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, but PYLAX recommends white as the helmet color
  • 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

 

 

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
  • Cleats/Turf shoes, soccer cleats are fine
  • 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.  There are a few lacrosse-only stores in our local area.

 

Additionally, area Dunham's and Dick's Sporting Goods carry lacrosse equipment.  They offer player starter packages for both boys (stick, helmet, gloves, arm pads, and shoulder pads) and girls (stick, eye googles, gloves). Selection may be limited. You can also order from many retailers on the web.

 

Queen City Lacrosse (http://www.qclax.com/) has offered PYLAX players starter packages for boys for about $200. 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.