Ask Alaxa

Apr 06, 2017

You’ve got questions. Alaxa has your answers. Welcome to the first edition of #AskAlaxa, where she’ll address your questions about rules, player segmentation, safety — anything related to lacrosse.

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2017 Boys’ Youth Rule Clarifications

Apr 04, 2017

US Lacrosse has recently issued two clarification memos to help further explain the 2017 boys’ youth rules.

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Officials Prepare for World Cup

Mar 30, 2017

On July 12, lacrosse fans will flood the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England, for the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.

Over the course of 10 days, teams representing 25 countries will play 97 games. Just as these national teams have been practicing and preparing for this tournament for months, another team continues its vigorous preparation — the officials.

Officials play one of the most important roles at any lacrosse event, especially one on the world stage.

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US Lacrosse Youth Rules Interpretation Videos Available

Jan 31, 2017

US Lacrosse youth rules interpretation videos are now available on the US Lacrosse web site. The videos are designed to help officials, coaches, parents and players better understand the rules and how situations are administered.

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High School Rules Interpretation Videos Available

Jan 24, 2017

The 2017 National Federation of State High Schools Associations and US Lacrosse rules interpretation videos are now available.

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US Lacrosse Produces Youth Rule Books

Dec 22, 2016

For the first time in its history, US Lacrosse has produced standalone youth rule books for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. The books are available in digital format free of charge on the US Lacrosse web site.

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FAQ: New US Lacrosse Youth Rules

Oct 24, 2016

Last month, US Lacrosse announced new rules for youth lacrosse that align with the principles of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). The LADM is designed to encourage skill development and grow overall participation by promoting a safe and fun playing environment through its coaching curriculum and the associated age-appropriate rule sets.

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A Case for Change in Youth Lacrosse

Sep 21, 2016

Recently, US Lacrosse published a summary of the changes that are happening to the youth lacrosse rules, effective in 2017.  There are some that feel these changes have gone “too far” and are ruining the sport of lacrosse.

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US Lacrosse Announces New Girls' Youth Rules

Sep 19, 2016

The US Lacrosse Board of Directors has recently approved girls’ youth lacrosse rules that align with the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). The new rules are based on the core values of the LADM, which is to encourage skill development and grow participation by promoting a safe and fun playing environment through developmentally appropriate rule sets tailored to specific age groupings.

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US Lacrosse Announces New Boys' Youth Rules

Sep 19, 2016

The US Lacrosse Board of Directors recently approved boys’ youth lacrosse rules that align with the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). The new rules are based on the core values of the LADM, which are to encourage skill development and grow participation by promoting a safe and fun playing environment through developmentally appropriate rule sets tailored to specific age groupings.

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