Pittsburgh Youth Lacrosse is open to all boys and girls in the Pittsburgh area. We practice in Fox Chapel, PA. We are a non-profit, community based program run by volunteers who are interested in creating a fun and challenging developmental lacrosse progr

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What equipment do I need to purchase for my son?


  • Helmet with NOCSAE seal (this is a tested and approved helmet).  You can purchase any helmet color your son likes.
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Arm Pads - these are different for defense v. offense, ask your dealer or a coach for guidance
  • Gloves
  • Supporter and Cup
  • Protective Mouthpiece - any color EXCEPT clear
  • Stick - short stick for offense (all players in grades K-6), long stick for defense (grades 7-8)
  • Lacrosse Cleats, rubber soccer and football cleats are fine
  • Rib Pads are optional; they are sometimes used by middle school players on offense



What equipment do I need for my daughter?


  • Protective Eye Goggles 
  • Lacrosse Stick - girl's sticks have a shallow pocket
  • Protective Mouthpiece - any color EXCEPT clear
  • Mouthguard
  • Cleats/Turf shoes
  • Reversible Pinny

Where to buy equipment?
There are various options to purchase lacrosse equipment for your son or daughter.  It has been our experience that for those new to the sport, it is very helpful to go to a lacrosse only store where the store personnel are educated on the sport and fitting youth players.  Two area lacrosse only stores are:

Queen City Lacrosse (http://www.qclax.com/) They have offered PYLAX players starter packages for boys for about $200. This includes: stick, helmet, gloves, arm pads and shoulder pads. If you try and buy these items individually you will likely pay more. They are located in Bridgeville. Directions and other information can be found on their website.

How much do I need to spend on equipment?

Like many other sports the manufacturers are making very expensive equipment.  Expensive equipment is not necessary.   Ask your dealer about value or starter packages.


Where can I purchase equipment?

The local lacrosse dealers are the most knowledgeable and have the greatest selection.  They also offer "starter packages" for new players.  They are:

200 Villani Drive, Suite 3007
Bridgeville, PA 15017


Additionally, area Dunham's and Dick's Sporting Goods carry lacrosse equipment.  We have found the selection limited at Dunhams and Dicks and the store personnel are not educated on lacrosse.  You can also order from many retailers over the web if you search on lacrosse equipment.