Every youth lacrosse player that is just starting out in lacrosse needs a complete lacrosse stick which includes a strung lacrosse head and shaft. This is one of the most important things you can purchase for your new player. Lacrosse shafts are made of laminate or synthetic material with a head (or pocket) at the end. The components of a lacrosse stick can be purchased separately, as a shaft and head, or as a complete package. Most beginners start with complete sticks, like the Maverik Charger Complete Stick. Lacrosse sticks will vary based on experience, position, style of play and preferences. The length of the attack lacrosse stick is 40 - 42 inches, which includes the head & shaft. Some coaches will cut them down, for younger players. All new players should start with attack length sticks.
Youth Boy's Lacrosse Equipment Checklist:
Complete Lacrosse Stick
Required for all players. You can purchase a head and shaft separately or as a complete stick. Some starter sets include a complete lacrosse stick but we recommend that you start with one that isn't factory strung. If your player, has a good complete stick he will not get frustrated with the game. This is the most crucial piece of equipment a new player can have! Some suggested beginner complete sticks are: Epoch ID Jr Vision, ECD Bravo1, StringKing Complete 2 JR, & Maverik Critik
The Epoch iD JR Vision Alloy Shaft iD Vision Head + Vision Pro is the ultimate set-up for youth players looking to begin their lacrosse carers. Engineered for players specifically under 10 years old, this set up shares the same head and pocket technology as the U14 offering. The ID Jr shaft is engineered to be thinner (7/8), lighter and shorter (27andrdquo;) to improve stick feel and balance for the U10 athlete. Our pros love the consistency this stick comes with making it one of the most recommended starter sticks we have to offer. Designed for the best U10 performance, there is no better value in the game for those growing into the sport we love.
A helmet with a face mask and chin strap is required by law for all players. The most popular brand of youth lacrosse helmet is Cascade. There is a Cascade S youth, which is a modified verson of most of the helmets that you see on some of the best lacrosse teams in the nation. The Cascade S youth lacrosse helmet can even be customized with the colors you want. Another helmet choice that is popular for youth lacrosse is the Cascade CPV-R.
The most popular youth lacrosse helmet in the game is the Cascade CS-R. The CS-R Lacrosse Helmet is designed for the youth lacrosse players. Most kids wearing these fall into the 6-9 year old age bracket. The addition of a foam liner and a memory foam side fit uses similar materials as Cascade's top level helmets. The 3-bar design, for smaller faces, increases players vision. The R design gives this helmet the same speed and elegance, as its older, All-American, big brother. This helmet is sized "one size fits most" and there is an adjustment strap at the base of the neck which pinches to make the helmet adjustable. This helmet is worn by the majority of youth players who are just getting started in lacrosse.
The most popular lacrosse helmet on the market for advancing youth players is the Cascade CPV-R helmet. This helmet has many of the same protection features as the best selling high school and collegiate Cascade R and Cascade CPXR, but is designed for players approximately ages 9-13 years old. There is a simple pinch mechanism in the back which will let you further adjust this helmet once you receive it.These stock CPV-R helmets are here in stock at Lax.com and ready to ship. They are sold in black or white and will ship same business day from our Warehouse... no waiting for customization, no assembly lines. If you are looking for that starter set helmet upgrade, or simply want more protection than regular starter helmets, the Cascade CPV-R is the top choice of youth programs, coaches and parents across the nation.
All players are required to wear gloves for protection. Choosing the right lacrosse gloves is the second most important thing in equipment for lacrosse. Gloves are your main point of contact for ball controll on the stick. We offer a lacrosse glove sizing and fitting guide to help you decide which size to choose. If you want to learn more about gloves visit our blog: BEST LACROSSE GLOVES FOR 2020.
Lacrosse shoulder pads for little kids need to be flexible but also have good chest plates in them for protection. The ID Jr. pads are durable, flexible and have good coverage on the arms and shoulders. Parents also want to get players pads that won't ride up around the helmet when kids raise their arms. The bigger sized straps on these pads lock them down well and keep them where they belong. Great value from industry innovator Epoch lacrosse.
The Epoch iD protective collection was designed for the emerging lacrosse players. Epoch is known for it's high end protective gear with elite level players and now it is available for players just starting to learn how to play. The Epoch iD protective line is engineered with some of the most popular features and technology on the market. The iD line is designed to provide safe and comfortable performance at the best value in the game. If you are in the market for high performing gloves, arm pads and shoulder pads, iD is the only choice for you. Give your player the advantage and the extra protection they need with this high performing protection line. Epoch iD Arm Pads: Technology Exceeds Cost. Utilizing a two-step processed, lightweight, high density, EVA foam the iD Arm Pad is one of the lightest and most comfortable in the game today. Providing ample protection in a sleek profile, the iD Arm Pad is loaded with technology for a great value. The 4-way stretch spandex sleeve gives you maximum flexibility allowing you to move swiftly on the field.
Proper footwear is required for all lacrosse players. Men's lacrosse cleat sizes can drop down to as low as size 5, in case your son does not fit into a youth lacrosse cleat. Men's sizing is not as narrow as a youth cleat.
The HyperLow Youth Nike Mouthguard has a low profile design that makes on-field communiation easier. You can customize your fit with this mouthguard with boil and bite technology. This mouthguard is unisex and can be used at all levels of play.
If you would like to speak to one of our Pro's about lacrosse and what beginners should know, feel free to give us a call at 855.255.5294. We are a company of lacrosse players, current and past, and can offer advice on any topic. Welcome to the game of lacrosse, we will see you on the fields!