A girls stick/crosse, eyeguards, and mouthguard (needs to be colored, must not be clear, white or have graphics printed on them) are required to play. A list of approved eyewear can be found here: USA Lacrosse Approved Eyewear
Practices and Games are held in all types of weather, and gloves and performance undergarments can make a big difference in how comfortable your girls are. For games undergarments must match the team colors, black, for Doublecrosse.
Make sure you get a female stick, male sticks are different…
Usually a good estimation on how long a stick should be is putting the end of your stick under your arm and stretching your arm straight out. Your fingertips should touch the head of the stick. (Hacksaw should work, or other tools, or take it to a lacrosse retailer. Make sure you put the plastic end back on.)
Some of the best brands are STX, Brine, and deBeer.
Don’t worry about spending a ton of money on gear at this age. As they get older you will spend more money on a great stick.
Bring something for the rain and something warm – bring them both
It’s better to have to shed the jackets than be shivering
On the cold days (it’s always colder than it seems), two pairs of pants/leggings
Don’t need a lot of dexterity but do need to be able to hold the stick in the cold and rain. We’ve seen kids wear ski mittens successfully but also cheap fingered gloves with sticky grip pads on palms/fingers can work great too.
BAG – to put it all in
Where can I buy equipment?
Locally, Sports Authority, Play it Again all have a limited selection of gear for the girls game. On Line: www.longstreth.com www.lax.com and www.ebay.com are all good choices.