For even those who have been involved with the sport for years, the sheer variety of the types of gear can be a little overwhelming. As with equipment in most activities, as you get towards the higher end gear, you could spend as much as you want on gear. That's why finding the right gear for your needs is so important. Popular brands for gear are Warrior, Brine, STX, Harrow, Maverik, and Cascade, among others. If you have any questions regarding gear, email the
Helmet - The helmet is the most important piece of equipment for a lacrosse player, but it can also be the most expensive. US Lacrosse has made major strides over the past few years focusing on player safety and bringing concussion awareness to the forefront. While lacrosse does not feature the head-on collisions you see in sports such as football, being aware of the risks is important.
There is no requirement that players wear a specific make or model of helmet, however, the helmet should be navy to play on the Rampage varsity. The Lincoln Rampage recommend getting a Cascade S or a Cascade XRS. They are more advanced than the baseline model helmets and offer more protection. Pictured to the right is a sample Rampage helmet. For those parents who are interested, we typically put in a team order for helmets at the beginning of the year to get a group discount.
Gloves - Gloves protect the hands and wrists of the player. The most important things to look for in a pair of gloves are how they fit, flexibility in the fingers, and durability of the material in the palms. The Rampage does not mandate a specific brand or color of glove; however, we would encourage you to keep our team colors of orange, navy, and white in mind while you are shopping for gloves.
Elbow Pads - Elbow pads or arm guards protect the forearms and elbows of players. Typically, attackmen wear heavier and larger elbow guards than defensemen who don't have to worry about sticks hitting their arms as much. The Rampage does not mandate a specific brand or color of elbow pads; however, we would encourage you to keep our team colors of orange, navy, and white in mind while you are shopping for elbow pads.
Shoulder Pads - Shoulder pads protect the collarbone and shoulders of players. While many players like to find as small and unencumbering pads as possible, it is important to remember that protection is the most important concern. Like most other forms of equipment, specific color and brand are not required by the Lincoln Rampage.
Stick - The stick is the most personal purchase a lacrosse player can make. This is the one piece of equipment that a lacrosse player cannot live without and the one that never leaves their hand. There are three types of sticks: the attack/midfield short stick, defensive long stick, and goalie sticks. The attack/midfield short stick is 40 to 42 inches in length with a regular lacrosse head. The defensive long stick is 52 to 72 inches in length with a regular lacrosse head. The goalie stick is 40 to 72 inches in length with goalie lacrosse head which is about the size of a tennis racket. The pocket, the type of mesh and the stringing of the stick are personal preferences. We recommend most new players start off with the attack/midfield short stick until they know what position they want to play.
Other Required or Recommended Gear:
- Mouthguard - REQUIRED (Keeping multiple on hand is recommended.)
- Cleats - no metal spikes
- Athletic Cup - REQUIRED