Middle School and Youth Rules (2022)

Helpful links

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.

Maine Youth Lacrosse: http://www.maineyouthlax.org/

USA Lacrosse 2022 Youth Girls’ Rule Interpretation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5uBSeI1Qec

USA Lacrosse rule book 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

Women's Game Officials' Training Manual (information and guidance about how to officiate):

https://www.usalacrosse.com/sites/default/files/documents/Officials/usa-lacrosse-womens-officials-manual-2022.pdf


Helpful rules documents posted below.

USA Lacrosse 2022 rule book for Girls Youth Lacrosse (too long to print, but could be downloaded to smart phone)

Also available at https://www.usalacrosse.com/girls-and-womens-rules


Slides from girls youth lacrosse training

MWLOA Youth Rules Interp, Maine - 2022 (for high school trained officials)

MWLOA JO Training (for junior officials)


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.

2022 Youth Rules Comparison Tables 8-14U girls - Maine modified

Rules and penalty administration summary

Youth timer and scorer guidelines

Youth rules presentation 2022


USA Lacrosse 2022 Girls Youth Rules Exam, and answer sheet

Download and take this paper exam before answering the same questions on the USAL website. Note that the order of questions will be different online for each person taking the test. To find out correct answers, use the answer sheet and send your results to Barbara Snapp (mwloatraining4ups@gmail.com). She will then email you the correct answers.


2022 USAL Girls Youth Rulebook_updated 2.pdf
MWLOA Youth Rules Interp, Maine - 2022.pdf
MWLOA JO Training
2022 Youth Rules Comparison Tables 8-14U girls - Maine modified.pdf
Rules and penalty administration abbreviated 2022.pdf
TimerScorer Youth 2022.pdf
2022 Girls Youth Rules Exam_Updated_Jan_2021.pdf
2022 USL Youth Rules Exam - ANSWER SHEET.pdf
2022 USL Youth Rules Exam - ANSWER SHEET.docx