SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today unveiled the 2018 Boys’ Lacrosse Rules Online Course at The course covers the most important and most common National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations (NFHS) rules of play for high school boys’ lacrosse, which serve as the foundation for the age-appropriate US Lacrosse youth rules.

The new course replaces the original version developed in 2012. Officials enrolled in the US Lacrosse Officials Development Program must take the course in order to become certified by US Lacrosse.

“Our volunteer task force and our staff put in more than 300 hours to develop the new course, and I’d like to thank all those involved,” Gordon Corsetti, manager of the men’s officials development program at US Lacrosse, said. “Obviously it’s designed for officials, but it is very consumable by coaches, players and parents as a resource to learn about the playing rules.”

The course is free for members of US Lacrosse and $50 for non-members.

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US Lacrosse-certified observers and trainers, among them David Emerick in Austin, Texas, piloted the new course.

“It’s so much better than the old course,” he said. “They made great use of videos, graphics, explanations and the like. Great job.”

More than 6,700 officials completed the original boys’ lacrosse rules course, which was built by an outside company. The 2018 course was produced using new in-house software at a significantly lower cost.

A new online course for girls’ lacrosse rules is expected to be released in January.

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