The right helmet is a critically important for player safety. LBL requires players to invest in a NOCSAE approved lacrosse helmet. Cascade Lacrosse provides a full spectrum of choices for the beginner to the advanced player. We recommend purchasing a WHITE color helmet to complete the uniformity of the team look. LBL helmet decals will be provided for all players as part of your registration. More info from US Lacrosse… US Lacrosse Statement on Helmets
This category includes shoulder pads, arm guards and gloves. Product offerings fall into the “Good , Better , Best” models with entry level products being appropriate and safe for all players. Pricing varies along this spectrum as well. Be sure to try on all equipment before you purchase to make sure it is comfortable for the player.
USA Lacrosse was the first governing body to mandate the NOCSAE standard, requiring all goalies in girls’ and boys’ lacrosse to wear protectors that meet the ND200 standard. Beginning in 2022, the rule will extend to all field players in boys’ and men’s lacrosse. Compliance with the standard will further enhance player safety and help prevent catastrophic injuries. The NCAA and NFHS also require the NOCSAE standard.
All chest protectors and shoulder pads that meet the NOCSAE ND200 performance standard must contain the NOCSAE lacrosse logo and the SEI certification mark (shown below) on both the packaging and the product to be legal for play. Products are now available through manufacturers and retailers.
Consumers are also encouraged to check the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) website under Program: Chest Protectors (Lacrosse) to verify that the specific brand is listed as approved.
Sticks are composed of shafts and heads. Complete sticks can be purchased at a reasonable cost. In general these sticks will come with an alloy shaft that is fine for new players, and a head that is designed for new players.
LBL has partnered with Dick’s Clothing and Sporting Goods who offers a wide range of equipment for players of all levels.
Uniforms are the same from year to year. Once you purchase a uniform you can use it for as long as it fits.