Box Lacrosse Equipment

Lacrosse Equipment

Every year parents ask what are the standards for equipment and can a player use their existing hockey gear at all?  The short answer is yes.  There is some lacrosse-specific gear required for protection i.e. kidney pads, slash guards and others that make the sport easier and more enjoyable for the player i.e. lacrosse gloves, and lacrosse facemask.


CSA Approval

Before purchasing any lacrosse equipment please ensure that the item is CSA-approved.  The two pieces of equipment where standards can vary between US and Canadian regulations are sticks and facemasks.  We will attempt to provide updates on newly approved equipment here along with known issues equipment.


The Lacrosse Stick

There have been several questions about what the correct stick length should be for younger players, and for good reason, as it is one of the most important aspects of ball control and shooting ability.  The best way to measure your child is to have them place their elbow at the butt end of the stick and grab hold of it.  Their hand should now be holding the stick approximately half between the butt-end and the bottom of the head.  Getting the correct length stick in your child's hands will improve their learning curve and enjoyment of the game.

U13 & below          34" to 40"

U15 & above          40" to 46"

These ranges speak to a measurement taken from the top of the head to the butt end.  Be sure to remove the rubber butt-end cover, measure twice and cut once (a hacksaw will do the job fine).  Sand or file to eliminate any burrs left from cutting, put the butt-end cover back on and tape it to the stick with athletic tape wrapped around the shaft several time





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