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 stringing or tape rules, you are an adult, if you can handle the checks of frustrated grown men who can’t get the ball out of…
Tag Archives | Rules
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.
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.
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.
Welcome Gordon Corsetti back to LAS! Gordon has been researching the roots of the game, and sharing his findings with us. It’s an informative and exhaustive look at the history of modern lacrosse.
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 think of his argument? Photo Credit: Craig Chase This past spring The Hill School started playing by NCAA rules in the Inter-Ac Conference in PA….
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.
We get great questions from our readers on traditional stringing, but we also get some really awesome, and sometimes weird, questions that stump even the finest minds at LAS. When it comes to situations like that, we reach out to the experts.
Connor Wilson asked for someone to tell him the recent Cuse-Hop game was boring. Ryan Powell is here to answer the challenge! Plus he’s got some other thoughts on changes college lacrosse could use. Now this is a debate worth having! So what do YOU think?
US Lacrosse has adopted age-appropriate rules for youth lacrosse. Brunelle takes a stab at explaining each rule’s importance from a coaches perspective. Check it out.
This week we take a look at the first round of MCLA Tournament Games in Denver, and how a couple upsets can break a bracket quickly! Plus we’ve got the Lacrosse Video of the Week and ALL the links worth reading!
Music, but not the kind of music we usually post about. Better, probably.
Lacrosse news & notes. It really doesn’t get much better.
As they do every year, the NCAA has recently proposed some rule changes. It’s a bit of a bumpy road but they stay off the rumble strip most of the time.
Friday are great days for history lessons, right? Michigan lax, stick tricks, plus news & notes as always.
With the 2009 season coming up it’s time to get back to basics! Were you stuck inside all winter? Did government agents scramble your brain? Don’t worry because we have ten rules guaranteed to kick start your game this spring.
#10. Thou shall take bounce shots