Denton Youth Lacrosse League 501c3 Nonprofit Boys and Girls K thru 12 Denton ISD and Lake Dallas ISD School Districts


Equipment for Boys' and Men's Lacrosse


What do I need?

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.

The 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. 

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

The Mouthpiece:
All players must wear a highly visible mouthpiece.

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

The Shoulder Pads:
All players, with the exception of the goalkeeper, must wear shoulder pads.

The Arm Pads:
All players are required to wear arm pads.

The Rib Pads (Optional):
Rib pads are optional.

Athletic Supporters/Protective Cups:
All players are required to wear athletic supporters and protective cups.

The Chest Protector (Goalie Only):
The goalkeeper is required to wear a chest protector.

The Throat Protector (Goalie Only):

The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector.

Adapted from US Lacrosse (www.