Woodcreek Lacrosse is dedicated to providing a positive athletic experience for Roseville region student athletes. We are committed to developing character, leadership, teamwork, athletic ability, physical and mental strength with positive coaching.
The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. The crosse must be an overall length of 40 - 42 inches for attackmen and midfielders, or 52 - 72 inches for defensemen. The head of the crosse must be 6.5 - 10 inches wide, except a goalie's crosse which may be 10 - 12 inches wide. The pocket of a crosse shall be deemed illegal if the top surface of a lacrosse ball, when placed in the head of the crosse, is below the bottom edge of the side wall.
The ball must be made of solid rubber and can be white, yellow or orange. The ball is 7.75 - 8 inches in circumference and 5 - 5.25 ounces.
A protective helmet, equipped with face mask, chin pad and a cupped four point chin strap fastened to all four hookups, must be worn by all players. All helmets and face masks should be NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved. See Documents Tab under Helmet Recertification- we have provided a list of National Reconditioners. Helmets should be re-certified every 2 years or after any major hit to the helmet. Please purchase a new helmet if you have had a major hit with a concussion or the helmet is damaged.
The mouthpiece must be a highly visible color and is mandatory. Please keep extras in your bag at all times.
All players are required to wear protective gloves. The cutting or altering of gloves is prohibited.
Other Protective Equipment:
All players are required to wear shoulder pads,elbow/arm pads, athletic supporters and protective cups at all times.
The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece, gloves and a protective cup.
INDOOR LACROSSE: Cleats vs Running Shoe? Please do not wear Grass Cleats (long cleat such as football/soccer). The long cleats stick in the turf causing knee injuries and smooth running shoes are too slippery. A Cross Training Shoe is better on indoor turf or even better is an indoor lacrosse cleat which can be found on the lacrosse websites.
Equipment for Girls' and Women's Lacrosse
The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood, or 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 pocket of the stick must be strung traditionally; no mesh is allowed. The top of the ball when dropped in the pocket must remain above the side walls.* The goalkeeperĀ¹s 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
The game ball must be yellow and made of solid rubber, smooth without dimples for games and must be visible color, other than clear or white. The ball must be 7.75 - 8 inches in circumference and weigh 5 - 5.25 ounces.
All players must wear colored mouthguards. Please keep extras in your bag at all times.
Close-fitting gloves, nose guards and soft head gear are optional and may be worn by all players. All field players must properly wear eye protection that meets ASTM specification standard F803 for women's adult/ youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play.
The goalkeeper must wear a helmet with face mask (NOCSAE approved), separate throat protector, padded gloves, mouth piece, and chest protector. The goalkeeper may wear padding on arms, legs, and shoulders which does not excessively increase the size of those body parts. High school level and below must wear padding on thighs and shins. Youth level must wear some form of abdominal and pelvic protection.