Gear & Safety
Boys lacrosse is a contact sport requiring appropriate safety equipment. Players must wear protective gear which includes a helment, mouth guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, and an athletic supporter cup. Cleats are optional at the youth level.
Players are allowed to "check" opponents using their stick ONLY. Stick checking involves trying to knock the ball from the opponent's stick and must be a forward tapping or whacking motion, not a forceful swing or axe chop.
Cross checks and body checks are PROHIBITED in youth lacrosse.
LAX Equipment Checklist:
Athletic Cup - Goalies Only
Any standard youth sport cleats or athletic shoes
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