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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Video: Using Research to Understand Injury Risk

Jul 24, 2017

You don’t have to be a trained research specialist in order to contribute to the scientific process of making lacrosse safer. That was one of the main messages from Lisa Hepburn, PhD, a scientist with the MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center, during a presentation at the 2017 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium. Anybody associated with lacrosse can help to provide injury surveillance data.

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Reviewing the Draw Rule After One Season

Jul 17, 2017

Arguably the most noteworthy revision to the women's lacrosse rules last year involved Rule 5, Section 2, governing the draw. Beginning in 2017, players below the restraining lines on the draw were not allowed to cross the lines until possession had been established. 

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Video: Deep Dive into Women’s Headgear

Jul 10, 2017

Based on increased injury rates among women's lacrosse players, US Lacrosse partnered with researchers, scientists, and equipment manufacturers to dive deeper into the statistics and to understand the factors involved. That collaboration eventually led to a unique women's lacrosse headgear performance standard.
 

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Video: Women’s Headgear Use Remains Optional

Jun 21, 2017

There is no mandate, or plan to mandate, the use of women’s headgear by US Lacrosse or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). That’s one of the primary points of clarification in a new informational video produced by US Lacrosse.

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We Want Your Feedback on Boys’ Youth Rules

May 30, 2017

The US Lacrosse Men’s Rules Committee has deployed an online rules survey to gather opinions and suggestions regarding the new 2017 rules, potential rule changes for the 2018 season, and general feedback regarding the rules and the youth rulebook. Your input is desired.

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Seeing the Big Picture Through Smaller Players

Apr 18, 2017

Brittany Philip, a champion of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM), grew up in upstate New York as a four-year lacrosse standout at Corning-Painted Post East High School.

When her school’s girls’ basketball coach approached her, asking her to play, her response was simple.

“No, I’m a lacrosse player,” she said.

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