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AYL TV – Tripping

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Rule 5, Section 7 – Tripping (NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rule Book)

“Tripping is obstructing an opponent at or below the waist with the crosse (lacrosse stick), hands, arms, feet or legs, by any positive primary action if the obstructing player is on his feet or by any secondary action when the obstructing player is not on his feet. When a player legally checks the crosse of an opponent and the result is to cause the opponent to trip over his own crosse, no foul is committed. Similarly, if an opponent falls over a player’s crosse when that player is attempting to scoop a loose ball, no foul has been committed.”

Hopefully this video tutorial was helpful in showing you the difference between a trip and incidental contact. Remember, there must be positive action by the defender in order for a trip to be called.

Since a trip is a one, two, or three minute personal foul it can be a very heavy penalty to have at the beginning of a game. You may see a trip getting called as a push with possession, a 30 second technical foul. This shows the players and the coaches that the official is watching the game but does not want to start the game out with such a heavy penalty.

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AYL TV – Crosschecking

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Atlanta Youth Lacrosse is proud to introduce “AYL TV!” Today’s video focuses on one of many personal fouls in lacrosse – the crosscheck.

Rule 5, Section 2 – Crosse Check (NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rule Book)

“A player may not check his opponent with his crosse in a cross-check position. That is, a check with that part of the handle of the crosse that is between the player’s hands, either by thrusting away from the body or by holding it extended from the body.”

The main benefit of AYL TV is you get to see what we are teaching instead of just reading about it. So now check out the very first video tutorial from AYL TV! Please be patient while the video loads.

Hopefully this video tutorial was helpful in showing you what a basic, garden variety cross-check looks like.

I would like to thank Jeremy and Justin Garr for their excellent demonstration of a cross-check. I would also like to thank Tom and Darlene for providing their time and video equipment. Finally I must thank my sister, Caitlin, for her excellent editing and effects on the first AYL TV video.

If you have any questions or comments please post them below.