Your child should bring their gear to the first practice. The club provides a game uniform / practice jersey for all players and specialty gear for goalies. All additional gear is the responsibility of the player. You have two main options for outfitting your player with lacrosse gear; renting and purchasing.
When you visit either store below, tell them that you are with Bothell, Inglemoor, or North Creek youth lacrosse and would like to rent gear. The clerks will size your player for helmet, gloves, and a set of shoulder and arm pads.
Play It Again Sports (Woodinville): $75/fall, $90/spring | If you decide to keep the equipment, your payment will go towards final purchase. Visit website
Superior Seconds (Issaquah): $40/fall, $100/spring, $125/year, $10/week | Visit website
There is a wide range in quality and price for gear. We recommend that you don’t spend a lot for your introductory equipment. A starter set with a good helmet and basic set of pads will serve you well. Ask for a "lacrosse starter set" in local stores and online.
Local stores such as Dicks (most selection), Play It Again Sports (used and new), and Big 5 Sporting Goods (limited stock).
Internet suppliers such as LaxWorld.com, SportStop.com, Lax.com, LacrosseMonkey.com, and many more.
Contact the following club members if you have rental or purchase questions:
Boys gear for K-2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, and HS Players:
- Must be NOCSAE approved. Check for a stamp impression or sticker, typically on the back
- New youth players in grades 3 through 7 may either purchase an all-white helmet from Cascade (or another manufacturer) or a helmet that meets their high school's helmet design specifications (below).
- New 8th grade players should and high school players must purchase a helmet that meets their high school's specifications per WHSBLA rules.
- HS Helmet Specifications
- Bothell HS Lacrosse Helmet Specifications
- Inglemoor HS Lacrosse Helmet Specifications
- North Creek HS Lacrosse Helmet Specifications
- Mouth guard with strap for attaching to helmet
- Lacrosse Stick for boys game
- Lacrosse gloves (sorry, no hockey gloves)
- Shoulder pads
- Elbow pads
- Rib Pads (optional)
- Athletic Supporter / Cup
- Cleats (football or soccer style)
- Water bottle (recommend one with a straw)
Girls gear for K-2 Players:
- Girls Lacrosse Stick
- Gloves (optional, for incidental contact)
Girls gear for 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, and HS Players:
- Must be NOCSAE approved
- Check the stamp impression
- Mouth guard
- Lacrosse Stick for girls game
- Lacrosse gloves (optional)
- Cleats (football or soccer style)
- Water bottle
- Headgear (optional)
Print the gear checklist for your child to use when getting ready for each practice/game. If your child shows up to a practice or a game without the required equipment, they may need to sit out. Please have your player arrive at the field with sufficient time to get fully dressed and ready to go when practice starts.
Correctly size the helmet for the player when purchasing. Cascade, for example, provides a helmet-sizing chart in their online Helmet Safety Book. While many helmet models are fully adjustable (one size), a few models come in multiple sizes.
Understand pocket options: There are three major types of lacrosse stick pockets available; kevlar bonded, mesh, and traditional.
- Kevlar bonded (Warrior Warp): This relatively new lacrosse pocket technology does not require any adjustments or break-in. These are recommended for new players because they build player's confidence and stick skills by providing more consistentcy and accuracy than their mesh and traditional counterparts. Options are available in both boys and girls specifications.
- Mesh: This lacrosse pocket technology has been around since the 1980's, comes in a variety of types, and needs to be broken in and periodically adjusted to ensure consistency and accuracy. The most common starter sticks come with mesh that stretches when wet. This has a tendancy to change the way that the stick throws. Simply changing to a coated mesh helps with pocket consistency in wet weather, providing more reliable ball handling and passing. Coaches can help parents select restringing options for the wet weather play we have in the northwest. Options are available in both boys and girls specifications.
- Traditional: This is the oldest form of lacrosse pocket technology still in use today. These pockets are distinguished by the four leather (or synthetic) thongs that extend from the top of the head to the bottom of the pocket. These pockets do not have the stretching issue of mesh pockets but do require some break-in and periodic adjustments. Options are available in both boys and girls specifications.