Gear Buying Guide

Selecting the proper gear for your child can be a daunting task. We're here to guide you through the process, so you'll be an expert in no time.

Boys' Gear list:

  • Helmet

  • Gloves

  • Arm Guards or Pads

  • Shoulder pads

  • Cleats

  • Mouth guard

  • Athletic cup

  • Stick

  • Rib pads (optional)

  • Gear bag (optional)

When shopping for your son's first set of gear, please consider the following:

  1. There are three levels of protection for a player's arms: arm guards, arm pads and elbow guards/pads. We do not recommend elbow guards/pads for youth lacrosse.

  2. When your child reaches the U12 age bracket, it may be time to consider a backup stick. Your son should be using his stick 2-3 times per week outside of regularly scheduled practices by this point.

  3. U8 & U10 Boys should consider youth sized sticks by StringKing, Powell, Signature or Warrior

  4. SIZING:

  5. Helmet brands have varying shelf lives according to the manufacturer. Cascade helmets are generally good for 1-2 years before requiring a recertification. Warrior helmets are certified for 5 years from the date of manufacturer. Always best to buy a new or lightly used helmet for your son.

Sample Youth Lacrosse Gear Set for U8/U10 minus cleats, mouthguard and cup:

  • $62.50 or $69.99

  • $20

  • $26

  • $9

  • $30


  • $50

  • $65

  • $70 (Contact us for additional discount)

The easiest and most stress free way to get started with gear is to buy a starter set:

Please ensure that the shoulder pads you purchase meet the 2022 standards.

You can google Boys Lacrosse Starter Set. An entire set of gear can be purchased for around $200.

All shoulder pads must include the heartbeat logo pictured above.

Where to buy:

There are tons of sites to buy lacrosse gear, the following list is not exhaustive but represents a group of companies we've used in the past.

Always check clearance sections for the previous year's model of gear, this will save you money in upfront costs.


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