BYLA Boys Timer Directions
| Game Time
End of Quarter
- Four quarters of 10 minutes stop/start time. Start time when whistle blows. Stop time when whistle blows to stop play.
- Alternate – 14 minute running time. Start time at first whistle. Stop time only for time outs and end of quarter.
- 5 minute half time (usually kept by officials).
- Overtime is one 4 minute sudden victory period (only if agreed upon by both coaches).
- Notify both coaches when there is 5 min and 2 min left in quarter.
- Notify official and coaches when 20 seconds left in quarter. Count down loudly from 5 and sound horn at “zero”
- 4th Quarter U15 only: Notify officials at 2:10 and 2:00
- Try to inform the official while still keeping count in your head
- Notify official at next dead ball.
- Officials usually have a watch can change to running time.
- Sound the horn if a coach calls for a horn
- A horn can be called when the ball goes out of bounds on the sidelines and for U13 and U11 only, end lines too.
- Substitutions can also be done after goals are scored and while penalties are reported to the scorer's table. All others substitutions need to be done ‘on the fly’.
- Official will signal: Color of offending team, number of player, and the penalty.
- A technical foul is 30 seconds
- A personal foul is 1-3 minutes and will be relayed to you by the official.
- Keep players kneeling in the box while serving their penalty until 5 seconds remain on their penalty.
- Tell the player at what time they will be released. Example: If the clock has 8 min left in the quarter, and it is a 30 second penalty, tell the player he will be released at 7 min 30 sec.
- At 5 seconds he may be substituted for by another player
- Count down from 5 loudly and yell “released” when penalty time reaches “zero”
- Penalty time carries over into the next quarter and overtime.
- If the penalty is on Team A and Team B scores, Team A’s penalties are released.
- If the penalty is on Team A and Team A scores, Team A’s penalties are not released.
- Non-releasable penalties always serve the entire time (not released by a goal).
- Yell “all even” to allow all by coaches to know the penalty is released.