The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. The crosse must be an overall length of 40-42 inches for attackmen and midfielders, or 52-72 inches for defensemen. The head of the crosse must comply with all US Lacrosse requirements.
A protective helmet, equipped with facemask, chin pad and a cupped four-point chinstrap fastened to all four hookups, must be worn by all players. All helmets and facemasks should be NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved.
All players are required to wear protective gloves. The cutting or altering of gloves is prohibited.
All players are required to wear shoulder pads that extend past the lower rib on the front and back. These are optional for goalies.
All players are required to wear elbow pads that cover the elbow or arm.
The mouthpiece must be a highly visible color and is mandatory.
All players are required to wear athletic supporters and protective cups.
Other Protective Equipment
- Rib pads are optional but are strongly recommended
- The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece, gloves and a protective cup.