All Players are required to purchase their own equipment for lacrosse. This consists of a Crosse (or stick), mouthpiece, and Eyegear (Goggles).
The Crosse (Sticks):
Various types of sticks are allowed for use in lacrosse, depending on age and gender. In boys lacrosse, there are two types of sticks, the short crosse, and the long crosse. Girls lacrosse players exclusively use a regular stick, similar to a boy's short crosse. Goalkeepers in both boys and girls lacrosse use goalie sticks with a much wider head to help block shots on goal.
New players should be careful when purchasing a stick for the first time. Girl's sticks and boys sticks are different. You will need to be sure to purchase stick for girl's (women's and girl's use the same sticks). The easier way to tell the difference is from the material used to create the netting. Boys sticks commonly have a single woven mesh net, while woman's requires traditional stringing across from vertical straps. An example is shown below.
All players must wear mouthguards. Mouthguards cannot be clear and must not have a strap hanging out of the players mouth while playing.
All field players must properly wear eye protection that meets ASTM specification standard F803 for women's adult/ youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play.