TSSAA Council Approves Lacrosse for the 2024-25 Season

January 24, 2023 / Athletic AdministrationLacrosse
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) will govern boys’ and girls’ lacrosse for the 2024-25 season, after a recent council vote.

The TSSAA Legislative Council held a special called meeting Thursday via teleconference to address two agenda items involving the sanctioning of lacrosse and to discuss implementation issues related to the recent changes to the Amateur Rule.

After discussion, the council unanimously voted to sanction boys’ and girls’ lacrosse beginning with the 2024-2025 school year.

The addition of boys’ and girls’ lacrosse brings the state’s athletic offerings to a total of 21 — and 10 in the spring months.

The council then held a discussion concerning the Amateur Rule and the administration of penalties associated with violation of the rule. The council voted to change the penalty statement of the Amateur Rule to read that a student found to be in violation of the rule “may” be deemed ineligible for a period of “up to” 12 months in the sport of participation.

This gives the Executive Director and member schools the opportunity to take corrective action involving a potential violation prior to penalizing students with loss of eligibility.

To the full minutes agenda from the TSSAA council and to find out more information, click here.