ComLax Guide to Gloves:
Lacrosse gloves are one of the most important pieces of equipment in your arsenal. You need to have a glove that will allow you to get the best feel of the stick as well as be protective enough to avoid looking like you punched a concrete wall for four hours! We offer many different types of gloves that can provide both flexibility and protection. Remember - these are guidelines on what to look for in a glove and what we feel will help each player succeed and get the most of your potential.
You want to have a glove that is going to fit comfortably but also correctly protect your hands. Ask yourself - where do you hold your lacrosse stick? Answer: In your fingertips! With that said, you need to be able to fluidly move your fingers without any restrictions so that you can handle your stick correctly and not palm it. The top of your hand should be a nice volume fit throughout the glove but not too tight where it restricts your wrist from moving freely from the rest of the glove. Most gloves now have wrist guard that will allow your wrist to move independent from the rest of the glove while still giving high levels of protection.
Sizing lacrosse gloves is hard without actually trying on an actual pair, but we will guide you in the best way possible. It depends on what you are looking for. Some players like to have a tighter fitting lacrosse glove and some like to have a looser fitting option. No matter what, you will be able to find a glove that fits like a glove should! Gloves range from sizes 8”, 10”, 12”, 13”, and sometimes 14”. Here is a chart showing a breakdown based on age and weight on which size glove you should look for.
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Women’s lacrosse gloves are not a required piece of equipment, but a lot of coaches recommend them. Women’s Gloves offer protection and grip to women’s hands and have a low profile so that players can move their hands freely. Most women’s gloves offer layers of foam protection that will absorb those brutal stick checks. Most palms of the gloves offer grip that will help provide a better feel of the stick as well as help battle the weather on those stormy days.
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Until the mid-2000’s, it was very common to see goalies with the same gloves field players use. Back then, goalie gloves were not even an option. With new technology and a lot of research and design, manufacturers have now come out with gloves specifically for goalies as well. What makes a goalie glove so different, you might ask?? Well for one thing, the thumb is completely overhauled with reinforcements because when you grab a goalie stick your thumb is the most exposed part of your hand and can be subject to getting jammed back or broken. Also, the padding on the top of the hand is increased to provide the back of the hand with great protection as well. Now some goalies choose to wear field gloves because they can be more flexible, but understand you are taking a risk with wearing a field glove.
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