Work Item
ASTM WK85926

New Test Method for Women’s Lacrosse Stick Pocket Performance

1. Scope

This is going to be a standard test method to test for ball retention and ball velocity. The purpose of the standard is to eliminate current technical material and aesthetic requirements for stick pockets and replace it with a performance standard.


ball retention; ball speed; shot speed; lacrosse


Lack of technical data to inform current decisions on pocket materials and their impact on ball retention and shot speed which is a potential safety issue.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F08.31

Committee: F08

Staff Manager: Joe Koury

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-12-2023

Technical Contact: Caitlin Kelley