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BOYS YOUTH RULES


CHECKS INVOLVING THE HEAD/NECK RULE 5 SECTION 4


US Lacrosse calls special attention to NFHS RULE 5 SECTION 4, CHECKS INVOLVING THE HEAD/NECK:


ART. 1 … A player shall not initiate contact to an opponent’s head or neck with a cross-check, or with any part of his body (head, elbow, shoulder, etc.). Any follow through that contacts the head or neck shall also be considered a violation of this rule.


ART. 2 … A player shall not initiate an excessive, violent, or uncontrolled slash to the head/neck.


ART. 3 … A player, including an offensive player in possession of the ball, shall not block an opponent with the head or initiate contact with the head (known as spearing).


PENALTY: Two- or three-minute non-releasable foul, at the official’s discretion. An excessively violent violation of this rule may result in an ejection.


SLASHING


RULE 5 SECTION 7 Add the following US Lacrosse Boys Youth Rules Article to NFHS Rule 5 Section 7:


ART. 4 … Any one-handed check shall be considered a slash, whether or not it makes contact with the opposing player. NOTE: This restriction applies at all youth age levels in 2014.


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