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by posted 11/21/2017
Girl's LAX Equipment

Invest in the correct equipment for your player: A girl's lacrosse stick is much different than a boy's stick. Please be sure you have the correct one. A boy's lacrosse stick has a pocket to catch the ball and carry it. In comparison, a girl's stick is a tight net designed to move, pass or hit the ball instead of carrying it over a distance. 

There are two styles of girl's lacrosse stick, goalie and field. The league will provide all goalies with goalie sticks but all players, including goalies, are required to have their own field stick. 

You do not need to invest in a new or expensive stick, just be sure to get the right type and length. A stick should measure at least the length of a players arm, not including the head. At the beginning of Spring Season, we will take a look at sticks and make recommendations for any alternations neccesary such as shortening, butt replacement, restringing.

Protective eyewear is also required. Some older models are no longer allowed so please be aware of the info below when purchasing used equipment. Players may also want to have all black fitted garment to wear under their uniform for cold season play along with fitted athletic gloves. Some girls will bring warm gear to layer over their uniform for on the sidelines. We play sun or snow! 

Please reach out to   if purchasing a stick or goggles is a financial burden, she will assist you.

Below are US LAX standards. Feel free to reach out to a coach should you have any questions. 

 

Equipment for Girls' and Women's Lacrosse

The Crosse:

The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood, or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. A girl's crosse must be an overall length of 35.5 - 43.25 inches. The head of the crosse must be seven to nine inches wide. The top of the ball when dropped in the pocket must remain above the side walls.* The goalkeeper's crosse may be 35.5- 48 inches long. The head of the crosse may be mesh and up to 12 inches wide.

* Modified Pocket allowed in girls' youth rules at 10U and below.

The Ball:

For 10U and above, the game ball must be yellow, lime green, or orange, and made of solid rubber, smooth without dimples. All lacrosse balls must meet NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) standards and include the words "Meets NOCSAE Standard".

The Mouthpiece:

All players must wear mouthguards that fully cover the teeth. The mouthpiece shall be of a readily visible color other than clear or white and must not have graphics of white teeth. The shall be no protruding tabs for field players.

Eyewear:

All field players must properly wear protection that meets ASTM standard F3077 for women's adult/youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play.

Optional Equipment:

Close-fitting gloves and headgear that meets ASTM standard F3137 are optional and may be worn by all players.

See approved listings for: Eyewear | Sticks | Headgear


by posted 09/13/2017
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