Appendix A of the Box Lacrosse Rule and Situation Handbook lists the CLA Goalkeeper Equipment Specifications.
The categories are as follows:
1 – Ages 7–10
2 – Ages 11 and 12
3 – Ages 13 and up
Note: If the standard equipment is too big for a goalkeeper, they may go down a size without requiring approval from the CLA Equipment Review Committee.
It is the CLA’s intent to keep the goalkeepers in the category where they belong, however due to growth spurts and children who fall outside the standard growth chart, exceptions may be made by submitting a Request for Goalkeeper Equipment Exemption form (available below). An exception may only be granted on the basis that it is necessary for player safety.
All exceptions must be approved by the Chair of the CLA Equipment Review Committee as per the Exception Approval Process.
The deadline to submit for exception approval is annually on May 31.
There is no appeal from that decision.