In order to ensure the safety of our boys and girls, all BYLA players must use all required equipment in order to be allowed to practice or play with their team. A player will not be allowed on the field if they are missing required equipment - no exceptions will be granted. If you are unsure about your child's equipment or have questions about your child's equipment, ask a BYLA coach for help or email equipment AT byla DOT org.
Stick: the stick must be an overall length of 40 - 42 inches for attackmen and midfielders, or 52 - 72 inches for defensemen. The head of the stick must be 6.5 - 10 inches wide, except a goalie's stick which may be 10 - 12 inches wide. The pocket of a stick shall be deemed illegal if the top surface of a lacrosse ball, when placed in the head of the stick, is below the bottom edge of the side wall.
Helmet: 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 must be NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved.
Mouthpiece: The mouthpiece must be a highly visible color and is mandatory.
Gloves: All players are required to wear protective gloves. The cutting or altering of gloves is prohibited.
Other Protective Equipment: All players, with the exception of the goalkeeper, must wear shoulder pads. Arm pads are required and rib pads are strongly recommended, and often required, as are athletic supporters and protective cups for all players.
The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece, gloves and a protective cup.
Stick: a girl's stick must be an overall length of 35.5 - 43.25 inches. The head of the stick 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 goalkeeper's stick may be 35.5- 48 inches long. The head of the goalkeeper's stick may be mesh and up to 12 inches wide.
Mouthpiece: the mouthpiece must be a highly visible color and is mandatory.
Protective Equipment: close-fitting gloves, nose guards and headgear that meets ASTM standard F3137 are optional and may be worn by all players. All field players must properly wear eye protection that meets ASTM standard F3077 for women's adult/ youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play.
The Goalkeeper's Equipment: 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.
Goalies are required to wear padded gloves.
this information has been reprinted from US Lacrosse