BOYS AND GIRLS
Section 1. RULES
All contests under the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League in Lacrosse shall be played according to National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Rules, except for any special rules adopted by the Principals’ Committee on Athletics.
Section 2. SCHEDULE/GAMES
The Director of Lacrosse shall make up schedules and order of games. No school shall make any change to the schedule, unless both schools and the Director of Lacrosse agree to said change – See article 1, Section D (Home Confirmation Schedule)
The home school should provide the services of a licensed doctor and/or a licensed athletic trainer at all boys lacrosse games. The medical personnel must introduce himself/herself to both coaches and referee prior to the start of the game. S/he shall sit on the home team bench so that s/he will be available at all times.
Section 3. POSTPONEMENTS
The postponement rules contained in Article 4, unless otherwise stated, shall govern all postponed Lacrosse games.
Section 4. OFFICIALS
RIIL assigned official’s authority extends to pre and post-game oversight. Fighting and unsportsmanlike penalties will be within the authority of the officials at all times at the contest site. It shall be the responsibility of the Officials and the Host School to ensure that only players, personnel, coaches, and team officials be in the bench area during the contest.
Section 5. PLAYOFFS
The Championship playoffs will be conducted under the direction of the Director of Lacrosse in a format determined by the Director of Lacrosse, approved by the Principals’ Committee on Athletics.
Playoffs will be determined by final team standings. Seeding will be the responsibility of the Director of Lacrosse (ties in final standings will be determined by head to head team competition, and other approved tiebreakers). Any playoff game suspended due to inclement weather, darkness, or any other reason, shall be rescheduled for the next playable date and resumed at the point of suspension to completion.