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Getting started!

Lacrosse is a fast paced dynamic sport which is played globally by both guys and girls. The Women's and Men's games differ slightly in terms of equipment and rules so I’ll try and keep it as simple as possible. If you have questions please get in touch with us at: hello@lacrossedownunder.co.nz 

Women's Gear 

Women's sticks are regulated by World Lacrosse although these rules have changed considerably recently. I've put some more information about choosing a stick here. Here in New Zealand we play to the World Lacrosse rules for all High School, Regional and National Tournaments and Leagues.

Beginner’s sticks are generally more forgiving than more advanced sticks. They have a wider head and a higher sidewall to help with catching and retaining the ball.

We sell all our beginner sticks as a complete stick which makes it’s really easy for you to get started. 

Women's Beginner Essentials

  • Mouthguard
  • Stick 
  • Goggles (Mandatory for all U18 Players in Auckland and Waikato) We recommend trying goggles on if possible before purchase to ensure a great fit.
  • Boots (eg Football boots) / Turf shoes

 

Women's Goalie Essentials:

  • Helmet and throat guard
  • Chest Pad
  • Gloves (Goalie specific)
  • Padded Shorts
  • Goalie Stick (Bigger than field sticks)
  • Shin Guards (optional but recommended)

Men's Gear

Guys sticks don’t have these same rules as the girls game so you don’t need to worry about checking them with any ‘legal’ lists.

However Men’s Lacrosse is full contact so a bit more equipment is needed to get started. Often schools and clubs are able to loan you some of this to begin with until you know that you want to continue and get your own gear.

There are a few items which are essential to start with and then others which can be added as you get more serious about the game.

Men's Beginner Essentials

  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Gloves
  • Arm Guards
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Box

Men’s Goalie Essentials

  • Helmet and throat guard
  • Chest Pad
  • Gloves (Goalie specific)
  • Goalie Stick (Bigger than field sticks)
  • Padded Shorts

Men's and Women's Optional Extras:

  • Spare stick
  • Stick Bag to keep all your gear together
  • Tape to keep your stick non slip in the rain
  • Spare strings and a screwdriver

 

If you have any further questions please email us at: hello@lacrossedownunder.co.nz