QUALIFYING EVENTS

  1. In 2019 at US Lacrosse qualifiers for 2020’s Nationals, roster age rules for teams in the US Lacrosse qualifying divisions shall be at the discretion of the event operator.

US LACROSSE NATIONALS ELIGIBILITY RULES & ROSTER REQUIREMENTS

  1. All players and coaches must be US Lacrosse Members through July 31, 2020. 

  2. All players must be age-verified through the US Lacrosse age-verification system at least seven days prior to the start of Nationals.

  3. All players competing in the 2025 division (13U) must have been born on or after 9/1/2006.

  4. All players competing in the 2024 division (14U) must have been born on or after 9/1/2005.

  5. All coaches must have a current background check through NCSI (National Center for Safety Initiatives), US Lacrosse’s partnered vendor (this is free). Coaches will be notified to obtain this when the final roster is submitted.

  6. The suggested roster size for boys teams is minimum 18 total players and a minimum of two goalies at all times. The suggested roster size for the girls teams is minimum 16 total players and a minimum of two goalies at all times. The maximum roster size is 30 players. Players may only play for one team.

  7. Rosters may not be modified after submission of the official roster unless approved by US Lacrosse.

  8. Any team in violation of the above roster rules will forfeit all games in which the ineligible player has participated and any title received by the team.

  9. Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to advance to the playoffs.

AGE EXCEPTIONS FOR THE 2020 NATIONALS

The 2020 Age Exception Policy is as follows: a team competing at the 2020 US Lacrosse Nationals may field up to seven (7) players who do not comply with the birthdate guidelines above (Section 3 and 4 above), provided those players were born not more than six months earlier than the birthdate cutoff for their division, and the player is in the scholastic grade that corresponds to their respective division. The corresponding grade for each division is:

  • 13U, 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR GRADE SEVEN
  • 14U, 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR GRADE EIGHT