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Equipment for Girls' and Women's Lacrosse

The Crosse:

The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of 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 U9 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. After moulding mouthguard, protruding tabs should be cut off.

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

Goalkeeper's Equipment:

The goalkeeper must wear a helmet with face mask (NOCSAE-approved) with throat protector, padded gloves, mouth piece, NOCSAE-approved chest protector, shin guards, pelvic pads and a jersey. The goalkeeper may also wear elbow pads. Goalies play with an oversized stick and have unique rules to protect them inside the crease. Refer to US Lacrosse for current rules and required equipment for goalies.