Age and Eligibility Guidelines
Teams playing by US Lacrosse rules will be organized by age. Any player who is age-eligible to play U-15 lacrosse should not be denied an opportunity to play. If a U-15 eligible player has participated in any high school level program as a member of a high school freshman, JV-B, junior varsity, or varsity team, see the US Lacrosse Best Practice on Age and Eligibility Standards. The following groupings should have ages determined as of August 31 in the year preceding competition.
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) – See Penalty Section
U-13 (modified checking below the shoulder).
U-11 (no checking)
U-9 (no checking)
Middle School/Junior High: It is recommended that Middle School/Junior High players, regardless of age, play U13 modified checking rules.