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NFHS Lacrosse 2008 Rules Changes & Crease Rules February 2008
Officials Association

• Review 2008 Rules changes
• Answer test questions associated to the
new rules

• Time permitting – review crease rules

Rule 1-6-1 Goalie and his crosse
• This crosse shall be used by the required designated
– Clarifies that the goalie stick must be used by the goalie and that a properly equipped goalie must be on the field at all times

• Always has been a requirement to have a goalie on the
field at all times.

• Properly equipped Goalie ?

– Can’t pull a goalie to use an extra middie or attack player

– Crosse dimensions (unchanged)

– Equipment differences (Rule 1-9-1-k, pg 17)

• 40” to 72” length (vs 40” to 42” and 52” to 72”) • 10” to 12” at the top inside measurement (vs 6½” to 10”) • • • •
Throat protector Chest protector Arm pads - optional May wear shin guards and football pants with/without pads

Equipment Changes
• Rule 1-6-2 – Eliminates the requirement for a ball stop
– – – Ball stops are irrelevant with today’s sticks No advantage for a stick without a stop No other stick changes – end caps, string length, etc

• Rule 1-9-1-g – Jerseys must completely cover the shoulder pads
– – Assist with game administration Originally adopted in 2003, now implemented

• Rule 1-9-1-h – All players must wear shorts of the same dominant color
– Violations penalized before start of game.

• Uniform violations penalized as Rule 6-5-3
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Illegal Procedure – if uniforms can’t be fixed before start of game, technical foul, award opening faceoff to opposing team at center X. No additional uniform violations

• Officials – Pre-game on field – more focus on player uniforms and equipment
– – Correct problems before game starts Allow enough time to perform proper uniform and equipment checks

Rule 2-1-1 – Required number of players
• A team must start the game with at least
10 players
– Forfeit if a team can’t field 10 players – Consistent with other sports

Rule 4-6-3 Shot out of bounds Clarification
• To determine which player is closest to the ball
and will get possession
– The ball is OB when it crosses the plane of the endline or sideline – The stick is not considered part of the players body following a missed shot – No rule change, clarification only – No dramatic stretch for ball by players – Players must be inbounds to be considered closest to the ball

Rule 6-10-2-a – Offensive Stalling
• When a team has been given a stalling warning – not in

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the last 2 minutes of the game “Keep it in” Stalling rules remain in effect until either
– A goal is scored or – The defense gains possession of the ball – – – – –

• Remains in effect :

When shot goes OB and A awarded possession A shoots and A recovers shot in field of play A calls timeout B fouls, time serving, and A retains the ball B deflects the ball, it goes outside the attack box/goal area, A regains possession and brings it back in within 10 seconds after possession

Points of Emphasis
• Mouthguards – required, yellow or highly visible color,
must cover all upper or lower teeth

• Sportsmanship and flagrant misconduct
– Coaches, players, and officials MUST be professional at all times – Includes fans – Coaches must support and help officials to enforce

• Game balls – must include NFHS authenticating mark
– Officials – check before game starts

• During the last minute of the 4th quarter with team A leading by 4
goals and (a) in possession in the goal area (“keep it in”) or (b) a loose ball. The trail official notices a substitute entering the field from the bench area. The trail looks back and notices there is no B goalie on the field and the sub is an extra midfielder • Ruling – a) flag down, slow whistle, technical foul on B, b) play on – award possession to A. In both a and b during stoppage of play the goalie must re-enter the game • Before the start of the game (a) Team A is wearing jerseys that do not meet specifications or (b) one player of team A is wearing multicolored sweatpants. • Ruling – In both (a) and (b) the R should instruct Team A head coach to correct the problem before the start of the game. If it can, no foul. If it can’t – illegal procedure, award ball to Team B at center x. No additional uniform penalties for the remainder of the game.

