2019 NFHS Corrections, Rules & Mechanics Changes

These are the rules and mechanics changes that have been announced for 2019.  There will be more changes and this post will be updated as new memos and the 2019 Rule Book is released. I have revised this after the release of the 2019 NFHS Rules Interpretation video and the US Lacrosse Rules webinar with more »

Simultaneous Fouls by Harold Buck

Without a doubt, the most confusing section of the lacrosse rule book is Rule 7-6: Simultaneous Fouls. Many veteran officials make these calls incorrectly without realizing it, because in few cases do the coaches—or anyone else watching the game—understand the correct enforcement. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be trying to make the more »

Whose Got the Count?

Some of the most difficult NFHS rules and mechanics for newer officials to master are the three counts involved in advancing the ball:  the four second goalie count (Rule 4-19 and 20 Art. 5, the 20-second clearing count  (Rules 4-13)  and the 10-second count (Rule 4-14). While the basic requirements and mechanics for each are fairly straightforward, the challenge emerges more »