For the New players MLAX would like to provide guidelines on what is needed for Lacrosse Equipment
All Instructional players are encouraged to provide their own stick and helmet (boys) or goggles (girls), and gloves (boys). MLAX received a US Lacrosse "First Stick" grant for girls lacrosse, so we do have sticks and goggles available for girls lacrosse players to use for the season, if players do not have their own. Please inquire to Kristin Ventresca. There are also some helmets available for boys instructional players on a first-come first-served basis.
All participants at the U09 – U15 level are responsible for supplying equipment and uniforms. All participants without exception must wear all of the mandated equipment listed below.
Girls Mandatory Equipment (U09-U15):
Girls Optional Equipment - Gloves and Stick Bag
Boys Mandatory Equipment (U09-U15):
Arm pads / Elbow pads
Mouthpiece (attached to helmet),
Athletic supporter cup
Boys Optional Equipment - Equipment bag
Starter kits that contain a variety of the above items are available via the following links. Please be sure you carefully review what equipment is in each kit as it varies from one package to another.
We have many families asking about the availability of equipment for their children due to financial hardship or because they are first year players and want to be sure that their child likes the sport before making more of an investment.
Please go onto the Equipment Exchange and post any equipment that you have available for sale, to borrow, or to give away. To ensure the safety of the players, please ensure that any equipment has not been damaged or involved in a significant collision (specifically helmets). When posting, please change the expiration date of your posting to June 15, 2014. And if your equipment gets spoken for, please take your posting down from the Exchange.
Thank you for helping us bring lacrosse to a broader group of players by helping those who are trying it for the first time, or who might not otherwise be able to afford the cost of equipment!
DISCLAIMER: All equipment and other goods listed on the MLAX Equipment Exchange are offered by third parties and not MLAX and are offered “as is.” MLAX accepts no liability in connection with the sale or purchase of these items and disclaims any and all warranties express or implied.
Practice STARTS immediately at practice time. Show up early to get equipment on so that you are on the field at START time.
Gametime: Warm ups start 30 minutes before your game time. The whistle will blow to start the game at its scheduled time. We need to be ready. (Parents: note that the schedule is a little flexible. The game could start later if the games throughout the day run over time).
Spectators: Spectators MUST sit on the opposite side line from the team bench, and NO SITTING on the end lines. Refs and coaches will ask you to move if you sit there. This is for safety reasons when balls start flying.
MLAX Schedule: Games run all week. And on the weekends, games will typically run all day. Check the master schedule and come cheer on all MLAX teams when you can!
Importance of committing to games: Please remember that lacrosse is "The Fastest Game On Two Feet". And that means the players get TIRED! We can't stress enough how important it is for our entire team to commit to games to ensure we have enough substitutions to keep ourselves fresh throughout the game and remain competitive!
Play your hearts out and have fun doing it! Respect, respect, respect: Respect the GAME, the Officials, the Coaches, the other Team, and your Teammates And most importantly...have fun. This is about learning a new sport and playing so hard your lungs hurt! Leave it all on the field. You are part of something special...enjoy it!