What does your child need to get started in youth boys lacrosse? Read on to learn more or visit our BOYS YOUTH BEGINNER LACROSSE EQUIPMENT SET CUSTOMIZER
Every youth lacrosse player that is just starting out in lacrosse needs a complete lacrosse stick which includes a strung lacrosse head and shaft. This is one of the most important things you can purchase for your new player. Lacrosse shafts are made of laminate or synthetic material with a head (or pocket) at the end. The components of a lacrosse stick can be purchased separately, as a shaft and head, or as a complete package. Most beginners start with complete sticks, like the Maverik Charger Complete Stick. Lacrosse sticks will vary based on experience, position, style of play and preferences. The length of the attack lacrosse stick is 40 - 42 inches, which includes the head & shaft. Some coaches will cut them down, for younger players. All new players should start with attack length sticks.
Required for all players. You can purchase a head and shaft separately or as a complete stick. Some starter sets include a complete lacrosse stick but we recommend that you start with one that isn't factory strung. If your player, has a good complete stick he will not get frustrated with the game. This is the most crucial piece of equipment a new player can have! Some suggested beginner complete sticks are: Epoch ID Jr Vision, ECD Bravo1, StringKing Complete 2 JR, & Maverik Critik
A helmet with a face mask and chin strap is required by law for all players. The most popular brand of youth lacrosse helmet is Cascade. There is a Cascade S youth, which is a modified verson of most of the helmets that you see on some of the best lacrosse teams in the nation. The Cascade S youth lacrosse helmet can even be customized with the colors you want. Another helmet choice that is popular for youth lacrosse is the Cascade CPV-R.
All players are required to wear gloves for protection. Choosing the right lacrosse gloves is the second most important thing in equipment for lacrosse. Gloves are your main point of contact for ball controll on the stick. We offer a lacrosse glove sizing and fitting guide to help you decide which size to choose. If you want to learn more about gloves visit our blog: BEST LACROSSE GLOVES FOR 2020.
All players are required to wear shoulder pads for protection. For younger players, starter sets include shoulder pads.
Most younger players will start out with an arm pad. As a player grows, and depending on their position, they may require an arm guard.
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.
Required for all players.
Rib Pad - Optional but recommend under age 12, and for Box Lacrosse.
Athletic Supporter/Cup - Required for older players.
Throat Protector - Required for goalies - check with your coach to see what is required if your player is a goalie.
Chest Protector - Required for goalies. Different then shoulders pads, this protection provides full chest protection.
Practice Balls - Best to start out with a bucket!
If you would like to speak to one of our Pro's about lacrosse and what beginners should know, feel free to give us a call at 855.255.5294. We are a company of lacrosse players, current and past, and can offer advice on any topic. Welcome to the game of lacrosse, we will see you on the fields!