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New Youth Rules Are Good for the Kids
04/05/2017
IT IS ALL ABOUT THE KIDS—LEARNING, GROWING & HAVING FUN Watch...
MLA Adopts 2017 USL Game Rules
03/16/2017
MLA Adopts USL 2017 Youth Boys and Girls Rules As unanimously...
Girls Lacrosse Helmets Optional
12/16/2016
Girls Lacrosse Helmets Optional The MLA has adopted the US Lacrosse...
New MLA Policies for 2017 Season
12/05/2016
New MLA Policies for 2017 Season The MLA has adopted and implemented...
2017 MLA State Tournaments Announced
11/15/2016
MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENT The Montana Lacrosse Association...
MLA U9 and U11 Small-Sided Competition Rules
11/07/2016
MLA U9 & U11 SMALL-SIDED COMPETITION RULES As part of the...
 
New Youth Rules Are Good for the Kids
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
by posted 04/05/2017
MLA Adopts 2017 USL Game Rules

MLA Adopts USL 2017 Youth Boys and Girls 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 HERE for 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.

 


by posted 03/16/2017
Girls Lacrosse Helmets Optional

Girls Lacrosse Helmets Optional

The MLA has adopted the US Lacrosse position that the use of headgear is optional in girls lacrosse for the 2017 season.
 

Points of Emphasis

  • The use of headgear is optional in girls' and women's lacrosse.
  • Any headgear used after January 1, 2017 must meet the ASTM standard, F3137.
  • The ASTM standard, F3137, is a performance standard, not a design standard.
  • Product designs will likely vary from one manufacturer to another.
  • Products must provide full coverage of the head.
  • Products must be worn with required ASTM women’s lacrosse eyewear.
  • There must be marking on both the packaging and product that states that the headgear conforms to ASTM standard F3137.
 
For more information please refer to this US Lacrosse link:
 
 
Approved girls lacrosse helmets:
 

http://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment/legal-womens-headgear


by posted 12/16/2016
New MLA Policies for 2017 Season

New MLA Policies for 2017 Season

The MLA has adopted and implemented several new policies for the 2017 seasons.

New policies include: the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model; Uniform Requirements; Sportsmanship Incident Reporting; Game Change Penalty; Officials Recruitment and Fees; and Revised Player Fees.

To download the complete policy change document CLICK HERE

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/17316/79334.pdf


by posted 12/05/2016
2017 MLA State Tournaments Announced

MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

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
Missoula MT
 
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.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/17316/78967.pdf


by posted 11/15/2016
MLA U9 and U11 Small-Sided Competition Rules

MLA U9 & U11 SMALL-SIDED COMPETITION RULES

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:

http://files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/17316/78808.pdf

Please click the link below to download the U11 Small-Sided Competition Rules:

http://files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/17316/78809.pdf

Please click the link below to download an overview of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM):

http://files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/17316/77763.pdf
 


by posted 11/07/2016