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9. Uniform Guidelines

Boys' Uniforms

The NCJLA follows the NFHS Boys Lacrosse Uniforms Guidelines for high school and youth.

Please note that if your team is not compliant with the uniform rules, it will result in an automatic turnover during the first face off of each game that day.

Girls’ Uniforms

The NCJLA follows the NFHS Girls Lacrosse Uniform Guidelines for high school and youth.

Please note that if your team is not compliant with the uniform rules, it will result in an automatic turnover during the first draw of each game that day

Modifications for Boys and Girls youth (10U-14U):  a team’s game jerseys body and sleeves should be of a single, dominant color with contrasting numbers on the front and back of sufficient size to be clearly visible by game officials anywhere on the field. Reversible pinnies meeting these criteria are acceptable, however they must meet the following criteria:

  • If an undergarment is worn it must be a team color(s) on the reversible pinnie or black for “away” and white for “home”

  • If multiple players elect to wear an undergarment the same color must be worn

  • Numbers shall be centered on the front and back

  • Numeral dimensions

    • For 14U, numerals must be centered and at least 8 inches on the front and 10 inches on the back

    • For 8U/10U/12U, numerals must be centered and at least 6 inches on the front and 8 inches on the back

Boys and Girls 8U Uniforms

The NCJLA recognizes that uniforms for this division should not be cost prohibitive. Teams should have a single color top that fits appropriately for the player and is one of the club’s designated colors. Teams may choose to have a reversible pinnie. It is recommended that players have matching undergarments that cover equipment if they choose to wear a pinnie with sleeves less than 4 inches wide. The NCJLA recommends that teams have player names, number etc on the uniform to assist coaches with on field directions and penalty administration but it is not required. For questions related to uniforms please contact the NCJLA Boys or Girls Director.

Sponsorships, boys or girls uniforms

Logos or sponsored advertising may be worn on a uniform but may be no larger than 4 inches in either direction. It cannot replace the club name or mascot name across the front or back of the jersey. Logos can be in the form of a patch, tackle-twill or screened.

The NCJLA board of directors ultimately has the final say in what is appropriate for any logo or sponsorship showing on the uniform. It is up to the individual club to maintain a suitable logo design and slogan on a youth player’s uniform. No references to bars, alcohol, saloons, tobacco or smoking products, illegal substances, or other inferences inappropriate for youth. Email execdirector@ncjla.org for approval.

Uniform Waivers

Should a team have extenuating circumstances and need to use a different uniform type, color or size the club president should contact the NCJLA Executive Director to apply for a waiver. Waivers should be submitted prior to ordering any uniforms. The NCJLA Board of Directors will review the request and provide a ruling at the next scheduled board meeting.  

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