REGULATION 16 NOVICE DIVISION REGULATIONS16.1 Defensive players can initiate contact on the ball carrier anywhere on the floor; however, the defensive player must make non-aggressive contact before pushing. Overly aggressive play will be penalized.
16.2 Contact on players not carrying the ball, anywhere on the floor, is not allowed (no ball, no push).
16.3 Players can clamp the stick of an opposing ball carrier as long as the stick makes no contact anywhere on the ball carrier’s body.
16.4 Body checking is strictly prohibited.
16.5 A stick coming from above the shoulders onto an opposing player’s stick or body is a penalty, as is any attempted stick check that misses and contacts any part of the body (to be called as referee’s discretion as per CLA Rule 64a).
16.6 The penalty for an offence under ‘contact limitations’ and ‘overly aggressive play’ will fall under the unnecessary roughness rule (CLA Rule 72a).
16.7 In addition to the aforementioned regulations, all CLA playing rules will apply.