Effective January 1, 2017, girls eyewear must meet ASTM Standard 3077 to be deemed legal for play. Please go HERE for a list of eyewear that meets the current standard.
WHY was this change implemented? The eyewear standard change was announced several years ago and has been in the rulebook for a couple years to help phase in the implementation. It is not uncommon for ASTM to update its standards after several years. The long implementation is common for equipment changes and something USL works with the NFHS to phase in in order to not create a budget impact.
In this particular instance, the 3077 standard reflects two changes. One, the 803 standard was not sport specific so for example, a consumer could mistakenly get eyewear that met 803 but not for lacrosse. Secondly, the testing protocol was changed specific to our sport and arguably to better test for the sport and safe play. Most manufacturers have taken their current products and had them retested to the standard. We recommend to programs and customers that they reach out to the specific manufacturer if their model is not listed and see if they have plans to retest.
The Crosse - The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood, or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. Overall length of 35 1/2 - 43 1/4 inches. The head of the crosse must be seven to nine inches wide. The pocket of the stick must be strung traditionally; no mesh is allowed. The top of the ball when dropped in the pocket must remain even with or above the side walls. The goalkeeper's crosse may be 35 1/2 - 48 inches long. The head of the crosse may be mesh and up to 12 inches wide. Click here to view what sticks are legal.
Mouthpiece - must be a professionally manufactured tooth and mouth protector which is to include an "occlusal (protecting and separating the biting surfaces) and a labial (protecting the teeth and supporting structures) portion that covers the posterior teeth with adequate thickness." The mouthpiece must be a highly visible color, NO WHITE OR CLEAR.