Understanding the Women’s Safety Sphere

Mar 19, 2018

In women’s lacrosse, the sphere is defined as an imaginary area, or bubble, of 7 inches surrounding the player’s head, in all directions. At the high school and youth level, an opponent cannot put their stick in another player’s sphere.

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Clarification of Warding Off Rule in Boys’ Lacrosse

Mar 09, 2018

The NFHS has issued a clarification memo for the Warding Off rule. US Lacrosse supports this rule clarification and will adopt the clarification for the 2018 US Lacrosse Boys’ Youth Rules. 

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IMLCA Endorses US Lacrosse Boys Youth Rules

Mar 02, 2018

The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) has given its endorsement to the US Lacrosse Official Rules for Boys’ Youth Lacrosse. The US Lacrosse youth rules cover competition from the 6U to 14U age groups and have been designed to align with the principles of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model.

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Youth and Girls High School Rules Interpretation Help

Feb 02, 2018

As the 2018 lacrosse season gets set to begin, US Lacrosse has updated rules interpretation help available. Linked below are rules interpretation videos for 2018 for the high school and youth levels for girls, along with Power Point presentations from the rules interpretation sessions held at the US Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore in late January.

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Officials Rules Tests Available Online

Jan 23, 2018

The annual rules exams offered for men’s and women’s lacrosse officials for both the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules and the US Lacrosse youth rules are now available online.

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US Lacrosse Releases Rules Interpretation Videos for High School and Youth

Jan 15, 2018

Four videos illustrate rule changes and mechanics, and represent essential part of preseason 

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IWLCA Endorses US Lacrosse Youth Rules

Dec 12, 2017

Earlier today, the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its endorsement of Official Rules for Girls’ Youth Lacrosse published by US Lacrosse and, in particular, those rules focused on increasing player safety.

“We’re really excited to have the support from the IWLCA,” said Caitlin Kelley, senior manager of women’s game administration for US Lacrosse. “Having our institutions work collaboratively to help grow the game and promote the safety of the players is essential to the healthy development of the sport.”

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US Lacrosse Releases 2018 Boys' Lacrosse Rules Online Course

Dec 12, 2017

Upgraded course replaces original version as requirement for US Lacrosse certification

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Webinar Highlights NFHS Boys' Lacrosse Rule Changes and Points of Emphasis

Nov 21, 2017

US Lacrosse-produced video, FAQ primers on upcoming season of benefit to officials and coaches

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US Lacrosse Announces Approved Rules for Box Lacrosse

Oct 17, 2017

US Lacrosse has announced a new set of standardized rules to govern indoor box lacrosse for both men and women at all levels of play from ages 6U and above. 

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