US Lacrosse has a network of regional chapters around the country that help support local youth organizations and provide playing opportunities for you. Contact your local regional chapter to find out more about chances to play locally.
The Youth Rules and Best Practices Guidebooks are intended as educational tools for players, parents, coaches, officials and administrators to help explain the rules and the rationale behind the rules. The best practices included in these books are as important as the rules. They provide guidelines for youth lacrosse organizations to make sure the emphasis is where it should be – on the health and well-being of the children playing the sport, and their enjoyment and development in the game.
Equipment Fitting Guide
US Lacrosse's Equipment Fitting Guide is designed to help provide first-time buyers, parents and players with suggested guidelines in purchasing equipment. Designed to help both the boys’ and girls’ youth player, the guide explains how lacrosse equipment should feel when properly worn. Photographs and descriptions for both field players and goalies are featured.
US Lacrosse has hosted national championships for boys' and girls' at the U15 age group since 2009, and has in recent years added championships for U13 and U14 boys' and girls'. Teams earn berths to the national championships by their performance at the previous year's championships, by their performance at US Lacrosse regional championships or via an at-large selection process.
US Lacrosse Sanctioning is a designation given to events that have adopted a set of operational and safety standards set forward by US Lacrosse. Through the adoption of the sanctioned standards, tournaments commit to providing the best possible lacrosse experience for participants.
Summer Camp Listing
US Lacrosse has published a full listing for its annual Camp Directory. This directory, historically published in US Lacrosse Magazine, is now housed online and available to the public with over 300 camps.
The goal of the this program is to nationally recognize individuals who have made contributions to the game over time while supporting the mission and vision of US Lacrosse.
Sportsmanship, Honor and Safety
US Lacrosse encourages and promotes good sportsmanship among all boys and girls players, with an emphasis on safety and a respect for the game. Learn more about Competing with Class & Honoring the Game
Sharpen up your game with US Lacrosse Magazine's Your Edge section. The game's top players give you tips, tricks and their secrets to success. Join US Lacrosse to receive the magazine in your mailbox and be sure to check out the videos online in Your Edge to have you playing your best.