Playing Rules

As the international governing body for lacrosse, World Lacrosse is responsible for the rules of men’s and women’s field, box and Sixes lacrosse. Additionally, World Lacrosse endorses rules developed for wheelchair and mixed lacrosse.

The rules for each of the disciplines are overseen by individual Rules Subcommittees, with the World Lacrosse Rules Committee chair having oversight of the change process. Member nations are invited to propose rule changes for consideration.

Men’s Field

English

Spanish (Regulamento de Lacrosse Masculino)

 

Women’s Field

English

Spanish (Reglamento de Lacrosse Femenino)

Memorandum – February 2021 | Memorándum de las Reglas de Mujeres – Febrero 2021

Men’s Box

Sixes

Additional Rules

Wheelchair

Mixed Field

Equipment

Legal Stick List

Rule Changes

World Lacrosse encourages its athletes, coaches, officials and National Federations to play an active part in the creation and evolution of playing rules across all forms of the international game.

Full Members can propose new rules, changes to existing rules or seek guidance for any rule using this form.