For Boys 8U and Older Lacrosse Programs, players need full lacrosse gear for all programming. Please see below for more details. USA Lacrosse also has an overview here.
Our Boys Kindergarten Program does not require full gear. We use soft lacrosse balls and give out introductory, smaller lacrosse sticks as part of the program registration.
Goalies require additional gear (see below). Goalies can borrow the goalie specific gear from us.
To protect against Commotio Cordis*, USA Lacrosse has implemented new rules that boys chest and shoulder pads must meet NOCSAE certification. These pads have been approved by NOCSAE. Boys goalies must use the certified chest pads as of 1/1/2021. Other boys players must use the certified shoulder pads as of 1/1/2022.
*Commotio Cordis (Latin, "agitation of the heart") is an often lethal disruption of heart rhythm that occurs as a result of a blow to the area directly over the heart (the precordial region) at a critical time during the cycle of a heart beat, producing what is termed an R-on-T phenomenon that leads to the condition.