All current US Lacrosse members who meet the age requirements are eligible to compete in the U15 National Championship. Players may not be 15 years of age on or before August 31, 2011 to be eligible for the 2012 US Lacrosse U15 National Championship. Accordingly, players that turn 15 after August 31, 2011 are eligible. Regardless of age, players that have competed at the high school level are allowed to participate; however, if a player’s high school season is still in play at the time of the event, that player is not allowed to participate in the U15 National Championship.
In an attempt to reduce burnout and overuse injuries, the 2012 US Lacrosse Youth Rules will state that, while high school players may be eligible for U15 competition, they should not do so concurrently with or in the same season as playing on a high school team. Players who compete on a high school team during the spring season, but meet the age requirements for U15 play, can compete on a U15 summer team. US Lacrosse does not have the ability to monitor and/or enforce this rule, but will rely on local organizers to ensure that excessive demands are not being placed on their athletes.
|Born on or after 9/1/1996
||Eligible for U15
Proof of Age
All 2012 National Championship participants are required to submit to US Lacrosse a copy of a proof of age document in order to be eligible to participate in this event.
Acceptable proof of age documents:
• Birth Certificate
• School ID (if date of birth is present on ID)
Proof of age documents should be faxed (410-889-0744) or e-mailed to Shannon Minter AFTER the parent/legal guardian completes a player medical waiver.