The following equipment is required for all players:

Stick (Crosse):

The stick must be an overall length of 40 – 42 inches for attackmen and midfielders, or 52 – 72 inches for defensemen. The head of the stick must be 6.5 – 10 inches wide, except a goalie’s stick which may be 10 – 12 inches wide. The pocket of a stick shall be deemed illegal if the top surface of a lacrosse ball, when placed in the head of the stick, is below the bottom edge of the side wall.

The Helmet:

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


All players are required to wear protective gloves designed for lacrosse. The cutting or altering of gloves is prohibited.

Shoulder/Arm Pads:

All players, with the exception of the goalkeeper, must wear shoulder pads. Arm pads are required and rib pads are strongly recommended, and often required, as are athletic supporters and protective cups for all players.

The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece, gloves and a protective cup.

The Mouthpiece:

The mouthpiece must be a highly visible color and is mandatory.