About The Pearl

Lacrosse balls are not all the same anymore. There’s finally one that’s worth going into the woods to get. The Pearl brings two key differences:

  1. Consistent surface texture. It never greases, giving you consistent, accurate release from the mesh.
  2. Lower compression — softer on impact. It’s guaranteed to meet all specs and stay in spec across its lifespan.*

It’s time to stop settling for balls that turn into greasers. Invest in The Pearl. Invest in your game.

  • The Official Ball of US Lacrosse & Team USA
  • Never greases and Never hardens
  • Consistent play
  • First lacrosse ball made in the USA
  • SEI Certified. Meets NOCSAE Standards. Approved for practice and games at all levels.

The Partnership

The American made ball that never greases or hardens can now be the one you’re playing with at every practice and game!  The Pearl team listened to you and announced a dramatically lower price on The Pearl by Guardian (approximately 40% less!) by changing a few things in production.  

USL Members get an additional 10% discount on all colors & quantities with promo code: USLPEARL. If ordering multiple buckets, call 770-667-6004 for special bulk pricing.

Guardian’s 20-year history of innovation in chemical and materials engineering aligns with US Lacrosse’s commitment to improving player safety. Both US Lacrosse and Guardian will work together to inform the lacrosse community about the new softer, safer NOCSAE lacrosse ball specifications.

The Pearl by Guardian has been used at all US Lacrosse events since 2017. The partnership runs through 2020, and Guardian contributes a portion of proceeds from each ball sold back to US Lacrosse for specific investment in the organization’s player-safety research initiatives.

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NOCSAE Ball Specs

The Pearl is the first lacrosse ball manufactured in the United States. The re-engineered lacrosse ball meets NOCSAE specs and is SEI certified. The Pearl also meets the new softer, safer lacrosse ball standard approved by NOCSAE that took effect beginning in July 2017. Current NOCSAE standards allow a range of pressure from 110 to 210 pounds, which could reduce the diameter of a ball by 25 percent. The new standard limits that range to between 115 to 150 pounds in order to help improve safety.

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