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Uniform Regulations - Girls Lacrosse

NFHS Girls Lacrosse Manufacturers Specifications for Field Crosses, Goalkeeper Crosses, Eye Protection, Balls, Goals, Nets, and Shooting Strings can be found in the NFHS Girls Lacrosse Rules Book in Appendix B, pages 78-92.
NFHS Rule 2: Equipment and Uniforms
Section 6: Goalkeeper Equipment
ART. 1 . . . The goalkeeper must wear a helmet with face mask and properly secured chinstrap, a separate throat protector, padded gloves, a mouthpiece, a chest protector and padding on the shins and thighs. The protective helmet, designed for lacrosse, must meet the NOCSAE test standard.
ART. 2 . . . It is recommended that the goalkeeper wear padding on arms and shoulders. This padding must not excessively increase the size of these body parts. Body padding must not exceed the thickness of legal goalkeeping gloves – 1-inch padding. Gloves must not contain any webbing and must not excessively increase the size of the hands as they are presented to the ball.
Section 7: Personal Equipment
ART. 1 . . . All players must properly wear a professionally manufactured intra- oral mouthpiece that fully covers the teeth. The mouthpiece shall be of any readily visible color other than clear or white and must not have graphics of white teeth. It shall include occlusal (protecting and separating the biting surfaces) and labial (protecting the teeth and supporting structures) portions and shall cover the posterior teeth with adequate thickness. There may be no protruding tabs for field players. It is recommended that the mouthpiece be:
a. Properly fitted, protecting the anterior (leading) dental arch; and
b. Constructed from a model made from an impression of the individual’s teeth;
c. Constructed and fitted for the individual by impressing the teeth into the mouthpiece; or
d. Provided by a dental professional.
ART. 2 . . . All field players must properly wear eye protection. All field players must properly wear eye protection that meets the current ASTM standard for women’s lacrosse (F3077). Any ASTM eye protection manufactured on or after 1/1/18 must be SEI certified and be permanently labeled with the SEI certification mark.
NOTE: The wearing of ASTM certified eyewear by international teams at US Lacrosse sanctioned events, while highly recommended, will not be mandated. International teams playing in the United States may find differing requirements. All competitions shall follow, in their entirety, the set of rules predetermined by both teams prior to game day. Teams should confirm with their insurance carrier that they are covered while playing by the chosen set of rules.
ART. 3 . . . Close-fitting gloves and headgear may be worn by all field players. Effective January 1, 2017, any field player choosing to wear headgear will only be allowed to wear headgear that meets the current ASTM standard for women’s lacrosse (F3137) and is labeled accordingly. Any headgear manufactured on or after 1/1/18 must be permanently labeled with the SEI certification mark. Face masks are not allowed. Further protective devices necessitated on genuine medical grounds may be used by players, providing that the officials agree that they do not endanger other players.
NOTE: All ASTM women’s lacrosse eyewear and headgear that is legal for play will be listed on the US Lacrosse website.
ART. 4 . . . No equipment, including protective devices, may be used unless it complies with the rules and manufacturers’ specification and is deemed not dangerous to other players by the officials.
NOTE: Hard and unyielding items (guards, casts, braces, splints, etc.) on the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm or shoulder are prohibited unless padded with a closed-cell, slow-recovery foam padding no less than ½” thick. Knee and ankle braces that are unaltered from the manufacturer’s original design/production do not require any additional padding.
ART. 5 . . . Players may only wear securely taped Medic-alert jewelry with information visible and close-fitting cloth sweatbands. Any other adornment, including gauges, will be considered jewelry and may not be worn. Barrettes are legal as long as they do not endanger other players.
ART. 6 . . . Eye black worn on the face must be one solid stroke with no logos/ numbers/letters and shall not extend further than the width of the eye socket or below the cheekbone.
NOTE: Each state association may, in keeping with applicable laws, authorize exceptions to NFHS playing rules to provide reasonable accommodations to individual participants with disabilities and/or special needs, religious considerations as well as those individuals with unique and extenuating circumstances. The accommodations should not fundamentally alter the sport, allow an otherwise illegal piece of equipment, create risk to the athlete/others or place opponents at a disadvantage.
Section 9: Uniforms
ART. 1 . . . Players must wear composition or rubber-soled shoes. No spikes are allowed. Plastic, leather or rubber cleats-studs may be worn. Shoes and socks are not required to be identical for team members.
ART. 2 . . . Field players must wear jerseys that are the same single solid color and kilts/shorts/pants of the same dominant color. Kilts/shorts/pants do not have to be solid. The jerseys do not need to be the same color as the kilts/shorts/pants worn by the team (i.e., light-colored jerseys may be worn with light or dark kilts/ shorts/pants; dark-colored jerseys may be worn with light or dark kilts/shorts/
pants). A goalkeeper’s colors must be of the same corresponding colors as her teammates. Her jersey must be of the same color as her team; the bottom must be in agreement with the team’s predominant color or black or gray. The goalkeeper’s jersey must be worn over any chest and shoulder protective equipment.
ART. 3 . . . All players must wear numbers on the front and back of the uniform jersey. Any number 0 through 99 is legal. Double-digit numbers from zero through 9 (00, 01, 02, etc.) are not legal. Duplicate numbers on jerseys are not permitted on the same team. Numbers shall be centered vertically and horizontally and must be a minimum of 6 inches tall on the front and a minimum of 8 inches
tall on the back. Numbers must be of a solid color contrasting with the body of the jersey. The numbers may be trimmed in a contrasting color that shall not exceed 1 inch in width. If a number appears elsewhere on a player’s uniform (such as on a kilt, shorts or pants or on the sleeves of the jersey), it must match the number on the player’s jersey. A player’s uniform number must be the same as that recorded in the scorebook. A player not listed on the roster and/or in the scorebook by name and correct uniform number is an illegal substitute.
ART . 4 . . . Jerseys shall be on contrasting colors for opposing teams. The coaches/schools shall agree upon uniform colors prior to the day of the game. If both teams have uniform jerseys of the same or similar color, the home team shall be obligated to change or wear numbered pinnies of a contrasting color. Effective January 1, 2018, home team jerseys shall be light and visitor jerseys shall be dark.
The following jersey requirements apply:
a. Uniform trim is permitted on the collar, cuffs and waistband that may be of contrasting colors, but not more than 1 inch wide;
b. Side inserts (armpit to waistband) may be of contrasting, multiple colors, but not more than 3 inches wide;
c. One manufacturer’s logo/trademark or reference, not to exceed 2¼ square inches or 2¼ inches in any dimension, is permitted on the outside of each item. The manufacturer logo/trademark restriction includes any company reference; and
d. NFHS affiliated schools – An American flag, not to exceed 2 by 3 inches, and either a commemorative or memorial patch, not to exceed 4 square inches and with written state association approval, may be worn on the jersey provided neither the flag nor the patch interferes with the visibility of the number. (See Appendix M)
ART. 5 . . . All visible undergarments worn under the kilts/shorts/jerseys must be of one solid color, and must be white, gray, black or one of that team’s uniform colors. All team members who choose to wear visible undergarments must wear the same color. This does not apply to medical sleeves. Effective January 1, 2018, visible long- or short-sleeve undergarments must correspond to the team’s predominant jersey color or be light with light jersey and dark with a dark jersey.