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Lacrosse Gear for Beginners: Where to Start and What to Look For

Lacrosse Gear for Beginners: Where to Start and What to Look For

Are you a parent whose child is interested in picking up a lacrosse stick for the first time? If you're wondering where to begin, you're in the right place. Understanding the basics of lacrosse equipment, choosing the right stick, ensuring proper protection, and exploring starter kits are all essential steps in getting started.

Let's dive into what you need to know to set your beginning lacrosse player up for success.

Understanding the Basics of Lacrosse Gear

As a parent of a budding lacrosse player, it's essential to grasp the fundamentals of lacrosse gear to ensure your child's safety and enjoyment on the field. Here are the essential pieces of lacrosse equipment: 

Lacrosse Stick

The lacrosse stick consists of a shaft and a head with a mesh pocket. It is used to catch, carry, pass, and shoot the ball. Sticks vary in length and design based on player position and preference.

The lacrosse stick is perhaps the most critical piece of equipment for your lacrosse player. For beginners, a stick with a wider head and softer mesh pocket can make catching and throwing easier.

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A properly fitted helmet is crucial for protecting your child's head during gameplay. Look for helmets with adjustable straps and adequate padding to ensure a snug and secure fit.

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Shoulder Pads

Shoulder pads provide protection to your player's upper body, including the chest, shoulders, and upper arms. Opt for pads that offer both comfort and mobility while providing adequate coverage.

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Arm Pads

Arm pads are essential for protecting your child's forearms and elbows from impacts and slashes. Choose pads that fit securely and offer sufficient padding without restricting movement.

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Lacrosse gloves are designed to protect your child's hands and fingers while providing grip and control on the stick. Look for gloves with sturdy construction and reinforced padding to withstand impacts.

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A mouthguard is a must-have accessory for lacrosse players to protect against dental injuries and concussions. Ensure your child wears a properly fitted mouthguard during practices and games.

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Explore Lacrosse Starter Kits

We get it, if you weren't a lacrosse player yourself, this might all sound like learning a foreign language! That's why SportStop offers lacrosse starter kits, containing all the essentials your new player needs to get started in the game.

These kits are specially curated to provide everything a new player needs to get started in the sport. From sticks and protective gear to accessories like balls and equipment bags, starter kits offer convenience and value for parents.

Gear Up for Success on the Field with SportStop

At SportStop, we understand the journey of parents whose children are just beginning their lacrosse adventure. That's why we're committed to providing lacrosse gear tailored for players of all levels, from beginners to professionals. Whether your child is taking their first steps onto the field or aiming to elevate their game, SportStop is your ultimate destination for all things lacrosse.

Explore all of our lacrosse gear today and equip your young athlete for success on the field!

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