1 girls Lacrosse stick - Please make sure to purchase a girls specific lacrosse stick
1 colored mouth guard(Cannot be clear or white or have printed white teeth)
1 Pair of cleats
Rubber spikes only (soccer, football or lacrosse cleats will all work)
Lacrosse specific goggles or eyewear (must meet ASTM 3077 standard)
Use this link for a complete list of approved goggles and eyewear: LINK
1 Large insulated water jug
*Players must have the mandatory equipment at every practice and game in order to participate
Additional Recommended Equipment:
1 or 2 extra mouth guards (they get dirty, chewed up and lost)
No one wants to borrow someone elses used mouth guard
Mouth guard case
Plastic sandwich bag also works as a good alternative
Backpack or lacrosse stick bag
Most bags can hold all equipment and have room for practice pinny
Keep a rolled up trash bag in the backpack to cover it when practicing/playing in the rain
Pair of lacrosse gloves - Early season outdoor practice and games can be cold
Purchase lacrosse, football or baseball gloves with a grip surface… gloves specific to lacrosse may also have a thin layer of padding on the back that helps protect hands.
Lacrosse balls for practice at home - Girls game balls are always yellow but personal balls can be any color
1 Spare Lacrosse Stick
Usually recommended for older, more experienced players
Spare stick should be broken in and similar to current stick
Girls Lacrosse Specific Helmet
All headgear must meet ASTM 3137 standard
There are currently only two helmets that meet the ASTM standard
Cascade LX (this helmet also includes built-in goggles that meet the eyewear ASTM standard)
Miscellaneous Girls Equipment Information:
Goalie Equipment is issued to the goalies by the club and returned to the coaches at the end of the season.
The minimum stick length is set by US Lacrosse rules
Most sticks, when purchased are long for our younger players. When the butt of the stick is placed in the player's armpit, the player's fingers should be close to the base of the stick head. If they are too long, the coaches will cut them down at practice.
1st~6th grade may shortened to accomodate smaller girls
Overall length must be between: 35½” min and 43¼” max
Optional: Sticks can have grip tape on them. Using hockey/trainers' tape, wrap the bottom 6”~8” of the stick. Place a second wrap on the stick about 6"-8" down from the head. These mark the normal hand positions for the player. If you are unsure, the coaches will tape sticks at practices.
Pocket adjustment. Loosen the “Gripper” strings of the pocket at the bottom of the head. “Gripper” strings are the center strings running parallel to the shaft. A looser pocket helps keep control of the ball while catching and cradling. A legal lacrosse stick pocket is one where by the lacrosse ball just barely clears the top of the side stick side rail. If you are unsure, coaches can adjust pockets at practice.
When your stick gets muddy, rinse it off at home. Fill a bucket with warm water and dunk the stick a few times. Mud stiffens the pocket and makes it harder to control the ball
Where To Purchase Equipment:
Local - Lacrosse equipment is sold locally at at Velocity Lacrosse (Near VOA) or Dick's Sporting Goods. Velocity personel are very knowledgeable and can make great equipment recommendations that meet your specific needs.
On-line - Several Lacrosse companies frequently offer last years equipment at deep discounts. Some of the better online retailers include:
Brine/Warrior - The Mason Lacrosse Club has a partnership with Warrior/Brine/New Balance that provides great discounts on equipment - Please look under the "Shop" tab on our website.
The “Equipment 4 Sale” tab feature on our website – Check back regularly as items are posted for sale and sold quickly. All transactions are between the buyer and seller. MLC shall not have any responsible interest in the transaction.