Hampton Roads Lacrosse players are required to have a helmet that is NOCSAE Certified. The Team/Club will consider newly purchased helmets to be NOCSAE Certified for 3 years from the date of manufacture, so long as they remain in undamaged condition.
There is a large variety of arm protection in the market. Each is designed to balance protection and mobility. Some players want a lot of protection and are wiling to have a bit less comfort and mobility. Others want to have minimal protection so they can have maximum mobility and comfort.
Lacrosse shoulder pads vary in size and protection. Some players, such as defenders, want to pads to be as light and minimal as possible. Other players, such as aggressive attackmen, want as much protection as possible. Pads with more protection will be longer in the arms and will go down further on the chest and back.
Lacrosse helmets are one of the most expensive and important pieces of equipment you can purchase for your player. They are made of a plastic shell with an impact-absorbing liner and metal face mask. Many helmets are custom made to order, so you can select the shell, visor and chin colors, usually for no additional charge.
The NCAA lacrosse specifications are a set of standards for measuring the dimensions of a lacrosse head used during a game where NCAA Men's lacrosse rules are in effect. Specifically, it outlines four points on a lacrosse head that must conform to a set of minimum dimensions given in the table below.