Difference Between Shoulder Pads and Liners
Protection is essential to lacrosse for safety and mobility. Players wearing incorrect padding have a higher risk of injury. Brandon Butler, product specialist at Lax.com, describes the difference between shoulder pads and liners. Shoulder Pads are a bigger, bulkier pad perfect for offensive players who are getting a lot of checks. The down side of this is players get less mobility. Shoulder pad liners are a reduced version of shoulder pads made for players who do not need extra protection. Since there are less pads in the shoulder pad liners it gives more mobility for players. Usually we recommend players wear shoulder pads until they are in high school at least.