Welcome to the Rules & Umpiring and Refereeing website for Lacrosse Scotland clubs, schools and universities.

You will find lists of qualified officials (umpires and referees) and helpful information for umpires of women’s and mixed lacrosse, which use the FIL women’s lacrosse rules on the Federation of International Lacrosse website.

Whether or not you want to be an umpire or referee, it is important that all players know the basic rules of lacrosse to keep the game safe.


This helmet is used in men’s lacrosse and by goalkeepers in women’s lacrosse, so if you use this helmet, please check out the information below.

This model of helmet has been de-certified by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). A statement relating to this and the action being taken can be found on the Cascade website.

Click here to go to the Cascade website page which has the instructions for returning a Cascade R helmet for certified modification. There is also a helpful FAQ section explaining the modification and how to check if you have this type of helmet.

A brief summary of the statement from Cascade:

  • Cascade will make that necessary modification at their facility beginning December 16th.
  • Modification  will be FREE of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping. (USA customers only – other customers should contact Cascade for more information)
  • Solution involves a simple modification to the Cascade R.
  • A new sticker will be placed on all  modified helmets to indicate the helmet has been re-certified

In Scotland, players can still play with unmodified Cascade R helmets as the FIL rules do not stipulate that this equipment has to have passed NOCSAE tests.

16th December 2014



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