Required Equipment

Required Equipment For Boys Lacrosse Players

This page displays and explains all required equipment and
recommended equipment as per US Lacrosse and the Boys Lacrosse Rules.


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Once you have all the required gear you need to gear up!
Read this post for instructions on how to gear up properly.

UNIFORM: – What to wear
– players receive a game jersey or reversible pinnie and shorts – this is REQUIRED in order to play
Fall  – players receive reversible game jersey or pinnie – this is REQUIRED in order to play[hr]

The following equipment is required at all levels of play (preK-K, U9, U11, U13, U15, and High School) field players:
Lacrosse Helmet

Lacrosse Helmet

The lacrosse helmet is a required and necessary piece of equipment when playing or practicing lacrosse. A properly fitted helmet should fit snugly on the head with all four chin strap points securely fastened.

Lacrosse Shoulder Pad
Shoulder Pads

Shoulder pads protect the upper body from strikes from a lacrosse stick and provide padding when a player falls to the ground.

Lacrosse Gloves

Easily a player’s favorite piece of equipment besides their lacrosse stick. Gloves should always fit snugly, but be easy to manipulate.

Colored Mouthguard

A colored, repeat, colored mouthguard is required to play lacrosse. That means the mouthguard can be any color other than white or clear. This lets officials see from a distance whether or not a player is wearing a mouthguard.

Lacrosse Cleat
All purpose Cleats/Shoes for turf or grass

Lacrosse-specific cleats have hit the market, but football or soccer cleats will work just as well. Turf shoes are also acceptable. You can get by with running shoes on turf, but you will have a difficult time finding purchase on grass with running shoes.

Lacrosse Stick
Boys Lacrosse Stick

PreK-U11 may use a stick that is 37 to 42 inches long. The exception being any long crosses, which may be 47-52 inches long
U13- HS may use a stick that is 40 to 42 inches long.  The exception being any long crosses, which may be 42-72 inches long.
All measurements are from the top of the plastic head to the bottom of the shaft.

Protective Cup
Protective Cup

All Players on the field are required to wear a protective cup.

The following equipment is required for all goalkeepers at every level of play (preK-K, U9, U11, U13, U15, and High School) in addition to the helmet, mouthguard, protective cup, gloves and cleats.

Lacrosse Chest Protector
Goalie Chest Protector

Meant to reduce the impact of shots blocked by the upper body. The chest protector should fit snugly across the chest.

Lacrosse Throat Protector
Throat Guard

The throat guard protects the throat from the lacrosse ball on a shot. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles.

Lacrosse Arm Pads
Arm Pads

NEW RULE!! – PreK-K, U9, U11, U13, and U15 goalkeepers must wear arm pads. High School goalkeepers are exempt from this rule.

Lacrosse Goalie Stick
Goalie Stick

The goalie’s crosse has a width of 10-12 inches at it widest point, inside measurement. Designed to give the goalie more surface area to stop a shot with his stick