain an accurate record for alternate possession.
  • Ask umpire to sign scorebook at end of game to make the game official.