OYLA Boys Lacrosse Rules

The OYLA rule matrix below was written and approved by OYLA as exceptions to the US Lacrosse Youth Boys' Rulebook. These OYLA rules, together with the USL Boys' Rulebook, represent the full body of rules by which OYLA games will be governed. Rules not modified below are considered standard youth rules.


Download printable OYLA rule PDFs here.

1/2 & 3/4 rules

5/6 & 7/8 rules

5/6 Contact rules

For the first time in its history, US Lacrosse has produced standalone youth rule books for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse.

In previous years, the youth rules were contained as a list of modifications to the high school rules in the back of the National Federation of State High School Associations Boys’ Rulebook.

The new format helps provide a comprehensive set of rules at each age set (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U) and the rule descriptions have been simplified to make them easier to understand for coaches, officials, parents and players.

Check it out here (E-Book):

2017 Boys' Rulebook

Download PDF copy here.

Questions and comments may be directed to any OYLA board member.

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