US Lacrosse: The POCO Rulebook

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Joe Eck has dangle. A natural for the transition to box.

I know that many of you POCO (post-collegiate) guys have been chomping at the bit to read an actual rule book meant for adults (sarcasm intended). Well, US Lacrosse released an “adult” rule book including modified NCAA rules, along with a few other changes that make it more relaxed.

For example, no one cares about stringing or tape rules, you are an adult, if you can handle the checks of frustrated grown men who can’t get the ball out of your stick, that’s on you.

If your league, tournament, or team in general has been longing for some structure, here is the modified rule book, made just for you! Kidding aside, it makes sense that the governing body of lacrosse here in the States released a structured set of rules, they are just attempting to keep the game consistent at all levels of play.

I don’t know if anyone will ever need to print these out to enforce them, but what do I know, I only have 5 years of POCO experience (I played POCO in college, sorry I’m not sorry). I’ve still got another 40 ahead of me right?! As a ref, I’m glad that if I ever roll up to a men’s game and they can’t agree on how we are going to play, I can break this bad boy out and suggest we go with USL.

About the author

Mark Donahue

Currently spreading his wings in the Emerald City, Mark is an Ohioan through and through and is also the editor, video guy, and box lacrosse junkie at When he’s not obsessing over lax at LAS HQ or officiating a game somewhere, you can probably find him on the slopes or at the disc golf course.


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