What are the differences between boys and girls lacrosse?
Physical contact: The main difference between boys and girls lacrosse comes is the amount of contact permitted. As a result, there is far less protective equipment in the girls game
Sticks: While the sticks look very similar, they are indeed quite different. Visit the following links for more details for boys equipment and girls equipment.
Number of players: In the boys game, ten players are on the field — 3 attackmen, 3 midfielders, 3 defensemen, and a goalie. In the girls game, there are 12 players on the field — 3 attack players, 5 midfielders, 3 defensive players and a goalie.
Field size: In boys lacrosse, the field measures 110 yards long and 60 yards wide. In girls lacrosse, the field is a bit bigger: 120 yards long and 70 yards wide. Many times the fields will be the same size in rec programs like LBL so we can use the same fields.