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Beginners Lacrosse 101

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Lacrosse is the fastest game on two feet and is very fun to play and watch. However, getting your child into lacrosse can be daunting.

What gear do I need to buy?  How much do I need to spend? What is right for my child? These are all questions that can seem hard to answer when looking at the vast array of options available to you on the market.

Here at Lacrosse Fanatic, we believe in helping you find exactly what you need without using upsell tactics. Below is a list of items for both girls and boys that you will need, or want to consider, to get started.


Girls Lacrosse

Stick

Sticks can be purchased as “complete” or in two seperate items (head and shaft).

Goggles

Goggles are a required safety equipment piece. Goggles cover just the eyes and have straps that go over the head.

Cleats

Different types of footwear can be worn on the field. Lacrosse specific cleats, soccer cleats or turf shoes can be used.

Gloves

Gloves are not required, but some players prefer to wear them for enhanced grip or warmth in the elements.

Helmet

Helmets are a new part to the girls game for field players (non-goalies). The state of Florida has recently passed legislation mandating the use of helmets for all girls players. No other state has such legislation as of now.

Mouth Guard

Mouth guards are required to play lacrosse.

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Boys Lacrosse

Stick

Sticks can be purchased as “complete” or in two separate items (head and shaft). Boys and girls sticks are different.

Helmet

Boys and girls helmets are different. Boys are required to wear helmets in order to play. Helmets are lighter than football helmets and have a “mask” that covers the entire face.

Gloves

Gloves are required to play boys lacrosse. Lacrosse gloves are similar to hockey gloves with leather, or synthetic, palms and padding all around to absorb checks.

Arm Protection

Arm protection is required to play boys lacrosse. There are 3 main types of arm protection: arm guards, arm pads, and elbow pads. Arm guards protect the entire arm, arm pads cover about half of the arm and elbow pads just cover the elbows. Typically, attackers wear the arm guards for more protection and defenders wear the elbow pads for more free movements (with less protection). The arm pads are worn by any position, player preference.

Shoulder Pads

Lacrosse shoulder pads are required to play the boys game. Shoulder pads come in a variety of options, including size. Some shoulder pads come with detachable shoulder “caps” for a less bulky look and customizable fit.

Mouth Guard

Mouth Guards are required to play lacrosse.

Cleats

Different types of footwear can be worn on the field. Lacrosse specific cleats, soccer cleats or turf shoes can be used.

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Need more assistance?

Come see what we have to offer at Lacrosse Fanatic or call us at 916-363-8700. We believe in growing the sport and being an honest and knowledgeable retailer. We have starter packages available for both girls and boys that won’t “break the bank and we will educate you in the game of lacrosse to give you options when purchasing.

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