Concord-Carlisle Youth Lacrosse offers an instructional lacrosse program for which no prior experience is necessary. We concentrate on the development of individual skills and fundamental game concepts.
To play youth lacrosse for Concord-Carlisle Youth Lacrosse, each player must have the following equipment:
Regulation lacrosse stick
NOCSAE approved lacrosse helmet (Hockey helmets are not acceptable)
Mouth guard that attaches to the helmet
Arm and shoulder pads
Gloves (Hockey gloves are acceptable but not recommended because they don't flex properly for lacrosse)
Athletic supporter with protective cup
Rib pads are optional.
Recommended footwear will vary depending on playing surface (synthetic turf or natural grass) and field conditions. Generally, molded sole cleats (soccer shoes are acceptable) are recommended for playing on grass, and flat-bottom athletic shoes ('flats') or turf shoes (sneakers are acceptable) are recommended for playing on turf.
The program provides goalie equipment for those who need it. The equipment includes the following: goalie stick, chest protector, throat protector and optional thigh pants. Unlike other positions, the goalie may wear soccer or hockey shin guards. If your child would like to play goalie and you have specific questions about the equipment needed, please contact your child’s coach.
Lacrosse equipment can be purchased at a local sports store such as Brine Sports on Main Street in Concord or at a specialty lacrosse store such as Commonwealth Lacrosse (ComLax). If you are new to lacrosse and need to purchase all required equipment, the baseline cost will be at least $200. The costs will vary depending on quality of the equipment and brand.
For the safety of all involved, only players with the required equipment will be permitted to play. Please be sure that your child has these items for all practices, scrimmages and games, or he will not be permitted to play.