Join | Login
Lacrosse Magazine, owned and published by US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, is circulated to more than 430,000 members of the organization as one of the benefits of membership. Join Today!
The sport of lacrosse achieved a long-overdue milestone on September 10 when the US Lacrosse Board of Directors approved national youth rules and age breaks for both boys and girls youth lacrosse (see www.uslacrosse.org/youthrules2012). The vote concluded a nine-month process that included input from dozens of youth league administrators from around the country, as well as a national survey of thousands of youth coaches, officials and parents. The most important guidance, however, came from members of the US Lacrosse Sports Science & Safety Committee, particularly those committee members who specialize in pediatrics and sports psychology. For decades lacrosse has grown organically in zip codes throughout the country thanks to the passion and leadership of selfless contributors who either played the sport or were enamored by it. But lacrosse has reached a stage of development that requires far greater consistency in how the sport is coached, officiated and played.
Subscribe to the US Lacrosse Blog