Middle School and Youth Rules (2023)
In Maine, youth age groups are usually named by grades in school as follows:
8U (grades K-2), 10U (grades 3/4), 12U (grades 5/6), 14U (grades 7/8)
These links provide information specific to the youth game and the Maine Youth Girls Lacrosse Association, as well as some general information about officiating girls lacrosse.
USA Lacrosse 2023 High School and Youth Rules Interpretation Video: https://vimeo.com/795376914
USA Lacrosse rule books and interpretation video also available at https://www.usalacrosse.com/girls-and-womens-rules
3-seconds closely guarded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n92UhEZOHA
Shooting Space Videos (uses ropes to outline shooting space violations): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgJzzpjrdFA
Helpful rules documents posted below.
USA Lacrosse 2023 Guidelines for Girls Youth Lacrosse (too long to print, but could be downloaded to smart phone)
USA Lacrosse 2023 Rule Change Summary for Girls Youth Lacrosse
2023 USAL High School Rule Book Excerpts (includes most relevant sections that also apply to girls' youth lacrosse)
It will be very helpful to print a copy of each of these documents and carry them with you in your lacrosse umpiring bag to review before your games.
2023 Girls youth lacrosse rules summary 2023 (one page summary)
USA Lacrosse 2023 Girls Youth Rules Exam, and answer sheet