Lacrosse or (stickball) is a field game. There are ten players in the team, i.e. three attackmen, three defensemen, three midfielders, and one goalie. It is played with a stick and a ball and having benefits like:
● High-Intensity Training.
● Full body workout.
● Field strategy & vision.
Players require excellent ball-handling ability and hold the stick. It is an add-on to the player’s hands.
These skills are valid for (Men’s field lacrosse, Women’s lacrosse, and Box lacrosse) all types.
Various Training Apparatus
Equipment or Apparatus is often one of the first considered things when trying to increase the safety of players.
1. Lacrosse Stick
Having the best lacrosse stick is the first factor to help you gain a competitive advantage over your opponent.
Lacrosse stick has mainly three parts.
The shaft is the center of the lacrosse stick. It is made of various materials including aluminum, titanium, scandium, and alloy.
The head is a part that holds the pocket. The heads can be very flexible, and stiff also. That all depend upon your choice.
The pocket is a mesh of strings. It consists of mesh+shooting strings. There is a variety of shooting strings available but mainly used is nylon strings. So you can try and get the one that best fits you.
Look here for how to put in a shooting string:
This video is the best guide to learn how to string up a stick.
2. Lacrosse Ball
Lacrosse ball is made of solid rubber, and it comes in various colors like white (for Men Game) and yellow (for Women’s Game).
140 g – 147 g
62.7 mm – 64.7 mm
3. Lacrosse Gloves
One of the essential pieces of equipment. This will protect players’ hands by checks, defensive hitting, etc. It is covered with leather or canvas material to protect hands and forearm.
Some gloves have extra padding to protect the thumb from injury so players should choose the gloves as per their choice.
Gloves with high quality are preferred among the players. But gloves should be protective, well-fitting for players.
4. Shoulder Pads
Men’s shoulder pads should be highly protected but at the same time flexible to quick movement. There are different types of pads like big bulky pads and thin speed pads. The choice depends on the player as he will go with heavy or light shoulder pads.
Shoulder pads should consist of comfort and protection. It can protect players from checks, stray pass or shots. But it should not restrict the range of motion.
4. Lacrosse Arm Pads
The arm pad is an essential part of protection as it avoids injury on the elbow, forearm & triceps. Their main protection is to elbow.
It can protect arms from checks, and jerks. It should be comfortable, like should not stop you from bending the elbow.
It’s different for arms like left and right.
6. Lacrosse Helmet
This is the most important piece of protective equipment. And today helmets offer better function & design.
Helmets protect the whole area of the head. Some helmets are made of materials like motorbike helmets are prepared.
Helmets should not be too tight or loose for players. It should protect the whole head to avoid gaps for the ball to come. The player can go with the right firm to choose the best one.
7. Lacrosse Cleats
Like for better grip on grass players need high-quality cleats for better grip, good shot, and protection from shots.
First of all, cleats should be fit means they should not be tight. Some player prefers a loose shoe to get an extra chance or to avoid their toes.
But the best fit here is the right option while playing. So pick whichever one feel best.
8. Lacrosse Mouthguard
It should be designed in a way that players can breathe talk and drink during the game.
I can save players from the unconscious hit, & save your teeth.
9. Lacrosse Shinguard
Goalie plays an important role in Lacrosse.
He can stop a shot while stopping an offensive shot. So shinguard should be of high material and fit for a goalie to avoid injury. It should not be loose that restrict the movement.
10. Lacrosse Goalie Pants
It’s also an important part of protection and can give extra protection to things. Instead of pants, players can go with thick sweats also, which provide extra to the thigh, knees, etc.
Lacrosse is an exciting game, but it can be very dangerous if safety measures are not followed properly. So play it legal and fair. Otherwise, somebody could get injured.
All the safety measures should be appropriately followed like mentioned above in the article.
And all the equipment should be of high quality to avoid injuries. There should be a fair game.
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