• A1 shoots towards the goal. The ball goes OB over the end line. A2 and


B3 are running to the end line, as ball crosses end line both A2 and B3 have one foot touching the end line. Ruling – A2 and B3 are not players because they are OB, lead official must determine the closest in bounds player to the ball when it crosses the end line. shoots and the ball bounces off the goal and goes to midfield. Team A recovers the loose ball. (b) Team A shoots, recovers the loose ball and calls timeout. Is the offensive stalling warning still in effect ? For both (a) and (b) – YES. In (a) Team A has 10 seconds to get the ball in the goal area once they are in possession past midfield. In (b) the stalling warning will be issued as soon as the ball enters the goal area after the timeout. MECHANIC – official that restarts should tell Team A coach that stalling is still in effect and the players before restart. We don’t want Team A to step it in and quickly step out again. If they do, award ball to Team B.

• Team A has been warned to “keep it in” in the 2nd quarter. (a) Team A • •

Crease Rules
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Crease belongs to the goalie B can be in crease at any time A cannot be in the crease at any time, even if illegally blocked/contacted (4-20-2) A is responsible to avoid contact with goalie

• Ball stuck in mud or net – award ball to B goal line •

– A can only contact goalie on a loose ball outside the crease – Goalie contact extends outside the crease as long as goalie has any part in the crease

extended “4 count” – no defensive player may be in the crease longer than 4 seconds – visible count by lead official

Crease Privileges – GOALIES (4-19)
• Only the goalie is given crease privileges (not all B) • Inside the crease – no contact with stick or body • Goalie may stop or block shot with any part of stick or body • Ball inside/Goalie inside – A can play loose ball – no contact with •
– Can’t pickup a loose ball

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goalie allowed Ball outside/Goalie inside – A can play loose ball - contact with stick allowed (no body contact) Goalie has right of follow-through on a legitimate pass. (Play-on and free clear) Goalie completely outside the crease – can be blocked like any other player Any B player may receive pass while in the crease
– No player may carry ball into crease, results in turnover (technical foul 4-20-3, 6-5-2-k)

• Most violations are play-on.

Crease Prohibitions for A
• A cannot enter crease at any time • A cannot leave his feet on a shot on his
own and come down in the crease
– If goal scored – disallowed, either before or after ball crosses the line – Illegal contact – no goal, enforce foul

Goalie Interference and Crease Violations
Ball is loose Goalie in crease: contact with goalie occurs outside crease cylinders Legal play – provided a loose ball is outside the crease and within 5 yards of the contact Ball is in possession Play-on – If the goalie does not complete an outlet pass or run the ball out of the crease before 4 second count, award a free clear. (same for follow-through on a pass Play-on. If the goalie does not complete an outlet pass or run the ball out of the crease before 4 second count, award free clear. Play-on. If the goalie does not complete an outlet pass or run the ball out of the crease within 4 seconds, award free clear. FLAG DOWN: If B has possession outside the crease (regardless of where goalie is) and A enters crease, technical foul, 30 seconds and free clear, unless goal is scored.

Goalie in crease: contact with goalie occurs inside the crease cylinder

Play-on. If the defense does not gain possession within a few seconds, award possession to B outside the attack area. (goal line extended) Play-on. If the defense does not gain possession in a few seconds, award ball to B outside the attack area. (goal line extended) Play on. If the defense does not gain possession in a few seconds, award ball to B outside the attack area. (goal line extended)

Goalie in the crease : an offensive player steps on or inside the crease circle.

Goalie outside crease: an offensive player steps on or inside the crease circle.

• Goalie B1 makes a save. The ball is loose in the crease and B2, also

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in the crease, picks up the ball. A1 checks B2’s stick, the ball becomes loose, and A2 picks up the ball, shoots and scores Ruling – legal goal, only goalie is protected in the crease Loose ball a) in the crease or b) outside the crease. Goalie reaches out to clamp the ball. A1 pokes at the goalie’s stick. Ruling – a) Interference, play-on. Play continues or award possession goal line extended. b) legal – no possession. Loose ball in the crease. A1 covers to rake it back. Goalie checks A1’s stick. Ruling – legal, no interference. Comment – goalie initiated contact, not the A player. Goalie makes a save. While trying to clear, an opponent legally checks the goalie back in the crease. Ruling – illegal re-entry of crease. Ball awarded to A outside goal area.

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