The Berkeley Lacrosse Club's goal is to provide boys and girls the opportunity to learn and play the wonderful sport of lacrosse. We have players from Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito, Richmond, El Sobrante, San Pablo, and Hercules.

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Players are responsible for purchasing their own equipment. See the lists below for the required and optional items recommended for play.

One of the unique features of the Berkeley Lacrosse Club is the availability of rental gear to make the sport more affordable for our players and families. Scroll down for more information. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are available for rent if supplies are available. You are responsible for purchasing the other items.


Girls Gear

  • Girls Lacrosse Stick*
  • Mouth-guard (non clear, we recommend having two)
  • Protective Cage-Style Eye Goggles (SEI Certified/Approved Goggles List - STX models must have the "S")* or Optional: Soft-sided Womens Lacrosse Helmet with built-in Goggles (ASTM standard)*
  • Cleats (lacrosse or soccer)
  • Personal Water Bottle
  • Spring 2021 COVID-19 protocol: Protective Cloth Mask (no vents)
  • Optional: Gloves (very few of our players wear gloves)
     
  • Goalie protective gear and practice balls are provided by the club


Boys Gear

  • Boys Lacrosse Stick*
  • Mouth-guard (non clear, recommend one with a tether to attach to the helmet)
  • Athletic supporter with cup
  • Shoulder pads* (see Note below)
  • Arm/elbow pads*
  • Padded lacrosse gloves*
  • Cleats (lacrosse, football, soccer, or baseball)
  • Personal Water Bottle
  • Spring 2021 COVID-19 protocol: Protective Cloth Mask (no vents)
  • Optional: Rib Pads
     
  • NEW Spring 2021: BLC branded Boys Lacrosse Helmets are now provided by the club
  • TBD: If league and county approved, integrated plastic face shield designed to fit on club helmets
  • Goalie protective gear and practice balls are provided by the club
     

Note about boys Shoulder Pads
Beginning in 2022, US Lacrosse boys’ field players, NFHS boys’ field players, and NCAA men’s field players must also wear chest protection that meets the NOCSAE ND200 standard. Some manufacturers have already begun to introduce chest protection for boys’ field players into the marketplace. US Lacrosse encourages field players of all ages to begin using protection as soon as they can, rather than waiting for the 2022 mandate. https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment/chest-protector-faq

For your use, here is a Lacrosse Equipment Fitting Guide provided by US Lacrosse.

 

BLC GEAR RENTAL PROGRAM:

The Berkeley Lacrosse Club believes access to gear should not be a barrier for families whose children want to try lacrosse. As such, the club invests in a supply of quality gear and makes it available for economical rates to club families. The club relies on the goodwill of its families to rent and renew gear with full payment in a timely manner and currently does not have a late fee for rentals that are not returned on time. Please help us keep this program thriving by renting and returning gear efficiently.

NEW 2021! Boys Helmets will be issued as part of the Spring season! All players will be issued a helmet. There is no need to rent or purchase a helmet.

Rental periods and rates:

First half of year: Jan 1 through June 30 (covers Spring league play)

- Boys Full Set: $60

              (Stick $20, Shoulder/Chest $20, Arm/Elbow $10, Gloves $10)
              (Boys Helmets will be issued as part of the Spring season - there is no need to rent or purchase a helmet)

- Girls Full Set: $30

              (Stick $20, Googles $10)
              (Girls Helmets with integrated goggles - not required for play - are available to rent for $50)


Second half of the year: July 1 through Dec 31 (covers summer camps and clinics plus Fall Ball)

- Boys Full Set: $60

- Girls Full Set: $30
 

Summer camp only: (one week only: gear day prior to camp, return on last day of camp at camp)

- Boys Full Set: $20

- Girls Full Set: $10
 

If you have questions, please email  .

 

NEW 2021! Girl Helmets will be available to Rent as part of the Spring season! There is no clear consensus on an increase in player safety with helmets in girl's lacrosse. Both the national US Lacrosse and local NCJLA have decided girl's helmets are optional. However, some of our players do use an approved lacrosse helmet with integrated goggles. 
 

OUR SUPPLY IS LIMITED: While we make every effort to anticipate supply needs based on registrations, there is no guarantee that sizes or supply of any rental item will be available.


UPCOMING RENTAL DAYS:

Schedule: Gear rental days will be scheduled just before the start of each season (Jan/Feb, Jun/July, Sep)

Location: Gear Rental takes place at the BLC storage shed located at Extra Space Storage, 601 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA on the corner of Cedar and Eastshore Highway.‚Äč

There is a code to get through the main gate. Walk north from the car entrance and the shed is straight ahead on the left. The BLC shed is #Q011.

 
Upcoming Gear Rental/Exchange Day:

If you’d like to rent a stick, glove, goggles, etc., please MAKE A RESERVATION at our rental day at the Extra Space Storage gear shed on 601 Cedar St in Berkeley.

 

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Feb 21, 2021 at 7:30 am - 9:30 am

 

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PURCHASE YOUR OWN GEAR:

Consider shopping at our local Lacrosse vendors before looking online:

Sports Basement in Berkeley
SlingIt! in Danville
SlingIt! in San Rafael


Additionally, discounted Sticks available for purchase directly from the club! Players who are looking to elevate their play are encouraged to invest in their own gear, starting with a stick. In an effort to make sure kids have a solid stick of their own to use, BLC has arranged for a bulk purchase discount on well-functioning beginner sticks for girls and boys for only $40. Order one from our Online Store and pick it up in Berkeley so your player can start getting the feel of the stick before Spring Season starts.

Your coach would be happy to discuss gear recommendations.