Women's Field Lacrosse is a non-contact game played by ten players. It is fast-paced, athletic, and focused on speed and technical skills. The objective of the game is to shoot the ball into the opponent's goal.
The game begins with a draw at the center of the field. Only three players from each team are allowed between the restraining lines for the draw. Once the signal for the draw occurs, the players behind the lines may come over to compete for possession.
Only six attacking players are allowed over the offensive restraining line and only seven defenders (goaltender included)are allowed in their defensive end. Women's Field players pass, catch, and run with the ball in their stick. Rough checks and contact to the body with the stick or body are not allowed. Any checks that are near the head are called as fouls. Players are responsible for their shots and defensive players cannot purposely put themselves into areas where they impede shots.
Canada plays under the World Lacrosse rules that govern the world, national, and provincial championships. Women’s Field Lacrosse is played outdoors on a 110 m x 60 m field. Teams consist of ten players - one goalie, three defenders, three midfielders, and three attackers. Players use lacrosse sticks with a shallow pocket that promotes more passing. There is no significant padding on players. This includes no helmet. The rules are in place to protect players and promote speed and athleticism in the game.
There is no shot-clock, thus the game is more strategic and relies heavily on possession and control of the ball. Offense and defense are played with six players versus six players with the defensive team also having a goalie. Play is structured with more reliance on systems and plays to create offense.
The Edmonton Razorbacks Lacrosse Club was established in 2009 to support grassroots field lacrosse development. Our players have gone on to represent Alberta on Team Alberta (women's field and men's field) as well as Team Canada. You can find Razorbacks alumni playing lacrosse in the NCAA, the CIS/U Sports, and the NLL.
We believe in grassroots player development and diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. We welcome players of all ages and abilities. Our programs build a strong foundation in basic lacrosse skills and advance players to understanding lacrosse systems and competitive gameplay. We emphasize teamwork, collaboration and encourage a passion for field lacrosse.
The Edmonton Razorbacks Lacrosse Club is a member of the Alberta Field Lacrosse Association (AFLA) and the Alberta Lacrosse Association (ALA).