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7th & 8th Grade Division

Open to Teams & Free Agents. We strive for competitive parity. Our unique Emerging & Master's structure enables us to schedule the most appropriate match-ups between Teams.

Our Emerging & Masters 7th & 8th Grade League has room for 12 TOTAL Teams. How many of each we take is based on Advanced Registrations, so don't delay.

  7th & 8th Grade
Start Date Sunday, December 3, 2023
End Date Sunday, March 3, 2024
Game Dates

12/3, 12/10, 12/17

1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28

2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25


Team Fee* No
*Minimum Number of Players Required 12
Player Fee $235
Guaranteed Games 10
Rosters Due 11/6/2023
 Game Times

9:00 - 11:40 AM

Championship Yes
Format (Field +  Goalie) 6v6 5 Field + Goalie
Field Size In Yards 40 x 40
All Games are 2 x 25 Minute Halves

NYSPHSAA uses 4 Classes and multiple Leagues to try and create competitive parity. Unfortunately, we don't have that flexibility, so we try to accomplish it through 2 Divisions:

Masters: These Teams can be (but not exclusively) comprised of mostly 8th graders or from established programs that have a sustained history of success.  

Emerging: These Teams can be (but no exclusively) compromised of 7th graders or from programs that are up and coming/emerging.

In the spirit of establishing the most competitive match-ups possible, House of Sports reserves the right to ensure Teams are properly registered. 

US Lacrosse Rules in Effect with Following Modifications

  • Games played 6 v 6
    • 5 Field Players
    • 1 goalie
  • Played on 40 x 40 Yard Field- Middle Curtain is down
  • Two 24 minute halves with 2 minute Half Time- total game is 50 minutes
  • No Timeouts
  • No out of bounds- play the ball off of walls. Referee's discretion if the ball is unplayable
  • No Offside; players can run up & down the field- plays like basketball
  • Draw at start of each half or after every 4th goal
  • Goalie Clear after each goal scored- Must be 1 ATTEMPTED pass AFTER Goalie Clear
  • All Fouls are indirect unless it's a repeated foul in the area of the 8- Meter REFEREE'S DISCRETION
  • Full Checking unless Teams and Referee agree to Modified prior to start of game
    • The decision to start with Full but revert to Modified CAN be made during the game. We encourage player development. However, if Full Checking becomes dangerous, it can be changed to Modified by Referee