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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”
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:
- Body-checking a player from his “blind side”;
- Body-checking a player who has his head down in an attempt to play a loose ball; and
- 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
NCAA Lacrosse: Rules Implemented In 2013 To “Accelerate Pace Of Play” Are “Best Thing Ever To Happen To The Game” According To Bill Tierney
“…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…”
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.