Originally Posted by CageSage
Originally Posted by libertydad
after a maximum of about 90 seconds after they cross the restraining line,if the attacking team is not trying to score then the refs call a stall and they must keep the ball in the box.
Great debate. The revised box proposed would come into effect after about 90 seconds according to your post. Well, where does this 90 second clock sit on the field? Isn't this the same expense as a shot clock in the first place?

The counter will be that the referees will keep that 90 second timing on the field as an approximate timing to get the game moving. Forget about the NCAA or youth match where about 110-120 seconds remain and the 90 second rule which is based on the referee's discretion never gets called. We will leave that side debate off the table for now.

Originally Posted by libertydad
If the shot is saved and travels out of the box, or the D deflects a ball and it travels out of the box, the O has another 90 seconds max to run a play or a new stall is called.
Doesn't this invite a new tactic where shots (which will require definition) go faithfully flying over the goal through the back ten yards to out of bounds - but the ball is returned to the offensive team for a new 90 seconds?

At the end of the day, this discussion starts with the words "... after a period of 90 seconds ...".
When I say 90 Seconds, Im basing it on the approximated time it takes a team to pass it around the cage twice after bringing the ball over the restraining line, and then run a play with a few cutters through the 8. Make it like the mens game where its at the refs discretion. The later it gets the quicker the call if the attack isn't trying to score.They must "get it in and keep it in" with 2:00 and under. If a team wants to chance a bluff shot that purposely misses , then thats a risky tactic because, as we all know, it's closest to the ball when it goes out. I think a clock in any fashion is impractical and costly especially at tournament. A small box that is 30x30 is pretty much the size of the 12 meter arc extended to the back line, squared off and 4 yards closer to the restraining line . It will work