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Lacrosse Equipment

 

Each lacrosse player is responsible for purchasing some or all of the following equipment: Crosse, ball, helmet, mouthpiece, gloves, athletic cup and protective pads, protective eye gear.

Many lacrosse stores will offer a beginner package deal for the required equipment.

BOY'S LACROSSE EQUIPMENT

Crosse - This is the term used to refer to the lacrosse stick. Usually, the crosse must have an overall length of 40-42 inches for attackmen and midfielders and 52-72 inches for defensemen. The head of the crosse must be 6.5 - 10 inches wide for all players except the goalie who may have a 10-12 inch wide head. Therefore it is necessary to know the position that your child plans to play before purchasing your lacrosse stick. Approximate cost $20.00 - $200.00

Ball - Must be a regulation ball. However, often a soft ball is recommended for a new or beginner player.  If a soft ball is used it must be the same size as the regulation ball. Approximate cost $1.99 - $3.99

Helmet - A protective helmet equipped with or without a face mask and chin pads is required.   Helmet must be NOSCAE certified for Lacrosse. Approximate cost $80.00 - $130.00.

Helmet size chart based on head circumference.

 

Head circumference

   Helmet size

21 1/4 inches XS  
21 1/2 - 22 3/8 inches
22 3/4  - 23 5/8 inches M
23 3/4 - 24 1/4 inches L
24 3/8 inches XL

Mouthpiece - Is a mandatory piece of equipment required at all levels. Make sure it is fitted to your child's mouth prior to the first practice. Directions should be on the package explaining how to adjust it.  If your child has braces they should be able to get a mouth piece from their orthodontist.  Approximate cost: $2.00.

Athletic cup - Strongly recommended.

Cleats - Soccer, turf or football shoes are acceptable.

Gloves and Protective Pads -Close fitting protective gloves are required by some organizations but suggested by others. All players with the exception of the goalie must wear shoulder pads, arm pads and rib pads.

Item Approximate Cost
Gloves $40.00 - $190.00.
Arm pads $20.00 -$70.00
Rib pads 30.00 - $50.00
Shoulder pads $40.00- $100.00

Goalkeeper equipment

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Equipment includes throat protector, goalie pants, chest protector, leg padding on shins and thighs, hard helmet with a face mask, mouthpiece, and goalie gloves. In addition abdominal protection is strongly recommended.

Approximate cost of goalie pant $34.99. Approximate cost of goalie chest protector $90.00 to $150.00.

All protective devices should be close fitting, padded and not be of excessive weight.

 

GIRL'S LACROSSE EQUIPMENT

Goggles/Eye protection - Mandatory at all levels. The goggles must be ASTM approved.  Approximate cost $19 - $25.00.
Soft Gloves - Gloves are a matter of preference. Some players like to use them in cold weather. They must be close fitting so that they do not get in the way of their dexterity.  Approximate cost $25.00 - $105.00
Lacrosse Stick - Sticks for womenís and menís lacrosse are different.  All girls use a regulation women's crosse. The pocket may be modified depending on the child's age. Approximate cost $20.00 - $125.00.

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Headgear - Soft head gear is optional not required. No hard helmets are acceptable except for the goalie.
  Cleats - Soccer, turf or football shoes are acceptable.
Mouth guard - Required to be worn by all players.  The cheaper, simple boil-in-water ones work well.  Some organizations require the mouth guard to be in color. Make sure it is fitted to your child's mouth prior to the first practice. Directions should be on the package explaining how to adjust it.  If your child has braces they should be able to get a mouth piece from their orthodontist.  Approximate cost: $2.00.
  Ball - Must be a regulation ball. However, often a soft ball is recommended for a new or beginner program.  If a soft ball is used it must be the same size as the regulation ball. Approximate cost $1.99 - $3.99 each.
Stick Bag Ė Bag for keeping equipment organized. Normally holds a stick or two, goggles, mouthguard, and a water bottle.

 

Goalie Protective Gear

 

 

Helmet with a face guard, throat protector and attached mouth guard, chest protector, padded gloves, arm pads, leg pads.

Item Approximate Cost
Helmet $80.00 - $130.00.
Goalie Pants $35.00 - $50.00
Goalie Chest Protector $90.00 to $150.00.
Goalie Gloves $35.00 - $105.00

Helmet must be NOSCAE certified for Lacrosse.

All protective devices should be close fitting, padded and not be of excessive weight.