- Lacrosse Helmet (RED) and attached mouth guard. NO HOCKEY HELMETS.
- Shoulder Pads
- Arm Pads
- Gloves ( Hockey gloves do not flex properly for lacrosse )
- Athletic supporter with protective cup
- Rib pads are strongly recommended!
- Rubber Sole cleats (soccer or football cleats are fine).
- Cup and cup supporter
You can get both gear and advice at Commonwealth Lacrosse in Framingham and Franklin, and Tri-Valley Sports in Medway. The big box sports stores have some gear, but not a lot of help. You can also try craigslist.org for used gear. If you know what kind of gear you like, shop online for good prices and many choices. And finally, go to our Face Book page and see if any fellow Hollistonian Laxers have outgrown gear to sell.
Girls require very little equipment -- just a stick, mouthguard, cleats and goggles.
Sticks start at about $30 and go up from there. A $30 stick is fine for a beginning player. The shaft of the stick can be cut down with a saw for younger girls. The shaft should be about as long as the player's arm.
Goggles start at about $20. Many girls like the wire goggles for an unobstructed view, rather than clear plastic lens goggles which get foggy.
You can find girls gear at Commonwealth Lacrosse in Framingham or Franklin, or Tri Valley Sports in Medway. You can also get good deals online. Try girlslacrossegear.com.