NCAA Rules Change Memo

The following rules change was approved by the NCAA Men’s Rules Committee. This rules change is effective for the 2022 season.

Beginning with the 2022 season, all institutions must have two visible shot clocks with the ability to set/reset the clocks to two different times.

Also, beginning with the 2022 season, all field players must wear shoulder pads protectors certified to the NOCSAE commotio cordis protective device standard at the time of manufacture, or they must wear an alternative protective device certified to the NOCSAE commotio cordis protective device standard at the time of manufacture.

Shot Clock Reset (Rule 4-15)

Rule Change: To establish a 60 second reset of the shot clock in the following situations unless stated otherwise A valid shot retained by the offensive team in the offensive half of the field.

  • A valid shot retained by the offensive team in the offensive half of the field.
  •  A loose ball technical foul where possession is retained by the offense in the offensive half and the shot clock is at or below 60 seconds. If the shot clock is above 60 seconds, the reset shall be 80 seconds.
  • In a slow whistle flag down situation, and the shot clock is at the shot clock does not reset. However, once adjudicated, the shot clock will be reset to 60 seconds if the shot clock was at or below 60 seconds. If the shot clock was above 60 seconds, the shot clock clock will be reset to 80 seconds.
  • If there is a stoppage of play for a defensive injury, the shot clock shall be reset to 60 seconds if or below 60 seconds at the time of the stoppage. If the shot clock is above 60 seconds, the reset shall be 80 seconds.

Rationale: To apply the concept of resetting the shot clock to a lower number to existing enhance pace of play, the additional twenty seconds already in the offensive half of the field. This needed to clear the ball is rules change coincides with the reset not rules change requiring each institution to have two shot clocks that can be set/reset to two different times. situations in our game. required In an when the offense is set to go into effect in 2022

MCLA Retaining 80-Second Shot Clock

The Board of Directors of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), the preeminent non-varsity league in the country, has voted to retain the 80-second shot clock for the 2022 season and not require member schools to adopt the new NCAA 80-60 shot clock that will be introduced this spring.

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