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Boys lacrosse has more body and stick contact and therefore requires more protective equipment than girls lacrosse.
Boys Equipment
The table below gives top-level equipment guidance. Goalie equipment is not covered in these guides. Speak to a coach or knowledgeable vendor if you have questions before purchasing equipment.
 
Item
Comments
 Helmet
 Comfort is extremely important – player should fit before purchase.  No football or hockey helmets.
 Gloves
 Protection for hand and wrists. Hockey gloves are not recommended due to thumb stiffness, not enough wrist protection.
 Shoulder  Pads
 Lacrosse shoulder pads preferred, non-bulky hockey shoulder pads allowed.
 Arm        Pads
 Provides upper arm, hard elbow cap and forearm protection. No hockey elbow pads.
 Stick
 STX AV8 or Gait Icon sufficient for beginners.
 Cleats
 Lacrosse, football, soccer cleats acceptable (in that order). Baseball cleats not allowed.
 Mouth  guard
Required for practices and games. MUST BE A COLORED MOUTH PIECE!!!  Clear, White or Cream mouth guards are not acceptable.  A properly worn, quality mouth guard is important for preventing concussions.
 Cup
 Required for practices and games.
 
Girls Equipment
The following table offers guidance on girls lacrosse equipment.  Goalies have special equipment needs, and should speak to a coach or knowledgeable vendor before purchasing equipment.
 
Item
Comments
 Mouth  guard
Required for all practices and games.  Required for practices and games. MUST BE A COLORED MOUTH PIECE!!!  Clear, White or Cream mouth guards are not acceptable.
 Protective  goggles
 Required for all practices and games.
 Stick
 Girls lacrosse sticks are completely different than boys lacrosse sticks. STX Lilly or deBeer Response are sufficient for beginners. 
 Cleats
 Lacrosse or soccer cleats acceptable, softball cleats not allowed.