Required Equipment- No player will be allowed on the practice or game field without proper equipment. No exceptions. 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. Check with the coach to see if they are required or recommended on your team.
- 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 padding on the shins and thighs and a mouthpiece. All protective devices should be close fitting,padded where necessary, and not be of excessive weight.
New gear is great, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Entry-level starter packages are available for any age at our local sporting goods stores. Mad Dogs Lax often partners with local stores to get discounts and will announce discounts on our site or social media.
Don’t want to spend big $$ on new equipment every year? Don’t worry, even for a fast growing child you will not need to replace every piece of equipment each year. In a year or two, they may want a new stick or they may outgrow a pair of gloves, but it is very unusual to have them outgrow it all in one or two years. Your investment in quality new starter equipment will help ensure a great experience and as they advance their skills the player can upgrade individual items piece by piece.