SO WHAT DOES YOUR CHILD NEED TO GET STARTED IN YOUTH BOYS LACROSSE? HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL DETAILS ABOUT WHAT IS REQUIRED.

Every player starting out in lacrosse needs a complete lacrosse stick which includes a strung lacrosse head and shaft.  Shafts are made of laminate or synthetic material with a head (or pocket) at the end.   Sticks can be purchased separately as a shaft and a head or as a complete piece. Sticks will vary based on experience, position, style of play and preferences. The length of the stick is 40 - 42 inches for attackmen and midfielders and 52 - 72 inches for defensemen. All new players should start with an attack length stick.  A goalie uses a stick with a larger head: 10 - 12 inches.  

YOUTH BOY'S LACROSSE EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST.

COMPLETE LACROSSE STICK

Required for all players.  Purchase head and shaft separately or as a complete stick.  

Some starter sets include sticks and helmets.  

HELMET

With a face mask, chin pad and chin strap.  

A helmet is required by all players. 

MOUTHGUARD

Required for all players.  

GLOVES

All players are required to wear gloves for protection. 

There are various sizes available.

SHOULDER PADS

All players are required to wear shoulder pads for protection.  

For younger players, starter sets include shoulder pads.    

ARM PAD/ARM GUARD

Most younger players will start out with an arm pad.  

As a players grows, and depending on their position, they may require an arm guard. 

YOUTH LACROSSE CLEATS

Proper footwear is required for all lacrosse players. Men's lacrosse cleat sizes can drop down to as low as size 5, in case your son does not fit into a youth lacrosse cleat. Men's sizing is not as narrow as a youth cleat.  Athletes can also wear soccer or football cleats.

Gear can be purchased at a variety of stores and online,

as individual items or as a starter kit. 

You can also look for gently used equipment at Play it Again Sports, Sideline Swap, and Craig's List

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