Equipment Requirements

US Lacrosse publishes an Equipment Fitting Guide to help provide first-time buyers, parents and players with suggested guidelines in purchasing equipment. Designed to help both the boys’ and girls’ youth player, the guide explains how lacrosse equipment should feel when properly worn. Photographs and descriptions for both field players and goalies are featured.

  • Boys Requirements: All boys from U8 through U19 require full equipment (see below)
  • Girls Requirements: All Girls from U8 through U19 require stick, eye protection and mouthguards (see below)
  • Pee Wees: Boys and Girls (U6) only require sticks

Properly fitting lacrosse equipment is essential to the safety of the players. No player will be allowed on the practice or game field without proper equipment. 

Where to Purchase EQUIPMENT

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The Brooklyn Lacrosse Club is proud to be partnering with Warrior, offering equipment at a great price for our organization. See Team Store here (password sent to program registrants)

 

 

 

Boys Equipment

All field players must wear the following pieces of protective equipment during practices and games. No exceptions. This equipment must be professionally manufactured and not altered. No hockey (or any other sport) equipment will be permitted.

  • Boys lacrosse stick.  Please avoid toy-like sticks (sometimes referred to as "Fiddle Sticks") that are sold for beach recreation.
  • Helmet: Designed for lacrosse and meeting the NOCSAE test requirements. The helmet must have a face mask and a chin strap that is firmly attached.
  • Mouthpiece: All players must wear a professionally manufactured intra-oral mouthpiece that fully covers the upper jaw teeth. It can be of any color, except white or clear and may not be altered to decrease protection.
  • Gloves: Padded gloves with unaltered palms are worn for protection that are made specifically for lacrosse.
  • Shoulder Pads: Shoulder pads that are made specifically for lacrosse, and in no way are altered from manufacturer’s original construction.
  • Arm Pads: Since the arms are usually near your stick, they may be exposed to contact making arm protection vital. (Pads must be made specifically for lacrosse.)
  • Rib Pads: (Optional) Protection for the rib cage is recommended.
  • Protective Cup: It is highly recommended that a protective cup be worn both during games and practices.
  • Goalie must wear a lacrosse helmet with face mask designed for lacrosse, a chin strap,and must meet the NOCSAE standard. Goalies must also wear a separate throat protector, chest protector, abdominal and pelvic protection, goalie gloves and leg paddingon the shins and thighs and a mouthpiece. All protective devices should be close fitting,padded where necessary, and not be of excessive weight.

Girls Equipment

The equipment requirements for all levels must be the same as outlined in Rule 2-8 and 2-9 of US Lacrosse Womens’ Rules. Each youth player shall wear the following pieces of equipment which shall be professionally manufactured and not altered:  

  • Girls lacrosse stick. Please avoid toy-like sticks (sometimes referred to as "Fiddle Sticks") that are sold for beach recreation.
  • A professionally manufactured and properly worn mouth guard which shall include an occlusal (protecting and separating the biting surfaces) and a labial (protecting the teeth and supporting structures) portion that covers the posterior teeth with adequate thickness
  • Mouth guards cannot be clear or white or have protruding tabs except for the goalkeeper.
  • Eye protection or goggles meeting the ASTM certification for women’s lacrosse (F803). 
  • Close fitting gloves and soft headgear are permitted but not required; no hard helmets may be worn except by the goalie. 
  • Goalie must wear a lacrosse helmet with face mask designed for lacrosse, a chin strap,and must meet the NOCSAE standard. Goalies must also wear a separate throat protector, chest protector, abdominal and pelvic protection, goalie gloves and leg paddingon the shins and thighs and a mouthpiece. All protective devices should be close fitting,padded where necessary, and not be of excessive weight.

Pee Wee Equipment

  • Pee Wee players just require a stick.  Please avoid toy-like sticks (sometimes referred to as "Fiddle Sticks") that are sold for beach recreation. You can get a boys or girls stick.  We wil be able to cut the shaft down at practice/