New inventions and rules for lacrosse

Posted: May 19, 2011 in Uncategorized
  • The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee is proposing a single 30-second count once teams gain possession to advance the ball into the attack area.
  • The committee also voted to add a mechanic for officials to better implement a stall warning when the ball is outside the attack area.
  • The committee proposed a separate rule dealing with targeting the head and neck. The penalty for a violation of this rule will be a one-, two- or three-minute non-releasable penalty.
           In previous years teams had 20 seconds to advance the ball to the midfield line and then 10 seconds to reach the attack area. The teams had to re-establish possession in the attack area every 10 seconds.
           Officials may now signal and vocalize “get it in” when the ball is outside of the attack area and the offense isn’t making any attempt at all to attack towards the net.
           Rules regarding player safety is going to continue to increase and provide safety for the players. Concerns for the player’s health is going to result in many more rules to come. Playing a year under these new rules I’ve noticed too many touchy calls resulting in a minute unreleasable penalty. It seems too many times the attacker ducks or falls into the hit forcing an unreasonable penalties that can give a dramatical advantage to a team.
Next is the 2010 lacrosse head specifications-
NCAA 2010 Lacrosse Head Specifications
Traditional specifications- legal for NFHS (high school) and youth lacrosse
X specifications- Legal for play at all levels. These heads meet both the NCAA and NFHS measurements
X6 specifications- Legal under NCAA rules only. Measurements meet the NCAA minimum width, but are not legal under NFHS lacrosse rules
the biggest adjustments to the new styles of heads is the three inches where the ball sits. This measurement affects the balls hold. The amount of hold is how well the ball rest in the pocket while cradling. The biggest factor of how the ball throws comes from how the stick is actually strung.

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