Lacrosse Youth Starter Kit Guide
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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 protection pack, 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.
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Our Pro advice for a lacrosse player that is just starting to play:
Gloves - 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.
Arm Pads/Guards - 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.
Shoulder Pads – 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.
Stick – The lighter the better on the shaft. Stiff as possible on the head. Must be strung with a hard mesh hybrid – no soft mesh for the beginner as it can be harder to throw and catch. See what our Pro’s have to say in this video: What To Look For In A Beginners Stick
Helmet – This is not the spot to be economical. You need a quality helmet from a reputable brand like Cascade or STX. Learn more about youth helmets here.
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So here is the real deal with lacrosse starter sets. Except for the helmet and shoulder pads, you can expect to replace the stick in 3-4 months if your player is at all into the game. We have some amazing UPGRADED COMBOS that won’t break the bank. He will need new arm pads in 6-12 months for better protection. You will also want to upgrade those gloves after the first season.
They are critical to the development of your player as they are the contact point on the stick. Bad gloves equal bad hands. See what our Pro’s have to say in this video: The Top Lacrosse Gloves For Advancing Players. Starter sets are designed to get your player started in the game. THEY WILL NOT BE SUFFICIENT if your new player decides they want to continue with lacrosse.
There are several other choices, other then a starter kit that are perfect for younger players looking to advance their games. If you have any questions, just reach out to one of our Pro’s at 855-255-5294 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be sure to download the Lax.com FREE mobile app. We push our most amazing deals there from time to time and you will also get access to the newest gear and mesh first.
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The Lax.com Pro Staff