Our mission is to promote and honor the sport of lacrosse for the purpose of developing a love of the game through positive coaching, community among players, parents, coaches and officials. Our goal in honoring the game is that the game of Lacrosse teach

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US Lacrosse has recently developed new printed handbooks to provide basic information to the parents of boys' and girls' youth players. The handbooks provide a helpful glossary of terms for parents that may be new to the game, as well as details explaining the games' rules, field layouts, equipment requirements, and penalties.

Lacrosse Boys Youth Guidebook published by USLacrosse

Parents may access an online copy of these Raise Your Game handbooks by clicking on the links below

This section of the US Lacrosse web site is designed as an introductory guide for parents who are relatively new to the game of lacrosse. We hope to provide information - ranging from game rules to equipment needs - that will help you in your understanding of the sport.
Table of Contents

1 – The Role of Parents
2 – The Role of the Coach
3 – The History of the Game
4 – Boys’ Lacrosse Field Diagram and General Guidelines
5 – Boys’ Game Overview and Field Positions
6 – Equipment for Boys
7 – Boys’ Rules
8 – Boys’ Personal and Technical Fouls
9 – Glossary of Terms for Boys' Lacrosse
10 – Girls’ Lacrosse Field Diagram and General Guidelines
11 – Girls’ Game Overview and Field Positions
12 – Equipment for Girls
13 – Girls’ Rules
14 – Girls’ Major and Minor Fouls
15 – Glossary of Terms for Girls' Lacrosse
16 – The Sportsmanship Card Program
17 – The Positive Coaching Alliance