Restart Protocol Among Rule Changes for High School Boys in 2020

Aug 07, 2019

The NFHS announced a set of 10 boys’ rules changes for the 2020 season. Among the changes coming to boys’ high school lacrosse next season - a play may be restarted when a defensive player is within five yards of the player in possession of the ball.

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Free Movement Among Rule Changes for High School Girls in 2020

Jul 23, 2019

The allowance for free movement by players on a whistle or stoppage of play is the most significant rule change for high school girls’ lacrosse in 2020, and one of 12 rules changes approved for high school girls’ lacrosse, effective January 1, 2020.

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NPR Features Segment on History of Women's Headgear

May 13, 2019

Only a Game, a weekly NPR radio segment produced by WBUR (Boston), aired a segment on the headgear debate in women’s lacrosse on May 11.

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The Importance of US Lacrosse Player Segmentation Policy

Mar 26, 2019

Reviewing the rationale behind the US Lacrosse player segmentation policy which was passed in 2016 to help minimize safety issues and/or unfair competitive advantages.

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US Lacrosse Launches Educational Webinar Series

Feb 20, 2019

US Lacrosse will offer a series of webinars geared towards coaches, officials and program leaders over the next two months.

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2019 NFHS Rules Interpretation Videos

Feb 08, 2019

US Lacrosse has produced and released the 2019 National Federation of State High School Associations Rules Interpretation videos. These videos go over the significant rules changes for this year, and points of emphasis.

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US Lacrosse Announces Updates to Box Rules

Jan 30, 2019

US Lacrosse has announced updates to its box rules and points of emphasis for 2019. The points of emphasis for 2019 relate to abuse of officials, illegal body checking and boarding, helmets and penalties.

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Understanding the New Rule: Transitional Checking for U14 Girls

Jan 22, 2019

The new transitional checking rule for 14U and 13U girls players is intended to provide a middle ground between full checking at the high school level and the modified checking for 12U.

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US Lacrosse Approves Rule Change to Enhance Heart Protection for Athletes

Oct 23, 2018

The US Lacrosse Board of Directors has approved equipment-related rule changes designed to enhance heart protection for youth players, specifically to reduce the risk of the rare yet potentially catastrophic injury of commotio cordis.

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Understanding the New Girls’ Penalty Zone

Sep 06, 2018

In 2019 high school and youth girls’ lacrosse will implement several significant rule changes. One change focused directly on increasing player safety is the creation of a penalty zone. 

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