Lacrosse Is played by two teams of 10 players each. The purpose of each team is to score by causing the ball to enter the goal of its opponent and to prevent the other team from securing the ball and scoring. A goal counts one point. The winning team is the team that has scored the most goals during the game. The ball is kept in play by being carried, thrown or batted with the crosse or rolled or kicked in any direction subject to the restrictions outlined in NFHS Lacrosse Rule book.
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Goals shall form an opening or goal mouth that is 6 feet wide and 6 feet high.
The crosse shall be an overall length of either 40 or 42 inches (short crosse) or 52 to 72 inches (long crosse), except for the goalkeeper’s crosse, which may be 40 to 72 inches long. The circumference of the crosse handle shall be no more than 3 ½ inches. The head of the crosse at its widest point shall measure between 6 ½ inches and 10 inches, inside measurement, at the top and the bottom of the wall. There shall be one crosse 10 to 12 inches, inside measurement, at the top and the bottom of the wall. This crosse shall be used by the required designated goalkeeper. The walls of any crosse shall not be more than 2 inches high.
Stick Length: 3rd & 4th Grade 35’’-42’’ only – 5th & 6th 35’’-42’’ & 52’’-60’’
All players must wear- Helmet, Lacrosse Arm & Shoulder Pads, Mouth Piece, Gloves, Molded Rubber Sole Shoes and Jersey with numbers on front & back.
Youth Goalies must wear –Shoulder and Arm pads, Gloves, Chest Protector, Helmet with Throat Protector, Shin Guards, Mouth Piece, Jersey
Goalies must wear –Gloves, Chest Protector, Helmet with Throat Protector, Mouth Piece, Jersey