Players are responsible for purchasing their own equipment. 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. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are available for rent; you are responsible for purchasing the other items.
- Girls stick*
- Protective Goggles (get cage style)*
- Mouth-guard (non clear - recommend two)
- Gloves (optional)
- Goalie gear provided by Club
- Balls (to practice)
- Soft-sided lacrosse helmet (optional)
- Boys stick*
- Lacrosse helmet*
- Mouth-guard (non clear, recommend one with a tether to attach to the helmet)
- Athletic supporter with cup
- Shoulder pads*
- Arm/elbow pads*
- Rib pads (optional)*
- Lacrosse gloves*
- Cleats (football, soccer or baseball)
- Balls (to practice at home)
BLC GEAR RENTAL POLICY
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 robust if limited 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. However, that could change if we continue to have to replace unreturned gear.
Rental periods and rates
First half of year: Jan through June (covers spring league play)
- Boys full set: $50 (full year commitment discounted to $90)
(Helmet $15, Stick $15, Shoulder/Chest $10, Arm/Elbow $5, Gloves $5)
- Girls full set: $20 (full year commitment discounted to $30)
(Stick $15, Googles $5)
Second half of the year: July through Dec (covers summer camps and clinics plus fall ball)
- Boys full set: $50
- Girls full set: $20
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
Please note: the purchase of personal sticks is strongly encouraged, and while there is a wide range of prices of sticks, good affordable starter sticks are available in a variety of places for as low as $25.
If you have questions, please email
UPCOMING RENTAL DAYS
Gear Rental takes place at the BLC storage shed located at Extra Space Storage, 601 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA. Gear rental days will be scheduled just before the start of each season (Spring, Summer and Fall).
The Next gear rental/exchange day at the club's gear shed on SUNDAY, September 9th from 10:30am-noon.
*The gear shed is at 601 Cedar Street in Berkeley @ Eastshore Highway in the Extra Space Storage Facility. The code to get through the main gate is *2532#
The BLC shed is # Q011, walk north from the car entrance, the shed will be down the row on your left.
Players who are looking to elevate their play are encouraged to invest in their own gear, starting with a stick. Our Local Sponsor Sports Basement sells lacrosse gear as do many online outlets. For knowledgeable lacrosse expertise, visit our friends at SlingIt! in Danville or San Rafael.
Your coach would be happy to discuss gear recommendations.
Note about girl's helmets
There is no clear consensus on an increase in player safety with helmets in girl's lacrosse. As both the national US Lacrosse and local NCJLA have decided girl's helmets are optional, BLC does not offer girl's helmets for rent at this time. Should you feel strongly about your daughter wearing one, please feel free to purchase an approved lacrosse helmet. If you need guidance around the purchase or the fit, we will be happy to help, or visit SlingIt! to try one of the three available options.
We will continue to reevaluate and should we start to require helmets for our young women, we will include the equipment as part of our gear rental program.
For your use, here is a Lacrosse Equipment Fitting Guide provided by US Lacrosse.