Lacrosse Rules and Regulations

In this section of the website you are able to download the current Federation of International Lacrosse and English Lacrosse Association rule books.

MEN’S RULES

Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s Rules

English Lacrosse Association Men’s Rule Revisions (2015/16)

English Lacrosse Statement on New 2016/15 Rules

WOMEN’S RULES

Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s Rules

English Lacrosse Statement on New 2015/16 Rules

FIELD DIMENSION UPDATE

As of September 2015 all English Lacrosse pitches must conform to the new FIL (Federation of International Lacrosse) Unified Pitch Markings the changes are stated below as well as downloadable pitch templates.

Men

  • Size of field increased from 110 yard X 60 yard to 110 m X 60 m (120.30 yard X 65.62 yard)
  • Goal crease radius increased from 3 yard to 3 m (3.28 yard)
  • Space behind the goal reduced from 15 yard to 12 m (13.12 yard)
  • Substitution area or gate increased from 10 yard to 13 m (14.22 yard)
  • Centre face-off X to wing line and goal line to men’s restraining line remain essentially the same but the measurement has been adjusted to metric.
  • Additional field length is added to the centre of the field between the 2 restraining lines and the additional width is added between the wing lines and the sidelines.

Women

  • Size of field reduced from 120m x 60m to 110m x 60m
  • Restraining line reduced from 27m to 25m
  • Space behind goal reduced from 15m to 12m
  • Team bench area reduced from 28m to 18.5m

Unified Pitch Markings (110m x 60m)

Unified Pitch Markings

Unified Pitch Markings (shorter pitch)

Unified Pitch markings (narrower than normal)

Unified Pitch Markings (Hockey Pitch) (91.4m x 55m)

Unified Pitch (Hockey) Mens & Womens

Unified Pitch (Hockey) Mens

Unified Pitch (Hockey) Womens