Youth Girls Lacrosse Checklist For Parents

Feb 1, 2019

What does your child need to get started in youth girls lacrosse? Here are some helpful links about what is required and optional gear every new player needs.

A girls youth lacrosse player needs a starter stick, which is included in most youth girls starter sets. Girl's lacrosse sticks are made of laminate or synthetic material with a head (or pocket) at the end. The length of the stick is 35.5 - 43.25 inches with the pocket 7 - 9 inches wide and strung traditionally or with mesh. Mesh was introduced to the women's game in 2018, and since then has become much more popular as the manufactures create mesh tailored to fit a women's lacrosse head. The goalie stick is 35.5 - 48 inches and the head can be up to 12 inches wide.

When first choosing a stick for a new player, you can choose to save some money and get a starter set. The complete sticks included in these sets are good for the first few years of youth play, until your child is starting to advance their skills, and has decided to play at the next level. Another option would be to buy everything separately which most importantly will give you the option to get a stick with a better pocket. A good suggestion would be the Maverik Erupt ST youth complete lacrosse stick. The better pocket will help your player enjoy the game, making learning to catch and throw much better without the pain of adjusting a lower quality pocket. After she has played for a year, she will be ready to upgrade to a more advanced complete stick which offers even better pockets, with more options, to increase her catching, passing and shooting accuracy. Every year our Pro's pick out what they think are the top women's complete lacrosse sticks.


What do youth girls need to play lacrosse

  • Starter Sets

  • Like we mentioned above a girl's starter set is going to be the quickest and most cost-efficient way to get your player on the field. It has everything you need besides footwear and a mouthguard, which you might have already if she plays another sport. Our favorite starter set is the Maverik LX Starter Package because it comes with a well-stung pocket and the new girl's lacrosse helmet for extra protection and is required in some states or programs. An added bonus is the bag to carry all your gear to practice.

    SHOP GIRLS STARTER SETS

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    Maverik
    Maverik LX Starter Package<div class="item image-zoom"><a href="https://www.lax.com/complete-lacrosse-guide-sizing.html#filter=.women"> <img alt="Need Help? Complete Lacrosse Guide And Sizing Chart" src="https://www.lax.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-lax-products/default/dw80bbcd58/cc%20images/Untitled-4_0000_Complete-Lacrosse-Guide-And-Sizing-Charts.png" title="Need Help? Complete Lacrosse Guide And Sizing Chart" width="100%" /></a></div>
    120131
    $199.99
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    Under Armour
    The Under Armour Futures Girl's lacrosse starter set is a complete set that gets your new player ready. ;The set includes a stick, goggles and a bag. ;The lacrosse stick included in this set has a wider profile head with new stringing holde placement which allows for a more rounded pocket and better ball control. ;The lacrosse shaft is shortened to 30andquot; and is a small-diameter made for smaller players. ;The trusted Glide Scoop is perfect for new players learning how to scoop up ground balls, no matter what the surface is. ;The lacrosse head is strung with mesh for beginning players and is only legal in the USA. ; This set also includes a pair pof Futures Goggles. ;They are perfect for narrower faces and meet both ASTM F3077 and F2713 specifications. ;Lightweight and wraps back a little further for increased vision and comfort. ;
    108832
    $79.99
     

  • Youth Girl's / Women's Complete Lacrosse Stick

  • Starter set lacrosse sticks work for younger players just starting out in the game. If your player continues to play beyond her first few years, you will want to look at upgrading her stick so that it has a better pocket, which increases feel on the ball. This will immediately improve her catching and throwing ability and her love for the game.

