USA Lacrosse is no longer publishing a comprehensive boys youth lacrosse rule book but is instead moving to present rules as variations on the 2023 NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rulebook. The GNLL rules document linked below is based on the USA Lacrosse Boys Youth Guidebook and the NFHS Boys Lacrosse rules, but with variations for GNLL youth play. The current year’s NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rulebook covers all situations not specified in this document.
US Lacrosse rules (or, in some cases, NFHS rules that apply to youth) are printed in black text. Any modifications specific to GNLL will be printed in blue text. Significant changes to last year’s rules will be highlighted in gray.
A quick-reference guide showing the major rule variations is also linked below.