US LACROSSE INFORMATION
Click here for the 2018 USL Rules Clarifications (PDF Slide show)
The points of emphasis for 2018 highlight safety and the quality of the game:
- Illegal Defensive Positioning: Emphasize the three second and shooting space rules to ensure that offense has the ability to create safe shooting opportunities.
- Contact in the Midfield: Deliberate illegal contact (cross-checks/pushing) made to the body on players in a defenseless position must be carded.
- Crosse in the Sphere: Stress that it is the responsibility of the defender to keep her stick out of the sphere and throat area of the ball carrier. Violations are a major foul, and repeated violations may be carded.
- Professionalism: The rules committee continues to encourage all coaches, players, officials and administrators to conduct themselves in a professional manner before, during and immediately following all contests.
2017 Girl Lacrosse Rules Changes
2-4-4 Stick checks may only be requested during a stoppage of the game clock.
2-4-4 Stick checks may be requested immediately following regulation or overtime.
2-7-2 Outlines changes to eyewear certification
2-7-3 Outlines aSTM headgear certification.
5-2-3 Players below the restraining line on the draw may not cross until possession is established
9-1-1 Players may not use their bodies to play the ball, except with a kicking action on a not-shooting attempt.
10-1-1 Looking to shoot (NOTE) has been eliminated from the Obstruction of Free Space criteria.
10-1-1 Penalty administration for dangerous shot and illegal shot shall be aligned with the ball being given to the closest defender.
Manufactures Specificiation: Secondary material has been further defined. Outlines changes to eyewear certification. (Appendix B)
Appendix C: Alternate Official duties are stated.
Click here for the 2017 Headgear Clarifications
- 2016 US Lacrosse Rule Changes
- 2016 US Lacrosse Ball Standards
- 2016 US Lacrosse Rulebook
- 2016 US Lacrosse Youth Rule Book
- 2016 US Lacrosse Officials Training Manual
- 2016 Policies and Procedures Manual
- 2015 US Lacrosse Uniform/ GK Helmet Briefing
- US Lacrosse Rules Page – Lists links to all things rules related!
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