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A press release from the CLA has surfaced today that will see fighting in all CLA leagues from Minor to Senior enforced with much harsher penalties. Starting in 2013, any player who engages in a fight will be given a major penalty and game misconduct. There is a major caveat to the rule: if there is a clear institgator then the non offending player will not receive a game misconduct penalty while the instigator will receive a second major and a second game misconduct.
Rule 45 Fighting
After lengthy discussion and revisions the updated rule enforces that fighting is not tolerated. If an athlete, at any level, takes part in a fight, they will be removed from the game.
they are opposed to fighting in the game of lacrosse. A Task Force was established in the spring 2012 to examine the policies and rule changes required to give effect to this declaration. The Task Force reported back to the CLA's Board of Directors with recommendations in Fall 2012 at the Annual General Meeting.
all love and keeps the focus on the aspects that make our sport so great speed, athleticism, and skill. Lacrosse is the quickest game on two feet, played by some of the most passionate and athletic participants in any sport." commented Joey Harris, CLA President. "The stance that our board took against fighting in our sport holds true to the values of Canadian lacrosse and the CLA. Our values are our HEART Health Excellence Accountability Respect Teamwork they guide how we lead the sport both nationally and internationally."
So what does this mean?
(b) If there is an instigator or clear aggressor in a fight, a major penalty and a game misconduct plus any other penalties shall be assessed to the offending player(s). Where an instigator or clear aggressor penalty is assessed the non offending player shall not receive a game misconduct under 45 (a).
Fighting in the sport is an unnecessary risk it is a dangerous activity for any athlete to be a part of. Incidents of concussions can increase with every fight that happens; it is becoming more apparent that a blow to the head area has the potential to cause severe and long term injury. The health and safety of all participants in Canada's national summer sport is amongst the leading concerns of the Canadian Lacrosse Association changes to Rule 45 demonstrates our collective assertion that fighting in the game will not be tolerated and lends additional protection to our participants.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and its Board of Directors hereby declare that Nike Lebron 11 Price
As a result of the recommendations, the CLA Nike Lebron Xiii Mulberry Board of Directors has approved changes to Rule 45 in the Box Lacorsse Rule and Situation Handbook that positions Canadian lacrosse on the international stage as a world leader in maintaining the integrity of the game.
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(a) A major penalty and game misconduct penalty shall be assessed to any player/goalkeeper who fights. A goalkeeper penalty shall be served by a player who was on the floor at the time of the infraction. The major penalty must be served in its duration.
Here's what you need to know about the rule change the approved changes are in bold.
that will have to be decided by a board of governors meeting that will take place in the coming days. Find the full press release after the jump, then head over to the boards and have your say
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