Quikstix Lacrosse Equipment Needed:
- Players will need a stick, lacrosse goggles & a mouthguard (ALWAYS!)
- Footwear: It’s a good idea to wear cleats and/or turf shoes for outdoor practices and games. Indoors, please wear sneakers.
- Gloves are optional. You can find lacrosse gloves at Lacrosse Unlimited (locations in Paoli and Ardmore), Longstreth's, as well as Dick's Sporting Goods (or online /any location that sells lacrosse equipment). Get them early since the correct sizes can sell out and be hard to find when you need them in March!
- Finding a right stick
- This is the most essential piece of equipment. Catching and throwing is hard to do for youth, set them up for success and get a good stick!
- Local Lacrosse-specific stores listed bleow are a great resource (Lacrosse Unlimited in Ardmore or Paoli, or Longstreths, which specializes in women's equipment).
- Beginner sticks are cost effective, however have a more shallow pocket that make catching more difficult
- More advanced/expensive sticks have "off set" heads, which allows for deeper pocket, making catching easier and keeps the ball in the pocket for more accurate passing
- There are many online resources to find information on sticks. Here is a good one: Girls stick buying guide
- There are different types of pockets: mesh, leather/traditional and combination pockets today. There are different types of channels and stringing. Mesh requires less "break in".
- Younger/smaller players will likely need to get the shaft cut for easier handling appropriate to their size but many companies have gotten smart and made a high quality stick in a youth length.
- Lacrosse-specific retailers are the best resource for finding the stick that is right for your player, and can properly size/cut the shaft
- Please mold your mouthguard. It’s not “comfortable” to heat it at first but the right fit will allow your child to talk and keep it in their mouth.
- It’s not a bad idea to have a back up as no player is allowed to play without one!
- There are new rules that went into effect January 1, 2020 that all protective eyewear must be SEI certified. You will be able to tell if the googles you have are legal to play with if it has a black symbol that looks like this: