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Women's Rules

The National Collegiate Athletic Association writes the rules for collegiate varsity women’s lacrosse, while US Lacrosse writes the rules for collegiate non-varsity (or club) and post-collegiate women’s lacrosse. The organizations work together frequently on rule development and player safety.

Collegiate Varsity Women's Lacrosse

Rulebook PDF NCAA Rulebook USL vs. NCAA Rule Differences

Collegiate Non-Varsity and Post-Collegiate Women's Lacrosse

Rulebook PDFPurchase US Lacrosse RulebookTake the 2015 Rules Survey


  • 2015 US Lacrosse Women's Rules Interpretation Video

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  • You Make the Call –
    Women's Season 5

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  • 2015 NCAA Rules and
    Officiating Video

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  • Ropes Video: Explanation of Shooting Space

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