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The following equipment is required in girls lacrosse:

1. Girls Lacrosse Stick (They are different than boys sticks)
       
2. Mouthpiece 
        **no protruding tabs or strings

3. Cleats 
        **soccer cleats are OK

4. Eye Protection 
        

***If your child wears prescription eyeglasses you should look into getting eye protection designed for over her glasses available from these companies:

Bangerz Sports Eye Protection        www.bangerz.com
Unique Sports Products, Inc.


Area Lacrosse Stores
Sports Barn     2918 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights
       * Very helpful and knowlegeable about the game*

Lacrosse Unlimited     15 Backus Ave, Danbury, CT

Dicks Sporting Goods

Online Lacrosse Companies
Longstreth                www.longstreth.com/home.asp   
        *Reasonably priced-Female Equipment Specialist*

Lacrosse Unlimited   www.lacrosseunlimited.com/

Great Atlantic            www.lacrosse.com


Lacrosse sticks can vary in price from $25 to $200, for beginners we recommend sticks that are priced below $45 because you don't need anything special to get started with the game.


Stick Sizing

Field Player Stick- 35 1/2 inches minimum
                         43 1/4 inches maximum

Goalkeeper Stick- 35 1/2 inches minimum
                         48 inches maximum

For younger/smaller girls you can cut the length of the lacrosse shaft to custom fit it for your childs maximum comfort.  The overall length of the entire stick can be between 35 1/2 inches to 43 1/4 inches.  Sports Barn will do this for you if you bring your daughter with you when purchasing a stick there. 

Here are the guidelines for cutting the stick yourself.
1.   Have your child hold just below the bottom of the stick head.
2.  Stretch the stick along her arm.
3.  Cut off the length that comes past her armpit.  
                    ****Do NOT Cut Shorter than 35 1/2 Inches****