    SHOP GIRLS COMPLETE STICKS

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    Maverik
    Best beginners girls lacrosse stick is the Maverik Erupt ST
    120127
    $49.99
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    Maverik
    Maverik Erupt Women's Complete Lacrosse Stick<div class="item image-zoom"><a href="https://www.lax.com/complete-lacrosse-guide-sizing.html#filter=.women"> <img alt="Need Help? Complete Lacrosse Guide And Sizing Chart" src="https://www.lax.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-lax-products/default/dw80bbcd58/cc%20images/Untitled-4_0000_Complete-Lacrosse-Guide-And-Sizing-Charts.png" title="Need Help? Complete Lacrosse Guide And Sizing Chart" width="100%" /></a></div>
    120123
    $99.99
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    STX
    The STX Crux 400 girls lacrosse complete stick is designed for players that are just starting in lacrosse. The STX Crux 400 lacrosse head is an upgraded starter lacrosse head, made of quality material, that will elevate a younger players game. The Crux 400 girls lacrosse head is made for attack and midfield players, and is designed with a signature Runway Pocket. The signature Crux face shape offers a tight pinch that transitions into a wide catching area. It has a pointed scoop which allows for accurate shots and passes. The minimum side wall height allows for the deepest legal pocket and increased ball retention. The STX Crux 400 composite lacrosse handle offers Constant Flex technology for added snap on shots and passes. It is thinner in diameter which allows for quick and easy handling for a younger player. The 1andquot; flare creates a direct head-to-handle connection without the need for an additional insert. The Teardrop profile offers an ergonomic grip. The soft, rubberized finish allows for players to have an excellent grip. This complete girls lacrosse stick offers one of the most advanced beginner level girls complete sticks in the game.
    108380
    $114.99

  • Goggles

  • All field players must wear eye protection. For 2020, there was a new rule put in place for lacrosse goggles for women's and youth girls lacrosse. All goggles that Lax.com sells meet this new standard.

    SHOP GIRLS GOGGLES / HELMET

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    STX
    The STX Rookie goggles are smaller than the 4Sight and designed for a younger player. The oval wire design enables superior visibility and the vented silicone padding does not absorb sweat or moisture, which minimizes breakouts and makes the goggle easy to clean. The cage is made of steel. This goggle meets ASTM F3077 requirements for women's lacrosse and ASTM F2713 requirements for field hockey.
    108472
    $34.99
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    Under Armour
    The Under Armour Futures Women's lacrosse goggle is perfect for beginner and intermediate players. It is made with lightweight EVA foam construction. Our Pro's like the way this goggle wraps back a little further for increased vision and comfort. The Under Armour Futures Women's lacrosse goggle meets specifications both ASTM F3077 for women's lacrosse and F2713 for women's field hockey. This goggle is great for narrower faces.
    112858
    $29.99
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    Cascade
    All new women's lacrosse helmets have been mandated in Florida and we expect many other states to follow shortly. The Cascade LX Women's Lacrosse Helmet is a holistic girl's headgear solution with an integrated goggle that meets the new ASTM standard for goggles and headgear. This women's lacrosse helmet was specifically designed for the girls lacrosse game by Cascade. This women's lacrosse helmet offers a customizable fit system, and has a lightweight, ventilated design that makes it easy to increase the level of protected on the field. To learn more about women's lacrosse helmets and headgear read our blog post.At the moment there are only the basic color patterns available from Cascade for these girl's helmets. We expect them to have the ability to be customized at a point in the future when they can catch up with demand.
    66960
    $149.99

  • MOUTHGUARDS

  • SHOP MOUTHGUARDS

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    SISU
    SISU Junior Mouthguard<div class="item image-zoom"><a href="https://www.lax.com/complete-lacrosse-guide-sizing.html#filter=.women"> <img alt="Need Help? Complete Lacrosse Guide And Sizing Chart" src="https://www.lax.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-lax-products/default/dw80bbcd58/cc%20images/Untitled-4_0000_Complete-Lacrosse-Guide-And-Sizing-Charts.png" title="Need Help? Complete Lacrosse Guide And Sizing Chart" width="100%" /></a></div>
    96381
    $19.99
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    ShockDoctor
    Ready. Set Go. Insta-Fit is no boil, pop-it-and-play performance lacrosse mouth guard.  Perfect for that younger player and needs an extra guard or two in their bag. 
    123182
    $12.99
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    ShockDoctor
    This mouth guard case will keep you from losing your mouthguard while keeping it nice and clean in the process. No one wants dirt from the cleats on their mouth guard.
    39857
    $7.99

  • Women's/Youth Lacrosse Cleats and Turfs

  • All field players must wear proper footwear - girls can wear boys cleats, which run true to youth sizing. Many female players actually wear men's lacrosse cleats so don't feel limited in what choices are out there. Most manufacturers now offer unisex sizing in cleats. When it comes to sizing for women if choosing a men's cleat, a good general rule is to size down 1 ½ sizes. A woman who wears a female size 8.5 would likely fit into a men’s size 7. Unless they are lacrosse-specific, girls opt for the men’s cleats because they offer more ankle support. One of the best selling unisex cleats that we offer is the Nike Huarache 7.

