Important Rule Change for 2014
As you may know, as of January 1, 2014, ALL lacrosse balls used for play MUST have the NOCSAE seal on the ball (it must say “meets NOCSAE standard” on the ball).
NOCSAE is the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, who commissions research in sports medicine & science and establishes standards for athletic equipment. To read more about the rule change, please read the article, What’s in a Ball? which originally appeared in Lacrosse Magazine in January 2013.
This rule was inserted into the rulebook last year but we urge you to send a reminder to the local league leaders, program administrators and coaches reminding them of this rule before they order balls for the 2014 season.
This is a rule change for the boys and girls game. Manufacturers are making these balls but they have not hit the shelves of retailers to date. It will be beneficial to order now from your local retailer to be placed on a list and not wait for the spring, when quantities could become limited. Officials will be reminded that only balls with the NOCSAE seal will be allowed for play and we don’t want games canceled or postponed because of this change.
If you have questions you may contact Leslie Sherman, Indiana Chapter US lacrosse President at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-625-4316 or Ashleigh Logan at US Lacrosse at email@example.com or 410-235-6882
2013/2014 League Meetings
Below is the schedule for the IYLA fall and winter league meetings. The following meetings will be held at Foster Hall at Park Tudor located here at 6:30pm.
*The December league meeting has been cancelled due to multiple conflicts*
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
If you cannot attend in person there is a conference line available. Please email the league for information.
2014 Annual & Scheduling Meeting will also be held at Park Tudor. The annual meeting will be held in the lecture hall on campus. After the meeting, the boys will schedule in the lecture hall and the girls will schedule in Foster Hall. This will be held on:
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Stay tuned for more details as these dates approach. As always, thank you for promoting the growth of lacrosse in Indiana.