Lacrosse Players should have the following equipment:
Cup (highly recommended)
Goalies have slightly different equipement:
Goalie Lacrosse Stick
Because boys like to take turns and try out the goalie position, the coach of each team will have a goalie stick, chest pad and neck guard for the boys to use. However if your son is interested in the goalie position long term we recommend he get his own equipment that will fit him best, especially the stick.
Some parents ask if they can reuse hockey equipment for Lacrosse. If your boy is just starting you could reuse the shoulder pads and maybe arm pads. For gloves we recommend getting Lacrosse gloves. They are more flexible in the wrist (better for cradling) and have mesh palms for better ventilation. Your son must have a Lacrosse helmet to play in games with other towns. The referees will not let your son play with a hockey helmet.
Where to buy equipment
Two stores focused on Lacrosse are:
Commonwealth Lax – Connected to Pure Hockey on Wood Road in Braintree