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Ask a Ref: Contact to the Head & Neck

0 - Published March 14, 2014 by in High School, Youth

This week, Mark and Gordon are breaking down how to handle contact made to the head or neck as emphasized in the 2014 NFHS Rulebook.

Ask a Ref: Quick vs. Slow Restarts

0 - Published March 7, 2014 by in High School, Youth

Today Mark and Gordon will be diving in to the theory and execution of quick and slow restarts, new to the 2014 NFHS Rulebook.

Ask a Ref: The Defenseless Player

0 - Published February 28, 2014 by in General

Today, Gordon Corsetti will be addressing the Defenseless Player rule which has been added as a 2014 rule change for boys lacrosse.

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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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Traditional Thursday: College Legal Pita

0 - Published February 6, 2014 by in Traditional

Talking college legal pita pockets! If you want to use traditional in college, the best way to do it is to string a low pocket with your leather and cross lace, and then let the pocket move up in the head as it breaks in.

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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.

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Playing Men’s Lacrosse in 1869

0 - Published September 3, 2013 by in Grow The Game, The Life

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.

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.

Ask A Ref: Players Switching Sticks

1 - Published May 7, 2013 by in The Life

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.

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UPDATED: Ryan Powell – Play Fast, Shot Clock Please!

24 - Published March 13, 2012 by in College, NCAA

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?

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US Lacrosse Adopts Age-Appropriate Youth Rules – It’s About Time!

7 - Published September 16, 2011 by in Youth

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.