The GBYLA follows NFHS rules, for BOTH YOUTH and HIGH SCHOOL BOYS and GIRLS,
which is the basis for rules of the game of Lacrosse.
USA Lacrosse is committed to constantly reviewing and updating the rules of the game at the youth level to ensure that those goals are always satisfied. USAL writes and publishes a stand-alone youth rule book for ages 14U and below, and in collaboration with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), work together on the rules for boys' & girls' lacrosse.
The GBYLA follows NFHS rules (youth & high school) adopting many of the USAL exceptions to NFHS rules, youth game only, as we deem best for our league. Based on GBYLA Coach input, we also develop our own exceptions to youth rules which pertain only to our league. These GBYLA exceptions are outlined on the 2022 Cheat Sheet.
LINKS TO NFHS 2022 RULE CHANGES
LINKS TO USA LACROSSE RULES INTERPRETATIONS
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
BOYS YOUTH RULE BOOK
GIRLS YOUTH RULE BOOK
LINKS TO GBYLA EXCEPTIONS TO RULES INTERPRETATIONS
BOYS CHEAT SHEET
GIRLS CHEAT SHEET