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VIOLATIONS


Technical fouls are for 30 seconds or a change of possession.


Personal fouls are 1, 2, or 3 minutes, depending on perceived severity or perceived intent by the offi cial.


Personal fouls can be releasable or nonreleasable.


Nonreleasable penalties require the full time be served.


Releasable penalties may be ended by an opponents goal or fulfi llment of time served.


OFFICIALS SIGNALS personal foul technical foul


BEST PRACTICES NFHS Rulebooks are available


through US Lacrosse. Coaches and parents are encouraged to review the various personal and technical fouls.


It is important for players to understand what to do during “slow whistles” and “fl ag down” situations.


PERSPECTIVES The rules are in place and strictly enforced to prevent injury and ensure fair play. Only coaches and captains should converse with the offi cial.


Call fouls in practice. Explain why the fouls and their penalties exist so players learn to play safely.


Be sure to apply appropriate rules for each age group.


Be sure to explain rules to youth players if they repeatedly commit the same fouls.


play on


non-releasable penalty


Yell “fl ag down!” when throwing a fl ag to let everyone know you witnessed a penalty.


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