EILA FAQ

What is Canadian-style box lacrosse?

It is a version of lacrosse played on a field space similar to a hockey rink.  The playing area is surrounded by boards and can be either turf or hard court surface.

How many players are on the field at a time?

Games are played 6 v 6, which is made up of 5 “runners”* and 1 goalie.

*Runners are any non-goalkeeper position.

What type of goals are used?

Goals are 4′ x 4′ as opposed to the 6′ x 6′ outdoor goals.

What equipment do I need?

Runners wear all of the same equipment as field players, including helmet, shoulder pads, elbow guards, gloves, mouth guard and protective cup.  They also are required to wear kidney/rib pads and bicep pads.  Optional equipment includes wrist guards and using a hockey style helmet with face mask as opposed to a normal outdoor lacrosse helmet.

Runners’ sticks should be between 40″ and 46″.  Goalies use the same stick.

Goalies wear equipment that resemble more of a hockey goalie than an outdoor lacrosse goalie.  This includes a special upper that covers the chest and arms, goalie pants and shin guards.