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Equipment Checklist



Is your child starting a new sport? If so, one of the first things you will have to plan for is being sure he or she has the proper quipment to participate. On the Equipment Checklist Page you will find the guide to get you informed, and your child prepared!

Keep in mind that different leagues may provide/require various pieces of the equipment. It's a good idea to verify what equipment  is proivded before purchasing. Also, regardless of the sport, a water bottle is always recommended.



              but you may want your own for practicing on your own.

  • Batting Helmet – Most teams provide helmets, but if you’d

              Like your own, you’ll need to provide it.

*Optional: Batting Glove; Mouth guard; Bat/Equipment Bag



  • Helmet (Choosing a helmet that fits properly is vital in keeping your player safe. CLICK HERE for an informative video by USA Football on how to ensure you are choosing a helmet that fits correctly.)

  • Shoulder pads

  • Mouthpiece

  • Padded football pants

  • Football Cleats

*Optional: Forearm pads; Neck roll; Rib protector; Padded shirt; Football for practicing on your own (Be sure to get the correct size football with this Sizing Chart.)



  • Helmet with mask

  • Neck guard

  • Shoulder pads

  • Elbow pads

  • Mouth guard

  • Hockey gloves

  • Hockey pants

  • Shin pads/guards

  • Hockey stick

  • Hockey socks

  • Hockey skates

  • Jock (or jill for girls)





  • Lacrosse Stick

  • Helmet

  • Gloves

  • Shoulder Pads

  • Rib pads

  • Armguards/Pads

  • Athletic Supporter (Males)

  • Goggles (Females)

  • Lacrosse Cleats

  • Mouth guard



  • Cleats/Boots – There are rugby specific cleats, but most leagues accept the use of soccer cleats. Football cleats are illegal due to the toe cleat.

  • Mouth guard (without a tether)

  • Compression Shorts

*Optional: Rugby ball for practice. (Rugby ball size chart); Headgear for Forwards- Many forwards who are in the scrum, wear scrum caps. Scrumcaps help with the rubbing of heads that happens while the scrum is engaged.



*Optional: Soccer Headgear for injury prevention; Soccer bag with net pouch to hold ball



  • Volleyball Shoes

  • Knee Pads

Optional: Ankle Braces - The most common injury associated with a volleyball player is a sprained ankle.  Investing in a good pair of ankle braces to prevent injury is wise, and some volleyball coaches require them. Volleyballs are provided for practice and games, but if you’d like to have one to practice on your own time be sure to buy the appropriate ball for indoor vs. outdoor.



HOCKEY - Extra equipment for goalies:

  • Mask

  • Throat protector

  • Chest/arm protector

  • Catcher

  • Blocker

  • Leg pads

  • Goalie skates (for older goalies)

  • Goalie stick

*Optional: Skate guards; Stick tape; Shin and pad tape; Practice jersey; Equipment bag









LACROSSE - Extra Equipment for Goalies:

  • Goalie Chest Protector

  • Goalie Gloves

  • Goalie Stick

*Optional: Equipment bag; Wrist guards; Compression shorts

The Athlete's Parent

Experts who work with professional & Olympic athletes share information for your youth athlete!

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