At DICK'S Sporting Goods, you'll find a wide variety of men's lacrosse equipment from well-known brands like Warrior, Brine, STX, Nike, Under Armour, Maverik, Easton and Gait.
DICK'S Sporting Goods' selection of lacrosse gear includes equipment, apparel, cleats, accessories and more. Shop for lacrosse sticks made with durable alloys and lightweight titanium, and scandium materials for high strength and performance. A large selection of protective gear is also available including elbow pads, arm pads, shoulder pads and customized helmets to help keep you safe on the field. Perfect your shot with training aids including goals and backstops. DICK'S also offers large number of youth and adult lacrosse cleats available in all sizes and colors.
Lacrosse is a fast-paced game that requires good footwork and skilled ball control. DICK'S Sporting Goods' selection of lacrosse gear, apparel and cleats accommodates all playing techniques and specific league guidelines including NFHS and NCAA.
Lacrosse sticks are made up of shafts and heads. The first consideration when purchasing a lacrosse stick is your league certification. Lacrosse gear for athletes at the high school level requires the head and pocket to meet NFHS specifications while collegiate athletes must meet NCAA specifications. Universal heads are made to meet both standards.
The size of the lacrosse head and type of pocket depends on the regulations of your league. NFHS-approved high school lacrosse heads are wider than those used in NCAA-approved college lacrosse.
Next, consider your position and playing style. The length of the shaft varies based on your position. Defensive players are best served with longer 60" shafts for greater reach while attackers and midfielders usually opt for a shorter 30" shaft for greater power and control. Goalies use a 40" shaft for a combination of reach and control. Most shafts are built with materials such as titanium and aluminum alloy to provide a faster swing. Some players choose to use composite shafts, which stay temperate for consistent performance in all weather conditions.
Tips and Expert Advice
DICK'S Sporting Goods offers unstrung lacrosse heads that can be laced according to your game. Choose your lacrosse pocket and stringing style based on your performance needs. Hard mesh pockets allow quicker, more powerful release while soft mesh is more forgiving to accommodate easier catching. Hard mesh takes longer to break in, but tends to have a longer life span that soft mesh. Pockets are also strung using leather laces and other components to match your needs. For more information about lacrosse pocket types and tips for stringing your own lacrosse head, visit DICK'S Sporting Goods' stringing guide.
Whether you're using a pre-strung lacrosse head or one you have strung in order to dictate tension, you want a head that feels right for your release and style of play. String your own head with a stringing kit, or find a store near you offering professional custom head stringing to suit your playing style.
For a more detailed look at lacrosse equipment buying considerations, DICK'S Sporting Goods offers Lacrosse Gear Buying Guides for sticks and protective equipment.