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October 23, 2012
NCAA Rules Interpretations:

High Hits
  • Violent or hard hits above the shoulders will warrant at a minimum a 1-minute non releasable penalty.
  • The word “deliberate” has been removed from the rule book meaning even incidental hits above the shoulders are subject to the NR penalization
Face-offs / Checks
  • Contrasting colored tape at throat of stick head. A strip of contrasting tape just below throat on shaft. There must be clear distinction where throat meets shaft. F/O middie will be sent from field prior to F/O and possible delay of game for repeated non-compliance.
  • 30-second Technical Foul (Ill. Proc.) if there are 2 or more pre/post whistle violations against same team in either half. Post whistles include only those involved directly in scrum at center x and/or wing violations. Pushing, interference, etc. not inclusive.
  • The F/O middie no longer has to depart field on pre-whistle violation
  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct is Point of Emphasis – particularly offensive language (F-Bombs). Automatic 1-minute non-releasable
  • Cross checks – emphasis on the thrust. A mere cross check hold can be upgraded to 1 or 2 minute CC personal fall if there is obvious thrusting action

Substitution Changes
  • Sub box is 20 yards long
  • All live ball subs on fly
  • All out of bounds clock stoppages are on the fly (no horn)
  • Regular substitution may occur after a goal, timeout, or penalty enforcement (20-seconds to sub)
  • Must have 6-10 end line balls at ALL times. This will be specific to new shot clock rule and the need for a readily available ball on end line shots while shot clock continues to run
  • Enhanced Stick Checks
  • 90-degree tilts from upright and horizontal positions. Ball must roll out freely on the tilts
  • Back of stick (lower throat area). Ball cannot defy gravity when turned towards ground (stick parallel to ground)
  • These particular fouls will result in 1-minute NR, stick removed from game
Man Down Face-off
  • Can no longer bring a player out of restraining areas to cover a wing (3-on-2 in middle of field) .
  • Only if team is three or more men down may restrained player come out for purpose of facing off
Stalling / Shot Clock
  • No more “Get it in/keep it in”
  • Nothing in guidelines stipulate time necessary to clear or advance
  • Interpretation at this time: Stalling/shot clock can be called from ANYWHERE on field if it becomes apparent or obvious to officials that team in possession is not advancing or going to goal (this may or may not be subject to change)
  • Stall warning/shot clock to be in effect automatically whenever team that has advanced ball (into box) is responsible for ball going back into D-half of field and regains possession – think back court violation, but with 30-second opportunity to play without losing possession by rule
  • When stall is given, officials shall verbalize “Shot Clock”, trail official will put on 20-second timer
  • When timer expires, same official will begin 10-count – visible arm movement for each count
  • Shot must hit pipe or GK to be considered a shot
  • If D-player in or out of crease makes save, shot clock still in effect since goalie is required to be a shot.
  • Must be legitimate shot attempt: deflected pass or inadvertent contact with pipe or GK not considered a shot .
  • On end line (or sideline) shot attempts awarded back to offense (that did not meet legitimate shot criteria), 20-second timer continues even while ball is dead
  • Must have 6-10 balls at end line in the shot clock situation so as not to disadvantage team that has been warned for stalling
  • If hand-count is in effect on end line re-award then count picks up from where ball was dead, i.e. official has counted 7 times with hand-count, three seconds remain on shot clock at restart
  • Ball must be out of stick by time shot clock expires. Act of shooting does not get benefit of the doubt. Ball must be on its way!
  • Shot clock restarts at “10” if offensive team calls time out – EVEN IF the 20-second timer has not exhausted itself
  • Shot clock resets after a time out called by defense
  • Shot clock resets in loose ball “play on” situations and the stalling team regains possession during play or by award
  • Defense must play the ball to get stall warning
  • Offense must advance ball into box to avoid stall
  • Stall can be called if attack team is in the box and then exits the box even if D is not playing the ball
  • If ball is loose and shot clock expires, a “play on” should be in effect unless offended team has no opportunity to gain possession
  • Stall is waived if legitimate shot is taken (hits pipe/GK) and that team regains possession
  • There is NO 2-minute automatic stall for team ahead in score. However, officials will be ready to put stall/shot clock on in quicker fashion if that team ahead does not attack goal (Defense still must play ball for legitimate stall call to be given)

