League InformationUpdated Friday April 17, 2015 by Leopard Lacrosse.
Every player and coach in the Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse program is a member of U.S. Lacrosse. All new players are asked to become a member of U.S. Lacrosse prior to registering with our program.
U.S. Lacrosse was founded in 1998 and is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, primarily serving the youth game. It provides a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game, boasts 67 chapters throughout the United States, and offers programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.
U.S. Lacrosse provides a standardized lacrosse curriculum for physical education programs, as well as standardized certification and training programs for coaches and officials. Through its Sport Science and Safety Committee, U.S. Lacrosse has funded hundreds of thousands of dollars of sport safety research in areas of concern to the lacrosse community.
The U.S. Lacrosse national headquarters is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and features a three-story administrative center, as well as the sport’s national archives, The Lacrosse Museum, and National Hall of Fame. U.S. Lacrosse currently employs over 70 staff members at its national offices and benefits from regular volunteer and intern assistance.
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE LEAGUE
The Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse High School Varsity team is a member of the Texas High School Lacrosse League (“THSLL”).
The THSLL is the membership association for boys’ lacrosse at the high school level in Texas, defined as grades nine through twelve. The Texas Scholastic Lacrosse Association, Inc. is the governing body for the THSLL. The THSLL has 90 Member School Programs for the 2014/2015 season, 160 Varsity and JV teams and over 3,700 high school student athletes across the State of Texas. The THSLL provides the environment for a positive experience and motivation for success.
High School Rules
DFW YOUTH LACROSSE LEAGUE
All of the Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse Bantam and Junior Division teams (grades 1st through 8th) are a part of the DFW Youth Lacrosse League (“DFWYLL”).
DFWYLL is a member driven organization, facilitating youth lacrosse play for teams from all around the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex area. The DFWYLL was established in 2013 and was created and designed to provide bantam and youth players the best possible lacrosse experience by simplifying and streamlining the lacrosse season while providing community based programs additional opportunities during the year. The DFWYLL is committed to community based (school based) programs. Their commitment to all programs extends beyond simple participation. They offer a vote on all game related issues no matter how large or small a program is. This vote is extremely important because it creates DFWYLL ownership within all its members. DFWYLL encourages all member programs to be actively involved at the league level with a single goal in mind - to grow the game of lacrosse in North Texas in a responsible way that benefits the families and players that participate.
The DFWYLL actively works with U.S. Lacrosse and the North Texas Referee Association to provide players with a safe environment as they learn the sport of lacrosse. Safety of the players and proper play of the game are top priorities of the league. These priorities take precedence over all other aspects that surround playing lacrosse. Rules associated with proper play are carefully implemented and aligned with national standards.
All players will need to register with DFWYLL prior to each season. Registration is free. A U.S. Lacrosse membership is required for every player in order to register and participate in DFWYLL sanctioned or sponsored games and tournaments.
Bantam and Junior Division Rules