Idaho Falls Boys and Girls Youth Lacrosse Club

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Equipment for Boys' and Men's Lacrosse


What do I need?

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:
All players must wear a protective helmet, equipped with face mask, chin pad and a cupped four point chin strap fastened to all four hookups. All helmets and face masks should be NOCSAE(National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved.

The Mouthpiece:
All players must wear a highly visible mouthpiece.

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

The Shoulder Pads:
All players, with the exception of the goalkeeper, must wear shoulder pads.

The Arm Pads:
All players are required to wear arm pads.

The Rib Pads (Optional):
Rib pads are optional.

Athletic Supporters/Protective Cups:
All players are required to wear athletic supporters and protective cups.

The Chest Protector (Goalie Only):
The goalkeeper is required to wear a chest protector.

The Throat Protector (Goalie Only):

The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector.

Adapted from US Lacrosse (www.

What does it cost?

Equipment costs vary from item to item. The most expensive item is the helmet.

For players that are brand new to lacrosse, we recommend looking at obtaining some or all used equipment.  Note: When purchasing a used helmet, please make sure the helmet meets current requirements. has put together a great 2013 Gear Guide showing products, details and options including sizing and cost range.  Click to go to an online version of the Guide.