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 »

Conducting a Stick Check

Under NFHS rules, officials are expected to perform at least two random equipment checks during a high school game.  The goal of these checks is to ensure that players are properly and safely equipped and that the sticks do not give any one player an undue advantage. Illegal stick penalties are game changing fouls.  By rule they are non-releasable and, as they more »

2015 Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes

Eleven rules changes have been adopted for 2015 spring season by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee at its July 21-23 meeting in Indianapolis. Major revisions include allowing restarts by the defensive inside the goal area so long as any player is not within 5 yards of the ball carrier. With this more »