Are Your Goggles Legal for Field Hockey

If goggles are legal for field hockey, they are most likely legal for lacrosse. However, most lacrosse goggles are NOT legal for field hockey. Field hockey goggles must have the front vertical bars. See the chart below for a list of approved field hockey goggles that are available from Longstreth Sporting Goods Store.

All eyewear equipment should be worn appropriately and in line with how the manufacturer intended it to be worn. All eyewear must be permanently labeled with the ASTM 2713 standard in the 2020 fall season.

Goggles [brand/name] ITEM CODE Field Hockey ASTM 2713 Women's Lacrosse ASTM 3077-14 Youth Lacrosse ASTM 3077-14
Brine Dynasty II Goggle LBDLG2 X Approved Approved
Brine Vantage 2 Field Hockey or Lacrosse Goggle LBVAN2 Approved * Approved Approved
Cascade Polyarc Goggle LCPARC Approved * Approved Approved
Cascade Polyarc Titanium Lacrosse Goggles LCPARCT X Approved Approved
Cascarde Poly Air Goggle LCPA X Approved Approved
Harrow X-Vision Dual Sport Goggle HHXVG Approved * Approved Approved
Under Armour Charge 2 Lacrosse Goggles UAC2WLG X Approved Approved
Under Armour Futures Goggle UAFG Approved * Approved Approved
Under Armour Glory Titanium UAGTWLG X Approved Approved

* CAN BE USED FOR 2019 NFHS PLAY!

In order for wire goggles to be legal for women's field hockey, they must have a wire bar that stretches vertically through the goggle. The comparison between women's field hockey and women's lacrosse goggles can be found in the image below.

field hockey vs lacrosse goggles

Goggle Rules FAQ

There is a lot of confusion about changes to the NFHS goggle rules and what is or isn't legal for the upcoming seasons . . . have no fear, our experts have spent plenty of time researching these changes so that we can help you stay ahead of the game!

For years, a lot of the confusion has stemmed from differences in ASTM standards. There are two different ASTM standards for field hockey (F803 and F2713), but only one that is permitted for NFHS play - F2713. Although a goggle may say that it meets ASTM F803 for field hockey, that goggle is NOT approved for NFHS field hockey play. Some sales associates at bigger chain stores do not receive specific training in field hockey and don't realize this difference, but we've made sure to steer you in the right direction.

Yes, the NFHS rule ASTM F2713 requires that there be a vertical bar to protect the frontal zygomatic bone - This is NOT a requirement for lacrosse goggles. As an easy rule of thumb, all F2713 field hockey goggles are also approved for lacrosse, however not all lacrosse goggles meet F2713 guidelines.

Although no longer available, the only goggle with polycarbonate lenses that meets the current ASTM 2713 standard is the Bangerz Elite goggle. No other goggle with polycarbonate lenses should be worn for field hockey, which includes the once popular Bangerz sunglass goggles.

For the Fall 2019 season, goggles that were manufactured after 1/1/2019 need to be permanently labeled with ASTM F2713, but goggles that were manufactured prior to that date just need to meet that standard. For the 2020 season, ALL goggles will have to be permanently labeled with ASTM F2713.