US Lacrosse establishes eligibility guidelines to promote a safe and sportsmanlike environment. US Lacrosse believes that leagues, associations, and other organizers of youth lacrosse should provide playing opportunities that, as much as possible, aim to establish a "level playing field" among players of similar age.
Age and Eligibility Guidelines are not considered “game-day rules” and are not enforced as game-day rules by officials.
Age Before August 31 of prior year
14 or younger
12 or younger
10 or younger
8 or younger
Players may not play below their designated age group.
CHECKING RULES U-15 (Full checking if criteria is met)
There must be 2 USL trained umpires - one of which has a Local rating.
*Check to the head is a mandatory Red Card (with wording to differentiate between the incidental contact and inappropriate contact with the head)