Lacrosse is a fun and growing sport for both boys and girls.
Leading youth sports experts agree that athletes who specialize in one sport at an early age can become burned out or risk repetitive injuries. Adding lacrosse to your child's sports programming will be fun for them and help them grow as an overall athlete.
For more information on our boys' and girls' youth lacrosse programs, check out program webpages linked below.
As a reminder, the implementation date for the previously-approved USA Lacrosse and NFHS rule change mandating that players' shoulder pads (1) be designed for lacrosse and (2) meet the NOCSAE ND200 standard remains January 1, 2022.
This Jan. 1, 2022, implementation date follows a 2019 rule change that required goalie chest protectors to be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE ND200 standard beginning Jan. 1, 2021.
USA Lacrosse encourages all players to purchase shoulder pads that meet NOCSAE ND200 before the upcoming January 1, 2022, implementation date for players' shoulder pads. The new shoulder pad requirement will become part of the coaches' certification to officials for all games played in 2022.
NOTE: As of September 1, 2021, USA Lacrosse announced that the implementation date requiring shoulder pads to be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE ND200 standard will remains January 1, 2022, although USA Lacrosse has been made aware of concerns raised by some that supply chain disruptions may create challenged for players seeking to obtain compliant shoulder pads by the start of the 2022 season. USA Lacrosse states that their leadership has spoken with multiple manufacturers and retailers, who do not expect any shortages or delays to will affect the start of next season.
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