Lacrosse Must-Have’s to Start the Season

Williamson Source

February 6, 2020

Lacrosse is starting again in Middle Tennessee and Play It Again Sports ~ Brentwood has you covered for all of your must-have lacrosse needs this season.

Located at 1701 Mallory Lane, Suite 350, Brentwood, TN (located two doors down from Barnes and Noble Booksellers.) Play It Again Sports ~ Brentwood carries all of the protective gear, sticks and accessories you need to keep your lacrosse player on the field this season.

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in America at both the collegiate and high school level. Today, there are more than 450,000 lacrosse players in the country.

With its rapidly growing popularity, it is important to remember that lacrosse is a contact sport.

Lacrosse helmets protect players in two ways, they protect the player’s head and face from the ball and protect the player’s brain from harmful impacts. Like any contact sport, without a helmet, concussions can occur while playing lacrosse.

One of the easiest ways to reduce the likelihood of your playing getting a concussion is to invest in a helmet that fits properly. Some of the most well-known and reputable brands of lacrosse helmet is Cascade, Warrior and STX. Helmets should always have the NOCSAE stamp on the back to be ruled safe for play, as well as fit well.

Arm pads function similar to elbow pads. They’re designed to keep the forearm and elbow protected against contact and impacts from sticks, passes and shots from other players. A hard elbow cap protects the elbow from being fractured due to a hard impact.

Play It Again Sports ~ Brentwood carries both new and used arm pads in many different shapes, colors and sizes from reputable brands such as Maverik, Brine, Warrior, STX and many more!

Given the sport’s nature of hard impacts to the upper body, injuries to the shoulders, collarbones and ribs can occur.

Lacrosse shoulder pads are designed to protect the shoulders, ribs and collarbones with reinforced padding, while also not sacrificing player mobility. Shoulder pads are now being made with reinforced heart guards to protect against dangerous impacts to the heart.

Play It Again Sports ~ Brentwood carries new and gently used lacrosse shoulder pads from Maverik, STX, Brine and other top brands to keep your player in the game.

Lacrosse gloves protect the player’s wrists, hands and fingers from impacts caused by stick-checking. Gloves come in two varieties: player gloves and goalie gloves. The difference between the two is that goalie gloves have a wider, extra-padded thumb to protect against impacts from hard shots on the goal.

Player gloves are similar, but without the extra padding on the thumbs. Gloves fasten with Velcro or a lace-system that tightens up the glove. Gloves are measured in both traditional sizes and numerical increments, with 13” being considered the largest size.

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