Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes

2017 Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes
1-3-2a: If a flat-iron goal is used on a grass field, it may be attached to the ground with ground anchors.
4-3-1 Exception 2: If a player or team commits a foul before any faceoff, the ball will be awarded to the offended team in its offensive side of the field at the Center.
4-3-3: Paint, a single wrap of tape, or other material of contrasting color to the head may now be used on the handle of the crosse for any player taking a faceoff.
4-18-4: No defensive player, other than a properly equipped goalkeeper, can enter his own crease with the perceived intent on blocking a shot or acting as a goalkeeper. Penalty: Conduct foul on the defensive player. A second violation by the player will be enforced as releasable unsportsmanlike conduct.
NOTE: Officials will stop play as soon as they notice the situation. However, if a shot is already in flight when this is noticed, the shot will be allowed to come to its normal conclusion before the whistle blows to stop play.
6-5-2: Failure to wear the required mouthpiece (unless it comes out during play) is now a technical foul.
6-10-3: During the last two minutes of regulation play, stalling rules are in effect for the team that is ahead by four goals or less. When the score differential is five goals or more, neither team is forced to keep the ball in the goal area unless warned to “keep it in.”

Thursday, August 18, 2016

2017 Rule Change Article 4-18

In an effort to minimize the risk of injury, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended six rules changes, including only allowing the goalkeeper to be located in the crease.

With the addition of Article 4 to Rule 4-18, no defensive player, other than a properly equipped goalkeeper, can enter his own crease with the intent of blocking a shot or acting as a goalkeeper. If another defensive player enters the crease, officials will stop play as soon as they notice the situation; however, if a shot is already in flight when this is noticed, the shot will be allowed to come to its normal conclusion before the whistle blows to stop the play.

2017 Mouth Guard Rule Change

In an effort to minimize the risk of injury, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended six rules changes
MOUTH GUARDS: the failure of a player to wear the required mouthpiece now will be a technical foul (30-second penalty or change of possession) rather than a non-releasable foul.


Sunday, January 31, 2016

2016 Spring LAX PLAYDATES

The following 2016 Spring LAX Playdates have been announced:
February 6
Spartanburg @ The Upward Star Center, 9768 Warren H Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg, SC

February 13 
Charleston @ The Danny Jones Complex, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29405
Socastee @ Socastee High School, 4900 Socastee Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Riverbluff @ River Bluff High School, 320 Corley Mill Rd, Lexington, SC 29072  

February 20
Dutch Fork HS @ 1400 Old Tamah Rd, Irmo, SC 29063

Note: You will be expected to attend your local playdate as part of your seasonal obligation to the SCHSL. This will also be where on field training will continue as well as observations. 
Contact your local assignor for more information. 

2016 USL Test Results

Pursuant to the 2016 Annual Meeting:
You must forward your 2016 USL Test Results on
or before February 21, 2016 to:
 2016USLTEST@scloa.org

Thursday, December 3, 2015

SCHSL 2016 Annual Mandatory Clinic Dates Announced

The SCHSL Boys Lacrosse Clinic Meeting dates and locations for 2016 will be: 

Must attend ONE:
Jan 7 - Carolina Forrest HS  (Myrtle Beach)
Jan 12 - West Ashley HS (Charleston)
Jan 14- Mauldin HS (Greenville)
Jan 19- SCHSL Office (Columbia)
 (All start at 6pm and last approx. one hour)

This meeting is mandatory for all officials working varsity games in 2016 
and counts toward USL level 1 & 2 meeting requirements. 
Officials who have registered with the SCHSL will receive 2016 NFHS rulebooks at the meeting.




Wednesday, November 25, 2015

LAX 2016 Training Dates Announced

John Kenny will once again conduct a webinar training series for new officials, as well as anyone else wishing to brush up. The webinars will take place using GoTo Meeting and run every Monday evening beginning on Monday, December 28th. Classes end with the SCLOA rules annual meeting and an online test.


For more information and to sign up email  John at <ocean.johnk@gmail.com>

Friday, November 6, 2015

Restart Procedure Altered in High School Boys Lacrosse

RECAP of 2014 Restart Procedures: Rule 4-22

Restarts by the defensive team no longer will be required to take place outside the goal area in high school boys lacrosse, so long as any player is not within 5 yards of the ball carrier.


On a violation by the offensive team where the defensive team is to be awarded the ball, the defensive team no longer has to restart play outside the goal area. With this revision, the defensive team could now restart play from the goal area or in the crease.

“This change will allow the defense to restart play more quickly and will keep the game moving,” said Kent Summers, director of performing arts and sports and liaison to the rules committee. “It also addresses risk minimization by maintaining the requirement for all players to be at least 5 yards from the ball carrier on the restart.”

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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