2018 Important Dates Houston HS Women’s Lacrosse

Start of Season:  1/15/2018
SJS Varsity PlayDay:  2/24/2018
Last Regular Season Game must be played by:  4/19/2018
Divisional Seedings released on:  4/21/2018
JV Tournament:  4/22/2018  Alden Bridge Sportspark Click HERE for Brackets
City Quarter Finals:  4/23/2018 (4/24)
City Semi Finals:  4/28/2018 at St. Johns
Varsity Post Season Award Voting:  4/28/2018 HOST NEEDED
City Championship:  4/30/2018 at Kinkaid
Wild Card Announcement:  5/1/2018
State Championships hosted by Austin Chapter:  5/12/2018-5/13/2018

New Rule for Unified Field Markings

Included in the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and US Lacrosse rule changes for the 2018 high school lacrosse season was the approval of an optional 120-yard unified field size that can be used for both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. The existing field sizes for high school lacrosse can still be used, but the unified field is a legal alternative.
Please contact TSLB Chair if you plan to use a Unified field for play.

US Lacrosse All-American and Academic All-American Awards

Information for nominations and voting for the Houston's US Lacrosse All-Americans, Academic All-Americans, Coach of the Year,  Jackie Pitts, and Sue Stahl National Coach of the Year Award will be sent to all Varsity Head Coaches.  If you did not receive it, or for information, contact our local chairs below.

All-American, Coach of the year,  Jackie Pitts Awards Chair –Craig Bernas/CyFair
Academic All-American Awards Chair – Jessica Adams/EHS

Procedure for canceling games

A reminder from the Texas South Local Board assignor regarding approaching bad weather and procedure for canceling games:
High school coaches: You need to make a decision 2 hours prior to your start time if you are going to have your game or not.  This way, visiting teams and officials aren’t traveling in adverse conditions for a game that isn’t going to happen.
If you are going to cancel a game due to rain:

1. Notify the Officials assigned to your game. Call or text them.

2. Notify your opponent.

3. Last, Notify the assignor so she can enter it as a rainout and can reschedule when you are ready.

Legal Women's Headgear

US Lacrosse women’s rules allow for the optional use of headgear if it meets ASTM standard F3137.  The purpose of this allowance is to acknowledge that while women’s lacrosse is a relatively safe sport, the use of protective headgear is desired by some individuals.  Please note that beginning January 1, 2017, only products that meet the ASTM standard will be regarded as legal for play.  At current time there are only two products to choose from: Click HERE for the link.