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These rules adjustments are assuming you understand the basic rules of box lacrosse.

  1. LOOSE BALLS - The first player to a loose ball towards the boards is entitiled to possession. This should be automatic and officials should only blow the whistle when it cannot be determined who was the first player. Absolutely no "man-ball" but boxing out is allowed.
  2. DANGEROUS SHOT - Every player is to be responsible for his shot. Hitting a player whether it is a team-mate, an opponent, or official, will result in a (4) minute penalty. Hitting a goalie from behind the net will be considered a dangerous shot. The player assessed the penalty has to serve the full (4) minutes, regardless of the number of goals scored. This will count as (1) penalty towards the total of (3) per game, however, a (2nd) dangerous shot penalty by the same player will result in his disqualification for the remainder of that game. If a disqualification takes place, another player from that team must serve the (4) minute penalty. The dangerous shot rule does not apply if the player that is hit with the shot steps in front of the shot or is inside the goal crease, or in the case of deflections or rebounds.
  3. SLASHING/BODYCHECKING - There is absolutely no SLASHING or BODYCHECKING. Picks are allowed as long as they are “touch picks” and players are not taken off their feet (interference).
  4. UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT - Any unsportsmanlike penalty will result in a penalty shot, plus a (2) minute minor. This is a stackable penalty so if the team is short handed the player goes to the box and penalty starts when the first penalty is done. The unsportsmanlike penalty is released with a goal. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty counts as (2) penalties towards the total of (3) penalties in a game.
  5. PENALTY KILL - No team shall be more than one player short as a result of penalties. Any subsequent penalties shall result in penalty shots being awarded to the non-offending team. If the penalty is a major penalty, (2) shots will be taken. The second penalty is recognized when the whistle blows to stop any delayed penalty. If no goal is scored, play will restart with possession to the non-offending team at center.
  6. FOULING OUT - Any player receiving (3) penalties in the game will be expelled for the balance of the game.
  7. EXPULSION - Any player receiving a major penalty, will be expelled from the game plus the game following. If the expulsion takes place in the last game of a season, the suspension carriers over to the next season.
  8. FIGHTING - Any player penalized for fighting and deemed to be the aggressor will be expelled from the game, and suspended from MABLL for a period of one year from the date of the incident.
  9. AGRESSIVE PLAY - Any face-to-face confrontation of an aggressive manner shall be deemed a (2) minute delay of game, plus a (10) minute mis-conduct. If the situation elevates, it goes to a (2) + (10) + game misconduct.