The importance of playing the game the right way will allow for a better lacrosse experience for everyone involved. It really is that simple.
Coaches, officials, players and parents all have a responsibility to know and understand the rules of the game. Playing by age appropriate rules ensures the safety of all participants and maximizes everyone’s playing experience.
The rules for lacrosse at all levels are established based on developmental considerations for age, primarily the physical and cognitive development of athletes. The rules are written in order to protect players and ensure skill development.
The US Lacrosse Men’s Game Rules Subcommittee is committed to educating all constituents on the rules, and on developing resources to help provide that information. Clear and precise rule explanations are designed to assist officials, coaches, parents and players.
Throughout the 2014 spring lacrosse season, US Lacrosse worked with officials, coaches and administrators across the country to gather rule questions and address rule clarifications as it relates to boys’ high school and youth lacrosse. These clarifications have been compiled into one document.
Click here to review the 2014 Rules Q&A produced by US Lacrosse and the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS).
Have a great summer of lacrosse – and remember, Compete with Class and Honor the Game!