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BOYS/GIRLS EQUIPMENT

 

Follow this link to the US Lacrosse official guide to Girls and Boys Lacrosse equipment.

BOYS:

Sticks

Heads: Save your money on your plastic head – the differences are small and will have little impact on your play.

Shafts: Middle price range is best – low cost are the most heavy and can bend after a wicked check - most expensive are light and strong (think titanium).  Buy in Tahoma colors (Black, Royal, Gold) to look more custom.

Pocket Mesh: Request hard mesh. Stay away from soft it won’t hold your pocket in the rain. Mesh comes in lots of colors - trick your pocket out with royal, gold, black and white to look like a true Bear.

Length: Includes head when measuring

Short crosse      40″ – 42″    for Attack and Midfield players

Long crosse      52″ – 72″    for Defenders 

  • Defenders: 5/6 should have 60" total length
  • Defenders: 7/8 and above should have 72" total length  

Goalie crosse   40″ – 72″     for Goalies 

Helmet

Helmet: Chin pad and chin strap are required for all ages.  
Mouth Guard: Must be colored – clear or white are illegal. 1 attached to helmet + 1 extra in bag

NOTE: Helmet policy for all high school teams. The detailed specifications for the model can be found here We will have this helmet model for the years to come until we have to transition to another model (this is how many teams do it) Bottom line; buying this helmet will last through your high school career.

**Total Sports in Buckley carries our helmets or you can obtain online from Cascade Lacrosse

Helmet Specs:
Cascade: "R"
Helmet Color: Black (not matte)
Chin Guard: Athletic Gold (athletic gold is a color)
Face mask: Black
Chin Strap: Royal Blue
Mohawk: Athletic Gold (athletic gold is a color)

For our youth players, we require an "All black" helmet. If your player is a 7/8 and needing a new helmet, we'd recommend moving to the High School helmet now.

Pads

Gloves:  Typically in three sizes (10 / 12 / 13).  Rule of thumb - the older the player, the harder the hits, the more protection required for the hands.

Shoulder pads:  Good snug fit.  Buy a pair that extend down over the chest as much as possible to protect against errant shots or checks.

Arm pads: Wrists and arms take a beating but are easily protected with good pads. Defenders can typically wear smaller arm pads.

Moderately priced pads can be bought in a package and provide good protection and mobility.

Foot Gear

Cleats: Rubber sole cleats (soccer/football cleats are fine).  We often will play on artificial turf fields, but traditional cleats will work on turf and grass.  Tennis/street/skate shoes will not work.

Socks:  Team socks will be available for purchase online.  Otherwise, players should wear a comfortable sock with dri-fit technology that will help keep their feet dry. Crew style are recommended.

Personal Equipment

Mouthguard: Required

CupAthletic supporter with protective cup (important for boys and good to get them used to wearing a cup as early as possible)

Under T-shirt: Long or short under pads (dri-fit recommended)

Water bottle: Label and bring to every practice and game

Goalies: Goalie equipment (includes stick, chest pad, helmet and throat protector).


Optional Equipment

Back up stick: If you have it (for defenders and goalies it is a great idea to have a short stick to try other positions)

Rib pads: Personal choice – they can be bulky but protects ribs and mid-section especially for attack.

Goalies: Padded protective pants worn under lacrosse shorts are a good addition. Shin guards can also be worn but are a matter of personal choice.

Equipment bag: Doesn’t have to be a big one which is a pain to carry - just something to keep all your equipment together. Equipment is required at every practice & game!

 

GIRLS:

Sticks

  • Length: 35.5” minimum, 43.25” maximum. U9 and U11 may shorten to the length of player’s arm
  • Stringing: 4-5 leather or synthetic strings, 8-12 stitches or cross-lacing, maximum of two “shooting” strings
  • Pocket: no mesh - legal when ball remains above the wall when pressure applied in horizontal stick
  • Head: triangular af xed in same plane as handle
  • Shaft: wood, composite or metal alloy

 

Goggles

  • Eye protection must meet the current ASTM Specification Standard for women's lacrosse and must be listed on the US Lacrosse web site.
  • Proper fit should be based on manufacturers' guidelines & requirements

 

Mouthguard

  • Self-molding (from manufacturers) or custom-molded (from dentists)
  • Properly fitted, protecting the anterior (leading) dental arch, allowing players to talk & not cause discomfort
  • May not be altered to decrease protection; can cut if too large for athlete's mouth. There may be no protruding tabs
  • Variety of materials, sizes, colors & fitting options
  • Must be visible color other than clear or white

 

Gloves (optional)

  • Goalie gloves not permitted for field players.
  • If worn, they must be close-fitting & should be comfortable for player while holding a stick

 

Other Personal Equipment (Optional)

  • Approved soft headgear
  • Protective devices necessitated by medical grounds
  • No Equipment - including protective devices necessitated by medical grounds - may be used unless compliant with rules & manufacturers' specs & deemed not dangerous to other players by the officials