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Rules changes in boys youth lacrosse stress safety, sportsmanship

Rules changes in boys youth lacrosse stress safety, sportsmanship

US Lacrosse announced the 2016 US Lacrosse Boys' Youth Rules on Thursday, including points of emphasis that promote safety and sportsmanship. On the subject of violent contact, the US Lacrosse rules say "there is no justification for deliberate and violent collision by any player at any youth level, especially intentional player-to-player collisions with defenseless players (so-called blind side and buddy-pass checks), checks involving the head and/or neck, and excessive body-checks." The subcommittee also said there is a concern that slashing is too common in boys youth lacrosse. While no one-handed checks are allowed, the subcommittee also noted that the only permissible check...

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