World lacrosse Rulebook 2019 - 2021
New rules were introduced effective January 1, 2020.
The rules have been adopted by the CLA.
OWFL have adopted the rules highlighted and Modified as noted below:
New Stick Rules, including manufacturers specifications similar to the "US" rule. A revised stick list has been issued dated August 2019 including sticks now qualified under the changes (See Equipment -Stick Section)
Mesh is now permitted in girls sticks.
Elimination of the 15m
Revised crease rules allowing a defender to pass through the crease.
Free Movement - no more freezing / starting on the whistle.
Self Start - player awarded ball can self start instead of waiting for the whistle (exceptions apply)
OWFL Division Modifications and Rules
One Caught Pass - Offensive Zone - Pass may be initiated from outside offensive zone
No Defender allowed in the crease
No Hold on Draw at Restraining Line
2 Caught passes - one caught in the offensive zone
Active Defender allowed in the crease
No Hold on Restraining Line at Draw
U15 / U19 / Senior
Hold on Restraining Line untill possestion signaled