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NFHS’s New Rules: Interpretations, and dodged bullets

0 - Published August 15, 2014 by in Featured, High School, Stringing, Stringing Rules

I am reminded heavily of the NCAA rule changes a little while back. The nervousness of the community was the same and the rule changes are potentially identical.I will get into the potentials in a moment. This should not be seen as a limitation, but rather another opportunity to let your creativity run wild. First, CALM DOWN, second, read this article!

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New High School Lacrosse Rules: Goodbye U Shooters

0 - Published August 11, 2014 by in Featured, High School

The National Federation for High Schools Sports (NFHS) has released new high school lacrosse rule changes for 2015, and many of them echo the moves in the college game. While many of the rules will impact the game in one way or another, one rule will definitely impact a number of players, and that is the 4″ rule for shooting strings. Say goodbye to U and V shooters!

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Ask a Ref: Busting Myths and Misconceptions

0 - Published February 14, 2014 by in General

Gordon Corsetti and Mark Donahue team up to bring back the popular “Ask a Ref” series. The guys are here to address questions, comments, and concerns about the rules of lacrosse. It’s an open forum, so ask away!

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US Lacrosse: The POCO Rulebook

0 - Published November 21, 2013 by in Club

I know that many of you POCO (post-collegiate) guys have been chomping at the bit to read an actual rule book meant for adults (sarcasm intended). Well, US Lacrosse released an “adult” rule book including modified NCAA rules, along with a few other changes that make it more relaxed. For example, no one cares about […]

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Busting Rule Myths in NFHS and NCAA Boys Lacrosse

0 - Published November 6, 2013 by in College, High School, Youth

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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2014 Youth Lacrosse Rule Revisions

0 - Published November 4, 2013 by in Youth

US Lacrosse recently released 2014 rules changes and points of emphasis for the 2014 lacrosse season. Although not a ton has changed, the US Lacrosse rules committee continues to make advances toward keeping young athletes safe while competing in a full contact sport.

Men’s Lacrosse Rules: Now And Then

0 - Published September 16, 2013 by in The Life

In this post, Gordon Corsetti analyzes the Laws of Lacrosse as written by WIlliam Beers, and adopted in 1868 by the National Lacrosse Association of Canada, and he compares those laws to the 2013 NFHS and NCAA rulebooks that all of us played, coached, and officiated by this past season.

FIL Rules Vs NCAA: Get On The Same Page

0 - Published August 22, 2013 by in College, International

Editor’s Note: Kacy Small saw both the NCAA rules and FIL rules firsthand this year. After reflecting on his experience, he’s sure one of them is doing it right, while the other has some potential areas for improvement. Can you guess which version of lacrosse Kacy prefers before reading the article? And what do you […]

Ask A Ref: Goal Or No Goal?

0 - Published August 19, 2013 by in High School

Welcome Gordon Corsetti back to LAS! In our last edition of Ask A Ref, Gordon Corsetti filled us in on how players can, and can not, exchange sticks on the field of play. This week, he’s covering weird goal scoring situations, and when a goal can be waived off.