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Lacrosse Equipment

Herndon / Reston Lacrosse rents equipment to players who do not have their own.  When registering for the Spring season, if you would like to rent equipment, please indicate that upon registration.  Equipment will be handed out at the Kickoff Meeting in February.   Each player is responsible for providing their own lacrosse stick, mouthguard, cup, and cleats.

Boys Equipment

  • Lacrosse Stick

  • Helmet

  • Gloves

  • Arm Pads

  • Shoulder Pads

  • Mouthguard

  • Protective cup and supporter

  • Cleats (Lacrosse, Soccer, Football)

  • Rib Pads are optional

Girls Equipment

  • Lacrosse Stick

  • Protective Eye Wear

  • Mouthguard

  • Cleats (Lacrosse or Soccer)



    Boys Long Pole Rules 

    If you are thinking about buying a long pole and cutting it down, please follow the instructions below for valid lengths of sticks.

    The defense stick (long crosse) must be between 52 and 72 inches in length (from the top of the head to the end cap of the shaft).  The attack/midfield stick (short crosse) must be between 40 and 42 inches in length.  Refer to RULE 1 SECTION 2 of the US Lacrosse Rules for Boys' Youth Lacrosse.

    This means that any stick (with the exception of the goalkeeper's crosse) that is between 42 and 52 inches in length is not permitted.
  • REQUIRED EQUIPMENT - Review US Lacrosse Equipment Fitting Guide for further guidance.

    Lacrosse Stick - Women's or Girls - Below is list of most commonly available, reasonably priced complete sticks.

    Girls Little Lax and Grades K/1/2 (Under $30)
    - STX Ava Jr.
    - Brine Pixie II

    Girls Grades 3/4 and Up (Under $40)
    - STX Ava
    - STX Exult 100
    - STX Level
    - STX Lilly
    - Brine Allure
    - Brine Dynasty Rise
    - Under Armour Blitz
    - Under Armour Desire

    Eye Protection / Goggles - Check US Lacrosse/ASTM Approved Eyewear for latest list. Here is a select list of goggles each under $40.
    - Cascade PolyPro
    - Under Armour Illusion
    - STX Rookie
    - deBeer Vista
    - STX 4Sight+
    - deBeer Lucent

    Strapless Mouthguard - must be visible color other than clear or white. Recommend to have two at all times
    - Custom made - $50-$250
    - Boil and Bite - $10-$30 - Shock Doctor, Under Armour, etc.
    - Stock - $5-$7 - not recommended as generally does not fit well

    Useful Links:-

    US Lacrosse - Raise Your Game - Youth Girls - Parent Handbook