■ Played on a field 110-yards long and 60-yards wide.
■ Goals on each end of the field are 6-feet high by 6-feet wide.
■ Goals are scored when the ball goes into the net, which is protected by a goalie.
■ Each goal is surrounded by a circular crease with a radius of 9 feet. No offensive player may enter.
■ Face-offs begin each of the four, 15-minute quarters (youth games vary in length, but typically have 10-minute quarters) and take place at the midfield line.
■ Each women’s team fields 12 players while men’s teams field 10 players, including a goalie, three defensemen, three midfielders and three attackers.
■ Men wear helmets, goggles, gloves, cleats, protective cups, mouth guards, arm pads and shoulder pads, and use netted sticks to catch, pass and carry a ball. Goallies are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands. Women are only required to use a mouth guard, protective goggles and cleats, with other pads optional. ■ Men’s games feature more contact than women’s with frequent “ground ball scrums” and “whacking sticks” to gain position. However, personal fouls can be called if body checks or stick checks are used inappropriately.