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Thursday, March 19, 2009

MCLA to Adopt NCAA Head Rules

This comes straight from the MCLA website:

All MCLA teams will be required to play their 2010 season with sticks that meet the new regulations as per NCAA rules.

Effective January 1, 2010, the NCAA rules for men’s lacrosse will include a modified stick head dimension specification, which will require a minimum width dimension of 3″ for the throat of the lacrosse stick head.

In recent years, manufacturers have evolved men’s lacrosse stick head designs within the rules to become narrower. This design evolution has made it more difficult to dislodge the ball and changed the nature of the college game. According to statements released by the NCAA, this specification change will return the stick head to a more traditional shape, which will result in greater balance between offense and defense, as well as the preservation of the traditions of the game.
As the nation's largest college lacrosse league, the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association governs over 200 non-varsity lacrosse programs at colleges and universities nationwide (and one in Canada). Included are perennial powerhouses BYU, Michigan, Colorado State, and Chapman University. Iowa, Iowa State, and many other schools in our region also compete in the MCLA.

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