Yes. If a stick is strung with shooting strings, the pocket must have no more than two shooting strings which must be attached directly to the sidewalls.
Reference: Pg. 15- Rule 2 Section 2 Art. 4
No. This would an Illegal Stick to Body Contact foul.
NOTE: Horizontal position is defined as the head of the stick dropping below the 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock position.
Reference: Pg. 56- Rule 10 Section 1-r
The goalkeeper must have a helmet with face mask and properly secured chinstrap, separate throat protector, padded gloves, mouthpiece, chest protector, shin protection and padding on thighs.
Reference: Pg. 18- Rule 2 Section 6 Art. 1
If the ball enters the goal, it will NOT count as a goal. The shooter will be issued a yellow card and sit out for two minutes. The defender who was fouled will get the ball on the 8m. Play will be restarted with a whistle.
All eyewear must adhere to the new standard of ASTM 3077 to be regarded legal for play.
Here is a list of all approved eyewear- https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment/approved-eyewear-list
Reference: Pg. 19- Rule 2-7 Art. 2
Yes, all substitutions must be made through the substitution area.
Reference: Pg. 32- Rule 4 Section 7 Art. 3
Play will commence once the player with the ball steps or passes. Once play has commenced, defenders can engage in play with the ball carrier.
Reference: Pg. 39- Rule 5 Section 4 Art. 2
If the goalie carries the ball out of the goal circle, she cannot intentionally return the ball to the goal circle until it has been played by another player.
Played refers to an action where the ball leaves the player's crosse and is touched by another player, or her crosse is checked by another player, or play is stopped due to a foul by her opponent.
NOTE: The ball does not need to be dislodged from the crosse for it to be considered played.
Reference: Pg. 46- Section 1, Art. 3; Pg. 74- Rule 13-1
Yes. If the player's fastest way out of the penalty zone is towards the end line, she can be below the invisible line extending between the dots and above the end line.
Reference: Pg. 74- Rule 13-1
If a school is using a 120-yard unified field option, they may have only 25 yards between the goal line extended and restraining line instead of the traditional 30 yards.
Reference: Pg. 14- Rule 1 Diagram 4
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