Equipment | Pittsburgh Youth Lacrosse
Pittsburgh Youth Lacrosse is open to all boys and girls in the Pittsburgh area. We practice in Fox Chapel, PA. We are a non-profit, community based program run by volunteers who are interested in creating a fun and challenging developmental lacrosse progr

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What equipment do I need to purchase for my son?


  • Helmet with NOCSAE seal (this is a tested and approved helmet).  You can purchase any helmet color your son likes, but PYLAX recommends white as the helmet color
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Arm Pads - these are different for defense v. offense, ask your coach for guidance
  • Gloves
  • Supporter and Cup
  • Protective Mouthpiece - any color EXCEPT clear
  • Stick - short stick for attack/midfield, long poles for defense (long pole may be used in 12U & 14U age levels)
  • Lacrosse Cleats, rubber soccer, and football cleats are fine



What equipment do I need for my daughter?


  • Protective Eye Goggles 
  • Lacrosse Stick - girl's sticks have a shallow pocket
  • Protective Mouthpiece - any color EXCEPT clear
  • Cleats/Turf shoes, soccer cleats are fine

Where to buy equipment?
There are various local and internet retailers to purchase lacrosse equipment for your son or daughter from.  It has been our experience that for those new to the sport, it is very helpful to research online or consult with a PYLAX coach first before purchasing a new set of equipment. Here are some local and online stores to check out.


Local sporting goods stores, Dunham's and Dick's Sporting Goods. They offer player starter packages for both boys (stick, helmet, gloves, arm pads, and shoulder pads) and girls (stick, eye goggles, gloves). Selection may be limited. 


Top String Lacrosse ( has the largest selection of lacrosse equipment in Western PA. They are located at 4705 Library Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102.


Online:  (new equipment)  (new equipment) (mostly used equipment) (mostly used equipment)


How much do I need to spend on equipment?

Like many other sports, lacrosse equipment can be very expensive. Complete starter packages range from $160 - $300. Premium equipment packages can range from $500 - $800. 


Does PYLAX have any loaner equipment?

PYLAX receives a limited amount of second-hand equipment every season. We do our best to provide new players with loaner equipment for the first few Fall clinics but can not guarantee we will have enough for every new player. On occasion, we will make our second-hand equipment available for purchase.