Lax 101: Buying Women’s Lacrosse Sticks
Get ready to up your game on the lax field with performance women’s lacrosse sticks from DICK’S Sporting Goods.
Complete women’s lacrosse sticks are a great choice for beginners and novice players alike. They include a shaft and pre-strung head. More experienced players may opt to customize their lacrosse stick with their own head and shaft.
You can select from a variety of stick materials, lengths and other technical details that can elevate your game. Shop top lax brands including STX®, Brine® and Under Armour®.
Women’s lacrosse shafts are typically composed of composite, aluminum, titanium, scandium or alloys. The typical diameter is about seven-eighths of an inch to one inch, and they are about 35.5 to 43.25 inches in length (goalie sticks are typically longer).
Unlike those used in men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse heads must be strung in a standard way. By NCAA rules, most women’s lacrosse heads must be 7 to 9 inches wide with a traditional string configuration. Nylon mesh stringing is only permitted for goalkeepers.
Defensive players usually want a stiffer head to stand up to checking, while attackers and midfielders need a lightweight head for switching hand and quick shooting. A narrower throat helps with ball control.
For more, shop the entire collection of women’s lacrosse gear at DICK’S Sporting Goods.