"Dear Parent of a Girls' Lacrosse Player:

US Lacrosse welcomes you and your young players to the sport of lacrosse. Lacrosse has benefited from rapid growth in recent years. More and more people every day are learning to play America's oldest – and fastest growing– sport.  Lacrosse is about having fun and learning a sport. As parents, part of your role is to make sure that your child is enjoying her lacrosse experience. Be positive about your child's participation. Encourage. Support. Volunteer. Remind your child, AND yourself, that winning is not everything. You and your child will participate in many games over the years and the friendships and great experiences will certainly outweigh the win/loss record in your child's memory.

Guiding Principles
for Women's Lacrosse:

• Honor the origins of the game

• Commit to the core values of the game's

• Respect all participants

• Recognize the value of fair play in both
the letter and spirit of the game"

                                                                      -U.S. Lacrosse, Parent Guidebook

Below are some valuable links to help you better understand women's lacrosse and how to support your player:


Parenting Athletes:

The Role of Parents- U.S. Lacrosse

Parent Handbook- Parent Handbook

Continuing to Play When it Doesn't Come Easily- U.S. Lacrosse, Parent Newsletter

Should I Go to all of my Children's Games? - U.S. Lacrosse, Parent Newsletter

Coach-Parent Partnership- Positive Coaching Alliance

Empowering Converstions With Your Child- Positive Coaching Alliance

Be a Good Sport: A Guide to Sportsmanship- artofmanliness.com


Understanding the Game:

Girls Game Overview- U.S. Lacrosse

2013 Women's Rulebook- U.S. Lacrosse

Glossary of Major and Minor Fouls- U.S. Lacrosse

Glossary of Terms- U.S. Lacrosse

Umpire Hand Signals Video- U.S. Lacrosse

The Proper Way to Communicate with an Official- U.S. Lacrosse Parent Newsletter

How Can we Correct Fans Who Encourage Foul Play? - U.S. Lacrosse Parent Newsletter

Safety Guidelines in Women's Lacrosse- U.S. Lacrosse