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A Rule Maker’s Explanation for Shooting Space in Women’s Lacrosse

August 4, 2015    8599 Views
Shooting SpaceA member of the NFHS and USL rules committees provides a justification for the current obstruction of free space rule in women's lacrosse. Read More »

Why Lacrosse Officials Prioritize the Blindside Hit Rule

June 2, 2015    5389 Views
Blindside HitsAs much as his "inner tough guy" once struggled with the blindside hit rule in youth and high school lacrosse, here's why our resident official now never hesitates to make the call. Read More »

The Top Three Most Misunderstood Youth Boys Lacrosse Rules

May 21, 2015    18922 Views
The Top Three Most Misunderstood Youth Boys Lacrosse Rules Offside, slashing and holding are three of the most commonly misunderstood rules in boys youth lacrosse. Our resident official breaks down how they really work. Read More »

One for the Ages: Youth Lacrosse Age Verification and Event Sanctioning

April 29, 2015    12546 Views
One for the Ages: Age Verification and Event Sanctioning US Lacrosse hopes to put an end to uneven play with two new youth lacrosse initiatives—age verification and event sanctioning. Read More »

Safety Over Everything: Accountability in Lacrosse Officiating

April 9, 2015    3474 Views
Safety Over Everything: Accountability in Lacrosse OfficiatingOfficials are at the game for safety first, then fairness. If the safety calls are made and neither team gets an unfair advantage, then the kids will have fun. Read More »

How to Coach Physicality in Youth Lacrosse [Video]

February 9, 2015    8215 Views
How-to-Coach-Physicality-in-Youth-Lacrosse-Video Former San Jose State lacrosse player and current youth coach Sean Carscadden talks about coaching physicality in youth lacrosse. Read More »

Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Rule Myths: Busted

January 9, 2015    49686 Views
Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Rule Myths: BustedConfused about a situation you've seen on the lacrosse field? Our resident official digs in to the rulebook to debunk the top 10 boys lacrosse rule myths. Read More »

Angry Coach: 5 Steps At Least 2 Too Many

November 7, 2014    8209 Views
Officials must penalize unsporting behavior“The Ramp” does not offer a steep incline. Lacrosse needs swifter, stiffer penalties for unsporting coaches, writes one basketball official. Read More »

4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse

October 21, 2014    15722 Views
4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse These “off the books” rules can help youth boys’ lacrosse players improve their skills and maintain a safe, positive experience. Read More »

How it Works: Shooting Space in Women’s Lacrosse

October 9, 2014    20668 Views
How it Works: Shooting Space in Women’s LacrosseShooting space is one of the most difficult rules to understand, especially for new lacrosse players, parents and coaches. Let’s break it down. Read More »