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A FOGO’s Response To Proposed NCAA Face-Off Rule Changes


As I am sure you could imagine my phone and email has been quite busy the last few days. I am writing to you tonight for two reasons. Firstly I want to let you all know how much I respect the process that takes place when decisions of this magnitude take place, I have the utmost respect for the committee, coaches and the game we all love and any decision that is made I will honor and abide by. Secondly I want to voice some concerns and show you some evidence of what you are going to see moving forward. Read More…

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US Lacrosse Announces 2014 Men’s Post-Collegiate Rules

BALTIMORE, Nov. 18, 2013 — US Lacrosse today announced the 2014 men’s post-collegiate rules for players ranging from recently graduated college players through age 45-and-older. The US Lacrosse Men’s Game Committee and US Lacrosse Board of Directors approved the rules, which are the result of modifications to the current NCAA men’s rules that focus primarily on age-appropriate checking and body contact. Read More…

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US Lacrosse Releases How to Make Proper Contact in Men’s & Boys’ Lacrosse Online Course

BALTIMORE, Sept. 30, 2013 – US Lacrosse today released its new online instructional course, How to Make Proper Contact in Men’s & Boys’ Lacrosse, free of charge to all of its members. After several years of development and collaboration with professionals in martial arts, gymnastics and other contact sports, US Lacrosse has developed the course to help reduce the number of injuries resulting from illegal and hard hits by teaching proper technique to deliver and receive contact in men’s and boys’ lacrosse. Read More…

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2013 NCAA Lacrosse Rules Video

May 15, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; Villanova Wildcats midfielder Nolan Vihlen (5) does a flip to win a faceoff against Denver Pioneers midfielder Chase Carraro (left) in the first quarter during the first round of 2011 NCAA mens lacrosse tournament at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

Someone kindly uploaded the 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Rules video to YouTube. Now, everyone can enjoy learning the rules visually on their own terms instead of visiting the NCAA website. Read More…

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Men’s lacrosse panel reverse decision on faceoff grip

A ruling that had banned the use of the “motorcycle” grip on faceoffs in men’s lacrosse has been reversed. After reviewing membership feedback, the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee retracted a decision made at its August meeting and decided to allow players to use the grip on faceoffs. That action and others will be forwarded to the Playing Rules Oversight Panel for review and voting on Sept. 21. Read More…

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