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Youth

US Lacrosse has a network of 64 regional chapters around the country that help support local youth organizations and provide playing opportunities for you. Contact your local regional chapter to find out more about chances to play locally.

Youth Guidebooks

The Youth Rules and Best Practices Guidebooks are intended as educational tools for players, parents, coaches, officials and administrators to help explain the rules and the rationale behind the rules. The best practices included in these books are as important as the rules. They provide guidelines for youth lacrosse organizations to make sure the emphasis is where it should be – on the health and well-being of the children playing the sport, and their enjoyment and development in the game.

   Boys' Guidebook   Girls' Guidebook

Equipment Fitting Guide

US Lacrosse recently published an Equipment Fitting Guide to help provide first-time buyers, parents and players with suggested guidelines in purchasing equipment. Designed to help both the boys’ and girls’ youth player, the guide explains how lacrosse equipment should feel when properly worn. Photographs and descriptions for both field players and goalies are featured.

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U15 National Championships

US Lacrosse has hosted national championships for boys' and girls' at the U15 age group since 2009. Teams earn berths to the national championships by their performance at the previous year's championships, by their performance at US Lacrosse regional championships or via an at-large selection process. The 2013 U15 National Championships were held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in July. The 2014 U15 National Championships will be held in Aurora, Colo., July 21-26.

US Lacrosse Regional Championships

US Lacrosse held its first regional championships in 2011 and in 2012 the championships expanded to include events for boys and girls at the U11, U13 and U15 age groups. The 2013 US Lacrosse Regional Championships took place in Raleigh, N.C., Madison, Wis., Amherst, Mass., and San Jose, Calif., where they will also take place in June 2014.

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Youth Awards

The goal of the this program is to nationally recognize individuals who have made contributions to the game over time while supporting the mission and vision of US Lacrosse.

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Compete With Class - Honor the Game Sportsmanship, Honor and Safety

US Lacrosse encourages and promotes good sportsmanship among all boys and girls players, with an emphasis on safety and a respect for the game. Learn more about this campaign by clicking below.

Your Edge

Sharpen up your game with Lacrosse Magazine's Your Edge section. The game's top players give you tips, tricks and their secrets to success.

Join US Lacrosse to receive the magazine in your mailbox and be sure to check out the videos online in Your Edge to have you playing your best.