Kids lacrosse is played by both girls and boys but there are differences when it comes to rules and equipment. The hitting and checking allowed in boys lacrosse is not allowed in girls’ lacrosse. This leads to a difference in the equipment used in girls’ and boys’ lacrosse. The major differences in kids lacrosse lies in the protective gear, the helmet, stick, ball and gloves.
Crosse – For boys, the length of the crosse or stick should be 40-42 inches for attackers and midfielders, 50-72 inches for defenders and the crosse head should be 6.5-10 inches wide. For girls, it should be 35.5-43.25 inches and the crosse head should be 7-9 inches wide.
Ball – By tradition, in boys’ lacrosse, the ball can be white, yellow or orange weighing 5-5.25 ounces and 7.75-8 inches in circumference. For girls, the ball has to be yellow.