If you have a family member or friend who plays lacrosse, you might ask, “how long does a lacrosse game last?” Good question! The answer is, it really depends on which level and league of lacrosse. I compiled a list of lacrosse game lengths for the different levels and leagues!

Men’s/Boys Lacrosse Game Lengths

NCAA Men’s College Lacrosse Game Length:

A men’s college lacrosse game is 60 minutes in length, divided into 15 minute quarters. Overtime is played in periods of 4 minutes until the first team scores.

Boys High School Lacrosse Game Length:

A boys high school lacrosse game is 48 minutes in length, divided into 12 minute quarters. Overtime is played in periods of 4 minutes until the first team scores.

Professional Lacrosse League (PLL) Game Length:

A PLL lacrosse game is 48 minutes in length, divided into 12 minute quarters. Overtime is an extra period of 12 minutes with a sudden-victory format for the first team that scores.

Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Game Length:

An MLL lacrosse game is 60 minutes in length, divided into 15 minute quarters. Overtime is played in periods of 10 minutes until the first team scores.

National League Lacrosse (NLL) Game Length:

An NLL lacrosse game is 60 minutes in length, divided into 15 minute quarters. Overtime is played in periods of 15 minutes until the first team scores.

Boys Youth Lacrosse Game Length:

A typical boys youth lacrosse game is 32 minutes in length, divided into 8 minute quarters. Overtime is played in periods of 4 minutes until the first team scores.

Women’s/Girls Lacrosse Game Lengths

NCAA Women’s College Lacrosse Game Length:

A women’s college lacrosse game is 60 minutes in length, divided into 30 minute halves. Overtime is 6 minutes divided into 3 minutes halves with a victory for the team that scores first.

High School Girls Lacrosse Game Length:

A high school girls lacrosse game is 50 minutes in length, divided into 25 minute halves. Overtime is 6 minutes divided into 3 minutes halves with a victory for the team that scores first.

Youth Girls Lacrosse Game Length:

A youth girls lacrosse game is 24 minutes in length, divided into 12 minute halves.