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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Rule Changes Announced for High School Girls Lacrosse

Aug 30, 2016

High school girls rule changes for 2017 include eyewear and headgear equipment certifications, ball contact by players, the draw, and clarifications on the Obstruction of Free Space penalty.

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Top 10 Questions on NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules

Jun 09, 2016

Each season the US Lacrosse Officials Education Program receives emails from coaches, players, parents, and officials on game situations wondering what the correct ruling is. Here are the top 10 questions from the 2016 season.</p>

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Can the Ball Make the Game Safer?

May 18, 2016

An often-overlooked piece of equipment related to safety is the actual lacrosse ball. Original research in 2005 by Trey Crisco, a member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, led to the development of a NOCSAE ball standard.

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How It Works: Illegal Body-Checking Rule in Youth Lacrosse

Dec 21, 2015

Our resident official dives into the illegal body-checking rule as it applies to youth lacrosse, and discusses the differences in application between youth and high school play.

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How it Works: Illegal Body Checking Rule in Boys Lacrosse

Oct 13, 2015

What makes a check legal or illegal? Our resident official gives a point-by-point breakdown of the illegal body checking foul in boys lacrosse.

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