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US Lacrosse Releases “2014 Rules For Boys Youth Lacrosse – Rule Interpretation” (Video)


Lacrosse Rules: US Lacrosse Releases “2014 Youth Rules & Best Practices Guidebook For Girls”


2014 Youth Rules & Best Practices Guidebook For Girls-page-001

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High School Boys Lacrosse: New Rules For “Checks Involving The Head/Neck” And “Illegal Body-Checks To A Defenseless Player” Increase Penalty To “Two- Or Three-Minute Non Releasable”


National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)In Rule 5-4 – Checks Involving the Head/Neck – the penalty for a violation was strengthened by dropping the possibility of a one-minute penalty. Thus, a minimum two- or three-minute non releasable penalty will now be enforced for this violation. Summers said this increased penalty will reinforce the need to eliminate hits to the head/neck from the game.

In another change designed to minimize risk, the committee added a fifth example of an illegal body-check. Rule 5-3-5 will state that an illegal body-check is one that targets a player in a defenseless position. This includes but is not limited to:

  1. Body-checking a player from his “blind side”;
  2. Body-checking a player who has his head down in an attempt to play a loose ball; and
  3. Body-checking a player whose head is turned away to receive a pass, even if that player turns toward the contact immediately before the body-check. A minimum of a two- or three-minute non releasable penalty is assessed for this violation.

“Intentional player-to-player collisions with players in a defenseless position are a concern, and this revision will reinforce the need to eliminate these collisions from the game,” Summers said.

For more:  http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=9614

U-9 To U-15 Boys Lacrosse Rules: “2013 US Lacrosse Youth Lacrosse Rule Differences”


2013 USL Outline of Youth Rule Differences-page-001

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High School Lacrosse: “US Lacrosse High School Girls Lacrosse Parent Handbook”


US Lacrosse High School Girls Lacrosse Parent Handbook-page-001

US Lacrosse High School Girls Lacrosse Parent Handbook-page-002

US Lacrosse High School Girls Lacrosse Parent Handbook-page-003

US Lacrosse High School Girls Lacrosse Parent Handbook-page-004

High School Lacrosse: “US Lacrosse High School Boys Lacrosse Parent Handbook”


US Lacrosse Boys Lacrosse Parent Handbook-page-001

US Lacrosse Boys Lacrosse Parent Handbook-page-002

Boys Lacrosse Parent Handbook-page-003

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NCAA Lacrosse: Rules Implemented In 2013 To “Accelerate Pace Of Play” Are “Best Thing Ever To Happen To The Game” According To Bill Tierney


NCAA Men's Lacrosse“…the most prominent change was a 30-second shot clock, which begins once officials have issued a stall warning. Another was the elimination of horns for player substitutions. And a third was the implementation of quicker restarts, including removing the five-second cushion that goalkeepers had to get back to the crease after chasing a shot…”

Baltimore Sun logoCollege lacrosse is beginning — albeit slowly — to regain its reputation as the fastest sport on two feet.

New rules implemented in the offseason to accelerate the pace of play aren’t showing up in the numbers. But anecdotally, what had devolved at times into a slow-plodding, low-scoring slog is turning into a fast-paced, action-packed thriller.

“I think they’re the best thing to ever happen to the game, to be honest with you,” Denver coach Bill Tierney said. “The [NCAA] rules committee took charge of their charge, so to speak, and realized that the game was not getting any better. In fact, it was getting worse. As we increase our media coverage — especially on TV — the game needed to be fixed.”

Among the wide-ranging changes enacted during the offseason were several significant ones. The result has been a faster game with fewer stoppages, and that’s music to the ears of coaches.

For more:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/lacrosse/bs-sp-lacrosse-rule-changes-0315-20130314,0,2464711.story