You can’t shoot at a target you can’t hit. That's why we've created this easy beginners guide to lacrosse goals and nets.
Lacrosse goals for outdoor play will be 6’ tall x 6’ wide x 7’ deep with 1.5” pipes. The standard gameplay color for lacrosse goals is orange, however for a backyard goal it can be any color. A typical box lacrosse goal will be 4’ tall x 4’ wide x 4’ deep.
Most goals will come with a 2.5MM or 3MM net which is laced to the pipes. While a 2.5MM net does not last an extremely long time, especially if facing strong weather conditions, a 3MM net holds up very well for backyard play, and is recommended for early entry.
You can also use 4MM, 5MM, or 6MM nets. 4MM is fantastic if you have multiple athletes shooting on the cage or even just a dedicated elite athlete that is consistently testing the net. 5MM and 6MM are commonly used for official game play.
For practice play, you can also use bounce-back walls. Playing on these walls are like having a person passing the ball to you. This is perfect for learning how to catch or perfecting your shooting and catching skills.
Whatever your lacrosse goal and net buying needs are, you can guarantee that we’ll have them at Lax World. For more information check out our gear guide for goalies.