Does Lacrosse Need Instant Replay?

NCAA Division 1 Men's Lacrosse- Syracuse at Princeton

Does Lacrosse Need Instant Replay?


It’s expensive, slows the game down, creates more delays, and coaching involvement in what is supposed to be a player’s game, and missed calls RARELY impact games.

Lacrosse is NOWHERE near ready for instant replay. There aren’t enough cameras at games. Not every team has a camera crew. It makes natural site games a night mare. The list goes on and on. Then you get to the issue that it is not required to keep the game “pure” in any way, it would be a huge added cost, and as we can see from the NFL’s example, it hardly fixes all the problems out there.

The refs out there make mistakes sometimes, but we all do, as we’re human. Sports are not about getting it right ALL THE TIME (because that is literally impossible), they are about reacting to adversity and overcoming the odds to win. That’s what life is about, and that’s what sports are about. Refs are doing their best, and instant replay is a slap in their face at this point, because it just assumes machines and reviews will be better for the game without any real review.

This is a NON-issue. Don’t let them fool you into thinking it’s real.

Does Lacrosse Need Instant Replay?

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Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.

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