This is directed to people new to Lacrosse or to those who have been asking for a guide to the rules. Although Lacrosse is very complimentary to hockey it really is more similar to basketball. The main similarities and differences are as follows:
In House League the rules are enforced with the intent of teaching the game. The referee’s judgment is an important factor and is guided by Executive Board policy, Referee-in-Chief’s directions and Conveners guidance. Violent hitting or infractions are usually strictly enforced at all levels.