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Men’s Playing Committee Pre-Season Announcements

Mouth Guards
Changes in the FIL rules for Men’s Lacrosse have made the wearing of protective mouth guards compulsory. Men’s Playing Committee postponed the introduction of this rule into the senior Men’s league games until September 2015, however the earlier introduction of this protective equipment, that reduces the potential damage of concussive injury, was  is encouraged.

Juniors and Schools North made the wearing of mouth guards compulsory in all Youth games from 1st January 2014. NEMLA have confirmed that this includes U19 competition from 1st September 2014. The wearing of mouth guards has been compulsory during all National Squad and Academy games and training since September 2013. English Lacrosse confirm that from 1st September 2014 the wearing of mouth guards will be compulsory when participating in all nationally organised events.

Courses
English Lacrosse would like to remind all clubs that there are a number of umpiring courses available and listed on the English Lacrosse website. We would encourage all teams to promote these courses to their members.

Goals
MPC would like to remind all clubs that the proposed rule changes, from 2010, relating to Goal Posts will be enforced at the start of the 2015/16 season (effectively 1st September 2015). For information on the new specification please download this document. Download

Pitch Dimensions
MPC would like to remind all clubs that the proposed rule changes relating to new unified pitch markings will be enforced at the start of the 2015/16 season (effectively 1st September 2015). For information on the new specifications please visit this page. LINK

Disciplinary Rules
MPC would like to announce that any player expelled from a BUCS game played in the north will still receive a 1 match ban. The current ruling is that any game played in NEMLA administer area receive a 3 match ban and any game played in SEMLA administer area receive a 1 match ban. Any  player expelled from BUCS games played in the north or south will only receive a 1 match ban from all lacrosse matches.

New Clubs/Teams
We would like to welcome Ruthin Lacrosse Club and Loughborough University who will join to the Northern Men’s Lacrosse Association. In the South an number of teams have added second teams to their clubs showing the continued growth of the game.