All coaches must use girls lacrosse sticks for teaching girls lacrosse. Boys and mens lacrosse sticks may not be used at practices, games and coaching clinics. The Founders League – along with women's college and high school coaches associations – agree that using and demonstrating with the proper equipment is critical for teaching field players and goalies strong stick skills.
All players will play with pockets deemed legal by US Lacrosse: “the top of the ball remains above the top of the wooden or plastic wall after pressure has been applied to and released from a ball dropped into the pocket of a horizontally held crosse.” A pre-game stick check will be done by the umpire for Grades 7/8 and 5/6, but will be optional for Grades 3/4 and 1/2.
Shooting strings may not be rolled, coiled or twisted more than twice between each thong.
Eye protection requirements for all levels must be the same as outlined in Rule 2-9 of US Lacrosse Women’s Rules.
US Lacrosse-approved protective eye gear and mouth guards are mandatory. All mouth guards shall be of any readily visible color other than clear or white.
Close fitting gloves and soft headgear are permitted; no hard helmets may be worn except by the goalie.
No jewelry is allowed on the field – including earrings in newly pierced ears.
Goalie must wear a helmet with face mask, separate throat protector, chest protector, abdominal and pelvic protection, goalie gloves, and leg padding on the shins and thighs. The protective helmet, designed for lacrosse, must meet the NOCSAE test standard. All protective devices used should be close fitting, padded where necessary, and not be of excessive weight.