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US Lacrosse is represented on the National Federation of State High School Associations Boys’ Lacrosse Rules Committee, and annually endorses the NFHS Boys’ Lacrosse Rules Book. Additionally, US Lacrosse writes the boys’ youth rules (found in the back of the NFHS rule book). The boys’ youth rules can also be found on our website and in the US Lacrosse Youth Rules and Best Practices Guidebook, a supplement to the NFHS rule book and an easily digestible breakdown of the game for all involved.
Now that you have the breakdown on who writes and enforces the rules, and where to find them, let’s make it even easier. 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 (yes, I did use this same line from another recent blog post about the girls’ rules).
This year, US Lacrosse has separated the annual rules interpretation into two videos:
If you’re looking for a rundown of overarching points for the upcoming season, you can also watch points of emphasis and major rule changes videos below.
Whether you're a coach, player, parent or 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 wants to hear from you. Throughout the year, anyone can submit a suggested changed to the US Lacrosse Youth Rules. All suggestions should be clear and include rationale to the rule suggestion.
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