Required Equipment

See below for list of required equipment for your players.  

Dicks Sporting Goods, Moorpark or Thousand Oaks is a sponsor.  Mention Westlake Lacrosse club when making purchases to ensure our club continues a good relationship with our sponsor. 

 Equipment Donations welcome!!!

 ***If you have gently used equipment you'd like to donate, please bring it to the Kickoff picnic.  A donation collection area will be set up.  

***For players in need of loaner equipment,please send us an email at westlakelaxclub@gmail.com to check availability.  Westlake LAX will have some loaner equipment availalble with a deposit. 

 

Equipment For Boys:

  • Lacrosse Stick (Short stick for attach & midfield; long pole for defense; goalie stick for goalie)
  • Helmet: All helmets and face masks should be NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved. 
  • Mouthpiece
  • Gloves
  • Elbow Pads
  • Shoulder Pads (not required for goalies) 
  • Protective Cup
  • Cleats
  • Goalkeeper Equipment: The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece, elbow pads,  gloves and a protective cup.

  

Equipment For Girls:

  • Lacrosse Stick 
  • Eye protection (must meet ASTM specification standard F803 for women's adult/ youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play)
  • Mouthpiece
  • Gloves (padded gloves are required for goalie. Close fitting gloves are optional for all others)
  • Cleats
  • Helmet with face mask (only for goalie)
  • Goalie Equipment:
    • The goalkeeper must wear a helmet with face mask (NOCSAEapproved)
    • Throat protector
    • Padded gloves
    • Mouth piece
    • Chest protector with abdmonical and pelvi protection
    • Thigh and shin padding
    • The goalkeeper may wear padding on arms, legs, and shoulders which does not excessively increase the size of those body parts

 ***If you have gently used equipment you'd like to donate, please bring it to the Kickoff picnic.  A donation collection area will be set up.  

***for players in need of loaner equipment, please send us an email at westlakelaxclub@gmail.com to check availability.  Westlake LAX will have some loaner equipment availalble with a deposit. 

Information about About Mouthguards: 

Mouthguards used in the sport of lacrosse help prevent 2 types of injuries: concussion and injury to soft tissues (lips, cheeks).  With full face helmets, concussions occur from a blow under the helmet forcing the jaw bone into the skull. Custom made mouthguards have a specific thickness between the upper and lower back teeth to help prevent the jaw bone from contacting the skull.  Pros and cons of all mouthguards available:

1. Stock mouthguard purchase from the store has adequate thickness but no attempt of any retention.  Must bite down to keep in place which makes breathing difficult.  Bulky. Least comfortable of all types.  Difficult to speak with. 2. "Boil and bite"- usually not thick enough between teeth as athlete bites thru material during boil/bite.  Some attempt at retention but easily dislodged if not biting down. Somewhat bulky and hard to speak with.

2. Custom made (pressure method) mouthguard with adequate thickness.  Highly retentive and likely only can be removed with fingers which increases compliance.  Easiest to breath with and most comfortable Hard to dislodge.  Easiest to speak with.  

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17.08 | 17:06

would love to hear suggestions for my 6th grader, 13 years old in october can be introduced to lacrosse - clinics? where? etc.....

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