Experimental Video Review Approved for Women's Lacrosse in 2023

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER


The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved an experimental rule on video review for women's lacrosse that will go into effect for the 2022-23 academic year.

Conferences can apply for a waiver to use the experimental rule in league games only.

Under the new rule, both teams will have two video review requests per game. If the original on-field call is overturned, the team will retain its request. After a team exhausts its challenges without the original call being overturned, the team will not be allowed to request another video review.

Officials can also initiate video reviews in certain circumstances.

In conducting the review, officials can use television camera coverage or a video review system provided by the host school. They will be allowed to ask for replays from any camera angle.

Video review will take place at the scorer's/timer's table. Coaches will not be permitted to be near the scorer's/timer's table, including the substitution and penalty areas, during the review.







If coaches or team personnel interfere with the review, a misconduct foul will be assessed to the team's head coach. Coaches will be allowed to meet with their teams during a video review.

Video reviews will be allowed in the following scenarios:

  • To correct the game clock and/or possession clock when there is a malfunction or timing error. This review would be at the request and discretion of the head official.

  • To determine when the release of a shot at the end of a possession, quarter or overtime period occurred in relation to the expiration of time for the game clock and/or the possession clock. This review would be at the request and discretion of the head official.

  • To determine whether the ball deflects off a player of the attacking team. This review would be at the request and discretion of the head official.

  • To determine whether the whole ball crossed the goal line. This review would be at the request and discretion of the head official, head coach or any player on the field of play at the time of the shot.

  • To determine whether the player shooting has stepped on or into the goal circle, or any other player of the attacking team has entered the goal circle, and if so, if the act of stepping onto or into the goal circle was the result of a foul. This review would only be in response to a goal or no-goal signal and at the request and discretion of the head official, head coach or any player on the field of play at the time of the shot.

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