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Below is some information regarding the equipment your player needs and where to get it.

 

Link to the USA Lacrosse Equipment Guide:  https://www.usalacrosse.com/equipment

 

First some general guidance…

  • Don’t buy high-end equipment for Beginners… it’s not worth it or required for this level of competition.
  • Try on the equipment before you buy it (particularly the boys) and make sure it’s comfortable and allowing the player to move freely.
  • For the boys, most equipment manufacturers provide sizing guidance based on the height of the player. 


Equipment needs by age group…

Scoopers

  • Mandatory Equipment
    • Stick – buy an inexpensive, but real, lacrosse stick – no fiddlestix, etc. Get girl’s stick for a girl and boy’s stick for a boy. They should cost between $30-$40.
    • Mouth guard – Mouth guards typically cost between $2-$10.
  • Optional Equipment
    • Goggles – Goggles are worn by the girls at 8U and above, and are worn by all players in the 6U clinics. We use soft practice balls for the clinic, but a stick in the eye would still hurt! 
    • Cleats – Sneakers are fine, but cleats are recommended since we play on grass. You do not need to buy lacrosse cleats. Soccer or football cleats are fine.
    • 2nd Stick and Balls – We’d love to see you playing catch with your player outside of practice so please consider getting a second stick for Mom & Dad and additional lacrosse balls.

Girls Teams – 8U and above

  • Mandatory Equipment
    • Stick – Sticks should cost between $30-$40.
    • Mouth guard – Mouth guards typically cost between $2-$10.
    • Goggles – Goggles are worn by all girls at U9 and above. Goggles should cost between $25-35 and must be SEI approved.
    • Cleats – Cleats are highly recommended. You do not need to buy lacrosse cleats. Soccer or cleats are fine.
  • Optional Equipment
    • Headgear use is optional in girls' and women's lacrosse, however, any headgear used must meet the ASTM standard, F3137.
    • 2nd Stick and Balls – We’d love to see you playing catch with your player outside of practice so please consider getting a second stick and additional lacrosse balls.
    • Glasses - Approved goggles or headgear may be worn over rec specs or glasses.
    • Gloves – Although many players choose not to, girls are permitted to wear girl’s lacrosse gloves.

Boys Teams – 8U and above

  • Mandatory Equipment
    • Stick – At the younger ages buy an attack stick not a defender’s stick. Sticks should cost between $30-$40.
    • Mouth guard – Mouth guards typically cost between $2-$10.
    • Shoulder pads – Shoulder pads typically cost between $40-$75.
    • Gloves – Gloves typically cost between $40-$70.
    • Elbow Pads – Elbow pads typically cost between $20-$40.
    • Athletic Supporter / Cup – Not mandatory according to US Lacrosse, but it should be!!
    • Helmet – Helmets are between $110-$200.
    • Cleats – Cleats are highly recommended. You do not need to buy lacrosse cleats. Soccer or football cleats are fine.
  • Optional Equipment
    • 2nd Stick and Balls – We’d love to see you playing catch with your player outside of practice so please consider getting a second stick and additional lacrosse balls.
    • Rib Pads – Although many players choose not to, boys are permitted to wear rib pads.

Chest Protection:  New Standards

  • Effective January 1, 2021, boys' and girls' goalie chest protectors must be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE standard, ND200.
  • Effective January 1, 2022, shoulder pads for boys’ field players must also be designed for lacrosse and meet NOCSAE standard ND200.
  • All products must contain the NOCSAE logo and SEI certification mark on both the packaging and the product to be legal for play.

 

Where to Buy?

The good news is that you have many choices:

  • Play It Again Sports (www.playitagainsportsfrederick.com) in Frederick carries both new and used equipment.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (www.dickssportinggoods.com) in Frederick and Hagerstown has a good selection of lacrosse equipment.
  • Lacrosse Unlimited (www.laxunation.com) in Rockville. Very knowledge staff and good prices. 
  • SportsStop (www.sportstop.com) On-Line retailer with a good selection of new and even discontinued sticks at reasonable prices.
  • BSN Sports - Group Sales, Team Orders, Pinnies etc - Email Mike Tabb < >

 

What About Rentals?

Through our friends at Quikstix Lacrosse Rentals, you can typically rent equipment for less than 50% of the cost of purchasing new equipment. If you're interested, please contact Tom Powell at (240) 481-1105 or email him at .