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SMLC Equipment Requirements

Required Equipment for SMLC Practices


Players attending SMLC practices are required to have proper protective equipment as outlined below.

Players without the required equipment will not be able to practice.

Required Equipment for Field Players:

  • Helmet - NOCSAE certified (see link below)
  • Mouth guard
  • Gloves
  • Arm guards or pads (see link to article below)
  • Shoulder pads
  • Protective cup
  • *Optional Rib guard

Equipment required for goalies:

  • Helmet - NOCSAE certified (see link below)
  • Neck guard
  • Mouth guard
  • Gloves - recommended to be goalie specific
  • Chest protector
  • Protective cup - recommended to be goalie specific


Proper footwear is essential for success on the field.  Cleats with molded treads or turf soles work on both turf and grass fields.  Sneakers can be used but are not recommended.

NOCSAE Certification Information

Link to a description of the NOCSAE certification recommendations for lacrosse helmets

Article regarding arm guards vs. arm pads

An article from LAXWORLD about the differences between arm guards and arm pads.