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High School Girls Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces 2014 Youth Rules Changes Featuring Strict Enforcement Of Illegal Body Contact, Repetitive Fouls And Four Minute Red Card Penalty
The points of emphasis for the 2013-2014 season are strict enforcement of rules governing illegal: body contact, obstruction of free space to goal, repetitive fouls, and stick contact and cross checking.
Major rule changes for the 2013-2014 season at all levels of play include:
decreasing the number of players from each team on the draw circle from five to three;
increasing penalty time for a red card from two minutes to four;
disallowing additional facial protection to be worn other than ASTM International-approved goggles and mouth guard. ASTM International Women’s Lacrosse approved goggles have been the standard since the rule was created in 2004.
NCAA Lacrosse: 2012 Men’s Lacrosse Rules Survey Recommends Increased Pace Of Play, Changing Stall Warning And Continued Support Of Face Off
Women’s Lacrosse: 2012 “Yellow Card” Penalty Rule Change Forces Team Playing Down A Player To “Defend Third Of Field The Ball Is In”; Decrease Of Injury Risks Seen
A reckless hack with the stick is now carrying greater consequences than ever before…women’s lacrosse program are facing the challenge of learning a new style of play due to an offseason rules change that requires any player who receives a yellow card to leave the game for two minutes without being replaced.
By penalizing teams that commit hard fouls, the changes to the rule will decrease injury risk in a sport where players do not wear helmets, yet sticks are swung wildly and used as a means of checking.
The new rule forces the team playing down a player to do so in the third of the field the ball is in, whereas under the previous rule the team could still keep seven players in the active third of the field while having just three players outside of that third.
O’Leary, who serves on the NCAA Rules Committee, said the rule was modified to put more “bite” into yellow cards.
“They wanted yellow cards to mean something and that there were going to be ramifications and repercussions to people getting yellow cards,” O’Leary said.