Goals - Regulation lacrosse cages; smaller (street hockey type) cages may be used for indoor play and for Level C playing outdoors
(Level C is 1/2 and 3/4 grade teams).
Ball - Regulation solid yellow ball or a "soft" ball. It is highly recommended that new or beginner programs use the soft ball until
players have developed their throwing and catching skills. If a soft ball is used, it should be approximately the same size as
a regulation ball. A regulation ball may be used for indoor play, however a "no bounce" ball is recommended. The game ball
must be yellow and made of solid rubber, smooth without dimples for games and must be visible color, other than clear or
white. The ball must be 7.75 - 8 inches in circumference and weigh 5 - 5.25 ounces.
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 pocket of the stick must be strung traditionally; no mesh is allowed. 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.
Level A - 7/8 grade - must use a regulation women’s crosse with regular pocket.
Level B - 5/6 grade - must use a regulation women’s crosse with either a regular or modified pocket.
Level C - 1/2 & 3/4 grade - may use a youth stick with mesh or traditional stringing or regulation women’s crosse and
may have a modified pocket. With a modified pocket, only half the ball may fall below the bottom of the
Pocket depth - As the crosse is held in a horizontal position, pressure is applied to and released from a ball dropping
into the pocket, the ball must remain even with or be above the crosse wall.
Mouth Guard - All players must wear mouth guards with no protruding tabs and the guard must be COLORED.
Goggles - Regulation women's lacrosse goggles. ASTM approved. All field players must properly wear eye protection.
Eye protection requirements for all levels must be the same as outlined in Rule 2-9 of US Lacrosse Women’s Rules. Close
fitting gloves and soft headgear are permitted; no hard helmets may be worn except by the goalie.
Rubber Sole Cleats - soccer cleats are fine.
Goalkeeper - Regulation helmet with face mask, separate throat protector, mouth guard, chest protector, abdominal protection,
pelvic protection, leg padding on the shins and thighs and goalie gloves. The protective helmet, designed for lacrosse, must
meet the NOCSAE test standard. All protective devices used should be close fitting, padded where necessary, and not be
excessive weight. The goalkeeper may wear padding on arms, and shoulders which does not excessively increase the size
of those body parts.
Absolutely no jewelry, (medical alert jewelry must be taped securely).
Mandatory equipment for Girls' Lacrosse is indicated in blue text.