Women‘s Field Lacrosse Sticks

At an OWL Special General Meeting held on January 18, 2004, club members approved the following CLA Recommendation: "As of January 1, 2005, only sticks that have been approved by the IFWLA will be allowed in CLA sanctioned events." The IFWLA has been superceded by the FIL.  

The official FIL APPROVED CROSSES is continually updated and can be viewed below.

Click Here for the Updated FIL Approved Sticks

Note* - The Under Armour Future stick, at present it has not made the published list of approved sticks, but OWFL officiating has received the documentation to show that it has passed the necessary testing and will therefore be ALLOWED for play in the 2018 OWFL season.

Protective Eyewear

For the 2019 season OWFL highly recommends the use of goggles at all ages divisions for safety.  It is the intent of the OWFL to phase in mandatory goggles for U9, U11 and U13 in the 2020 season.  Some OWFL clubs have proactively mandated goggles at all age divisions.

Note: Some players that wear glasses have been wearing protective eyewear over their glasses. There is currently nothing in the rules to prevent this. However, some of the protective eyewear products are not designed to be worn over glasses and players should be aware of the potential dangers of using equipment in a manner that it was not intended.

Mouth Guards

All players, including the goalkeeper, must properly wear a professionally manufactured mouth guard that fully covers the upper teeth.   The mouth guard shall be of any readily visible colour other than colourless or white and must not have graphics of teeth.   Mouth guards must not be altered to decrease protection and field players must remove protruding tabs.

The Ball

The ball must be smooth rubber and may be any solid colour.  For games U13 and Up, the colour of the ball must be yellow. 

U11 Soft Lacrosse Balls

As our youngest girls learn to play the sport of women‘s field lacrosse, the OWFL has agreed to continue the use of the soft pink lacrosse ball.


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