How to lay out a girls youth lacrosse field?
What equipment should we use for lining our field and what is the best way to approach laying out the lines. Can one person do it?
This is an excellent club question that I’m sure many clubs just starting will really appreciate, and anyone who is responsible for setting up the fields especially for the first time. It is so good it has caused me to add some info and resources to our site for your benefit.
To answer your specific question yes one person can line out, and set up a lacrosse field by themselves, but it is much easier with two or three. Two people can be stringing the field, and the third person painting. And if you have anyone else to help they can clean up behind the painter. If your field owner requires dry lines with powder then keeping the machine full of chalk is a job in itself. We have added marking supplies into our store, things like Paint, Paint applicators, string, stakes, measuring tools, etc...
There are many types of field paint from permanent to water washable, and many variations in between. And they have formulas for natural grass or synthetic turf fields. Check with the field owner to make sure the type of marking they will allow.
You can find marking templates and rules and guidelines for marking the fields at US Lacrosse.
- Girls Lacrosse Field Layout
- Women's Lacrosse Field Layout
- Men’s Lacrosse Field Layout
1. Spend a little extra time making sure your field is square. If you don’t get the field square everything else will be off and more difficult.
2. Make sure you re-paint at least every two weeks, so you don’t have to re-measure. Way better to re-paint existing lines, then to start from scratch.
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