Understanding the New Rule: Transitional Checking for U14 Girls

Jan 22, 2019

The new transitional checking rule for 14U and 13U girls players is intended to provide a middle ground between full checking at the high school level and the modified checking for 12U.

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US Lacrosse Approves Rule Change to Enhance Heart Protection for Athletes

Oct 23, 2018

The US Lacrosse Board of Directors has approved equipment-related rule changes designed to enhance heart protection for youth players, specifically to reduce the risk of the rare yet potentially catastrophic injury of commotio cordis.

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Understanding the New Girls’ Penalty Zone

Sep 06, 2018

In 2019 high school and youth girls’ lacrosse will implement several significant rule changes. One change focused directly on increasing player safety is the creation of a penalty zone. 

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US Lacrosse Announces 2019 Boys' Youth Rule Changes

Sep 05, 2018

US Lacrosse has announced the 2019 rule changes and points of emphasis for youth boys’ lacrosse. The rules are to be used for all levels of play 14U and younger.

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US Lacrosse Announces 2019 Girls Youth Rule Changes

Aug 23, 2018

Self-starts, a cleared defensive zone for 8-meter free positions, and a new checking category for play at the U14/U13 level are among the new US Lacrosse girls’ youth rules approved for the 2019 season.

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Understanding the Women’s Safety Sphere

Mar 19, 2018

In women’s lacrosse, the sphere is defined as an imaginary area, or bubble, of 7 inches surrounding the player’s head, in all directions. At the high school and youth level, an opponent cannot put their stick in another player’s sphere.

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IMLCA Endorses US Lacrosse Boys Youth Rules

Mar 02, 2018

The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) has given its endorsement to the US Lacrosse Official Rules for Boys’ Youth Lacrosse. The US Lacrosse youth rules cover competition from the 6U to 14U age groups and have been designed to align with the principles of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model.

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Youth and Girls High School Rules Interpretation Help

Feb 02, 2018

As the 2018 lacrosse season gets set to begin, US Lacrosse has updated rules interpretation help available. Linked below are rules interpretation videos for 2018 for the high school and youth levels for girls, along with Power Point presentations from the rules interpretation sessions held at the US Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore in late January.

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Officials Rules Tests Available Online

Jan 23, 2018

The annual rules exams offered for men’s and women’s lacrosse officials for both the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules and the US Lacrosse youth rules are now available online.

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US Lacrosse Releases Rules Interpretation Videos for High School and Youth

Jan 15, 2018

Four videos illustrate rule changes and mechanics, and represent essential part of preseason 

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