- United States of America
On August 3, 2012, the Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee proposed several rule changes. Among these are proposals to outlaw the use of the motorcycle grip while facing off, potentially requiring faceoff men to line up twelve inches apart, and prohibiting faceoff men (but not others) from taping the shaft/head area of the stick
Many of us have excelled at this art and are going to college next year to face off, and by making these rule changes all of our hard work during high school working moto grip will be for naught.
For the reasons set forth in the full Petition - which can be found at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwGud8_7Ny78ejN6LW9Pck5hZWs/edit we strongly believe that the proposed changes to the faceoff rules are imprudent, discriminatory, unfair and potentially dangerous.
These proposed rule changes will become effective for a mandatory two year period if approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP). It is our understanding that the PROP will meet by conference call to discuss these changes some time in September 2012.
We intend to send a complete copy of the signed Petition to the PROP by August 31, 2012, so that hopefully they will consider our views prior to approving these drastic and ill-advised changes to the faceoff rules.