Lacrosse sticks - female game

Clinic

Howard At Play

March 04, 2001

Buying a new lacrosse stick for a you female player? Some things to remember (and remember, sticks for males are different; last week's Clinic offered advice):

* Sticks must be between 35.5 and 43.25 inches long. The head must be 7 to 9 inches wide. The head on a goalie's stick can be up to 12 inches wide. Shorter is relatively better for youth players.

* The stick is made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material.

* The pocket must be strung traditionally; no mesh, as male rules permit. No pocket is permitted in the stick head. The top of a ball dropped in the pocket must remain even with or above the side walls. Yes, it is harder to perfect the art of "cradling" the ball under female rules.

SOURCES U.S. LACROSSE, OTHER LACROSSE WEB SITES.

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