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Differences between boy's and girl's lacrosse:

Girl’s

Boy’s

Non-contact:  Modified stick-to-stick checking allowed

Contact:  Stick to body and body to body contact allowed

Protective Equipment:  Goggles and mouthguard

Protective Equipment:  Helmets, pads, gloves,etc.

Sticks:  Shorter with very shallow pocket

Sticks:  Vary in length with deep pocket

Team Size: 12 players

Team Size: 10 players

Shot Speed:  Slower due to shallow pocket

Shot Speed:  Fast due to ability to wind up with deeper pocket

Rules:  Designed around safety and minimal protective gear

Rules:  Similar to hockey in terms of checking

Similar sport:  High scoring soccer with basketball style plays and strategy

Similar sport: High scoring hockey

 


Equipment 

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1) STICK:  Please note, boys and girls sticks are different.  Girls have shooting strings that run vertically down the pocket versus a boys full mesh pocket.  Girls sticks also come in one standard length.  If you daughter is younger or shorter, you can cut down the shaft, but we recommend you first speak with a coach.  You can loosen the strings to make a deeper pocket to make it easier to catch.

2) GOGGLES:  Wire or plastic are ok.  Your daughter may wear glasses underneath, but the sides may not protrude through.  Look for a more rectangular sized frame that creates more space. 


3) MOUTHGUARD:  Cannot be clear/white.  The mouth must be able to close over the mouthguard for it to fit properly and be legal. It must also extend to cover their back teeth (concussion prevention). No protruding tabs or ties to the goggles are allowed.  There are mouthguards that are specific for braces.  A good option is Shock Doctor, no molding is required.  One of our Board members is a dentist and is offereing custom mouthgurads for $25.