2021 IMSLA Covid Game Protocol

The following are the agreed Covid guidelines for the 14U games played by the Idaho Middle School Lacrosse Association.


  • No stated limitations on the number of spectators
  • Each club to encourage limited spectators (siblings)
  • Spectators must wear masks if 6-feet of physical distance cannot be maintained between households/cohorts
  • Encourage physical distancing between households/cohorts
  • Spectators to be seated across the field from their team and not cross midfield

Coaches/Support Personnel/Officials  

  • All coaches, support personal, and officials are required to wear masks at all times
  • Ensure table staff can maintain a safe distance from each other
  • Coaches should ensure no contact is occurring between athletes, coaches, or officials off-field – whether during pre-game, mid-game, or post-game (no huddles handshakes, high-fives, fist bumps, etc)


  • Players to wear a mask when entering & exiting fields and whenever they are not wearing a helmet
    • This includes when on the sidelines during a game and not wearing a helmet
  • They may wear a face mask that covers nose and mouth during games
  • Face shield use will not be prohibited, but if a face shield is used it must be clear (no tint)
    • USL stressing the importance of using face shields that are designed specifically for the helmet, not mixing Cascade shields with Warrior helmets


  • Extend team area to end lines to provide more opportunities for players to distance while in-game