Skip to main content

Flex6 Lacrosse

Flex6 Lacrosse® is a fun, fast-paced, non-contact version of the game

Flex6 Lacrosse is a version of our sport played by an official set of approved guidelines from USA Lacrosse. Flex6 Lacrosse is designed to meet the unique needs of communities across the country who want to provide accessible lacrosse play programs for people of any age and skill level.

Flex6 Rules

Flex6 Lacrosse Overview

Flex6 Lacrosse guidelines are standardized for safety, however most aspects of play are completely flexible and adaptable in the following areas

Smaller field (cross-field set-up, can also be played on courts or in gyms.  

Up to 6v6 (ideal) but as few as 3v3 can play, or anything in between.
Can be mixed or single gender
Can be officiated formally or self-officiated
A variety of sticks is allowable—men’s, women’s, fiddle, or PE/soft-stick (with PE ball/soft-stick ball)  

Played with a pinkie or tennis ball, or a PE/Soft-Stick ball if using a PE/soft-stick  

No other player protective equipment needed  

Flexible options for goals and scoring
No stick to stick, body to body, or body to stick contact  

Governed by the basic safety rules of the game; violations result in a change of possession

Get Started with Flex6 Lacrosse

Interested in creating lacrosse play and programming opportunities using the Flex6 Lacrosse guidelines? Contact your local Regional Manager to discuss learn more and to obtain a complimentary copy of the official Flex6 Lacrosse Guidelines for Play.

Regional Managers


Frequently Asked Questions

Who should play Flex6 Lacrosse?

Flex6 Lacrosse, while not taking the place of traditional lacrosse played under official USA Lacrosse Youth Rules, NFHS rules, or NCAA rules, can be a great alternative for players to engage with the sport and enjoy the benefits of participation in an adjustable program environment and still benefit from USA Lacrosse’s member benefits and protection.

Where is Flex6 Lacrosse played?

Flex6 Lacrosse is designed for community or school-based lacrosse programs who want to offer an affordable, inclusive and fun version of lacrosse programming that requires minimal equipment, smaller field requirements, and fewer players than the traditional game. Flex6 Lacrosse suggests that there is at a minimum one responsible adult (preferably a coach member of USA Lacrosse) present during program play to ensure the safety of the players.

Flex6 Lacrosse for USA Lacrosse members.

Flex6 Lacrosse guidelines are designed for USA Lacrosse members and member programs that operate under the best practices for safety and risk management as required by USA Lacrosse. Supervised play within the guidelines of Flex6 Lacrosse is included in the liability coverage of the USA Lacrosse membership program. USA Lacrosse members can play safe and fair knowing the full benefits of membership are included in Flex6 Lacrosse programming.

Flex6 Lacrosse and Lacrosse Athlete Development

Flex6 Lacrosse is inspired by the lacrosse athlete development model and its six core values, with a particular focus on the values of small-sided play, fun and kid-centered, and age appropriate/inclusive. Learn more about lacrosse athlete development.