2017 RULE BOOK CORRECTIONS
1.9.1 Situation A p 18 Delete ” Mouthpiece”
1.9.1 Situation B P 18 should be changed to “Technical foul. Award ball to team B unless…..”
4.18.2 p46…1st sentence should read “B1 (not the goalkeeper) picks up a loose ball or catches a pass while in the crease”
4-7 note p. 38 ” defensive player should be awarded the ball in the crease”
6.5.2–o p. 70 is incorrect with the rule change -“-ball awarded at spot of foul”
6-10-3 (Stalling) (pg 73): Delete “unless warned to keep it in”
ART. 3 . . . During the last two minutes of regulation play, stalling rules are in effect for the team that is ahead by four goals or less. When the score is tied, or the score differential is five goals or more, neither team is forced to keep the ball in the goal area. u̶n̶l̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶w̶a̶r̶n̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶“̶k̶e̶e̶p̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶i̶n̶.̶”̶
4-18-4 SITUATION A: A1 takes a shot while B1 Goalkeeper is away from the crease area. While the shot is in flight, B2 non-goalkeeper-defender steps in the crease to block the shot. RULING: Play-on until the shot comes to its normal conclusion.
If it is B2’s first violation of this type, (a) if the ball did not enter the goal, stop play and award ball to Team A. B2 does not serve penalty time. (b) If the ball entered the goal as a result of the shot, B2’s violation is wiped out by the goal. In either case, B2 would serve a 1-minute releasable unsportsmanlike conduct foul for each subsequent violation.
If it is B2’s second or any subsequent violation of this type, (a) if the ball did not enter the goal, stop play. B2 will serve a 1-minute releasable unsportsmanlike conduct foul. Award the ball to Team A laterally outside of the Goal Area. (b) If the ball entered the goal as a result of the shot, B2 will serve a 1-minute releasable unsportsmanlike conduct foul. Resume play with a faceoff.
7-3 p 78 omits the words “laterally outside the goal area” in the 2nd sentence before “nearest the spot …” (this was noted in the 2016 e book)
7.3 situation D p 79 typo …Technical foul against B ball awarded to A
Walt Munze, US LACROSSE / NFHS Rules Interpreter