The Epoch ID lacrosse shoulder pads are part of a new initiative by Epoch to bring their premium brand to the advancing youth lacrosse player. These pads have many of the same high tech features as Epochs high school and collegiate Integra padding line, but at a fraction of the cost. Epoch made an absolutely HUGE splash with the introduction of their elite level shaft technology, and now they are following suit with the best value play in lacrosse in this ID padding line.The Epoch ID shoulder offers a floating and flexible cap and sternum system that is usually found on much more expensive pads. Basically these pads are so comfortable, your kid will forget they are wearing them. These pads are sleek and low profile but offer offensive and defensive protection on both sides of the field. We always recommend that younger player have full protection in shoulder padding when they are coming through the ranks.