- The Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse 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.
- Commissioners of the High School League will be Scott Ricks (Seneca AD) - firstname.lastname@example.org. By unanimous vote, any decision of the Commissioners regarding any issue shall be final and not appealable.
- Each team may conduct 2 scrimmages at any point during the season lasting no more than 3 hours total from start to finish.
- First official contest date is: Monday, March 5, 2018
- 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.
- NO home school students are permitted to participate.
- 7th/8th grade middle school students are permitted to participate only at their 'resides' school at the FR/JV level only.
- 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.
- JCPS schools are NOT allowed to play "club" and/or non-school teams on JCPS property.
- All players must have a US Lacrosse Membership for insurance purposes.
- All play, at any level will end for each team once they are eliminated from the Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League post-season competition.
- A district tournament will be played at the conclusion of the regular season with the district champion and runner-up advancing tot he 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 and 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.
- The maximum amount of rostered players during postseason play will be 32 student-athletes per team.
As of 2016, there are two All-State teams for Kentucky. Coaches are to nominate players from their own teams who they consider truly among the best in the state at their respective position. The deadline to submit nominations for 2018 has not been determined. Nominations are due to League Commissioner, Scott Ricks (email@example.com). This award is announced at the conclusion of the State Championship game.
In an effort to recognize more outstanding players, the Coaches Association acknowledges the highest vote-getters at each All State positon. "Attacker of the Year"; "Midfielder of the Year"; "Defender of the Year"; and "Goalie of the Year" are announced along with the rest of the All-State team at the conclusion of the Champtionship game.
This award, administered through US Lacrosse, recognizes the very best players in the state. The number of recipients is determined through the number of programs through state; Kentucky has four All-Americans. Coaches are to nominate players from their own team whom they deem worthy and submit those nominations to the Chair Person, Patrick McAnulty (firstname.lastname@example.org). The submission deadline for 2018 is May 21. After the nominations are received, a ballot is sent out to all coaches in the league who then get to vote. There used to be a committee that handled this award but US Lacrosse changed that in 2016.
Once the votes are received, the Chair Person sends our picks to US Lacrosse. It takes about a month or so for US Lacrosse to officially give notification of the winners. Technically All-Americans DO NOT need to be committed to play in college, nor does it matter what grade they are in, as long as they are a Varsity level player.
***The Academic All-Americans award recognizes student athletes who have had outstanding careers both on and off the field. The formula for the number of recipients per state (as well as the deadline information) is the same as it is for All-American.
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 KYGLCA President, Rylee Huffman (email@example.com). This award is announced at the conclusion of the State Championship game. This player does NOT necessarily have to be committed to playing lacrosse at the collegiate level to receive this award.
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 that season. Selections are due to Rylee Huffman (firstname.lastname@example.org) on date TBD. That 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 2018 tryouts is 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 two mandatory practices for those players selected.
The All-Star game is an event, held in 2018 at Sacred Heart Academy (date TBD), 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. Moving forward, we decided to have two games; one of Seniors vs. Seniors and another of Underclass vs. Underclass. The number of players that each team can send is based on regular season district standings.
For more information, contact Dennis Truman at email@example.com.
***BELOW ARE DETAILS FROM 2017 (*2018 format TBD)***
2017 Varsity Girls Lax All-Star Games
DATE: Sunday, June 4, 2017
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. In 2016, District 1 and District 2 will play together in BOTH games while District 3 and District 4 will play together.
2017 – District 1 and District 3 vs. District 2 and District 4
2018 – District 1 and District 4 vs. District 2 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.