Hamden Youth Lacrosse is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of all aspects of the game of lacrosse for boys and girls in grades 3 - 8
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Hamden Youth Lacrosse
PO Box 185289
Hamden, CT 06518

Equipment needs:
bullet Lacrosse stick:  Each girl must have her own lacrosse stick.  We recommend choosing a stick with an "offset head", which allows for a deeper pocket.  However, try not to skimp on price, because the quality of stick will make a huge difference in a girls' ability to catch, throw, and cradle.  We do not want a girl to become frustrated because of a poor stick.
bullet Eye Protection:  USLacrosse requires that each girl wear approved eye protection.  Although there are several models of eye protection available, we recommend one with a "cage" design rather than a plastic lens.  It must be approved by USLacrosse: see the list of approved goggles at:
bullet Mouth guard:  Each girl must also have a mouth guard.  There are several kinds available, but they are all inexpensive ($2-$4), so it would not hurt to have a spare in case one gets lost.

The above are the only equipment needs.  We recommend rubber cleats (i.e. soccer cleats) for footwear, but they are not mandatory.  It is also advisable that each girl have a water bottle and be dressed appropriately based on weather conditions.

Although goalies require additional protective gear, and a different stick, each team will have its own goalie equipment for those interested in trying the position.

Program Director: Paul Darcy




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