The mission of Rocky Hill Youth Lacrosse is to educate and develop the players, parents, and community about the game of Lacrosse.

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Lacrosse Equipment Checklist

Boys' and girls' lacrosse are differentthe major difference being that hitting and checking are allowed for boys and not for girlsthey use different equipment.


Co-ed Lightning (Grades 1 & 2) Equipment

Lightning lacrosse is a NON-contact developmental level. Therefore, the only equipment necessary is a mouthguard and (girl or boy) lacrosse stick. We use developementally appropriate softer lacrosse balls to enable players to learn the foundational skills needed to build upon as they move forward in their understanding of the game at each level. 

Boys' Lacrosse Equipment

Because hitting and checking is allowed in boy’s lacrosse, more protective equipment is required. The emphasis in all programs is on safety, fun, and learning the skills and game of lacrosse. Boys’ protective equipment should include:


  • A helmet with attached mouth guard
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Gloves
  • Protective cup and jock strap
  • Cleats


Girls’ Lacrosse Equipment

Girls play to a different set of noncontact rules than boys with limited equipment needs. The emphasis in all programs is on safety, fun, and learning the skills and game of lacrosse.     Girls’ protective equipment should include:

  • A mouth guard (mandatory)
  • Protective eyewear (mandatory)
  • Padded gloves (these are optional but recommended)
  • Cleats

Note: female lacrosse players (other than goalies) are not required to wear helmets


Lacrosse Equipment Stores/Discounts

Below is a list of locations and discount coupons (see attached) that we have received.  Please note, Rocky Hill Youth Lacrosse is providing you with all available information and does not endorse any specific location or retailer.  Please review all your choices carefully.

Dick’s Sporting Goods 

They have introductory packages for players.
Dan LaBreck
2985 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT
800-690-7655 x4658
Sartorius Sports
Inexpensive introductory packages. They are also offering a helmet rental program for young players.

Chris Stephan
2876 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT

Herb’s Sport Shop
  60 La Salle Road, West Hartford, CT

Play it Again Sports West Hartford
15 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT

Play it Again Sports Southington

685 Queen Street (Behind Taco Bell) Southington, CT