Officiating pages where you will find helpful information for umpires and referees who use the World Lacrosse (previously known as Federation of International Lacrosse) rules. Lacrosse Scotland follows World Lacrosse rules with few exceptions; these will be reflected on the relevant umpiring / refereeing page.

Whether or not you want to be an umpire or referee, it is important that all players and coaches know the basic rules of lacrosse to keep the game safe and to improve their own game.

If there is additional officiating information that you would find helpful to be included on the website, please let us know by using the Contact Us page.

Code of Conduct

All officials must abide by the Officials’ Code of Conduct.

Lacrosse Scotland Domestic Rules

These are the rules that will be used for Lacrosse Scotland domestic competition for season 2018/2019. Lacrosse Scotland are not using the new World Lacrosse rules at present, but as they will be used (possibly next season or at selected events) then it would be good to be aware of them. The new World Lacrosse rules can be found on the World Lacrosse rules webpage – a good one to bookmark.

Mixed lacrosse games use the women’s rules and women’s equipment e.g. sticks, but limit the number of men on the field at any one time.

Lacrosse Scotland League Rules may vary very slightly from the World Lacrosse rules so make sure that you are aware of the rules that are being played …… before the whistle goes to start the game.

Men’s Rules

Women’s Rules

For more umpiring information click here

League & BUCS games will use the Women’s Field 2018/19 rules for season 2019-20

World Lacrosse Trial 6v6 Rules