Videos

I. Video Examples of Boys' Lacrosse Fouls (Note: Just click on anything below that is underlined to see a short video clip showing examples of the most common lacrosse fouls. Clicking on the name of the foul will bring up a summary video for that foul. For example, clicking on the word "Cross-checking" in Item # A.1 below will bring up a short, narrated video clip explaining the cross-checking foul. The duration of the video clip is listed in parentheses. Thus, the "cross-checking" video lasts three minutes and 54 seconds in total. Each foul's individual video clips can also be viewed one at a time by clicking the individual letters, a, b, c, etc.) If the name of the foul is not underlined, a summary video has not been made yet. The purpose of these videos is to explain the fouls and why the action is a foul. The purpose of these videos is NOT to explain how much penalty time should be assessed and at which playing level.

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A. Personal Fouls (1-, 2-, or 3-minute penalty; and possible ejection from the game)

3. Checks Involving the Head/Neck or Defenseless Player (see below)

4. Illegal Crosse - <no video examples; look in the rulebook>

5. Use of Illegal Equipment - <no video examples; look in the rulebook>

7. Tripping (3:40) – a, b, c, d, e, f

10. Fighting (6:01) - a, b, c, d

B. Technical Fouls (award possession of the ball or assess a 30-second penalty)

4. Illegal Procedure (more than 25 different kinds of infractions; see a short sub-listing below)

5. Conduct Foul (3:15) - a

6. Interference (1:42) - a, b, c, d

7. Offside (2:22) - a, b, c, d

10. Warding Off (1:04) - a, b

II. Rule Change videos

  • NCAA Rule Change Videos by Tim Bohdan (2:09:15 in total, see the two videos and the marked up copy of the NCAA rulebook below.)

    • Changes to Rules 1-4 (1:10:38) - <LINK>

    • Changes to Rules 5-7 and Appendices (58:37) - <LINK>

    • Tim's marked up version of the 2021-2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rulebook - <LINK>

  • NFHS Rule Changes Video (14:03) - <LINK>

  • USA Lacrosse Youth Rule Changes Video (13:28) - <LINK>

III. Video Examples of Lacrosse Situations and Officiating Philosophy (Note: Just click on anything below that is underlined to see a detailed video clip showing how to handle or understand common lacrosse situations)

  1. Offensive Player Too Close (4:28) recorded on 10/26/2020

  2. Defensive Player Too Close (Example #1) (3:22) recorded on 10/26/2020

  3. Defensive Player Too Close (Example #2) (4:45) recorded on 10/26/2020

  4. Restart and Then the Ball Carrier Loses Possession of the Ball (3:53) recorded on 10/27/2020

  5. Restarts After a Timeout or Near the Substitution Area (3:16) recorded on 2/12/2021

  6. Other restart topics

    • Over-And-Back

  1. Offsides (tips, what to look for; how to spot it)

  2. Officiating the 10-man ride

  3. Substitutions (delayed or not)

  4. Counting of long crosses (on each trip up the field)

  5. Counting quickly by subitizing