For those new to the sport, you can purchase a starter stick and goggles from any big box sporting goods store; just be sure to purchase a girls stick, as the boy’s sticks have different lengths and pockets, and are not permitted in the girls game. If you are purchasing your equipment in season, see your coach for lacrosse equipment coupons from our partner, Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Uniforms are the same from year to year. Once you purchase a uniform you can use it for as long as it fits.
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.