METRO LEAGUE GUIDELINES (2022-2023)
1. The Metro AD League will follow ALL KHSAA Bylaws with the exception of Bylaws 6-8 unless otherwise noted herein. These guidelines have been adopted by the unanimous vote of the Metro AD League Athletic Directors.
2. Commissioner of the High School League will be:
Girls: Amy Elliott (KCD) - email@example.com
By unanimous vote, any decision of the Commissioners regarding any issue shall be final and not appealable.
3. Each team may conduct 2 scrimmages at any point during the season lasting no more than 3 hours total from start to finish.
4. First official contest date(s) will be set by the Commissioner. The date for 2023 will be Wednesday, March 1st, (2 weeks from the February 15th official practice start date).
5. Students may NOT participate for any school except the school they attend unless a “combined” team has been approved as noted herein. There is NO “grandfather” provision for any student-athlete. Any “combined” team MUST be approved by at least 75% of the lacrosse school Athletic Directors to be eligible to participate in the league.
6. NO home school students are permitted to participate.
7. Girls: 7th/8th grade middle school students are permitted to participate only at their ‘resides’
school at any level.
8. The maximum game limit will be 23 matches. All games count against the regular season limit. Teams MUST play District games but are otherwise free to complete their game schedules as they see fit. District teams should work together to schedule those games by using corresponding date from last year or deciding on a new date.
9. JCPS schools are NOT allowed to play “club” teams (not affiliated with one specific school) on JCPS property.
10. All players must obtain and have US Lacrosse membership for insurance purposes.
11. All play, at any level, will end for each team once they are eliminated from the Metro AD League post-season competition.
12. A district tournament will be played at the conclusion of the regular season with the district champion & runner-up advancing to the state tournament. For the opening round of the state tournament, district winners will host district runner-ups and the proceeds will be shared by those two teams. For the semi-finals & finals, the games will be held at a designated site to be determined by the Commissioners, with the Net proceeds being shared equally among all participating schools in the league.
13. Maximum roster limit of 32 players in uniform for post-season.
14. Varsity games will consist of two 25 minute halves; stop clock after goals and stop clock in the last 2 minutes in each half for all fouls in the CSA, unless there is a goal differential of 10 or more. For JV and Freshman, the game will consist of two 25 minute halves; running clock after goals and stop-clock in the last 2 minutes of each half for all fouls in the CSA, unless there is a goal differential of 10 or more.
15. Only Varsity games will play overtime. All other levels of competition can end in a tie, and no overtime will be played. The only exception is during non-varsity tournament games, where a winner must be determined in order to advance. When the score is tied at the end of regular playing time for a regular season contest, and overtime is to be played, both teams will have a 5 minute rest and toss a coin (visiting captain calls) for choice of ends. The alternate possession will continue from regulation. The game will be restarted from a center draw. The winner will be decided by "sudden victory". The team scoring the first goal will win the game. The single overtime period will be 6 minutes in stop clock time (clock stops on every whistle). The clock will be stopped after 3 minutes of play in order for teams to change ends with no delay for coaching. No substitutions may occur at this time. The game will be restarted by a center draw. If the teams are still tied after 6 minutes have elapsed, the game will end in a tie.
16. It is permissible for a school to videotape or photograph regular season contest in which the school team is participating, but such tapes or photographs may not be used for coaching purposes until after the contest in completed. In other words, it is not permissible to use photographs or any recorded information at halftime of a game. It is not permissible for a school or a school representative to videotape or photograph regular season games, scrimmages, or tournament contests of other schools without the written consent of the schools participating in the contest.
State Tournament Draw = Friday, May 12, 2023
State Tournament Quarterfinals (Hosted by Regional winner) = Saturday, May 13, 2023
State Tournament Semifinal (Hosted by TBD) = Tuesday, May 16, 2023
State Tournament Final (Hosted by TBD) = Thursday, May 18, 2023
Regional Tournament Sites
District 1 = TBD
District 2 = TBD
District 3 = TBD
District 4 = TBD
Miss Lacrosse Nominations
This is an award administered through the Coaches Association and is intended to recognize the most outstanding senior female lacrosse player in Kentucky. Coaches are allowed to nominate one senior for this award and those nominations are due to Metro League Commissioner, Scott Ricks. This player does NOT necessarily have to be committed to playing lacrosse at the collegiate level to receive this award. This award is announced at the conclusion of the State Championship game.
Coach of the Year Nomination
This is KYGLCA award which recognizes the coach who their peers determine to have done the most outstanding job in the current season. Selections are due to Metro League Commissioner, Scott Ricks. This award will be announced at the conclusion of the State Championship game.
National Team Tryouts
The Women's Division National Tournament is one of the largest college recruiting events of the year and it runs in conjunction with the Division I Final Four weekend. 2016 marked the first year that Kentucky had its own team. Before this, Kentucky and Indiana had a shared team (and before that, Kentucky was part of the Great Lakes region which included many more states). Any player between the grades of 9 and 11 may try out for this team (12th graders are not allowed to participate). 18 field players and 2 goalies will be selected, along with 2 alternates who would go only in case of injury or unforeseen emergency. By trying out, you are committing to attending the tournament if you make the team. This is a prestigious event intended for the top 20 players from Kentucky.
The site and date for the 2021 tryouts are TBD, as is the tournament location.
The selections are made by a group of coaches, but other people involved in lacrosse
(officials, former players and coaches, etc) may sign up to evaluate.
There will be 2 mandatory practices for those players selected.
The All-Star Game is an annual event put on by the Coaches Association in order to recognize some of the top players in the state. Before 2016, we had 1 game in which a Senior team played an Underclass team. Currently, we have 2 games: 1 of Seniors vs. Seniors and another of Underclass vs. Underclass. The number of players that each team can nominate is based on regular season Regional standings.
For more information, contact Sacred Heart Head Coach, Dennis Truman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***BELOW ARE DETAILS FROM 2021***
2021 Varsity Girls Lax All-Star Games
DATE: Sunday, June 6, 2021
TIME: Junior Game @ 12pm and Senior Game @ 1:30pm. The facility will open at 11:15pm for warm up time.
LOCATION: Kentucky Country Day School
* Each season, the district pairings will alternate
2021 - District 2 and District 4 vs. District 1 and District 3
*Selections are based on regular season district standings
1st place in district = 4 seniors, 4 underclass
2nd place in district = 3 seniors, 3 underclass
3rd place or lower in district = 2 seniors, 2 underclass
Total of 11 seniors and 11 underclass per district
(22 seniors and 22 underclass per team)… *All non-KSLL teams will be allowed 1 total selection.
*The coaches of the teams who finish first in the District Tournaments (as opposed to regular season final standings) will be the coaches for BOTH games. Those coaches may decline, get other coaches in their district to help or take over, or use their own assistants. Whatever those coaches want!
*Coaches should ensure attendance of all players in the game before selecting so that rosters will be balanced.
NO REPLACEMENTS FOR ALL-STARS WILL BE ALLOWED.
*All players and coaches will be introduced before the game and we will get someone to introduce the players and do some play by play during the game.
*The format will be 2 25-minute running clock halves with 2 total timeouts per team.
*All players will receive a reversible pinnie (to be worn at the game and kept by the player) for making this team.
*In order to help pay for all of these pinnies, we will NOT charge a gate fee, but rather we will ask for donations at the game. If we do not get donations and cover costs, then we will charge gate in subsequent years.
*College coaches within the region will be notified and may be in attendance.