Women's field lacrosse is currently exploding in popularity — as there were in 1990, there are 3 times as many women lacrosse programs today. The field game of the women and the men's field game in a few ways that are critical differ:
Contact: The difference between women's and men's lacrosse comes down to contact. In the men's match, body-checking is legal — and encouraged (particularly by trainers) — while at the women's game, it's not. Because of this, there's far less protective gear in the women's sport: Men wear helmets, mouth guards, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and frequently ribs pads, whereas girls use mouth guards and protective eyewear, but (with the exception of goalies) no helmets or padding. We currently have a survey to find out what is the best lacrosse stick.
The number of players: In the game of the men, ten players are on the area — three attackmen, three midfielders, three defensemen, and a goaltender. In the women's match, there are 12 players on the field — offensive players (first home, second home, third home, and 2 strike wings) and defensive players (middle, two defensive wings, point, cover point, third man, and goalie).
Sticks: Unlike men's lacrosse, mesh isn't allowed for the pockets of the sticks of women; the pockets have to be strung in the way. When it is in the pocket the surface of the ball must be over the sidewall. Because of this, stick are more challenging in the game of the women.
In addition, the normal rod length in men's field lacrosse is 40 to 42 inches from the end of the head towards the end of the handle; sticks for defensive players (as well as one midfielder) can quantify 52 to 72 inches in length, and the goalie's stick can be 40 to 72 inches long. Women's lacrosse sticks need to measure 351/2 to 431/4 inches in length; 35 1/2 must be measured by the goalie's stick to 48 inches in length.
Field size. The area is a little larger: 70 metres broad and 120 metres long.