We are an organization dedicated to growing the sport of lacrosse for our youth of the greater Annandale area. We participate in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL) in the girls and boys divisions in the spring league. The sport of l
 
 
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Lacrosse Equipment


Boys are Required to have the Following Equipment
 

  • Lacrosse Stick

  • Helmet ~ NOCSAE Approved - (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment)                                

  • Gloves

  • Arm Pads

  • Shoulder Pads

  • Mouthguard

  • Protective cup and supporter

  • Cleats (Lacrosse, Soccer, Football)

  • Rib Pads are optional

     

    Boys Long Pole Rules 
     

    If you are thinking about buying a long pole and cutting it down, please follow the instructions below for valid lengths of sticks:

    The defense stick (long crosse) must be between 52 and 72 inches in length (from the top of the head to the end cap of the shaft).  The attack/midfield stick (short crosse) must be between 40 and 42 inches in length.  Refer to RULE 1 SECTION 2 of the US Lacrosse Rules for Boys' Youth Lacrosse.

    This means that any stick (with the exception of the goalkeeper's crosse) that is between 42 and 52 inches in length is not permitted.

     

    Lacrosse Equipment Terms


    The Crosse: The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. The crosse must be an overall length of 40 - 42 inches for attackmen and midfielders, or 52 - 72 inches for defensemen. The head of the crosse must be 6.5 - 10 inches wide, except a goalie's crosse which may be 10 - 12 inches wide. The pocket of a crosse shall be deemed illegal if the top surface of a lacrosse ball, when placed in the head of the crosse, is below the bottom edge of the side wall.

    Ball: The ball must be made of solid rubber and can be white, yellow or orange. The ball is 7.75 - 8 inches in circumference and 5 - 5.25 ounces.

     Helmet: A protective helmet, equipped with face mask, chin pad and a cupped four point chin strap fastened to all four hookups, must be worn by all men's players. All helmets and face masks must be NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved.

     Mouthguard: The mouthpiece must be a highly visible color and is mandatory.

    Gloves: All players are required to wear protective gloves. The cutting or altering of gloves is prohibited.

    Protective Equipment: Players, with the exception of the goalkeeper, must wear shoulder pads. Arm pads and rib pads are also strongly recommended.  Athletic supporters and protective cups are required for all players. The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece and goalie gloves.