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 and Youth Girls Rules Interp (Video)
- 2023 High School Rules Interp (PDF)
- 2023 Youth Rule Changes Summary
- 2023 FAQ High School Rules
- 2023 NFHS Rules Memo
- Girls Headgear FAQ
- 2023 Youth Rules Comparison Chart
- FAQ Free Movement
- FAQ Boundaries
- FAQ Transitional Checking
- FAQ Self-Start
- FAQ Penalty Zone