You hear really strange rule interpretations when working as a traveling lacrosse official. I listen to the most incorrect explanations of what the current lacrosse rules are at every level I officiate and every region I do games in. In this post I cover what I consider the Top 10 Rule Myths in NFHS and NCAA Boys Lacrosse and I bust those myths using the 2013 rulebooks for each respective level.
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Earlier this week, we hinted that the NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse could expand in 2014 due to a new NCAA rule, allowing certain sports (like lacrosse) to count play-in games as tourney games. This means the NCAA can pay expenses, and the games will count as official tournament appearances.
Welcome to Fall Ball! It doesn’t matter if you say it’s all about the grind, or all about effort… you’re wrong either way. Fall Ball is about two things: 1) building for the Spring, and 2) hopefully, staying out of trouble. Some programs have been doing a great job with #1 and #2, while others are struggling with at least one part of the equation.
55 players were drafted into the NLL last night in Oakville, Ontario. The Lacrosse Network held a LIVE Hangout, which was a lot of fun, and can be seen above. See below for the complete 2013 NLL Draft Results and some commentary on how it all went down. I’ll provide some general observations, and name a couple of guys worth watching!
Welles Crowther was a former Division 1 lacrosse player working in the World Trade Center on September 11th. This ESPN piece from Outside The Lines tells the heroic story of his life, and it’s simply something you have to see and hear to believe.
It is the fall season, one of wonder and excitement. The Mann Cup is going strong, the NLL is still a ways off, and college teams are really starting to get down to business. Let’s take a look in at some of the teams across the country, and how they are prepping for the Spring of 2014!
This week’s reader poll is all about the NCAA D1 Tournament!
The growth of lacrosse is both a beautiful sight and part of a growing problem for the MCLA.
With new rules being put in place to regulate the length of shooters, how far down they can be, and if the ball will roll out, I think it’s time we take a look at the bigger issue – the stick itself.
Lacrosse All Stars compiled all known lacrosse television listings into one giant 2013 Lacrosse TV Schedule! NCAA, MCLA, NLL, NALL and more! You’re #1 resource for Lacrosse on TV.
The new year means college and pro lacrosse are finally back. What’s everyone going to be discussing in 2013? Chris Rosenthall gives you EIGHT big stories to follow in 2013!
The NCAA has released an informative video on the new 2013 Rule Changes. Connor Wilson breaks down what the video builds up!
Can one level of college lacrosse inherently be better than another level of lacrosse based on a $5,000 difference? Or is it more complex than that?
In this week’s Hot Pot rant, Connor explains who has the power to change Early Recruiting, but also why it is likely that nothing will be done at all.
The 2013 NCAA Division 1 Final Four via Markus McCaine, using only statistics and data. Can MATH predict the future?
The Lacrosse Show is back with an update on the 2013 Rule Changes as they relate to stringing sticks. Connor shows you what will work, what won’t and predicts we’ll see more traditional! And soft mesh?
Justin Skaggs, of StylinStrings, took some initiative and got Jon Hind of the NCAA Rules Committee on the phone to talk about the proposed 2013 stick stringing rules. Their conversation may just shock you!
There is so much fence-sitting when it comes to early recruiting in college lacrosse. Few want to stand up and make an honest, convincing argument on either side… until now!
The NCAA Rules Committee has recommended some SERIOUS rules changes for 2013. Sideline horns, face off changes, pocket changes, shot clocks, stall warning and SO MUCH MORE! Connor breaks it down.
NCAA college lacrosse and MLL action BOTH return to SportsCenter for another week; this time with incredible goals from Denver’s Mark Matthews and Ohio’s Chazz Woodson.