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NFHS 2014 Rule Changes

Here’s the link to the new rule changes for NFHS 2014 Boys’ Lacrosse – http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=35972&page=1

So what do these rule changes mean for those of us under federation rules? I’m going to dig into each rule change and see what we are in for in 2014.

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Why Did I Do That?

Officiating is not immune to the human condition. Even though everyone associated with the game expects the crew to be perfect it is never going to happen. To be fair, no player or coach has ever played or coached perfectly, but no one cares about those mistakes. Our mistakes get talked about at the office water cooler and lampooned by commentators if you are officiating in front of a national audience. We cannot eliminate all mistakes, but we can cut down on their frequency if we are honest with ourselves and each other about the on-field mistakes that we make. I cannot speak for other officials, but I can talk about the different mistakes I’ve made over my career. Hopefully, putting my mistakes out in the open will help other officials when they hit the field.

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