The Jersey Girls Lacrosse Association (JGLA) was established as an organizing tool to assist Member Programs in the growth of girls’ lacrosse and to facilitate communication and competition between those programs. We are the largest girls only youth lacrosse organization in the country and the 6th largest overall chapter with US Lacrosse nationally. We are extremely proud of the fact that we lead the nation in the number of certified level 1 coaches in the women’s game.
The Association emphasizes that inter-town competition at the youth level be instructional and foster a positive experience for all involved. It is expected that each Member Program will support our mantra of “Honoring the Game” and stress a love for the game as well as skills and rules of play. Good sportsmanship on the part of all players, coaches and fans is always the standard.
The Association strives to comply with the US Lacrosse Youth rules and we refer you to the 2015 Women’s Rule Book Official Rules for Girls and Women’s Lacrosse. Those rules also govern youth girls’ lacrosse except where US Lacrosse has amended otherwise. Those amendments are based in part on exhaustive surveys of rules in leagues representing nearly 170,000 youth players and on research and published literature from the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, resulting in the development of age-appropriate playing rules and the annual publication of the “Youth Rules and Best Practices Guidebook for Girls.” US Lacrosse has made some modifications.
View the actual rules changes that apply for the 2017 season below: