Rough Rider Lacrosse | Rules & Requirement Guidelines

                                                               Heat Alert Policy
Each school district is responsible for monitoring the T.H.I. (Temperature Humidity Index) and establishing their own guidelines for practices.

                                                   Thunder and Lightning Policy
If thunder or lightning is observed, all outdoor activities will be suspended immediately.  Shelter should be sought in appropriate locations.  Before resuming activities coaches must wait a minimum of thirty (30) minutes after the last observable lightning strike or thunder heard.

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NCAA 2010 Lacrosse Head Specifications

On January 1, 2010, a new rule which applies to lacrosse head dimensions will go into effect for all men’s games officiated under NCAA rules. The rule affects NCAA Varsity, MCLA teams and select high-school teams.

In games where NCAA rules are in effect, such as NFHS (high-school) and youth lacrosse, the new head dimensions are NOT required, and heads currently on the market are legal for play. In some parts of the country where high schools follow NCAA rules, teams will be required to adhere to these new head specifications.

To find out which head specs you will be required to follow in 2010, you should contact your coach, local official or you local US Lacrosse representative. Visit for a downloadable spec sheet that details the new rule dimensions.

Starting this summer, Warrior and Brine will be manufacturing three distinct series of lacrosse heads: Traditional Spec, X-Spec and X6 Spec.

  1. ) Traditional spec heads are legal for NFHS (high school) and youth lacrosse.
  2. ) X specs are universal, meaning they are legal for play at all levels of lacrosse (NCAA/High School/Youth). These heads meet both the NCAA 2010 and the current NFHS width measurements.
  3. ) X6 spec heads are legal under NCAA rules only. These heads meet the minimum width measurements allowed by the NCAA, and are not legal under NFHS and youth lacrosse rules.

Sample of Warrior & Brine Head Offerings Equipment

  • Helmet: A lacrosse helmet must be worn, not substitutions allowed.
  • Mouth Guard (mouthpiece): A mouth guard protects your teeth but more importantly helps in the prevention of concussions.
  • Shoulder pads: Lacrosse shoulder pads are very similar to hockey shoulder pads.  It is important that the shoulder pads cover the sternum, clavicle, and shoulders properly.
  • Rib Pads: Rib pads are not mandatory in lacrosse but are highly recommended at the youth level.
  • Elbow Pads (arm pads): Lacrosse elbow pads are similar to hockey arm pads and should cover directly below the side deltoid all the way to the middle of the forearm.  Good elbow pads have a hard shell directly over the elbow for added protection.
  • Gloves: Lacrosse gloves are also similar to hockey gloves.  The cuffs of the gloves should cover the wrist area and reach the bottom part of the elbow pads.  The palm side of the glove is usually made of leather and has ventilated areas to give the player a more tactile sense when holding the lacrosse stick.
  • Athletic Supporter and Cup: The athletic supporter should fit snugly around the waist and the cup should cover the entire genital region.
  • Cleats:  Cleats give you more traction on grass and dirt.  Although they make lacrosse cleats, football and soccer cleats are okay to use as well.
  • Goalie Stick: A goalie stick resembles a large fishing net.  A goalie stick is much larger than an attack/midfield stick or defense stick.
  • 3rd – 6th Grade – Midfield/Attack Stick: A midfield/attack stick can be 35″ to 42″ in length.
  • 3rd – 6th Grade – Defense Stick: A defense stick can be 52″ to 60″ in length.  The advantage of a defense stick is its reach.  Only 4 defense sticks per team may be on the field at one time.
  • 7th – 8th Grade – Midfield/Attack Stick: A midfield/attack stick can be 40″ to 42″ in length.
  • 7th – 8th Grade – Defense Stick: A defense stick can be 52″ to 72″ in length.  The advantage of a defense stick is its reach.  Only 4 defense sticks per team may be on the field at one time.