This girls lacrosse starter stick has been upgraded by STX with an Exult stick which is designed to help newer players catch and throw better. Why not give your new lacrosse player every advantage to develop faster. The pockets in these starters girls sticks are more forgiving. As soon as you daughter starts to get the hang of catching and throwing they will want to upgrade to a STX 300 level series stick to get their game to the next level. Those are designed for a bit more advanced play where the girls are starting to demonstrate more control.