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TVYLL Youth Rules Guide Available for Download

We have posted the official 2011 TVYLL Rules Guide that lists specific changes to rules for the U11-U15 leagues in the local area. We would like all ILOA officials to please download and review the file for a few minutes before their youth games to be sure that we are all on the same page regarding rules variations between High School and youth. To download the file you can simply click the link below, or check out our resources page.

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Thank you for your support on this, and if you have any further questions please contact the ILOA board at info@idlaxref.org.

Tablerock Tournament 2011 Recap

The ILOA would like to take a moment to thank all our officials for coming out and being involved in making the Tablerock Tournament 2011 a success. We would also like to thank the coaches, players and parents for coming out and supporting the sport of lacrosse here in Idaho. While the weather wasn’t necessarily perfect, it certainly was a far cry better than the snow we saw last year. Regular season 2011 is just around the corner! Best of luck to all the teams in their regular season play.

New NFHS Bulletin – 03.11.2011

A new bulletin has been posted by the NFHS in regards to some situations and rulings for the 2011 season. Please take a moment to review these updates and make note of them.

National Federation of State High School Associations

Memorandum

To: State Association Executive Directors and State Boys Lacrosse Contacts
From: Kent Summers/Ned Sparks
Subject: 2011 Boys Lacrosse Rules Book and Exam Corrections
Date: March 11, 2011

Two additional items have come to our attention with regard to the 2011 NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Book and exam.

1. Situation and Ruling 1.10.1 on page 17 was not updated to reflect the revision in rule 1-10-1b. The revised wording for that situation and ruling follows:

1.10.1 SITUATION: Prior to the game, the Team B coach requests the referee to examine a cast/splint on the forearm of one of his players. The protective item has “hard” material, but is covered with at least ½-inch thick, closed-cell, slow-recovery foam padding. The coach: (a) provides; or (b) does not provide, written authorization from an appropriate health-care professional directing the use of the cast/splint as necessary to protect an injury. RULING: In both (a) and (b), the cast/splint may be worn during the game. A letter from an appropriate health-care professional is not required.

2. Question number 19 on the 2011 NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Exam incorrectly lists the answer as A, true. The correct answer is actually B, false. The question with the correct answer follows:

19. A player who accumulates five fouls of any kind is disqualified from the game.
Answer: False

Rule Reference:
Page 54 Rule 5 Section 10 Fouling Out
Any player who accumulates five personal fouls, regardless of the penalty time accrued, shall be disqualified from the game.

We apologize for the errors.

NFHS Revision to Rule 5-3 Regarding Illegal Body Check

Please note that it has been brought to the attention of the ILOA that the NFHS has issued a revision to the 2011 rules addressing an unintentional ommission of some language regarding the requirement of players to keep their hands on their stick when apply a legal body check. Please take a moment to read the memorandum issued by the NFHS below.

Note that the specific section has been underlined and called out in red.

NFHS revision to rule 5-3 IBC contact to the head

Memorandum

To: State Association Executive Directors and State Boys Lacrosse Contacts
From: Kent Summers/Ned Sparks
Subject: 2011 Boys Lacrosse Rules Book Correction
Date: March 1, 2011

An omission from the 2011 NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Book has been discovered. In the revision of rule 5-3 to address contact with the head, text was inadvertently omitted stipulating that a player applying a check is required to keep both hands in contact with his crosse when applying the check. The following text should be added to the rules book as a new article 7:

Body checking of an opponent by a player in which contact is made above the shoulders of the opponent is illegal. To be legal, a body check shall be below the neck and both hands of the player applying the body check shall remain in contact with his crosse.

The entire text of rule 5-3 shall now read as follows:

Rule 5 Section 3 – Illegal Body Check

Art. 1 – Body-checking of an opponent who is not in possession of the ball or *within five yards of a loose ball.

ART. 2 – Avoidable body check of an opponent after he has passed or shot the ball.

ART. 3 – Body-checking of an opponent from the rear or at or below the waist.

ART. 4 – Blocking of an opponent with the head or initiating contact with the head against an opponent, initiating contact directly to an opponent’s head or initiating contact to an opponent’s body that then follows through to the head. A one-to-three minute non-releasable penalty will be assessed.

ART. 5 – Body-checking of an opponent who has any part of his body other than his feet on the ground.

ART. 6 – If a player who is about to be body-checked turns his back, jumps or moves in such a manner to make what started out to be a legal check appear illegal, no foul is committed by the player applying the body-check.

art. 7 – Body checking of an opponent by a player in which contact is made above the shoulders of the opponent is illegal. To be legal, a body check shall be below the neck and both hands of the player applying the body check shall remain in contact with his crosse.

US Lacrosse 2011 Rules Test Posted

The US Lacrosse 2011 Rules and Mechanics tests have been posted and the link in our menu has been updated to the new location. Based on conversations during out February training sessions, if you have already completed the 2010 test you are clear to officiate this season, but we would prefer you also take the 2011 tests as well. Please note that when you log in for the first time, you will be asked which rule set you would like to be tested on. During this selection please be sure to select “NFHS Only”. Additionally, please make sure that you specify “District 11” and “Idaho Lacrosse Officials Association” from the drop-down menus.

Please note that all officials are expected to complete this test each year to ensure consistency within the ILOA.

ILOA Online Newsletter Available

As part of our continued drive to improve communication within the organization we have set up an ILOA email newsletter which will serve as another avenue for updates and information. If you are currently an ILOA Official or are simply interested in getting involved please feel free to register by clicking here or use the registration box in our menu to the right.

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