First-time lacrosse parents can face a large learning curve in determining how to properly equip their children for play, especially those that have never played or seen a live game.
The following boys' equipment fitting videos, presented by US Lacrosse, demonstrates how to put on and wear the boys' field player and goalie equipment.
Now that you know what your young laxer needs, use the below charts as general fitting guidlines when shopping for equipment. Before you purchase new equipment, be sure to also read the manufacturers guidelines and requirements. These can usually be found on their website or included with the equipment.
There are various companies that manufacture helmets for lacrosse. Average prices range from $100 - $150.
Cascade" is just one example. Please refer to the sizing chart below when ordering. The MudDogs team helmet color is WHITE. However, if your son plays for travel team, he may where his travel helmet.
Lacrosse gloves are a very important piece of equipment. For kids just starting out, the lower-price gloves are fine to see if they really like the game or not. If they stick with it, upgrading the gloves is a great investment. The higher-end gloves offer more protection, flexibility, durability, and comfort, which leads to better play. There really is a difference between $50 and $150 gloves... it’s not just color and flash.
There is a large variety of arm protection in the market. Each is designed to balance protection and mobility. Some players want a lot of protection and are willing to have a bit less comfort and mobility, others want to have minimal protection so they can have maximum mobility and comfort.
Lacrosse shoulder pads vary in size and protection. Some players, such as defenders, want the pads to be as light and minimal as possible. Other players, such as aggressive attackmen, want as much protection as possible. Pads with more protection will be longer in the arms and will go down further on the chest and back.
Rib pads are optional in lacrosse, but many beginning players and players that are exceptionally aggressive should wear them.
Men and women can both use the goalie chest protection pictured in this section. Like most protective gear, you are paying more money for greater protection and comfort.