Field Timekeepers/scorekeepers

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Updated Friday April 17, 2015 by Peterborough Minor Lacrosse Association.

Attenton parents: see the Guidelines below for timekeeping / scorekeeping.

OMFLL Timekeeper Overview 2015


This sheet is designed to sufficiently prepare both new volunteers and veterans for participating in OMFLL league games as minor officials. 



Game Duration

Novice/Peewee – 2

4 x12-minute running time QUARTERS.  Last 2 minutes of second half is stop time. 

Bantam/Midget – 4 x15-minute running time quarters Last 2 minutes of second half is stop time. 


Tied games remain tied until Qualifier weekend,

Overtime – 2 x 4 minute halves

Sudden Victory – 4 minute periods until winner is declared. 



2-minutes between 1st and 2nd quarters.

5-minutes at halftime.

3-minutes between 3rd and 4th quarters.


End of Quarter Procedure

When there is 1-minute remaining, inform each coaching staff of this.

When there is 30-seconds remaining, you will announce that you are “coming on the field” and will need to gravitate towards the official who is on bench-side. Do not cross the field. 

Count down the remaining time to the referee; “30, 20, 10, 9, 8.......3, 2, 1, Time”.

The timekeeper must not watch the play of the game.



Penalty time does not start until both of the following conditions are met:

          -penalized player is present and kneeling next to Timer's table

          -referees have restarted play


Penalty Procedure

Notify penalized players by team colour first and then number (“Blue 22, 15-seconds remaining”).

Intervals are 30-seconds, 15-seconds and then “5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Release”.



1. The clock will not stop unless a referee specifies this.  You can and should ask for clarification at any time. 

2. A penalized player must remain next to the Timer's table and may not return to his bench or the field of play until he has penalty time has elapsed.  If he does so, his penalty clock will stop and will resume once he returns. 


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