Required Lacrosse Equipment for girls lacrosse:
Lacrosse Equipment Guide: https://www.sportstop.com/pages/lax-guide
LACROSSE STICK- Locally you can buy equipment at Dick's. Sticks can range from $50-$300 (High end typically for advanced players. Beginner/Intermediate sticks can be purchased between $50-$150). If a stick has a "runway" down the pocket, it provides additional support for passing/catching/shooting. Recommended brands that are common are STX, Brine, Stringking, Maverik. Websites that sell sticks are sportstop.com, lacrossemonkey.com, lax.com, lacrosseunlimited.com. There are plenty more. You can always check eBay to find a stick or get a stick no longer used by a friend!
RECOMMENDED TYPES: (Beginner to Intermediate complete sticks for U8-U14 Girls)
- Brine Dynasty WARP Jr Complete Youth Girls Lacrosse Stick - U8/U10 Beginner Stick - Doesn't need to be broken in!
- STX Crux 100 Mesh Complete Stick , Stringking Women's Junior Complete Stick- (Recommended options for U8 - Beginner)
- STX Crux 300 or 400 Complete Stick - (Mesh or Regular pocket) Typically at Dicks or one of the other websites (U10-U14 Beg. to Intermediate)
- STX Exult 400 Complete Stick: Available at Dick's and Sportstop.com - https://www.sportstop.com/collections/womens-complete-field-lacrosse-sticks/products/stx-exult-400-complete-womens-lacrosse-stick (U10-U14 Beg to Intermediate)
- Stringking Women's Composite Stick - Mesh pocket (U10-U14 Beg to Intermediate)
- Epoch, Gait, STX 600/700 all are great sticks that a player can progress to as ability improves and you're comfortable spending more
Note: There are other brands. We are just sharing recommendations that some of our players use and have enjoyed using.
SIZING: Girls buy the same sized women's stick. Most sticks are typically too long for young girls under 10 yrs. A common rule of thumb for determining proper stick length is to have your daughter hold her stick about a third of the way down from the stick head so the stick is parallel to the ground. Whatever part of the shaft is sticking out past her armpit, give or take an inch, can be cut off. This makes a big difference for new players when they’re learning to catch and throw.
To shorten a stick, pull off the rubber cap known as the “butt” at the end of stick, cut the shaft, and then put it back on afterwards.
Here is a link to help understand how to size your daughter's stick if it's too long.
Goggles - STX has the Focus - S and Foresight styles for goggles - Both are available at Dick's and online.
Mouthguard (Clear, white, and ones with teeth are NOT permitted as per USLacrosse) - Colored only
Cleats - Any cleat will work. You do not have to purchase lacrosse specific cleats.