Rule books and documents
The NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rule Book provides the base rule set for all boys lacrosse games below the collegiate level in Minnesota. These rules can be obtained in book form from US Lacrosse and from the NFHS, and as an iPad/iPhone/iPod app.
Rule variations for JV, 9/10, U15, U13, U11, U9, box lacrosse, and off-season leagues are posted on our Documents Page. The Minnesota youth rules (for 7/8 and lower games) are based on US Lacrosse youth rules. A summary sheet of those rules is also posted on the same page.
College games are played under NCAA rules, which are available for order or for free download at the NCAA publications website. A detailed list of rule differences between NFHS and NCAA lacrosse is posted on the Documents Page.
In rule situations, Team A is the offensive or riding team, and Team B is the defensive or clearing team. A1 and A2 are different players on Team A, and Coach A is the head coch of Team A.
A fantastic resource for asking questions about boys lacrosse rules and mechanics is the Lacrosse Rules and Officiating Forum.
FAQs (for NFHS Rules unless stated otherwise)