League Rules

THSLL games are played in accordance with all NCAA lacrosse rules, with waivers approved at the annual meeting of member teams. The THSLL also publishes a rulebook specific to the league for rules, policy, and procedure.


Rulebooks


Game Fees

No one document exists that explicitly calls out what THSLL Member School Programs get in return for the fees they pay to the THSLL and SWLOA.  However, THSLL Member School Programs get the League, a 501c3 not for profit organization that has made possible boys high school lacrosse in the State of Texas for 24 years.  That includes the organization, management, and oversight of the THSLL Season including scheduling of games, tournaments, and championships, and associated SWLOA official assignments, the oversight and management of the League and its Membership, including eligibility and code of conduct enforcement, and management of all the Federal and State Reporting requirements for a 501c3.

The THSLL Rulebook and TSLA, Inc. bylaws (available on www.thsll.orgunder the League Rules link under Site Navigation) define the totality of the Board and the League what is done on behalf of the Membership.  A THSLL Member School Program representative is part of the budget approval which includes the fees and reflects where the Board plans to distribute the fees.  
Through www.thsll.org, and assigned usernames and passwords, we allow our THSLL Member School Program representatives to enter and submit their team information and game information, and to make modifications up to the cutoff date voted on by the Membership.  For management, quality control, and audit purposes we do not allow THSLL Member School Programs to modify their game information and/or schedules online after the cutoff date, instead requiring them to contact the State Administrator, via email and telephone for changes and additions.

The THSLL is in the third year of a three-year contract, and is in partnership, with the SWLOA for League officiating and the scheduling software and scheduling process.  Arbiter is the official scheduling software for SWLOA and THSLL from a game officials scheduling and assignment perspective.  THSLL Member School Programs have access to Arbiter through an assigned username and password, however, the THSLL State Administrator manages all game changes within Arbiter on behalf of the League once they are submitted by the THSLL to the SWLOA at the beginning of the THSLL Season.


SWLOA Fees and Cancellation Policy

Game Changes/Cancellations:
The change form located on the district webpage under “Forms/Dates” is required for game changes. Please DO NOT use the contact form on the THSLL website for game changes. 
 
If the game change is 24 hours or less, please send to the above AND to the assignor. See below for rainout procedures.
 
Rainout Procedures:
Game Day cancellations should be made by a phone call to assignor and coaches. In the event games are cancelled less than two (2) hours prior to game time, Member Teams are responsible for paying officials for such scheduled games. If two (2) games are scheduled, the officials will be paid the higher of the fees. Officials will also be paid for suspended games.
 
Regular Season Game Fees:
Payment of official’s fees shall be the sole responsibility of each Member Team. Failure to pay official’s fees may result in forfeiture of League games.  

  • Varsity Game Fee (per official) – 12 minute quarters $75
  • JV Game Fee (per official) – 10 minute quarters $65
  • Additional Fee Officials will receive an additional $5 for assignments requiring travel between 30-40 miles. Officials will receive an additional $10 for assignments requiring travel in excess of 40 miles. This fee will be paid by the Member Team through the official's game voucher.  

Payment may be made at the field by cash or check (made out to named official) or by payment voucher from official . Teams have 20 days to submit payment.
 
SWLOA Dues cover up to a 15 game schedule per team, A $10 fee per game above that, will be billed and collected by the SWLOA Treasurer. 
 
Teams are responsible for paying fees directly to the SWLOA for each game over 15 in their THSLL home schedule.


Board of Director's Meeting Minutes

The THSLL Board of Directors meet regularly and minutes are kept for each meeting. If you would like to view current and past meeting minutes, please go to the Document Library link on the left menu. Meeting minutes are separated out by year.