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From US Lacrosse: www.uslacrosse.org

 

RRVLA will allow hockey helmets during its winter and fall clinics and 8U, 10U and 12U in-house lacrosse programs

Spring/Summer: Once we go to sanctioned games/events, LACROSSE approved gear must be worn.  

 

Equipment for Boys' and Men's Lacrosse

CROSSE

The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. The crosse must be an overall length of 40 - 42 inches for attackmen and midfielders, or 52 - 72 inches for defensemen. The head of the crosse must be 6.5 - 10 inches wide, except a goalie's crosse which may be 10 - 12 inches wide. The pocket of a crosse shall be deemed illegal if the top surface of a lacrosse ball, when placed in the head of the crosse, is below the bottom edge of the side wall.

BALL

The ball must be made of solid rubber and can be white, yellow or orange. The ball is 7.75 - 8 inches in circumference and 5 - 5.25 ounces.

HELMET

A protective helmet, equipped with face mask, chin pad and a cupped four point chin strap fastened to all four hookups, must be worn by all players. All helmets and face masks should be NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved.

MOUTH GUARD

The mouthpiece must be a highly visible color and is mandatory not white or clear.

GLOVES

All players are required to wear protective gloves. The cutting or altering of gloves is prohibited.

OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

All players, with the exception of the goalkeeper, must wear shoulder pads. Arm pads are required and rib pads are strongly recommended, and often required, as are athletic supporters and protective cups for all players.

The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece, gloves and a protective cup.

Equipment for Girls' and Women's Lacrosse

STICK - Required

The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood, or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. A girl's crosse must be an overall length of 35.5 - 43.25 inches. The head of the crosse must be seven to nine inches wide. The pocket of the stick must be strung traditionally; no mesh is allowed. The top of the ball when dropped in the pocket must remain above the side walls.* The goalkeeperĂ‚¹s crosse may be 35.5- 48 inches long. The head of the crosse may be mesh and up to 12 inches wide. * Modified Pocket allowed in girls youth rules

Coach Liv’s Suggestion: Brine Girls' Dynasty Rise Lacrosse Stick

Popular Brands: Brine, STX, Under Armour

Average Price: $39.99

RRVLA Preferred Color: Anything you’d like!

Can Be Found At: Scheels, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Amazon

Tip: Beginners stick’s last for a long time. Coach Liv used hers for 3 years, 2 of them with Varsity play.

 

BALL

The game ball must be yellow and made of solid rubber, smooth without dimples for games and must be visible color, other than clear or white. The ball must be 7.75 - 8 inches in circumference and weigh 5 - 5.25 ounces.

MOUTH GUARD - Required

Popular Brand: Shock Doctor

Average Price: $12.99

RRVLA Preferred Color: Anything BUT CLEAR!

*Please purchase a bright color so we can see that you’re wearing it.

Tip: You can have a $1 mouth guard from Walmart or a $30 Shock Doctor mouth guard. Just make sure you always have one!

GOGGLES - Required

Coach Liv’s Suggestion: STX Women's 4Sight+ Lacrosse Goggles

Average Price: $29.99

RRRVLA Preferred Color: Gray, Light Blue, Black

Can Be Found At: Scheels, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Amazon

 

TENNIS SHOES (Required) / CLEATS (Optional)

Coach Liv’s Suggestion: Grass is slippery in the Spring, invest in cleats.

RRVLA Preferred Color: anything you’d like!

Tip: Any tennis shoe is great! When it comes to cleats most girls use soccer cleats, they are eligible for play. The brighter the shoe the easier it is to spot your player on the field.

 

GLOVES - Optional

Coach Liv’s Suggestion: Under Armour Women's Illusion Lacrosse Field Gloves

Average Price: $24.99

RRVLA Preferred Color: gray, light blue, black

Can Be Found At: Scheels, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Amazon

Tip: These are NOT needed for games but we are living in a cold area.

Mittens won’t work at cold practices or games,

you would need these to keep your hands warm and able to grip your stick.

 

HEADGEAR - Optional

Coach Liv’s Suggestion: Cascade Women's LX Lacrosse Headgear

Average Price: $149.99

RRVLA Preferred Color: Gray, Light Blue, Black

Can Be Found At: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Amazon

Tip: Helmets are NOT required but in the past few seasons we have had people ask about them. If you are choosing to get a helmet this would be our recommendation.

 

GOALKEEPER'S REQUIREMENTS

The goalkeeper must wear a helmet with face mask (NOCSAE approved), separate throat protector, padded gloves, mouth piece, and chest protector. The goalkeeper may wear padding on arms, legs, and shoulders which does not excessively increase the size of those body parts. High school level and below must wear padding on thighs and shins. Youth level must wear some form of abdominal and pelvic protection. Goalies are required to wear padded gloves.