The rules of the game are designed to do two things – promote fair play and keep players safe.
USA Lacrosse is committed to constantly reviewing and updating the rules of the game to ensure that those goals are always satisfied. We write and publish a stand-alone youth rule book for ages 14U and below, and in collaboration with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), we work together on the rules for high school girls' lacrosse.
- 2023 High School Rules Preview (video)
- Girls Headgear FAQ
- 2022 Youth Rules Comparison Chart
- 2022 Rules Comparison Chart (CWLOA)
- 2022 Youth Rules Interp Powerpoint
- 2022 High School Rules Interp Powerpoint | NFHS One-Pager
- FAQ Free Movement
- FAQ Boundaries
- FAQ Transitional Checking
- FAQ Self-Start
- FAQ Penalty Zone