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Gear Recommendations

Lacrosse Heads:

Although lacrosse heads can be expensive, Sentry believes a quality head can be very beneficial to players of all ages. Also, different heads translate better to different positions. For example, a defensive head should be wider than an offensive head due to an easier ability to pick up ground balls. Offensive head should be slightly narrower to protect the ball better against checks. Below you will find Sentry head recommendations.

Offensive Heads Defensive Heads Face Off Heads Goalie Heads
Maverik Tactik STX Hammer Dictator ST Warrior Nemesis 2
Maverik Centrick Maverik Tank Nike CEO STX Eclipse
Maverik Optik Universal  
STX X10 Brine Clutch X  
Brine Clutch X   Warrior Noz 2  
Warrior Evo 4X      

Shafts:

Depending on the age of a player the $50 shafts work just as good as the $100 - $200 shafts. The key is finding a shaft that looks good based on personal preferences. Once a player enters high school or the college level of play, we recommend selecting a stronger lighter material. From experience we would recommend any type of scandium or titanium shaft. 

Offensive Shafts  Defensive Shafts (Long Poles)   Goalie Shafts
Warrior Kryptopro Warrior Kryptopro Lyte Maverik Wonderboy
Warrior Kryptolyte Nike Vandal STX Scandium Pro
Nike Vandal STX Surgeon Sci-Ti  
Maverik Range Stringking metal  
STX Stallion Scandium    

Gloves:

The most important feature of the lacrosse glove is flexibility. The player should try out different gloves to find one that fits him well, where he is able to move his fingers easily and grasp the lacrosse shaft with no issues. Here are a few pairs that I believe work very well.

Offense/Defense Gloves  Goalie Gloves
Maverik Rome RX3  Warrior Regulator
Brine King 5 Warrior Burn
Warrior Rabil  
STX Cell 3  

Arm pads:

Arm pads usually vary by position as well, but again it comes down to player preference. For offensive players, we recommend getting larger arm pads to cover as much of the arm as possible to protect against stick checks. For defensive players, we recommend arm pads that are slightly smaller for greater mobility.

 Attack Elbow Pads  Middie Elbow Pads  Defense Elbow Pads
STX Cell 3 Warrior Rabil STX Cell 3
STX Stallion STX Cell 3 Maverik Rome RX-30
Maverik Rome RX-3 STX Stallion HD  

Shoulder Pads:

Like arm pads and gloves, shoulder pads are all about personal preference. However, we believe having a light pair of shoulder pads with protection are the two most important factors you should look for when choosing the right pair. Below are a few recommendations for shoulder pads.

Shoulder Pads Position 
STX Cell 3 Attack 
  Maverik Rome RX-3   Midfield 
Rabil Ultralyte  Defense 

Helmets

As for helmets, We fully support any type of Cascade helmet. They have been in the game for decades and we believe they make the best helmet today. Any type of Cascade helmet will be great for all ages. 

Grade Helmets
3rd- 12th Cascade: Cpx-R
 K- 2nd Grade   Cascade: CSR, CPVR 

Local Stores:

Local Stores Location Address: Numbers
Not Just Soccer Dallas 6921 Preston rd, Dallas TX 75205 214-528-5006
Play it again sports Dallas Parkway Plaza 3115 W Parker Rd #470, Plano 972-612-1101
Team lax South Lake 1101 N E state hwy 114 #114, southlake, TX 76092 817-416-4529
Team Lax plus Frisco 9201 Warren Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75035 469-362-8529
Dick Sporting Goods Frisco 2611 Preston Rd, Stonebriar Centre, Frisco, TX 75034 214-618-0200
Dick Sporting Goods Dallas The Shops at Park Lane, 8030 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75231 214-696-5800
Dick Sporting Goods Dallas 13838 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240 972-239-5455

 

Mesh:

Mesh: Brand:
12 Diamond hard goalie mesh STX
White hard mesh Jimalax
Hero mesh East Coast Dyes