Quinebaug Valley Youth Lacrosse, in association with US Lacrosse, requires that all players are equipped with certified lacrosse equipment. We have been asked if hockey equipment is OK to use. Unfortunately we can not allow hockey gear. New players will quickly learn that there are subtle differences between the two sports and they will like the better fit and flexibility of lacrosse equipment.
Equipment For Boys:
Equipment For Girls:
Gloves are optional but helpful in cold weather (any tight fitting gloves will suffice)
Many retailers and online stores will offer starter packages. For a reduced rate, you can purchase all of the neccessary equipment for your son or daughter to start their lacrosse career. They can also help to find the correct fit.
Lacrosse Fanatic (linked above) also has a Rent-to-Own option.
A Note About Buying Sticks:
Buying a new lacrosse stick can be daunting at first. At quick glance at an online store, you could quickly be spending $250 for a new stick. You do NOT need to spend that much on a new stick. A beginner or intermediate player is fine with an aluminum shaft (~$15). Purchasing a head can be a bit more expensive but anything beyond $80 is unnecessary. However, if you purchase a stick for $29 you will likely get what you paid for. It may be too flexible to play with and may not last through your first season. Closeouts or last year's models are always a good option. When purchasing a head, ASK FOR CUSTOM STRINGING. A stick that is "factory string" will be very difficult for a new player to break in. Spend a bit more for a stick that is game ready upon purchase.