QUALIFYING EVENTS

  1. In 2019 at US Lacrosse qualifiers for 2020’s Nationals, roster age rules for teams in the US Lacrosse qualifying divisions shall be at the discretion of the event operator.

US LACROSSE NATIONALS ELIGIBILITY RULES & ROSTER REQUIREMENTS

  1. All players and coaches must be US Lacrosse Members through July 31, 2019. 

  2. All players must be age-verified through the US Lacrosse age-verification system at least seven days prior to the start of Nationals.

  3. All players must compete with their team or club on a regular basis. Minimum requirements are that players must compete with their team/program for at least two tournaments in the preceding 12 months leading up to US Lacrosse Nationals, or in a seasonal league.

  4. All players competing in the 13U division must have been born on or after 9/1/2005.

  5. All players competing in the 14U division must have been born on or after 9/1/2004.

  6. All coaches must have a current background check through NCSI (National Center for Safety Initiatives), US Lacrosse’s partnered vendor. Coaches will be notified to obtain this when the final roster is submitted.

  7. The suggested roster size for boys teams is minimum 18 total players and a minimum of two goalies at all times. The suggested roster size for the girls teams is minimum 16 total players and a minimum of two goalies at all times.

  8. Rosters may not be modified after submission of the official roster. The only permitted roster modification after submission of the final roster will be the replacement of an injured goalie with another goalie with medical documentation and US Lacrosse approval.

  9. Any team in violation of the above roster rules will forfeit all games in which the ineligible player has participated and any title received by the team.

  10. Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to advance to the playoffs.

AGE EXCEPTIONS FOR THE 2019 NATIONALS

The 2019 Age Exception Policy is as follows: a team competing at the 2019 US Lacrosse Nationals may field up to five players who do not comply with the birthdate guidelines above (Section 4 and 5 above), provided i) that the players meet the previously stated club participation requirement, ii) that those players were born not more than six months earlier than the birthdate cutoff for their division, and iii) that the player is in the scholastic grade that corresponds to their respective division. The corresponding grade for each division is:

  • 13U, 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR GRADE SEVEN
  • 14U, 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR GRADE EIGHT

The 2019 Age Exception Policy is in place for 2019 only. It shall be evaluated during and after the year, and changes shall be proposed for 2020 and beyond as US Lacrosse Nationals seeks to move towards full compliance with US Lacrosse age-segmentation policies.