Lacrosse practice equipment
Lacrosse Arm/Elbow Pads – Lacrosse arm pads protect your son’s arms & elbows from kids who are slashing at your son’s stick in order to dislodge the ball. Look for flexible but well padded arm pads. The cheap arm pads seem to made from thick cloth and offer only minimal protection.
Lacrosse Balls – These are hard rubber balls used in lacrosse.
Lacrosse Cleats – You can try using your son’s existing soccer or football cleats in order to save money. We like high-top lacrosse cleats as they are less likely to come off in a game (versus a soccer-style cleat).
Lacrosse Forearm Pads – Some times, you have an open (unprotected) space between your gloves and your arm pads if you have long arms. If you want to “fill” this gap, you can buy some small lacrosse forearm pads.
Lacrosse Gloves – Beginners will be hit on the hands often in lacrosse. Therefore, buy well-padded lacrosse gloves versus some of the thinly padded shooting gloves.
Lacrosse Groin Protection– Vital equipment when hit by a poorly aimed & hard lacrosse ball.
Lacrosse Helmet – Lacrosse is a tough sport with lots of contact. Buy a good lacrosse helmet as beginner is often hit in the head “by accident” by other beginners’ lacrosse sticks.
Lacrosse Mouth Guards – Buy one that attaches to the helmet (otherwise your son is likely to lose his mouth guard).
Lacrosse Rib Pads – Some players love lacrosse rib pads because they protect their ribs & kidneys from vicious poke checks. Other players do not want to be encumbered by this bulky gear.
Lacrosse Shoulder Pads – Another key piece of lacrosse equipment. Look for lacrosse shoulder pads that fully protect your son’s shoulders and extends down his chest with hard padding.
Lacrosse Stick – Beginner lacrosse sticks will have large heads that use soft mesh for easier catching (but with poorer control and durability than hard mesh) and aluminum shafts. These beginner lacrosse sticks are much less costly than the sticks used by more advanced lacrosse players.
Lacrosse Head & Shaft- Look for a wide head for beginners who usually have a difficult time catching a lacrosse ball.
Lacrosse Goal & Net – This piece of lacrosse equipment is optional as it can be costly and requires a large backyard.
Lacrosse Rebounder – Very similar to a baseball bounce back. This is another optional piece of lacrosse equipment.