Lacrosse Goalie Checklist

Lacrosse Goalie Checklist

If you are a lacrosse goalie, then the following checklist is for you. This list includes some of the most important gear that every lacrosse goalie needs to have on hand before they head out onto the field. 


Goalies now have more protection than ever with the latest lacrosse helmets. Today’s lacrosse helmet technology is so advanced that they’re becoming the new benchmark for protection and style. Goalies are going to get hit in head with a ball, so it’s really important use newer models which provide more cushioning around your cranium as well as protecting from concussions! Goalie protection has come a long way. The difference between this type of helmet and those used by attackmen/defensively minded skaters isn’t huge: although they do add throat guards too keep them safe from lacrosse balls.


Lacrosse goalie gloves need to be carefully selected due to the fact that they will be exposed to a lot of wear and tear during each game that you play. This means that it is important for a lacrosse goalie to make sure they have the proper fitting gloves on their hands as this can help prevent any unnecessary injuries from occurring as well as give you better grip on your stick when performing those saves we all love watching so much!

You should always make sure your glove has been properly broken in before using them during a game. Breaking them in could take some time but if you do not break them in first, then you could end up with blisters which could cause other problems down the road.

Neck Guard

Goalies necks are definitely not invincible; every now and then we get hit there and it hurts like hell – even if it’s just a love tap from our defenseman buddy (don’t worry, we’ll still love you). Make sure to protect your neck with a good old fashion neck guard.

Mouth Guard

This one may seem like a joke, but I’m serious when I say that mouth guards are important! Getting hit in the mouth with a lacrosse ball or stick can easily break your teeth, and dental bills add up quick! A mouth guard will keep your pearly whites safe during play. Make sure to always have one on before heading out onto the field!

Shin Guards

Like knee and elbow pads; they protect your shins from some pretty mean rubber checks that might come your way. If you don’t want to spend big bucks on new shin guards every season like me, consider wearing neoprene sleeves over top of them to offer additional padding. It also makes sliding a lot easier because it reduces friction between the sleeve and your leg!

Throat Guard

Throat guards are another required piece of equipment that is designed to protect you from any contact that might be headed in your direction. These pieces of protective gear can keep both your insides and outsides safe while on the field so they are mostly just a precautionary measure. It’s possible for some players to actually get more than one throat guard, but you usually only need one at most during game time or practices.

Athletic Supporter & Cup

An athletic supporter is also known as “male” or “cup” (more commonly referred to by its brand name ‘ jockstrap’). Everyone needs protective cups when playing sports like lacrosse because it will help keep you safe even if you end up getting hit in an unlikely spot. This piece of equipment is also great for protecting yourself against damage to your delicate areas while running around the field during game time so it’s always a good idea to invest in one of these before taking part in any sport that involves physical contact with other players. Your best bet is likely going to be choosing either a jockstrap or compression shorts because they are easier to get on and off than regular pants, but this might depend on what you find most comfortable so you should try out both options before making up your mind about which ones are best suited for your specific needs.

Chest Protector

Chest protectors are a great way to make sure that your upper body remains protected during games and practices. These kinds of injuries can be extremely painful and they can take a while to heal as well so you always want to try and avoid these kinds of issues whenever possible. In some cases, chest guards may also help protect the lower ribs which is an added bonus for most players looking to get one of these devices in order to stay safe from injury. It’s important not only when wearing a chest protector but all other types of protective equipment that you don’t wear it so tight that it might restrict your movement because this could lead to a number of different problems including breathing difficulties or chafing.

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Enoch C. Williams

Enoch is a veteran lacrosse player. He has played on the same team for 20 years, and his teammates are like family to him. He's worked hard over the last two decades to get where he is today, playing in some of the best tournaments in North America with people that have become lifelong friends. Enoch loves pushing himself physically and mentally every time he steps onto the field, knowing that if he doesn't give 100% then there's always someone else who will take his place.

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