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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What the New Women's Stick Stringing Specs Really Mean

Sep 29, 2017

The new stick stringing requirements for women's lacrosse open the door for new innovations and economical options for girls. The key elements of pocket depth and shooting strings remain the same so that the ball can still move freely in the stick and ball speed is not radically faster.

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Optional Unified Field Approved for High School Lacrosse

Sep 25, 2017

Included in the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and US Lacrosse rule changes for the 2018 high school lacrosse season was the approval of an optional 120-yard unified field size that can be used for both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. The existing field sizes for high school lacrosse can still be used, but the unified field is a legal alternative.

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Stick Stringing Specifications Simplified for Women's Lacrosse

Sep 14, 2017

Women’s game rules representatives from the NCAA, NFHS and US Lacrosse have collaborated with industry representatives to simplify the stick stringing specifications for women’s collegiate, high school and girls’ youth play for the 2018 season.

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US Lacrosse Announces Girls Rules Changes for 2018

Aug 31, 2017

SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse announced the 2018 rule changes and points of emphasis for youth and high school girls’ lacrosse. The US Lacrosse Rules Committee worked in collaboration with the National Federation of State High School Associations to develop the rules and points of emphasis.

The points of emphasis for 2018 highlight safety and the quality of the game:

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US Lacrosse Announces Boys Rules Changes for 2018

Aug 31, 2017

US Lacrosse announced the 2018 rule changes and points of emphasis for youth boys’ lacrosse. The rules are to be used for all levels of play 14U age group and below.

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Adjusted Boys’ Checking Rules Favorably Received

Aug 16, 2017

One of the key points of emphasis in the 2017 boys’ youth rules for 12U, 10U, and 8U addressed allowable body and stick checking. Limitations on body checks at those age levels are intended to help players in developing the fundamental skills of lacrosse while instilling a love and excitement of playing the game.

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