This season we are seeing an increased focus on how the players tie their sticks. Please read below and see if the way your stick is tied is legal! For even more details, please click on the links!
http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/22532/Stick knots USL 2.22.16 (3).pdf
The season is quickly approaching and there isn't any white stuff on the ground which makes me excited!!
I am hoping that you all have had time to meet with your teams. This information is extremely important about your player’s sticks. USL has sent us a rules update and I want to pass that information across to you to make the start of the season less stressful.
On the JGLA website in the next week we will be uploading some pictures and information for your help in understanding these rules.
1.Depth of pocket 5/6 and 7/8 The top of a ball, when placed into the pocket of a horizontally held stick, at eye-level, must be visible/seen above the top of the entire sidewall after reasonable force with one hand (simulating receipt of a pass) has been applied to and released from the ball.
Depth of pocket 3/4The top of a ball, when placed into the pocket of a horizontally held stick, at eye-level, must be visible/seen between the sidewall after reasonable force with one hand (simulating receipt of a pass) has been applied to and released from the ball.
2. Pocket Attachments: Attachments to the sidewall must be through designated stringing holes and looped beneath the bottom rail of the sidewall.
3. Attachment of Thongs: Thongs must be attached to the head though holes in the scoop and at the ball stop. A second material may be used to allow attachment of each thong to the scoop and the ball stop.
4. Shooting strings (this is where most high school sticks have been found to be illegal and is not a fix that can be done at the field)
o Field crosses may have no more than 2 shooting strings. Any shooting string must be directly attached to both sidewalls in the upper 1/3 of the head, OR, if the bottom string is positioned in an inverted “U” shape it must be directly attached to both side walls in the upper 2/3 of the head.
o Shooting strings for field crosses may not be coiled more than twice between 2 adjacent thongs. This does not apply to the space between the outermost thong and the sidewall.
o Shooting strings may touch, but not be crossed, between adjacent thongs, and must neither touch nor be crossed outside of the outermost thongs.
o Flat laces may not be used as shooting strings for a field crosse.
o None of the requirements listed above apply to a goalkeeper’s crosse.