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Lacrosse equipment for participants in both boys and girls lacrosse teams are available for rental from Falls Church Youth Lacrosse Club. 

FCYLC Equipment Requirements

Boys are required to wear have the following equipment.  (See below for more explanation about lacrosse equipment>)

  • Lacrosse Stick

  • Helmet - the club buys Cascade helments with a red shell and black visor and chin.

  • Gloves

  • Arm Pads

  • Shoulder Pads

  • Mouthguard

  • Protective cup and supporter

  • Cleats (Lacrosse, Soccer, Football)

  • Rib Pads are optional

Girls are required to wear have the following equipment. (See below for more explanation about lacrosse equipment)

    • Lacrosse Stick

    • Protective Eye Wear - the club buys the Cascade Iris mini with red foam

    • Mouthguard

    • Cleats (Lacrosse or Soccer)

Men's Lacrosse Equipment
The Crosse: The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. The crosse must be an overall length of 40 - 42 inches for attackmen and midfielders, or 52 - 72 inches for defensemen. The head of the crosse must be 6.5 - 10 inches wide, except a goalie's crosse which may be 10 - 12 inches wide. The pocket of a crosse shall be deemed illegal if the top surface of a lacrosse ball, when placed in the head of the crosse, is below the bottom edge of the side wall.

The Ball: The ball must be made of solid rubber and can be white, yellow or orange. The ball is 7.75 - 8 inches in circumference and 5 - 5.25 ounces.

The Helmet:
A protective helmet, equipped with face mask, chin pad and a cupped four point chin strap fastened to all four hookups, must be worn by all men's players. All helmets and face masks must be NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved.

The Mouthpiece: The mouthpiece must be a highly visible color and is mandatory.

The Glove: All players are required to wear protective gloves. The cutting or altering of gloves is prohibited.

Protective Equipment: All players, with the exception of the goalkeeper, must wear shoulder pads. Arm pads and rib pads are also strongly recommended and often required, as are athletic supporters and protective cups for all players. The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece and gloves.

 


Women's Lacrosse Equipment

The Crosse: The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material.  The pocket of the stick should be strung traditionally-i.e., four or five thongs (leather or synthetic material), and no more than 2" "shooting/throw" strings.  The crosse must be an overall length of 35 1/2" minimum to 43 1/4" maximum.  The pocket of a crosse shall be deemed illegal if the top of the ball remains even with or above the top of the wooden or plastic wall after pressure has been applied to an released from a ball dropped into the pocket of a horizontally held crosse. 

The Ball: The ball must be made of solid rubber and can be white, yellow or orange. The ball is 7.75 - 8 inches in circumference and 5 - 5.25 ounces.

Eyewear: A protective goggle must be worn by all women's players.  See attached discussion from US Lacrosse - http://www.uslacrosse.org/news/2004/eyewearupdate.phtml

The Mouthpiece: The mouthpiece must be a highly visible color and is mandatory.



New Equipment for sale:


New equipment is also available for sale from many of the major sporting goods stores, such as Sports Authority, Dicks Sporting Goods and at PJs Sports (
PJ Sports, 7500 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043). 

The main equipment manufacturers are:

  • Brine

  • STX

  • Warrior

  • Cascade for helmets and goggles