Upper St. Clair Girls Youth Lacrosse Club, based in Upper St. Clair, PA serving girls in 1st through 8th grades

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US Lacrosse Girls Youth Rules

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Age and Eligibility Guidelines

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 Group Age Before August 31 of prior year
U15 14 or younger
U13 12 or younger
U11 10 or younger
U9 8 or younger

Players may not play below their designated age group.


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)

U-13 (modified checking below the shoulder).

U-11 (no checking)

U-9 (no checking)