Boys lacrosse in New York State is governed
by the National Federation of State High School Associations
(NFHS), whose Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee have approved
the following rule changes for 2005.
All players of a team shall wear helmets of the same
If the offended team is ahead, the score stands; if
the offended team is behind or tied, the official score
shall be Offended Team 1, Opponent 0.
Added the following: Penalty-Award the ball to the offended
team in its offensive side of the field, at the Center
This portion of the rule has been eliminated. All baiting
and taunting acts are now clearly covered under Rule 5-9-3.
When a coach believes a rule has been misapplied, a
time-out may be requested for the purpose of review.
If the team in possession of the ball is offsides and
has either started play or advanced the ball into its
offensive half of the field, the ball shall be awarded
to the offended team in its offensive side of the field,
at the Center Faceoff X.
If the team not in possession of the ball is offsides,
the ball shall be awarded to the offended team at the
sport where the ball was when play was suspended.....
Points of Emphasis for 2005:
Late Arriving Team
Pre-Game Warm-Up Area
Mouth Guards – Revisited
There is also a reminder that by 2008 all
jerseys must meet the new specifications.
Rule books can be ordered from the Federation website.