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Black Bear Youth Lacrosse

Boys Program

A. League Structure

  • Bear Cub Ages 4-6 (co-ed) 
  • 8U  Grades 1 and 2 
  • 10U Grades 3 and 4
  • 12U  Grades 5 and 6
  • 14U Grades 7 and 8

B. Equipment Required
**NEW Please Note: Effective January 1, 2021, all goalkeepers shall wear chest protectors designed for lacrosse that meets the NOCSAE ND200 lacrosse performance standard at the time of manufacture. Effective January 1, 2022, all field players shall also wear protection that meets the NOCSAE ND200 lacrosse standard at the time of manufacture.**
National High School Federation rules apply, with the following exceptions:
1. Stick length for 8U (37-42” – no long poles), 10U (37-42” – no long poles), 12U (NFHS rules), 14U (NFHS rules). All hanging strings are limited to 2”.
2. Helmets should have 4 point chin straps.
3. Shoulder pads are mandatory (football pads are illegal on field players).
4. Arm pads are mandatory for ALL players (optional for goalie).
5. Gloves must cover entire hand.
6. Cups are encouraged (Mandatory for goalies).
7. All balls must be NOCSAE approved. Games will not be played with any other ball.
8. Mouth guards are mandatory.
9. All goalies must wear a helmet with a secured throat protector.
10. Shin guards will be available for all goalies and recommended for the 8U and 10U goalies.  

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