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Goalies don't have to wear arm pads because they don't need to (unless the league u play in requires them, but that is rare) and the pads limit they're range of motion. But really the goalie himself makes the decision as to wear them or not and some like and some dislike.

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Q: Why don't goalies wear elbow pads in lacrosse?
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Can Lacrosse goalies wear leg pads?

Box lacrosse goalies do wear leg pads made of hard plastic material like a big shin guards, in field lacrosse goalies can only wear soccer style shin guards

Can you wear hockey elbow pads for lacrosse?

yes you can wear hockey elbow pads for lacrosse

What kind of pads are used for lacrosse?

shoulder, elbow, and gloves

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What do lacrosse players wear?

Girls lacrosse players wear a mouthguard and eye goggles. Thier uniform consists of a jersey, usually a tank top, and a skirt with spandex underneath. Boys lacrosse players wear a lacrosse helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, adn rib pads. Girls goalies wear a helmet, a chestguard, padded pants, shinguards, and gloves. Boys goalies wear the same.

What do you play lacrosse with?

the main equipment is a shaft, attached to a head, a helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, and elbow pads... oh and cleats

What pads do you need for lacrosse?

Mandatory equipment include a helmet, arm pads, shoulder pads, gloves, lacrosse stick (obviously), and a cup (highly recommended). One optional piece of equipment is a rib guard. Goalies need special equipment such as goalie stick, goalie chest pad, throat guard, and padded goalie pants.

What equipment does youth lacrosse need?

For youth lacrosse, the required equipment is; Shoulder pads, Helmet, Elbow pads, Gloves, Mouth guard, and a stick. However there is also "strongly reccomended" equipment. Here is a list in order of importance. Cup/Jock Cleats Rib Pads Usually teams provide matching shorts and jerseys. Equipment varies for goalies.

What euipment do you need for lacrosse?

A helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, elbow/arm pads, gloves, stick. Rib guards and spikes are optional, not required but recommended for different situations.

Why do boys have to wear pads in lacrosse?

They wear pads in lacrosse because they could get hurt.

Can you get lacrosse equipment for free?

Generally, no. Its really not that expensive though. - Helmet w/ legal cage - Shoulder pads (Bicep pads advised) - Elbow pads - Gloves - Slash guards (Optional but recommended) - Running shoes - Stick (Titanium recommended)

What do elbow pads do?

There are a couple of benefits of wearing elbow pads. Elbow pads can protect the elbows from soreness and injury. Elbow pads are helpful to people who play sports that involve sliding or diving.