At Lax.com we have two options for youth lacrosse starter sets. The Boys Beginner Lacrosse Equipment Set lets you pick sizes for each piece of equipment and gives you the ability to customize your set by adding different helmets, sticks, or even adding a mouthguard. We suggest this option if your player might have smaller/larger than average hands or arms for their height and weight. For instance, if you have a tall and thin youth player you might need a larger shoulder pad to cover the sternum but smaller arm pads so they don't keep slipping down. This also allows you to upgrade your helmet to the Cascade S Youth, which is a smaller version of the lacrosse helmet seen at collegiate and pro levels of lacrosse.
The second option comes as a 5 piece set including, shoulder pads, gloves, arm pads, a complete stick, and helmet. In this version, you select one size for all the pads which is a convenient option if you're not sure what to get. For a general idea of sizing look at the chart below.
Youth lacrosse starter packages are a great option for a player just starting to play the sport. This package includes the Premier Maverik Charger protection pack, which includes the 3 essential pieces of padding, along with a strung stick and white helmet. LAX.com Pro's review all of the starter sets that are available through each manufacturer and choose only the ones that we think will offer the best technology, at the best price. Everything is hand selected each year, so your player will be provided the best in protection, mobility and technology. The goal of a starter set is to introduce a new player to the game, keeping them as safe as possible, and allowing them the flexibility to enhance their skills - that's the way we see it at LAX.com.This package includes a made-in-America premium Cascade helmet, and a pre-strung complete stick, which makes this package a steal. It is recommend for those just starting out!Our Pro advice for a lacrosse player that is just starting to play: Gloves - need to be mobile and have thinner palms so new players can get a good feel for the stick. Even in the backyard, when not at practice, new players should practice in their gloves. Arm Pads- must have a top velcro attachment - most younger players have trouble with pads sliding down the arms. These Under Armour pads have nice, adjustable straps that close on the tops of the biceps and keep the pads secure. Shoulder Pads - Good sternum protection and plastic coated caps. Must have nice material to wear next to skin, not cheap stuff. Full range of arm motion and ability to have helmet mobility.
If you don't need a whole equipment set or maybe you want to mix and match brands we have a ton of options for youth equipment. Just be sure to check our list below to make sure your player has everything they need to start playing this season.
Youth Boy's Lacrosse Equipment Checklist:
Complete Lacrosse Stick
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:
Everyone, including the professionals, have to start learning the game at some point in their life. For a young player who is just starting to learn the basics of the game this stick is a great choice. This is an awesome stick to use to begin to learn how to catch, throw, and cradle before moving onto a more advanced stick as they grow in size and skill.
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 versonof 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.
The most popular youth lacrosse helmet in the game is the Cascade CS-R. The CS-R Lacrosse Helmet is designed for the youth lacrosse players. Most kids wearing these fall into the 6-9 year old age bracket. The addition of a foam liner and a memory foam side fit uses similar materials as Cascade's top level helmets. The 3-bar design, for smaller faces, increases players vision. The R design gives this helmet the same speed and elegance, as its older, All-American, big brother. This helmet is sized "one size fits most" and there is an adjustment strap at the base of the neck which pinches to make the helmet adjustable. This helmet is worn by the majority of youth players who are just getting started in lacrosse.
The most popular lacrosse helmet on the market for advancing youth players is the Cascade CPV-R helmet. This helmet has many of the same protection features as the best selling high school and collegiate Cascade R and Cascade CPXR, but is designed for players approximately ages 9-13 years old. There is a simple pinch mechanism in the back which will let you further adjust this helmet once you receive it.These stock CPV-R helmets are here in stock at Lax.com and ready to ship. They are sold in black or white and will ship same business day from our Warehouse... no waiting for customization, no assembly lines. If you are looking for that starter set helmet upgrade, or simply want more protection than regular starter helmets, the Cascade CPV-R is the top choice of youth programs, coaches and parents across the nation.
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.
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Proper footwear is required for all lacrosse players. Men's lacrosse cleat sizes can drop down to as low as size 4, in case your son does not fit into a youth lacrosse cleat. This would be the case for the New Balance Freeze. Men's sizing is not as narrow as a youth cleat.
The New Balance Freeze LX Version 3.0 added back some of the old features from the first model and has now made one of the top lacrosse cleats out there. Worn by Rob Pannell, Tom Schreiber and even Kylie Ohlmiller.
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!