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2014 Girls’ Lacrosse Rules – What You Need to Know

January 27, 2014    6473 Views

Emily Gibson | @egibson32

2014 Girls' Lacrosse Rules

US Lacrosse annually produces the US Lacrosse Women's Rule Book: Official Rules for Girls' & Women's Lacrosse, which is endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). While US Lacrosse encourages every coach and official to read the rule book in its entirety, it also recognizes that most people enjoy a video component to help wash it all down.

That's where the Rule Interpretation videos come in. With each new rule book comes a "Rule Interp" video. It’s required of all US Lacrosse certified officials to view the new video every year before taking the field. This year US Lacrosse has taken it a step further for the general lacrosse community by creating two additional videos for people to view: 2014 Points of Emphasis and 2014 Major Rule Changes.

2014 Points of Emphasis:

  • Obstruction (shooting space)
  • Cross-check
  • Repeated fouls
  • Illegal body contact

2014 Major Rule Changes:

  • Reduced players on draw circle
  • NOCSAE approved balls for play ONLY
  • Increased red card penalty time
  • ASTM International-approved goggles and mouthguard ONLY

Whether you're a coach, player, parent or an official, take the time to watch these videos to get further clarification on the aforementioned bullets and so you know what's going on in your sport.

US Lacrosse has multiple free resources to help you understand the women’s game. From the US Lacrosse Youth Rules & Best Practices Guidebook to the You Make the Call video series, and more, US Lacrosse is here to help!

Girls’ Game Learning Resources



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