US Lacrosse Video: Overview of Boys Equipment

US Lacrosse Video: Overview of Boys Goalie Equipment

  Boys' Lacrosse Equipment

The Crosse: The crosse must be an overall length of 40 - 42 inches. The head of the crosse must be 6.5 - 10 inches wide, except a goalie's crosse which may be 10-12 inches wide.

The Helmet: A protective helmet, equipped with face mask, chin pad and a cupped four point chin strap fastened to all four hookups, must be worn by all male players. 

The Mouthpiece: The mouthpiece is mandatory. 

The Glove: All players are required to wear protective gloves. 

Protective Equipment: All players, with the exception of the goalkeeper, must wear shoulder pads. Arm pads and rib pads are also strongly recommended, as are athletic supporters and protective cups for all players. The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece and gloves.

Footwear: Rubber, round soccer style cleats


Girls' Lacrosse Equipment

The Crosse: A girl's crosse must be an overall length of 35 1/2 - 43 1/4 inches. The head of the crosse must be seven to nine inches wide. The pocket of the stick must be strung traditionally; no mesh is allowed. The top of the ball when dropped in the pocket must remain even with or above the side walls. The goalkeeper's crosse may be 35 1/2 - 48 inches long. The head of the crosse may be mesh and up to 12 inches wide.

The Mouthpiece: All players must wear mouth guards.

Protective Equipment: Eye guards must be worn by all players.

The Goalkeeper's Equipment: The goalkeeper must wear a face mask and helmet with a mouth guard, throat protector and chest protector. The goalkeeper may wear padding on hands, arms, legs, shoulders and chest which does not excessively increase the size of those body parts.

Footwear: We recommend rubber, round soccer style cleats.



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