US lacrosse announces changes in the 2018 rules for girls’ lacrosse. Collaborating with the National Federation of State High School Associations, the US Lacrosse Rules Committee developed these rules and points of emphasis:
- Illegal Defensive Positioning: Emphasize the three second and shooting space rules to ensure that offense has the ability to create safe shooting opportunities.
- Contact in the Midfield: Deliberate illegal contact (cross-checks/pushing) made to the body on players in a defenseless position must be carded.
- Crosse in the Sphere: Stress that it is the responsibility of the defender to keep her stick out of the sphere and throat area of the ball carrier. Violations are a major foul, and repeated violations may be carded.
- Professionalism: The rules committee continues to encourage all coaches, players, officials and administrators to conduct themselves in a professional manner before, during and immediately following all contests.
For details please read more: US Lacrosse Announces Girls Rules Changes for 2018
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