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1 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse Jan – NFHS Rule Changes Brian Platz Oregon Lacrosse Rules Interpreter (503) (503) (cell)

2 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Points of Emphasis Age Specific Rules Properly Worn and Fitted Equipment Slashing NOCSAE Standard Balls Violent Collisions / Defenseless Players Jan –

3 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Points of Emphasis All game balls must be stamped with: “Meets NOCSAE Standard” NOCSAE Standard Game Balls Jan –

4 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Points of Emphasis Responsibility of the home team to supply legal balls. If visiting team has to supply legal balls possession is awarded to visiting on the opening faceoff. If neither team can supply legal balls the game cannot be played. NOCSAE Standard Game Balls Before The Game: Jan –

5 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Points of Emphasis If an illegal ball is found during the course of a game – remove the ball and restart with a legal ball If found after a goal – the goal will stand, replace ball. NOCSAE Standard Game Balls During The Game: Jan –

6 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes Jan –

7 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes The size of the scorer’s table area is increased from 10 to 20 yards. This larger Substitution/Table area complements the new substitution rules by allowing more space for players to get on and off the field; and also creates better sight-lines for table personnel. Rule 1, Section 2, Article 7, 8, 9 The Field: Jan –

8 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes Jan –

9 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes Any crosse used in a faceoff may not have tape on the plastic throat of the head. Tape on the throat area of the head makes it difficult or impossible to tell if a player has his glove on the throat area of the head, which is a deliberate attempt to deceive. Rule 1, Section 7, Article 5 Crosse Construction: Jan –

10 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes Jan –

11 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes In addition to the four balls placed on each end line, the home team must now also place four balls on each sideline. Putting balls on the sidelines will speed up restarts and shorten overall game times. Rule 1, Section 10, Article 1 Balls On Endline and Sideline: Jan –

12 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes Jan –

13 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes During all penalty situations teams must have: 4 players in the defensive area. 3 players in the offensive area. Rule 4, Section 4, Article 3 Facing Off: Exception: If team has 3 players in penalty area a player may leave the defensive area to take the face-off. No Longer Can They Bring Up A Player on a Man-Down Face-Off Jan –

14 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes During a face-off and penalty time expires the player shall not be released until possession is gained or the ball crosses either restraining line. Rule 4, Section 4, Article 3 Facing Off (continued): Rule 7, Section 1, Article 1d From 2013 – Not New To 2014 Jan –

15 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes A team is considered offside when it has more the six players in its offensive half of the field (including players in the penalty box) or more than seven players in its defensive half of the field (including players in the penalty box). Rule 4, Section 10 Offsides: COUNT FORWARD NOT Off-Sides if not enough in backfield Jan –

16 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes This new language eliminates the use of the HORN for substitution when play is suspended and will simplify substitution procedures for coaches, players and officials Rule 4, Section 21 (NEW) Substitution Procedures: NO Horns for Substitutions Jan –

17 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes This new rule stipulates that a body check that targets a player in a defenseless position is illegal and specifies a minimum two- or three-minute non-releasable penalty. Excessively violent violations may result in an ejection. Rule 5, Section 3, Article 5 (NEW) Illegal Body Checks: Jan –

18 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes Rule 5, Section 3, Article 5 (NEW) Illegal Body Checks (continued): This includes body checking of a player: From the blind side With his head down in an attempt to scoop a ground ball Who is turned away to receive a pass Jan –

