RMLL Game Sheet Instructions
1. Home team provides game sheet. Home team fills in game sheet on the “Home” side with the following information at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the game:
a) Home team roster: lists goalie first followed by back-up goalie and then lists players numerically with first and last name indicating Captain (“C”), Assistant Captains (“A”), and Affiliate players (“AP”).
b) Fills out suspension area for any player serving a suspension including jersey #, first and last name and # of games out of how many total, i.e. 1 of 3.
c) Color of jersey
d) Name of coaches and trainers who will be on the bench with first and last names
e) Name of manager
f) RMLL Game No (found on the team’s schedule)
g) Home & visitor team name
i) Time of game according to RMLL Schedule
j) Arena you are playing in
k) Level i.e. Junior B Tier 1
l) Signs off under “Verification”.
2. Home team provides game sheet to visitor. Visitor fills in game sheet on the “Visitor” side with the following information:
a) Visiting team roster: lists goalie first followed by back-up goalie and then lists players numerically with first and last name indicating Captain (“C”),
Assistant Captains (“A”), and Affiliate players (“AP”).
b) Fills out suspension area for any player serving a suspension including jersey #, first and last name and # of games out of how many total, i.e 1 of 3.
c) Color of jersey
d) Names of coaches and trainers who will be on the bench with first and last names
e) Name of manager
f) Signs off under “Verification”.
3. Roster Stickers – If using stickers, only include players and ensure any player who is not playing is crossed off the sticker on both copies of the game sheet. Preference is for team to use stickers.
4. The Lead Referee on the floor counts the number of players on the Bench and verifies against the number of players written on the game sheet. The Referee writes in the number of players on the Bench on the game sheet. The Referee counts the number of Bench Personnel on the Bench and records the number on the game sheet. The Referee then hands the game sheet to official scorer and reviews with the scorer and score clock operator the clock stoppages, i.e. In Major Lacrosse, the clock shall stop for ALL stoppages including Penalties, Time-outs, and Referee Discretionary Stoppages (i.e. injury), and Possession Changes with a minimum ten (10) minute break between periods.
5. At start of game official scorer writes the actual time under “Game Time Started”.
6. As game progresses, the official scorer is responsible for accounting for every goal, penalty, and time out. This is done so in each appropriate section of the game sheet according to home or visitor.
7. In the case of a goal, the official scorer must ensure that they put what period number it is scored in, the time of the goal, the player numbers who scored and/or assisted and what type of goal it was, i.e. Shorthanded (“SH”) or Power play (“PP”). This is to help the entry of the information into the RMLL system.
8. The Official Scorer must advise the Lead Referee if a goal is assigned to a player number not listed on the roster listed on the game sheet.
9. In the case of a penalty, the official scorer must write down the period it was called in, the player’s jersey number, first and last name, what the offence is, how many minutes it is for and what time the penalty was called at. For the name of the penalty, please only use abbreviations as approved by the league, i.e. Checking from Behind (“CFB”). In most cases, it is easier for the entry person to understand if you write out the full name.
10. In the case of the following penalties:
a. Checking From Behind (CFB) double minor penalty – enter it on the game sheet as two 2 min penalties [2 min CFB], even though the time clock will show 4 min. [or possibly more] for that player. Therefore, if a goal is scored while his/her team is shorthanded, then the first 2 min penalty will be served and the clock dropped to the second 2 min. penalty [or reduced if more penalties to same player].
b. Match Penalties – be sure to write it is a Match penalty and has the correct time assigned to it and on the second line the reason for the Match penalty and no time associated to it.
c. Game Misconducts must be written down with the reason for the game misconduct and a time of 10 minutes.
Game Misconduct Types (with abbreviation) and Rule reference
Fighting (GM – Fighting) Rule 45
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (GM – Unsports) Rule 28
Two Majors in a game (GM – Two Majors) Rule 77c
High Stick (GM – High Stick) Rule 50
Check from Behind (GM – CFB) Rule 38
Contact in Exchange Area (GM – Change Box)
Illegal Equipment (GM – Ill. Equip.) Rule 12 and 13
Third Person in an Altercation (GM – Third Person) Rule 67
Leaving the Bench (GM – Leave Bench) Rule 60
Gross Misconduct (GM – Gross Misc.) Rule 48
What is in red is what is to be written on the game sheet.
11. At the end of each period, the official scorer totals the time outs taken and score for that period for each team in the Summary section of the game sheet.
12. At the end of the game the official scorer writes the time the game ended under Game Time Ended.
13. The official scorer completes the summary for time outs, and score per period and totals it.
14. The official scorer fills in game sheet with the following information:
a) Official scorers name
b) Score clock operator’s name
c) Shot clock operator’s name
d) Alternate referee’s name (if applicable)
15. The lead referee draws a diagonal line through the lines not used for goals and penalties and circles the number of total goals and penalty minutes underneath the line. The referees who will sign off after verifying everything is correct and writing a referee report if necessary. The referees will also fill out their referee number in the spot provided when they sign the sheet.
16. White copy of game sheet goes to the home team, pink or yellow goes to the visitor.
17. All game sheets are to be scanned and e-mailed by the noon the day after the game to the RMLL Statistician and the Division Commissioner. Submitting games sheets is the responsibility of the Home Team.
18. The LC Off-Floor Officials Guide contains all the roles and responsibilities of the Off-Floor Officials which includes the Official Scorer. Official Scorers should familiarize themselves with the information in this Guide.