HELMET: All helmets must be CSA approved for ice hockey or NOCSAE approved. The helmet must have a chin strap which must be properly secured on both sides and cannot be altered from the manufactured form.
FACEMASK and THROAT PROTECTOR: Cannot allow the head of the CROSSE or ball to make contact with the face. A throat protector attached to the helmet is mandatory. It must hang less than the diameter of a ball (approximately 6.5 cm) from the helmet.
MOUTH GUARD: Mandatory.
CHEST PAD: Mandatory. A chest or body protector for the upper body must be worn, it should be made of impact-absorbing memory foam construction, offering flexibility and restricted movement. The maximum thickness is 3cm and all padding must be worn snuggly.
ARM GUARDS: Light weight hard plastic or high density impact foam that offers protection for the whole arm, while allowing full range of motion of the arm at the elbow.
GOALKEEPER GLOVES: Optional. Padded gloves must be tied securely at the cuff, must not have webbing and cannot increase the width of the goalkeepers hand beyond the thickness of the padding.
LACROSSE STICK: Plastic head with aluminum, carbon graphite or titanium enhanced alloy shafts of various shapes and textures. The stick cannot be strung to with-hold the ball from play. Only one stop allowed.
CROSSE WIDTH: The inside width between the wall of a plastic/moulded head crosse at the widest point at the top of the head shall be 28.5 cm to 30.5 cm. The maximum outside width of the head shall be 33cm.
CROSSE LENGTH: The overall length of the field crosse shall be 90cm minimum to 135 cm maximum.
STRINGING: The pockets of the crosse shall be strung with 6 or 7 longitudinal leather or synthetic thongs and 8 to 12 stitches of cross lacing or may be mesh.
PADDED SHORTS: Optional. These must be worn securely and must measure no more than 3cm in thickness.
LEG PADS: Optional. These must be worn securely and must measure no more than 3cm in thickness.
LACROSSE SHOES: Players may wear shoes with plastic, leather or rubber cleats/studs. The exposed surface of all cleats/studs must be smooth.
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