Both US Lacrosse (USL) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) have announced that no new rules would be adopted for 2021. Accordingly, the documents below carry over the Minnesota youth lacrosse rules adopted for the 2020 season.
Note, however, that for 2021, all goalies must be equipped with a chest protector that meets the NOCSAE ND-200 standard. This standard, which became effective on January 1, 2021, resulted from a rule changed adopted in 2018. Coaches should expect during the pre-game coaches' certification that officials will ask whether goalies' chest protectors meets the ND200 standard; if either goalie's chest protectors does not meet the standard, the game cannot be played. For more on the standard, visit USL's FAQ page on the topic.