Richmond Times-Dispatch

VHSL updates guidelines for some sports


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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