What Men's Lacrosse Goalie Gear Is A Must Have?
Shop our large selection of lacrosse goalie equipment at SportStop.com and learn about the equipment you need to stop those shots. Playing goalie is probably the most stressful position. If you protect the goal, your team will never lose. But that is in a perfect world, playing with the correct gear can assist you protect the goal. Rest assured we offer the best gear from the Top Brands from youth to High School.
Here are some great tips for any goalie to improve your game:
- Get the right Goalie Gear
- Learn the proper stance
- Get comfortable with the basics like making a save with your goalie head
- Lacrosse Goalie Drills
- Shot Practice
Your Gear needs, lacrosse goalie chest protectors or chest pads. Not to be confused with Shoulder Pads this is long piece of padding that covers the majority of the torso usually down to the hips of the player to protect against high speed shots. Extensive Sternum protection is reinforced along with additional padding over the heart. Lacrosse Goalie is always facing forward to focus on the lacrosse ball.
Beginner Goalie Chest Pad | STX Shield 100 Lacrosse Goalie Chest Protector
Elite Goalie Chest Pad | STX Shield 500 Lacrosse Goalie Chest Protector
Lacrosse Goalie Gloves, this is a big one. Goalie gloves should have a rigid or fixed thumb to provide extra protection for your hands as those forceful shots come in. Playing in a normal lacrosse glove is more than likely to lead to injury.
Affordable Goalie Gloves | Under Armour Elevate Lacrosse Goalie Gloves
Elite Goalie Gloves | Maverik Max Lacrosse Goalie Gloves
Lacrosse Goalie Pants protect your thighs and should fit snug similar to compression pants to increase your mobility.
Youth Goalie Pants | STX Youth Lacrosse Goalie Pants
Most Coverage |STX Deluxe Lacrosse Goalie Pants
Lacrosse Goalie Shin Guards are there as added protection from low shots and can be made from high density molded foam or hard plastic. These are less common and not required in Men's Lacrosse.
Lacrosse helmets while these are the same as a field player you have to guard your neck with goalie throat protectors. You can get a helmet with a Screw-Onor Tie-On Throat Protector.
This may seem excessive but keep in mind that this gear is mandatory in almost every league with the players protection in mind. You are the lax goalie and everyone is taking shots at you literally!
As the last line of defense you need to develop control, accuracy, finesse with all of your equipment on. Don't forget to order your Lacrosse Goalie Stick.
Every lacrosse league will have variances. Don't forget Boys Lacrosse and Girls Lacrosse have different rules. If you have any questions please contact our Customer Support Team at 800-335-4670 and we can guide you into the right gear for you or your players. We offer Same Day Shipping on Orders placed by 3pm EST Monday-Friday and Orders over $49 Qualify for Free Shipping to the US Continental 48.