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Below is some information regarding the equipment your player needs and where to get it.

First some general guidance…

  • Don’t buy high-end equipment for Beginners… it’s not worth it or required for this level of competition.
  • Try on the equipment before you buy it (particularly the boys) and make sure it’s comfortable and allowing the player to move freely.
  • For the boys, most equipment manufacturers provide sizing guidance based on the height of the player. 


Equipment needs by age group…

Scoopers

  • Mandatory Equipment
    • Stick – buy an inexpensive, but real, lacrosse stick – no fiddlestix, etc. Get girl’s stick for a girl and boy’s stick for a boy. They should cost between $30-$40.
    • Mouth guard – Mouth guards typically cost between $2-$10.
  • Optional Equipment
    • Goggles – Goggles are worn by the girls at U9 and above, and are work by all players in the U7 clinics. We use soft practice balls for the clinic, but a stick in the eye would still hurt! 
    • Cleats – Sneakers are fine, but cleats are recommended since we play on grass. You do not need to buy lacrosse cleats. Soccer or football cleats are fine.
    • 2nd Stick and Balls – We’d love to see you playing catch with your player outside of practice so please consider getting a second stick for Mom & Dad and additional lacrosse balls.

Girls Teams – U9 and above

  • Mandatory Equipment
    • Stick – Sticks should cost between $30-$40.
    • Mouth guard – Mouth guards typically cost between $2-$10.
    • Goggles – Goggles are worn by all girls at U9 and above. Goggles should cost between $25-35.
    • Cleats – Cleats are highly recommended. You do not need to buy lacrosse cleats. Soccer or cleats are fine.
  • Optional Equipment
    • 2nd Stick and Balls – We’d love to see you playing catch with your player outside of practice so please consider getting a second stick and additional lacrosse balls.
    • Gloves – Although many players choose not to, girls are permitted to wear girl’s lacrosse gloves.

Boys Teams – U9 and above

  • Mandatory Equipment
    • Stick – At the younger ages buy an attack stick not a defender’s stick. Sticks should cost between $30-$40.
    • Mouth guard – Mouth guards typically cost between $2-$10.
    • Shoulder pads – Shoulder pads typically cost between $40-$75.
    • Gloves – Gloves typically cost between $40-$70.
    • Elbow Pads – Elbow pads typically cost between $20-$40.
    • Athletic Supporter / Cup – Not mandatory according to US Lacrosse, but mandatory for CMLAX.
    • Helmet – Helmets are between $110-$200.
    • Cleats – Cleats are highly recommended. You do not need to buy lacrosse cleats. Soccer or football cleats are fine.
  • Optional Equipment
    • 2nd Stick and Balls – We’d love to see you playing catch with your player outside of practice so please consider getting a second stick and additional lacrosse balls.
    • Rib Pads – Although many players choose not to, boys are permitted to wear rib pads.

Where to Buy?

The good news is that you have many choices…

  • Play It Again Sports (www.playitagainsportsfrederick.com) in Frederick carries both new and used equipment.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (www.dickssportinggoods.com) in Frederick and Hagerstown has a good selection of lacrosse equipment.
  • Sports Authority (www.sportsauthority.com) in Frederick carries a good lacrosse equipment selection as well.
  • Lacrosse Unlimited (www.laxunation.com) in Rockville. Very knowledge staff and good prices. 
  • LAXWorld (www.laxworld.com) has several locations in and around Baltimore. Knowledgeable staff and OK prices. Should have a starter equipment offerings.

 

What About Rentals?

Through our friends at Quikstix Lacrosse Rentals, you can typically rent equipment for less than 50% of the cost of purchasing new equipment. If you're interested, please contact Tom Powell at (240) 481-1105 or email him at .