Lacrosse Rules and Regulations
Technical fouls are those of a less serious nature than personal fouls and include all violations of the rules except those specifically listed as personal or ejection fouls.
The penalty for a technical foul shall be either a 30-second suspension of the offending player from the game or simply the awarding of the ball to the team fouled.
Crease Violations/Goalkeeper Interference
Any crease violation or interference with the goalkeeper of a technical nature while the ball is in the possession of the defensive team outside of the crease shall result in a slow whistle flag down situation.
A player shall not impede the movement of an opponent or his crosse
Illegal Offensive Screening
No offensive player shall move into and make contact with a defensive player with the purpose if blocking a defensive player from the man he is playing. The offensive player shall be stationary before contact occurs.
Any action on the part of the players of a technical nature that is not in conformity with the rules and regulations governing the play of the game shall be termed illegal procedure.
Any violation of the offside rule is a technical foul
A player shall not thrust or shove an opponent from the rear. Pushing is permitted from the front or side when an opponent has possession of the ball or is within 5 years of a loose ball.
A team in possession of the ball in its goal area may be warned to “keep it in”. This warning shall be made when it is obvious that a team is keeping the ball from play. The stalling warning remains in effect ujntil a goal is cored the defensive team gains possession of the ball or the period ends resulting in a faceoff. After the team has been warned, stalling shall be called if the ball leaves the goal area in any manner other than as a result of a shot on goal or a touch by the defensive team.
A player in possession of the ball shall not use his free hand or arm or any other part of his body to hold, push or control the direction of the movement of the crosse or body of the player applying the check. A player in possession of the ball may protect his crosse with his hand, arm or other part of his body when his opponent makes a play to check his crosse.
Withholding ball from play
When a loose ball is on the ground, a player shall not lie on the ball, trap it with his crosse longer than is necessary for him to control the ball and pick it up with one continuous motion, or withhold the ball from play in any other manner.