Players provide their own Lacrosse Stick (plus head), Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, Cleats and Mouthguard. Freshman and JV players bring their own Matte Black (Preferably Cascade S or R) helmet per the Helmet section. Parents and players should ensure that this gear is serviceable and in good working order as Lacrosse is a full-contact sport. Coaches can provide recommendations for equipment to ensure players remain safe during practices and games. A local high-end Lacrosse store in Naperville, TAMA Lacrosse on Ogden Avenue, can also provide advice and recommendations for equipment as well as head stringing. Dick's Sports carries new high-end and mid-range lacrosse equipment. Play it Again Sports will have used and some lower-end new equipment. There are several online stores including East Coast Dyes (https://www.ecdlax.com/), Lacrosse Unlimited, Lacrosse Monkey (https://www.lacrossemonkey.com/), Universal Lacrosse (https://www.universallacrosse.com/) and Amazon that are good online options for purchasing new lacrosse equipment at reasonable prices.
Varsity Helmets (White)
The Benet Varsity Lacrosse Team wears White helmets with the Benet Logo on one side and the player number on the other side. Benet provides each Varsity Player with a White Cascade S or R Helmet with a red chrome facemask with Benet stickers on one side and the player's jersey number on the other side.
Junior Varsity and Freshman Helmets (Matte Black)
Junior Varsity and Freshman team players provide their own Matte Black (Preferably Cascade R or S) helmet. BALAX provides the Red and Silver Helmet stickers. Matte Black Cascade S Helmets with Red Chrome facemasks are available to be purchased from a designated BALAX Supplier (Athlete's Connection). Contact BALAX for more information and we will provide the link to purchase. If there is enough interest from incoming freshman (that will justify the purchase of 12 helmets), the parent volunteer club can purchase 12 Cascade S helmets at a substantial discount to the incoming players. Note that Cascade R helmets are discontinued.
Benet Academy provides a 4 piece set of lacrosse uniforms including 2 single color jerseys and 2 single color shorts for all active players at the beginning of the Lacrosse season. Varsity players are issued white and red sets of uniforms. Junior Varsity players are issued black and red sets of uniforms. These jerseys/shorts combinations are used for both the Freshman, JV, and Varsity players and should be kept clean and in the lacrosse bag during the season. They are turned back into the Benet Coach at the end of the season. A reversible red / white lacrosse Pinnie is purchased at tryouts and is used by all players during lacrosse practices.
Benet Lacrosse "Boathouse" Style Jackets are available for purchase from the BALAX club. Please see the Spirit Wear tab for more information.