I have three young kids ages 8-13 who all play competitive lacrosse. We were tired of chasing balls on poorly placed shots so we looked into this net. One of my kids plays goalie and the amount of time we spent collecting balls that were shot or deflected out and over the goal was a hassle. This net solved it all. It’s not too big so the kids can still roll the crease and take those types of shots as well. If it has any downside it’s that there is a gap when you take shots from certain low angles, but it still covers a lot of shooting ground. The best part is we haven’t lost any balls after a few weeks of use.