No. Headgear remains optional in the US Lacrosse Youth Rule Book and in the USL/NFHS Rule Book. US Lacrosse women’s rules allow for the optional use of headgear if it meets ASTM standard F3137. The purpose of this allowance is to acknowledge that while women’s lacrosse is a relatively safe sport, the use of protective headgear is desired by some individuals. Please note that beginning January 1, 2017, only products that meet the ASTM standard will be regarded as legal for play.
Mandatory equipment that each player must provide for themselves:
- Women’s lacrosse goggles ($25 - $80)
- Women’s lacrosse stick - The Crosse - (very different from a men’s lacrosse stick) Girls lacrosse sticks must meet US Lacrosse regulation pocket depth by assuring that “the top of the ball remains above the top of the sidewall after pressure has been applied to a ball dropped into the pocket of a horizontally held stick.” The length of a girls lacrosse stick can be between 35-½ and 43-¼ inches. The head of the crosse must be seven to nine inches wide. The goalkeeper's crosse may be 35.5- 48 inches long. The head of the crosse may be mesh and up to 12 inches wide. ($35 - $150+)
- Mouth guard – custom fitted is highly recommended ($1 - $15)
- Cleats (not required by the rules, but a practical necessity for safety and optimum performance) ($35 - $100+)
- Several YELLOW lacrosse balls for practicing at home
Other highly recommended items for cold weather:
- Undergarments for layering (must be BLACK)
- Headband that covers the ears
- Athletic gloves
The Goalkeeper's Equipment:
If your daughter is new to the game and has an interest in playing goalie, you should still get a regular stick and goggles but you do NOT have to purchase goalie equipment. The club will issue all required goalie equipment for the new players trying out for goalie.
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.
The Georgia Lady Outlaws usually hold tryouts during late November or early December every year. Please visit our site often and look at the "News" section for tryouts announcements.
YES, a valid US Lacrosse membership is required to participate in ALL the tournaments the Outlaws play. Membership must be current and must be validated prior to the player engaging in any play during any tryouts and games at tournaments. To initiate, renew, or verify membership go to US Lacrosse website.
Our Elite Lacrosse teams are the teams selected for players who are looking to compete against the top lacrosse teams in North America. Our high school Elite teams travel to prestigious recruiting tournaments across the nation while our middle school Elite teams attend highly selective tournaments that help prepare them for the recruiting events in their future. Our Regional teams follow the same principle as our Elite teams attending selective tournaments with an emphasis on exposure to high level teams in a more regional geographic area and without the pressure of recruiting considerations. Our Select teams attend tournaments located throughout Georgia and are intended to provide emerging players the opportunity to improve under the instruction of experienced coaches who follow the same curriculum used by our Elite and Regional teams. All teams will work to make your daughter the best lacrosse player she can be.
We are currently working on adding Registration and Fee Payments to the Lady Outlaws Lacrosse website. Meanwhile please click here to visit the Newtown Recreation website where you can Register and make Payments.