Youth lacrosse starter packages are a great option for a player just starting to play the sport. As an example, LAX.com offers the Premier Maverik Charger 2 Youth Lacrosse Equipment Set, which includes the 3 essential pieces of padding, along with a strung stick and premium white Cascade helmet. LAX.com Pro's review all of the starter sets that are available through each manufacturer and choose only the ones that we think will offer the best technology, at the best price. Everything is hand selected each year, so your player will be provided the best in protection, mobility and technology. The goal of a starter set is to introduce a new player to the game, keeping them as safe as possible, and allowing them the flexibility to enhance their skills.
What is included in a lacrosse starter set:
Need to be mobile and have thinner palms so new players can get a good feel for the stick. Even in the backyard, when not at practice, new players should practice in their gloves.
Must have a top velcro attachment - most younger players have trouble with pads sliding down the arms. These Maverik pads have nice, adjustable straps that close on the tops of the biceps and keep the pads secure.
Good sternum protection and plastic coated caps. Must have nice material to wear next to skin, not cheap stuff. Full range of arm motion and ability to have helmet mobility.
Complete Lacrosse Stick
Some lacrosse sticks come with the sets and they are fine for players that are just starting out in the game. But if you want to provide an advantage to your younger player, and don't want him to be frustrated we suggest you upgrade your stick from the factory strung completes that usually come with the sets. A list of the best complete lacrosse sticks for beginners can be found here.
Helmets are available in some starter sets or you can buy one separately. This is not the spot to be economical. You need a quality helmet from a reputable brand like Cascade or STX.