If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past six months you’ll know that major rule changes are being applied for the 2014 season from the highs school level all the way down to the little U9 players. A press release went out in August here: http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=35972. A short while later US Lacrosse released the 2014 Boys Youth Lacrosse Rules
Since then additional information and comments have come out on the new rules from the NFHS:
Two videos have been published for the major rule changes and interpretations:
High School Rules Video
Boys Youth Rules Video
From removing horns, widening the substitution box, eliminating free clears for offside violations, and more severe penalties for body and stick checks to the head/neck there is a lot for players, coaches, fans, and officials to process. While AYL teams are gearing up for their first practices I’ll be posting in-depth analysis of the rule changes that most effect youth teams. Any questions about rules can always be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.