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2022 - SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR GIRLS' LACROSSE

1. GOGGLES
  • Meets the current ASTM standard for women’s lacrosse eyewear; 
  • SEI certified and bears the SEI mark.
  • SEI Website seinet.org/search.htm#§ion=hidden-us_lacrosse 
2. CROSSE 
  • Must adhere to Rule 2 Section 2 and meet the manufacturers specifications (Appendix B) 
  • Legal Sticks- usalacrosse.com/legal-womens-sticks 
3. MOUTHGUARD 
  • Must be visible color other than clear or white » Self-molding (from manufacturers) or custom-molded (from dentist) Optional Equipment
4. GLOVES 
  • Must be close-fitting & should be comfortable for player while holding a stick. 
5. HEADGEAR 
  • Meets current ASTM standard for women’s lacrosse headgear and has permanent SEI certification mark.
  • If it includes integrated eyewear, it must also meet that current ASTM standard.
 

2022 - SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR GIRLS' Goalie 

1. HELMET 
  • Statement/seal indicating it meets NOCSAE lacrosse standard 
  • performance specification and SEI certified 
2. THROAT GUARD
  • Separate from helmet & required for goalies 
  • Attach with snaps/screws/other fasteners 
  • Proper fit for helmet & guard must be done relying on manufacturers’ guidelines & requirements on their website or included with helmet/guard 
3. CHEST PROTECTOR ** 
  • Covers front torso, neckline to below navel
  • Body straps must be secured to the front of pad – adjust for a snug, comfortable fit 
4. GOALIE GLOVES 
  • Hand must be fully inserted in glove 
  • Includes goalie specific additional thumb protection 
5. LEG PADS 
  • Must protect shins and thighs
  • May not use field hockey goalie pads 
6. PELVIC and ABDOMINAL PROTECTION 
  • Generally incorporated as a part of thigh padding 
7. CROSSE 
  • Must adhere to Rule 2 Section 3, Appendix B 
  • Legal Stick List- usalacrosse.com/legal-womens-sticks 
8. MOUTHGUARD 
  • Must be visible color other than clear or white
  • Self-molding (from manufacturers) or custom-molded (from dentist) Optional Equipment 
9. SHOULDER PADS
  • Covers top of shoulder, collarbone & sternum
  • Should fit comfortably; adjust by loosening/tightening straps
 

2022 - SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR BOYS' LACROSSE

1. HELMET 
  • Statement/seal indicating it meets NOCSAE lacrosse standard performance specification and SEI certified 
2. FIELD PLAYERS CROSSE (Stick) 
  • Short Crosse – 40-42”
  • Long Crosse – 52-72” 
  • 10U and younger has allowances for shorter stick lengths (please reference the USA Lacrosse Boys’ Youth Rules Book). 
3. GLOVES
  • Hand must be fully inserted in glove 
4. SHOES 
  • Athletic cleats or athletic shoes 
5. PROTECTIVE CUP 
  • Fitted for comfort & protection 
  • Garments to improve comfort include: supporters, all-in-one briefs & combinations of both 
6. ARM PADS 
  • Elbow should be properly & completely covered 
7. SHOULDER PADS 
  • Covers top of shoulder, collarbone & sternum 
  • Should fit comfortably; adjust by loosening/tightening straps 
  • NOTE: NOCSAE ND 200 compliant shoulder pads will be mandatory as of January 1, 2022 
8. MOUTHGUARD 
  • Must be visible color other than clear or white 
  • Self-molding (from manufacturers) or custom-molded (from dentist) Optional Equipment 
9. RIB PADS 
  • Covers the ribs and kidneys; adjust by loosening/tightening straps
  • Should fit comfortably, not restricting breathing
 

2022 - SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR BOYs' GOALIE 

1. HELMET
  • Statement/seal indicating it meets NOCSAE lacrosse standard performance specification and SEI certified 
2. THROAT GUARD 
  • Separate from helmet & required for goalies
  • Attach with snaps/screws/other fasteners 
  • Proper fit for helmet & guard must be done relying on manufacturers’ guidelines & requirements on their website or included with helmet/guard 
3. CHEST PROTECTOR ** 
  • Covers front torso, neckline to below navel 
  • Body straps must be secured to the front of pad – adjust for a snug, comfortable fit
4. PROTECTIVE CUP
  • Fitted for comfort & protection 
  • Garments to improve comfort include: supporters, all-in-one briefs & combinations of both 
5. SHOES 
  • Athletic cleats or athletic shoes
6. GOALIE GLOVES 
  • Hand must be fully inserted in glove
  • Includes goalie specific additional thumb protection 
7. GOALIE CROSSE 
  • Length 40 – 72” 
  • NOTE: 10U and younger has allowances for shorter stick lengths (please reference the USA Lacrosse Boys’ Youth Rules Book). 
8. MOUTHGUARD 
  • Must be visible color other than clear or white
  • Self-molding (from manufacturers) or custom-molded (from dentist)

 

CHANGES IN REQUIRED GEAR:

2022- ALL FIELD PLAYERS FOR BOYS MUST WEAR LACROSSE PROTECTION THAT MEETS NOCSAE ND200 AND CONTAIN THE SEI CERTIFICATION MARK

2021 - Goalie LACROSSE CHEST PROTECTION CHANGE!

  • Beginning in 2021, the use of goalie chest protectors that meet the new NOCSAE performance standard will be mandatory in the US Lacrosse boys’ and girls’ youth rules, the NFHS boys’ and girls’ high school rules, and the NCAA men’s and women’s rules.
  • Goalie chest protectors used after January 1, 2021 must be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE standard, ND200.
  • Beginning in 2022, US Lacrosse boys’ field players, NFHS boys’ field players, and NCAA men’s field players must also wear chest protection that meets the NOCSAE ND200 standard.
  • The NOCSAE standard is a performance standard, not a design standard.
  • Product designs will likely vary from one manufacturer to another.
  • Products must contain the NOCSAE logo and SEI certification mark to be legal for play.
  • There must be marking on both the packaging and product that states that the product conforms to NOCSAE

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For a list of approved products for Goalkeepers and Field Players, go to www.seinet.org. Only products that are on the SEI list and contain the proper marking are legal for play

 

 

2020 - Safety requirement for girls' lacrosse EYEwear 

Beginning January 1, 2020, all protective eyewear must be SEI certified to the current ASTM lacrosse standard F3077 to be regarded as legal for play. The rule change was made to minimize or significantly reduce injury to the eye and adnexa due to the impact and penetration of lacrosse balls.

Goggles and headgear that were bought before 2018 may not meet this new 2020 standard, and you should consider purchasing a new pair.

To see if your eyewear is already approved, you can check the list on the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) website at www.seinet.org.

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