Are Your Goggles Legal for Field Hockey

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 stamp to meet NFHS standard. Lacrosse goggles must be SEI certified to the current ASTM lacrosse standard F3077. 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.

Goggles [brand/name] ITEM CODE Field Hockey ASTM 2713
Harrow X-Vision Field Hockey Goggle HHXVG Approved *

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.

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Field Hockey 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 listed in the 2021 rule book. Goggles may be worn by all field players. A face mask may be worn by field players throughout the game. The face mask must be smooth, rounded, preferably transparent or single-colored and fit flush with the face. It shall not be attached to any hard, unyielding headgear (even if padded).

NOTE: Field players are not permitted to conduct themselves in a manner which is dangerous to other players by taking advantage of the protective equipment they wear.

No goggle with polycarbonate lenses can be worn for field hockey.