League Rules NYS Modified Middle School rules. Varsity A & B, all 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 will play normal NFHS rules regarding high school lacrosse. This includes clearing counts. This is NON Contact lacrosse. While normal interaction will occur, there is NO body checking! Over and back rules are in affect for all levels All games will start promptly at the assigned times. Games will consist of 4 (10-minute) running quarters. Directions changes at halftime. 1 time-out per quarter are permitted (30 seconds). There are NO timeouts in the last 2 minutes of any quarter with a running clock. Time outs allowed anywhere on the field. Halftime will consist of one 4-minute break. Continuous clocks will be kept by referees Time serving penalties are kept by the on-field officials. The official score will be kept by one of the officials on the field and tournament staff scoreboard on the sideline. The staff and referee will confer throughout the game and stoppages to ensure the correct score. All substitutions are on the fly. All appropriate equipment and mouth guards must be worn at all times. Officials and the league directors have final say on all interpretations and rulings.