Within each grade group, Towns will create teams of blended grades with balanced capability
Teams will include girls from both Grades 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, and 7 & 8.
Towns with more than one team in an grade group will make every effort to balance the talent levels of the team so that all teams are of equal skill, (i.e. there should be no leveling into A teams and B teams). Stacking teams with only the better players is not allowed.
Games will be played with the following number of players:
Grades 7/8 and 5/6
12 v 12: Eleven field players and a goalie.
8 v 8: Seven field players and a goalie
2 players from each team must remain behind the midfield (the restraining line)
No more than 6 players on or over the restraining line in their offensive end and no more than 7 players on or over the restraining line in their defensive end.
7 v 7. Seven field players. No goalies are used. Shot blockers are used instead.