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Vashon Lacrosse Club does not provide equipment although we do offer a rental program and have a used equipment exchange/sale at our Youth Face-Off Meeting in January.

There are many options for new equipment including discounts offered by the club which can be found HERE.

New equipment can also be purchased at Breakaway Lacrosse, Athletic Supply and Sports Authority.  Dick's Sporting Goods may also carry lacrosse gear as well as many online suppliers (LacrosseMonkey.com, lax.com).

Vashon Lacrosse Club provides players the opportunity to rent some equipment on a first come first serve basis. 

Lacrosse equipment is perhaps the most overlooked aspect of lacrosse. Having the right equipment can mean the difference of scoring the game-winning goal, winning the faceoff, or even protecting your body.

Below is a list of the lacrosse equipment that you will need, and how much it will cost you: (the prices are an approximation on new products of average to good quality)

a. Helmet - $90-$150

b. Shoulder pads - $50-$130

c. Elbow pads - $20-$50

d. Gloves - $40-$200

e. Lacrosse shoes - $50-$150

f. Chest protector (for goalie only) - $40-$70

g. Complete Lacrosse Stick - $50-$250

As you can see, there is a very wide range of prices. Most prices depend on the brand of the equipment and how old it is.

lacrosse head diagram

The Lacrosse Head is often purchased unstrung.

There are different size lacrosse sticks that players from different positions should be playing with. Middies, especially those who take faceoffs, have an advantage if they have the correct stick.

Attackmen usually prefer sticks with pinched heads, to make it harder for the ball to fall out. They also will usually want a stick with a quick release to get the shot off faster.

Although stick selection varies with each position, it is all based on personal preference. What ever you feel comfortable using, use it.

Once you get a new lacrosse stick, you have to break in the pocket to meet your specifications


Boy players must have the following equipment at every practice and game:

  • Lacrosse Stick & Head
  • Lacrosse Gloves
  • Lacrosse Shoulder & Elbow Pads
  • Lacrosse Helmet (NOCSAE certified) - Any color of helmet is acceptable for most divisions however VLC high school requires a black helmet with green accents.
  • Mouth Guard
  • Protective Cup
  • Throat Guard & Chest Pad (Goalies Only)
  • Lacrosse Rib Pads & Cleats are optional


Girl players must have the following equipment at every practice and game:

  • Lacrosse Stick & Head
  • Lacrosse Eyemask
  • Mouth Guard
  • Throat Guard & Chest Pad (Goalies Only)
  • Lacrosse Gloves & Cleats are optional





Coaches will provide the league approved jerseys to players usually on picture day and before the first game.