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Girls’ lacrosse gets tough on rough play

September 26, 2010

US Lacrosse has announced tougher rules on unsporting and rough play beginning with the 2011 season ..

  • The head coach will be responsible for the behavior of personnel affiliated with her team, including all assistant coaches, and will receive any cards related to lack of bench decorum.
  • Anyone receiving two yellow cards in a single game must sit out of the team’s next game.
  • Anyone receiving a red card must sit out of the team’s next two games.
  • Once a team receives its third card of the game the team will play shorthanded for the remainder of the game. They will lose an additional player each time another card is received.
  • US Lacrosse Women’s Division Director, Ann Carpenetti. “While changing the rules to increase penalties for dangerous play and major fouls is not the only way to ensure a safe playing environment, it certainly plays a significant role.”

All rule changes can be found HERE while information on lacrosse safety is on this page.

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