    SHOP YOUTH CLEATS

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    Nike
    Nike Youth Alpha Huarache 7 GS
    121230
    $54.99 $29.99
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    Nike
    Nike Vapor Untouchable Varsity 3 TD
    118483
    $64.99 $38.99
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    Nike
    Nike Youth Alpha Huarache 7 GS
    121231
    $54.99 $29.99

  • Gloves (Optional)

  • Close fitting gloves protect your hands from cross-checks and assist with a better grip on your stick.

    SHOP GLOVES

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    Maverik
    Maverik Windy City Glove<div class="item image-zoom"><a href="https://www.lax.com/complete-lacrosse-guide-sizing.html#filter=.women"> <img alt="Need Help? Complete Lacrosse Guide And Sizing Chart" src="https://www.lax.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-lax-products/default/dw80bbcd58/cc%20images/Untitled-4_0000_Complete-Lacrosse-Guide-And-Sizing-Charts.png" title="Need Help? Complete Lacrosse Guide And Sizing Chart" width="100%" /></a></div>
    120304
    $34.99
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    Under Armour
    Under Armour Illusion 3 Field Glove<div class="item image-zoom"><a href="https://www.lax.com/complete-lacrosse-guide-sizing.html#filter=.women"> <img alt="Need Help? Complete Lacrosse Guide And Sizing Chart" src="https://www.lax.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-lax-products/default/dw80bbcd58/cc%20images/Untitled-4_0000_Complete-Lacrosse-Guide-And-Sizing-Charts.png" title="Need Help? Complete Lacrosse Guide And Sizing Chart" width="100%" /></a></div>
    120224
    $24.99
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    STX
    The STX STRIKE women's lacrosse gloves are lightweight comfort, and offer climate control for year-round performance. There is targeted foam along the top of the knuckles for an added layer of protection. The silicone grip, along the palm, limits slip and increases control. But this glove offers two key features our Pro's love. First, is the back-of-the-hand pocket that comfortably holds a heat pack in cold conditions. The other key feature is the mouthguard lock strap on the side secures your mouth guard when you are not the field. The fit is exactly like a golf glove, no bulk. These are a Pro top pick.
    108440
    $29.99

  • Lacrosse Balls

  • Its always nice to have some balls around the house to practice with. Girls play with yellow balls instead of the white balls that the boys use. All girls love a good bag to carry their gear and you will definitely want to start out with a bucket of balls so she can practice hitting the wall, and ripping those corner shots. Welcome to lacrosse!

    SHOP LACROSSE BALLS

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    Lax.com
    12 NOCSAE lacrosse balls certified for game play. We only source the highest quality balls here at Lax.com. If you but cheapies from the local lacrosse store or big box store.. leave them out in the yard a few times and they will turn into hard pool balls in no time. The kids call the "greasers" and they are terrible for practice or wall ball because they behave way differently than a ball that you use in practice or in a game. So do yourself a favor and buy only quality balls that are sourced right. For an extra 10-20 cents why not buy a product that will last and behave just like those game balls that you play with. These lacrosse balls come in yellow, white and orange. White lacrosse balls are primarily for men's youth and high school practice and game balls Orange lacrosse balls are primarily for men's youth and high school and gym practice, or those darker days when it is hard to see the ball. Yellow lacrosse balls are primarialy for the ladies.
    39619
    $24.99 $19.99
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    Lax.com
    The Lax.com bucket of lacrosse balls is perfect for backyard tosses or practice. The customized Lax.com bucket of lacrosse balls contains 40 NOCSAE/SEI approved lacrosse balls. The lacrosse balls come inside a Lax.com custom carrying bucket. This is the perfect gift for any laxer.
    40340
    $99.99 $69.99

  • GOALIES

  • If your daughter decides she wants to be a goalie, she is going to need a lot of the same padding as the boys use. The goalkeeper wears additional padding on their arms, legs, and shoulders. If your daughter is a goalkeeper we suggest you meet with your coach to learn what is required and find out their suggestions.

LAX.com offers a wide variety of youth girls lacrosse equipment for every player's ability. If you have any questions about what might be the right equipment for your player, feel free to give our Pro's a call at 855-255-5294. We will be able to tell you what we think is right based on your age, ability, and position.

See you on the fields!
The Lax.com Pro Staff
855.255.5294
questions@lax.com
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