Fall 3 v 3 Chumash

3 v 3 Chumash Rules

  1. Chumash Field
    1. The Chumash field is 50 yards long and 30 yards wide
    2. The Goal is 6’ tall and 1’ wide double sided and is placed in the center of the field
    3. Creases
      1. Inner crease: a regulation size circle centered in the field and has a 9’ radius (the goal is centered in this crease)
      2. Outer Crease: this crease is elongated 20 – 24 yards long and 6 yards wide with sides being tangent to the regulation crease in the middle of the field.
    4. Take back line: 20 yards from the goal line and 5 yards from the boundary on each end there will be a dotted restraining line or “take back line”. This area can vary, but there is no “safe” zone. A player can legally push the ball carrier out of bounds for a turnover anywhere on the field.
  2. The game
    1. The game is officiated by 1 official
    2. There are no offsides penalties in Chumash
    3. A game will consist of (2) 10-minute halves, running clock, no timeouts, and a 5-minute halftime.
    4. Each team has a predetermined side of the goal to shoot on. At the start of the second half teams will shoot on the opposite side of the goal.
    5. Initial possession will be determined by a faceoff. Faceoff’s will take place on either side of the field and in line with the goal. The team that wins possession must take the ball back past the designated “take back line” before taking a shot. The defense may put pressure on the opposing team during this process (i.e. riding in traditional lacrosse). Each team has a player behind the “take back line” pre-faceoff. At the whistle, the wing players can run in but are not allowed in the crease area.
    6. Crease area privileges
      1. The regulation crease is governed much like in traditional lacrosse. There is no goalie and it is illegal to guard the goal in Chumash. No one is allowed in the crease except to retrieve a ball after a score or to recover a missed shot. Once the ball is picked up the player must exit the crease immediately. Failure to do so will result in a technical foul and loss of possession. Unlike traditional lacrosse no one can move through this crease unless it is to retrieve a ball or fight for a ball, once possession is gained the players must leave the crease immediately.
      2. Elongated crease – Players may move through the elongated crease with or without the ball but cannot stop or shoot from inside this crease. Players cannot dive into the elongated crease while taking a shot. Players may catch a pass inside the elongated crease if they are within one step of being out of the crease. Players may not be touching the elongated crease in any way while shooting (think 3-point arc in basketball). Players can dive and shoot on goal but can only land in the elongated crease, any player that lands in the inner crease will negate any point scored.
    7. Out of bounds
      1. the ball is awarded to the team not previously in control of the ball when the ball goes out of bounds due to a missed shot or dropped pass.
      2. If neither team has possession of the ball and the ball goes out of bounds, play will resume with a faceoff.
  • Ball is awarded to the opposing team if ball carrier is pushed out of bounds.
  1. Penalties & Fouls
    1. Penalties
      1. Technical Fouls: interference, holding, pushing, and DEFENSIVE crease area violations and other technical infractions outlined in the NCAA rule book. On technical fouls, the ball is awarded at goal line extended and just inside the sideline. The ball must be cleared to the “take back line” before it can be shot on goal.
      2. Technical Foul Enforcement: A technical foul results in a “man down” situation and the offending player will go to the sideline and remain there until one of the following events has occurred
        1. The opposing team has taken 1 shot
        2. The opposing team scores 1 goal
        3. The offending players team gains possession of the ball
      3. Personal Fouls are illegal body checking, slashing, tripping, and cross-checking as per age division appropriate interpretations. Any touch or “brush” of an opponent’s head or face with a stick or arm is an automatic Personal Foul. On a personal foul, the ball is awarded at the “take back line.” The team with the advantage does not have to clear the ball. All personal fouls result in a “man down” situation.
      4. Personal Foul Enforcement: the offender goes to the sideline and will remain there until one of the following events have occurred:
        1. The opposing team has taken 2 shots
        2. The offending players team gains possession of the ball
        3. The opposing team scores a goal
      5. Teams
        1. Teams will carry a minimum of 3 players
        2. Teams will carry a maximum of 8 players
      6. Registration & Fees (Coach, Team, Player)
        1. Registrations for all coaches and players will be online.
          1. Players must register online
          2. Assistant coaches must register online
  • Head Coaches must register and pay team fee’s online
  1. Gate Fees: None during Tournament weekend
  2. Grade based game play – 2018/2019 calendar year students
    1. Current K/1
    2. Current 2nd/3rd graders
    3. Current 4th graders
    4. Current 5th graders
    5. Current 6th graders
    6. Current 7th graders
    7. Current 8th graders
    8. Current 9th / 10th graders (JV)
    9. Current 11th / 12th graders (HS)
    10. Girls teams can be formed as well
    11. Open to Adult Teams


  1. Equipment:
    1. Boys Required Equipment
      1. Sticks (40-42”, 38” minimum for Juniors)
      2. Mouth guard
  • Helmet
  1. Pads (shoulder, rib, elbow/forearm as desired)
  1. Girls Required Equipment
    1. Stick
    2. Mouth guard
    3. Eye-wear