EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
REQUIRED FOR ALL GRADES:
Stick, cleats, mouth guard, jock and cup, shoulder pads, elbow guards, gloves, helmet
Optional (but recommended): rib guard
Soccer Style cleats acceptable.
Lacrosse sticks must be legal length. The ball cannot be visible below the bottom edge of the head sidewall.
Kindergarten through Fourth Grade:
Although LMYL strongly recommends the purchase of a certified lacrosse helmet, the use of ice hockey helmets is allowed from the First Step through the Fourth grade levels. Other hockey equipment (shoulder pads and elbow pads) may also be used. Hockey gloves do not work for lacrosse at any level, as they have a stiff, non-flexible thumb. Protective cups should be worn by 3rd and 4th graders.
Only certified lacrosse helmets may be used. Hockey shoulder pads work, but elbow pads and gloves will not work. Lacrosse specific gloves and elbow/forearm pads are needed. Rib pads, while not required, are valuable. This is particularly true if your son is playing on a travel team. Protective cups are required by all players in these grades.
Stick, Cleats, Protective Eyewear, Mouth Guard
Soccer style cleats acceptable.
Girls’ lacrosse sticks must be the proper length.
Have child hold the stick where the shaft meets the head.
Measure the shaft along length of arm until armpit; mark, cut and recap. The pocket should be tight and shallow, you should be able to see the ball above the rim of the head.