League Information

Girl’s Mandatory Equipment

  • Lacrosse Stick
  • Mouthpiece
  • Cleats
  • Close fitting gloves (optional)
  • All field players must properly wear eye protection (Goggles or Helmet)that meets ASTM specification standard F803 for women’s adult/ youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play.
  • The goalkeeper must wear a helmet with face mask (NOCSAE approved), separate throat protector, padded gloves, mouth piece, and chest protector. The goalkeeper may wear padding on arms, legs, and shoulders which does not excessively increase the size of those body parts. High school level and below must wear padding on thighs and shins. Youth level must wear some form of abdominal and pelvic protection.  Goalies are required to wear padded gloves.


Below are Links to Local Vendors that carry lacrosse equipment:

  1. Lacrosse Unlimited
  2. Dicks Sporting Goods

Concussion Management Plan

The following policies and procedures have been instituted by the East Islip Youth Lacrosse League (EIYLL) in an effort to identify, manage and return athletes safely to competition following a concussion.

Pre-Season Education

  • Concussion educational information based on CDC concussion fact sheets are posted and available on our website, http://www.eastislipyouthlacrosse.com under COACH/PARENT RESOURCES for both parents and coaches.  Each parent & athlete will receive a copy of the PARENT/ATHLETE CONCUSSION INFORMATION SHEET at the beginning of the Spring Season and will provide a signed acknowledgement that they have received it and understand that they are responsible for the material provided.
  • By signed acknowledgement of the Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet as well as electronic acceptance of Parent Code of Conduct during the Spring Season registration process, each athlete and/or legal guardian accepts responsibility for reporting injuries (including concussions) and illnesses to their assigned EIYLL Head Coach.  At the beginning of each Spring Season, all EIYLL Head Coaches are required to conduct a preseason meeting with all parents & athletes and as part of this meeting, the concussion information and protocol is reviewed.
  • All coaches are required to take the Head’s Up Concussion Online Training Course as well as receive the CDC Head’s Up Concussion in Lacrosse information sheet as presented by US Lacrosse during the mandatory Spring Preseason Coaches Meeting which includes concussion education and EAP training. Each individual will be required to sign that they have attended the preseason meeting and received the concussion education information. The meeting will occur on an annual basis one week prior to Spring Season practice start.


  • Clearance for participation or need for further consultation, evaluation or testing will be at the discretion of the athlete’s personal healthcare physician.
  • In following protocol for any documented concussion, written clearance is required and must be provided by the athlete’s personal healthcare physician to the athlete’s Head Coach prior to participation. 


Recognition and Diagnosis of Concussion and Post-Concussion Management

  • Any athlete who exhibits signs or symptoms consistent with a concussion as deemed by the Head Coach or on site certified athletic trainer, with or without a witnessed injury, will be removed from activity (practice or game) immediately and referred to their personal healthcare physician for evaluation.  Head Coaches are not responsible or allowed to evaluate athletes with signs and symptoms of a concussion nor are they allowed to participate in any decision-making regarding return to competition.
  • Once an athlete has been formally diagnosed by a healthcare physician with any form of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury, he/she will NOT be allowed to return to any practice or competition.
  • Following initial injury, the athlete should be evaluated and monitored by their personal healthcare physician.  


Return to Play

  • Athletes diagnosed with a concussion will undergo follow-up with their personal healthcare physician.
  • In following protocol for any documented concussion, written clearance is required and must be provided by the athlete’s personal healthcare physician to the athlete’s Head Coach prior to return to play. 


Reducing Head Trauma Exposure Management Plan

Efforts will be made to reduce exposure to head trauma. Examples of methods to minimize head trauma exposure include but are not limited to:

  • Taking a “safety first” approach to sport
  • Taking the head out of contact
  • Coaching and athlete education regarding safe play and proper technique.









Boy’s Mandatory Equipment

  • Helmet 
  • Lacrosse Stick
  • NOCSAE Certified Shoulder Pads
  • Mouthpiece
  • Arm Pads
  • Gloves
  • Cleats
  • Rib Pads (optional)
  • The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece, gloves and a protective cup.

    Below are Links to Local Vendors that carry lacrosse equipment:

    1. Lacrosse Unlimited
    2. Dicks Sporting Goods

Lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America with some saying it dates back to the 1400’s. The sport was first developed by North American Indians who originally played it as a means to toughen braves for war or to settle disputes between tribes. By some accounts the North American Indian game of lacrosse was often a vicious affair where serious injury was common place and participants would even be killed on occasion.

The North American Indian game of lacrosse would have as few as 100 players and as many as 1,000, and would often last several days. With no out-of-bounds, the game field could cover miles and the goals, which were often trees or piles of rocks, would span anywhere from 500 feet to a mile apart and could also be several miles apart. Lacrosse remained an unknown sport until the 1600’s, when a Jesuit missionary by the name of Jean de Brebeuf witnessed a game being played by the Huron Indians. When reporting what he observed to his superiors, Brebeuf likened the stick the Indians were playing with to the “crosier” carried by bishops during religious ceremonies, and from there, the name “lacrosse” was created.

In the early 1800’s French settlers in Montreal took-up the game of lacrosse and the game started to become a more civilized and organized sport. A Canadian dentist standardized the game in 1867 by establishing limits on the number of players, field dimensions and rules of play. In 1877 New York University fielded the first college team in the nation and by 1882, the game was picked-up by several private high schools such as Philips Andover Academy in Massachusetts, Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey.

The game received additional notoriety in 1956 when Jim Brown from Syracuse University scored six goals for the North in the North-South Lacrosse game. Brown later become one of the most accomplished running backs in the NFL and was heard to say that he preferred lacrosse over football. The NCAA eventually took over the reigns of college lacrosse and the first collegiate championship was held in 1971. Today, the sport continues to gain tremendous popularity throughout the country. While the traditional hotbeds of the sport are Long Island and Baltimore, lacrosse has spread like wildfire across the nation and is now played in every corner of the US.