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Middle School Equipment Requirements

     Provided below is a summary of equipment  needs for the middle school lacrosse program.   These items can be purchased locally at DICK'S Sporting Goods, Replay Sports, or Play It Again Sports.   For more detailed information on the boy's and girl's equipment follow one of these links:

          US Lacrosse Equipment Description - CLICK HERE   

          US Lacrosse Equipment Fitting Guide - CLICK HERE

Girls -  The girl’s require very little equipment compared to the boys.  The girls need the following equipment for both practice and games:

Lacrosse stick -  The lacrosse stick must be a approved girl’s stick that meets US Lacrosse requirement for the girls/women's program.   - need to make sure it is a girls stick with a regulation pocket.  Sticks start a little over $30 and can go significantly higher.  A $30 stick is fine for a beginning player.  The coaches will ensure that the stick is fitted to the player.

Goggles (eye protection) -  The eye protection must meet ASTM specification standard F803.  The best type of eye protection are the wire goggles for an unobstructed view.  Goggles start around $30.  If your daughter wears prescription glasses, you can get specialized sports goggles, but need to make sure it complies with US Lacrosse standards.

Mouth Guard -  The girls have to wear mouth guards for practice and games.  Mouth guards have to be opaque (cannot be clear or white) and cannot have a strap.  Make sure that a mouthguard is selected that is appropriately sized and fitted.  It is a good idea to buy more than one and that you invest in a carrying case.

Shoes -  Tennis shoes or short rubber cleats.  Metal cleats are not allowed.

In addition, for the girl’s safety, they are not permitted to wear jewelry when playing lacrosse.  No bracelets, necklaces or earrings.  If your daughter does not have earrings and is thinking about getting them – we recommend you wait until the lacrosse season is over.

 Boys  -  The boy’s equipment requirements is significantly more involved than the girl’s program.  The boys need the following equipment for both practice and games (note:  Football and Hockey gear is not acceptable):

Lacrosse stick -  The lacrosse stick must be a approved boy’s stick that meets US Lacrosse requirement for the boy’s/men’s program  There are two types of boy’s sticks - "short sticks" (40" to 42" long) used by attackmen or mid-fielders and "long sticks (52" to 72" long) used by defensemen .  Sticks start a little over $30 and can go significantly higher based on the material and advancement of the design.  A $30 stick is fine for a beginning player.

Helmet -  A lacrosse helmet is a valuable piece of protective equipment.    The helmet must be NOCASE approved for lacrosse. It must contain a face mask, chin pad, and cupped four point chin strap fastened to all four hookups.   Helmets start around $90.  A lower end Cascade helmet should be sufficient.

Shoulder Pads – Shoulder pads start around $40.

Gloves – Gloves are required to protect the player's hands.  Gloves cannot be cut or altered.  Boy’s gloves start around $30.

Arm Pads – Arm pads start around $21.

Mouth Guard -  It is mandatory that boys wear mouth guards for practice and games.  Mouth guards have to be opaque (cannot be clear or white).

Athletic Supporter and Cup -

Shoes -  Tennis shoes or short rubber cleats.  Metal cleats are not allowed.

Rib Pads - Rib pads are optional.

League Equipment -  Equipment provided by the League includes:

Team Jersey -  Each player will be provided a numbered, appropriately sized team jersey for games. Jerseys will be collected at the end of games and managed by the coach.

Goalie Equipment - Each team will be provided a set of goalie equipment for practices and games.  Goalie equipment includes Goalie stick, chest pad, helmet (girls), shin guards, gloves (girls)

Practice Pennies -  Practice pennies will made available for team practices.