IT IS ALL ABOUT THE KIDS—LEARNING, GROWING & HAVING FUN
Watch this short video to hear John Danowski, Duke Men’s Coach, explain why the new small-sided game rules are good for the kids. https://youtu.be/4HD18AIzapQ
This year, for the first time, US Lacrosse published age appropriate youth rule sets to support the new Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). These rule modifications, for both boys and girls, support appropriate physical, cognitive, and emotional development of youth players at the 8U(U9), 10U(U11), 12U(U13), and 14U(U15) levels.
US Lacrosse strongly encourages the use of these age appropriate rules, with the rules committee prepared and ready to issue periodic updates and clarifications as needed to assist leagues and organizations in adopting the new youth rules.
“The Men’s Rules Committee is proud to embrace the principles of the LADM that other sports have incorporated so successfully,” said David Seidman, chair of the committee.
“While we expect lots of questions, we are confident that the kids are going to love playing under these conditions, and coaches and parents will appreciate the simplified rules.”
For a copy of the new youth rules, please go to this website: http://www.uslacrosse.org/rules
As unanimously voted on by the MLA board on March 9, 2017, all boys and girls youth games for the 2017 season will be played according to the current USL guidelines and rules.
By adopting the new rules now, clubs, teams, coaches, officials, and parents can utilize the tremendous resources provided by US Lacrosse. With these resources, every aspect of Montana Lacrosse will be on the same page as we move forward together.
CLICK HEREfor a more detailed summary of the rules and how they will be applied for the 2017 season. The document also highlights linked resources that clubs, team, coaches, parents, and players will need in preparation for the season.
The Montana Lacrosse Association is pleased to announce the year-end state tournament information:
MLA High School State Championships
May 19-21, 2017
Great Falls MT
MLA Youth State Tournament
June 2-4, 2017
IMPORTANT: Hotel rooms for the youth tournament in Missoula must be reserved in blocks by teams/clubs. This is a requirement of a Destination Montana tourism grant that will partially fund the tournament. Please click the link below for hotel instructions. Thank you.
As part of the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model, MLA has established new "small-sided" competition rules for U9 and U11 boys game for the 2017 season.
The intent is "shrink" the game parameters down to age-appropriate levels for 7 to 10 year old players. In the past our youngest lacrosse participants have played games at the same level as U15 in regards to field size and many of the rules governing play.
Please click the link below to download the U9 Small-Sided Competition Rules: