Rules & Training

Questions about Rules or Training Opportunities? Please contact the CWLOA Board at


Click here for the 2017 USL Rules Clarifications (PDF Slide show)

2017 Girl Lacrosse Rules Changes

2-4-4 Stick checks may only be requested during a stoppage of the game clock.
2-4-4 Stick checks may be requested immediately following regulation or overtime.
2-7-2 Outlines changes to eyewear certification
2-7-3 Outlines aSTM headgear certification.
5-2-3 Players below the restraining line on the draw may not cross until possession is established
9-1-1 Players may not use their bodies to play the ball, except with a kicking action on a not-shooting attempt.
10-1-1 Looking to shoot (NOTE) has been eliminated from the Obstruction of Free Space criteria.
10-1-1 Penalty administration for dangerous shot and illegal shot shall be aligned with the ball being given to the closest defender.

Manufactures Specificiation: Secondary material has been further defined. Outlines changes to eyewear certification. (Appendix B)

Appendix C: Alternate Official duties are stated.

Click here for the 2017 Headgear Clarifications


WCLA Rules and Information 

IWCLA Rules Presentation (From US Lacrosse Convention)

Watch Starting Out in Stripes, an informative introduction to the game of women’s lacrosse.

Starting Out in Stripes video


US Lacrosse’s Ropes Training for Umpires. This is a great tool to better understand positioning, areas of responsibility & what to look for and teamwork.
US Lacrosse Ropes Training video

Important information regarding the signs & symptoms of concussions
US Lacrosse Concussion Video

Concussion Awareness

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