Shot Clock During Flag Down / Slow Whistle (delayed calls)
  • Play can continue on loose balls in the box same as last year if no shot clock in effect
  • If shot clock is on, same rules except once a shot is taken that stops shot clock – but no score – then whistle will blow to stop play
  • No stalls/shot clock called in EMO situations – exception: ball goes into D-half and possession is regained by attacking team
  • Interpretation of stall/shot clock during FD/SW as period ends: Stall will NOT carry over as there is no stalling during EMO except for backcourt rule (This is another that I’m not 100% sure on, but the guidelines specifically state no EMO shot clock)
Restarts
  • Quick restarts when awarded team is ready and outside the box
  • Closest defender MAY be within 5 yards on restart BUT MUST get 5 yards or more away from player in possession after whistle blows before he can man-up, ride, or defend player in possession (30-second penalty for this defensive infraction)
  • GK no longer gets 5-seconds on any restart and he is outside crease – end line shots, GK advances ball and loses possession due to offensive foul (ward, interference, screen, etc.)

Note on Quick restarts: It will be incumbent on coaches and players to know that they may be at a disadvantage on free plays awarded to the opposing team. THIS IS AN NCAA rule and the officials are to follow the guidelines that make men’s lacrosse a more up-tempo game. The Sportsmanship guideline will dictate that player or coaches who vehemently argue a legitimate quick restart by an official may be subject to conduct or unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.

The new definition of shot is only when the shot clock is on.

The panel also approved a rule regarding shooting strings. Starting with the 2013 season, players will be allowed to have shooting strings up to but not touching four inches from the top of the crosse. See attached image for example.
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11th Annual Ray Maitland Jamboree hosted by the lacrosse programs of Plano. October 13th and 14th. 

The 3 Plano HS Club Lacrosse Programs are proud to host the 11th Annual
Ray Maitland Memorial Lacrosse Jamboree
October 13-14, 2012 at Plano East Senior High, Plano, TX
We invite your participation and look forward to a great weekend of fall lacrosse!


Entry Fee: $450.00 per team
Format: Jamboree
Bracketing: Interdivisional Varsity & JV
Games:  Four per Team (2 games Saturday/2 games Sunday)
Total Number of Slots: 24 (12 Varsity/12 JV)
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2012
Location: Plano East High School
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Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Your registration will be considered complete after we have received the following from your team(s):
1. Entry Fee (made out to US Lacrosse-North Texas Chapter)
2. Certificate of Insurance-emailed to amanda.franklin@vzw.com

NOTE: Each Program is limited to sending one varsity team and one JV team unless additional slots become available at the close of registration

Entry Fees alone will not secure a spot for your team!

For more information please email Amanda Franklin at:   amanda.franklin@vzw.com

Additional Jamboree information will be provided after your program has completed the registration process.

Visit our Website at: https://sites.google.com/site/planolaxtourneys/


One Team, One Fight Lacrosse Jamboree on Dec 8/9 in Shreveport, La. to honor two Navy Seals from Shreveport who died in the Chinook crash in August. Rob Reeves and Jonas Kelsall both went to Caddo High and were members of Seal Team 6.
Proceeds will be donated to the Navy Seal Foundation.

Click on the link below to register your team for the One Team, One Fight Lacrosse Jamboree December 8th - 9th, 2012!

www.gotsport.com/forms/app/

- $500/1st high school team and $400/2nd or JV team from the same school/club and $400 for middle school teams.

- Game format: 2 - 20-min running-clock halves, 1-hr between games (4 games/team)

- Not in a bracket format, teams will know their schedule before they arrive.

- Teams must be members of US Lacrosse