19 Lacrosse is a contact sport – not a collision sport. Lacrosse is a contact sport – not a collision sport. Lacrosse is similar only to football and ice hockey in the sense that intentional player-to-player contact is permitted – NHFS. Lacrosse is similar only to football and ice hockey in the sense that intentional player-to-player contact is permitted – NHFS. Studies have been conducted showing lacrosse is only second to football in the rate of concussion and increasing by 17% annually. Studies have been conducted showing lacrosse is only second to football in the rate of concussion and increasing by 17% annually. Trends in concussion incidence in high school sports: a prospective 11 year study. AM J Sports Med, 2011;39: Trends in concussion incidence in high school sports: a prospective 11 year study. AM J Sports Med, 2011;39: Understanding the mechanics leading to injury is important to prevention. Understanding the mechanics leading to injury is important to prevention. Protecting defenseless players and penalizing violent collisions.Protecting defenseless players and penalizing violent collisions. Violent Collision and Defenseless Players Presenter: Matt Davis, Maryland US Lacrosse Convention

20 “The Fairfax Study” “The Fairfax Study” Video Incident Analysis of Concussions in Boys’ High School LacrosseVideo Incident Analysis of Concussions in Boys’ High School Lacrosse American Journal of Sports Medicine – 2/14/13American Journal of Sports Medicine – 2/14/13 Characterize game play scenarios with concussions using video.Characterize game play scenarios with concussions using video. 59% of the injured players did not have possession. 59% of the injured players did not have possession. 47% were injured during a loose ball47% were injured during a loose ball There were no flags thrown on 71% of the injuries. There were no flags thrown on 71% of the injuries. Violent Collision and Defenseless Players Presenter: Matt Davis, Maryland US Lacrosse Convention

21 Crown – 6% Mask – 15% Rear – 3% Side – 35% Top 4 initial impact locations Ref: AM J Sports Med DOI: / Violent Collision and Defenseless Players Presenter: Matt Davis, Maryland US Lacrosse Convention

22 Violent Collision and Defenseless Players Presenter: Matt Davis, Maryland US Lacrosse Convention Start low – finish high Start low – finish high High to high High to high The buddy pass The buddy pass Protecting the crouching player Protecting the crouching player The five yard run The five yard run This isn't football.This isn't football. Game Situations

23 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes With this revision, the penalty for hits to the head/neck will now be a minimum of a two- to three-minute non-releasable penalty. Hits to the head/neck continue to be a concern and this increased penalty will reinforce the need to eliminate these types of hits from the game. Rule 5, Section 4 Hits To The Head or Neck: Jan –

24 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes This revised rule specifies that no more than three players on a team can be in the penalty area at any time. If more than three players on a team are assessed penalty time to be served concurrently, the additional penalized team member(s) must wait in the bench area until the penalty time of one of the three players in the penalty area expires. This will eliminate the possibility of a team playing with fewer than seven players. Rule 7, Section 2f (NEW) Penalty Time (“Stacking Penalties”): Jan –

25 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes This revision specifies that, during a Flag Down situation (Slow Whistle), the officials will stop play to enforce penalties should a subsequent second defensive foul occur “during the final two minutes of regulation play with the team that is ahead possessing the ball in the goal/attack area, unless a scoring play is imminent.” This change will discourage the defensive team from fouling to gain possession. Rule 7, Section 8, Article 2k Slow Whistle Technique: Jan –

26 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes 2014 NFHS Rule Changes Rule 1, Section 9, Article 1g6 Legal Player Numbers Rule 1, Section 10, Article 1c,2 Allows Electronic Equipment; Prohibits Audio Rule 1, Section 10, Article 1h Eye Shade – Solid Stroke (no words, numbers) Rule 2, Section 6, Article 1,7 Officials Authority Ends When They Leave Immediate Playing Facility Jan –

27 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes Rule Interpretations for 2014 Brian Platz (Oregon Rules Interpreter) (503) Please First Read 2014 Rule Book – Look It Up Is Best Reference Rule and Section Number In More Details Is Better Than Less Jan –

28 NHFS – 2014 Rule Changes Oregon Lacrosse NFHS Rule Changes Rule Interpretations for 2014 Officials Conference Call (optional) to discuss rules and situations After Week 1 Sun – March 23 rd 7 PM After Week 3 Sun – April 6 th 7 PM https://join.me/oloameetings Jan –


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