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The GBYLA follows NFHS rules 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 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 primarily follows NFHS rules adopting many of the USAL exceptions to NFHS rules as we deem best for our league.   Based on GBYLA Coach input, we also develop our own exceptions to rules which pertain only to our league.  These GBYLA exceptions are outlined on the 2022 Cheat Sheet.

 

LINKS TO NFHS 2022 RULE CHANGES

BOYS

GIRLS


 

LINKS TO USA LACROSSE RULES INTERPRETATIONS

BOYS YOUTH

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

GIRLS


LINKS TO GBYLA EXCEPTIONS TO RULES INTERPRETATIONS

BOYS CHEAT SHEET

GIRLS CHEAT SHEET