If you are a member of the National Federation of High Schools, an online, searchable PDF version of the rules is available on the NFHS Officiating Central Hub through the Arbiter Sports website.
The rules for youth boys’ lacrosse are written by US Lacrosse and are included in the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rule book.
Many youth leagues around the country use modifications to the rules. US Lacrosse strongly endorses that the uniform youth lacrosse rules included in the NFHS rule book (boys) and the US Lacrosse rule book (girls) be used for youth play. Check with your league for the specific modifications.
A key component of US Lacrosse’s effort to to improve the quality of experience in youth lacrosse is the development of consistent national rules based on the physical, cognitive and psychological development stages of children.
This guidebook, developed in conjunction with the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, is intended as educational tools for players, parents, coaches, officials and administrators to help explain the rules and the rationale behind the rules.