Lacrosse Equipment Checklist
Boys' and girls' lacrosse are different‐the major difference being that hitting and checking are allowed for boys and not for girls‐they use different equipment.
Co-ed Lightning (Grades 1 & 2) Equipment
Lightning lacrosse is a NON-contact developmental level. Therefore, the only equipment necessary is a mouthguard and (girl or boy) lacrosse stick. We use developementally appropriate softer lacrosse balls to enable players to learn the foundational skills needed to build upon as they move forward in their understanding of the game at each level.
Boys' Lacrosse Equipment
Because hitting and checking is allowed in boy’s lacrosse, more protective equipment is required. The emphasis in all programs is on safety, fun, and learning the skills and game of lacrosse. Boys’ protective equipment should include:
- A helmet with attached mouth guard
- Shoulder pads
- Elbow pads
- Protective cup and jock strap
Girls’ Lacrosse Equipment
Girls play to a different set of non‐contact rules than boys with limited equipment needs. The emphasis in all programs is on safety, fun, and learning the skills and game of lacrosse. Girls’ protective equipment should include:
- A mouth guard (mandatory)
- Protective eyewear (mandatory)
- Padded gloves (these are optional but recommended)
Note: female lacrosse players (other than goalies) are not required to wear helmets
Lacrosse Equipment Stores/Discounts
Below is a list of locations and discount coupons (see attached) that we have received. Please note, Rocky Hill Youth Lacrosse is providing you with all available information and does not endorse any specific location or retailer. Please review all your choices carefully.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
They have introductory packages for players.
2985 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT
Inexpensive introductory packages. They are also offering a helmet rental program for young players.
2876 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT
Herb’s Sport Shop
60 La Salle Road, West Hartford, CT
Play it Again Sports West Hartford
15 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT
Play it Again Sports Southington
685 Queen Street (Behind Taco Bell) Southington, CT