Richmond Times-Dispatch

VHSL updates guidelines for some sports

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The VHSL on Tuesday updated its guidelines for return to playing, with changes to boys and girls lacrosse, and soccer, among others.

Faceoffs and body contact have been reinstitut­ed in boys lacrosse, along with quarters at 12 minutes (instead of 10). Faceoffs had been eliminated and body contact was deemed illegal, which coaches complained fundamenta­lly changed the game.

In soccer, defensive players will be allowed to form the traditiona­l wall on all indirect and direct free kicks. Opposing players must be least 3 feet away. In the previous guideline, players on both teams had to be at least 3 feet away from each other, eliminatin­g the wall and jostling for position in front of the goalkeeper.

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