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Lacrosse Equipment & Uniforms

Revised 1/11/2022

RYSI Boys Lacrosse Uniform Information:

We are pleased to announce that RYSI Boys Lacrosse is using Thompson's Sporting Goods in Summit, NJ for uniforms this year. This decision was made in an effort to ensure the delivery of uniforms before the season in light of supply chain issues impacting the industry. Uniforms may be ordered for delivery at home or in-store. 

The link for the uniform store for Ridge Boys Lacrosse is: https://www.thompsonsportinggoods.net/team-store/ridge-youth-lax-uniform-22/

The store will remain open through March 6th. Please note that orders will be aggregated in 3 stages as follows:

 

Stage 1: Orders between January 7th and until January 23rd. We strongly encourage parents to order during this stage if at all possible. 

 

Stage 2: Orders from January 24th until February 13th.

 

Stage 3: Orders from February 13th until March 6th. Orders during this stage may not arrive prior to the season. 

 

WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO ORDER THEIR UNIFORMS EARLY TO AVOID ANY DELAYS!

 

 

A few quick reminders in regards to uniforms:

 

GRADES 2nd-8th 

 

- Reversible Game Jersey: MANDATORY for Grades 2-8.  When ordering the uniform via the store, if you are in 2nd/3rd Grade or are a NEW Player please list your three (3) number preferences. Head coaches will confirm final number assignments. If you are a RETURNING player from last season in 4th-8th Grade, please list your number from last year in the Number Preference field. If a RETURNING player wishes to change their number, they will need to obtain prior approval from their head coach. 

 

- Game Shorts: MANDATORY for Grades 2-8 to have Green game shorts. Players can use shorts from last year or purchase new game shorts via the RYSI store. Please note that this year's game shorts are of much better quality than prior year shorts (the same is true about the Game Jerseys). 

 

- Game Shooting Shirt: MANDATORY for Grades 2-8 to have shooting shirt. Players can use white shooting or camo shooting shirt from last year or purchase new shooting shirts via the RYSI store (this year's version is a slightly different design).

 

- Reversible Pinnie: Players can use pinnie‚Äôs from previous years, or purchase new pinnie's via the RYSI store. Players do NOT need to purchase a pinnie, as the game jerseys are reversible and can be used for practice.


Little Laxers

- All Little Laxers must wear a pinnie for practices. Returning players are encouraged to use their old RYSI pinnies. New pinnies can be purchased in the uniform store. Shorts, shooting shirts, etc. are not required for K-1st graders but are available in the uniform store for any Little Laxers who wish to purchase them.   


Other Ridge Lacrosse Apparel:

For those interested in purchasing other Ridge Boys Lacrosse apparel or lacrosse bags, please us the apparel link below.

https://www.thompsonsportinggoods.net/team-store/ridge-youth-lax/


Required Equipment

All players are required to have the following equipment to participate in lacrosse:

- helmet

- mouth guard
- shoulder/chest pads
- arm pads
- gloves
- cup
- cleats
- stick


There are many local sporting goods stores that carry lacrosse items such as  Dick's Sporting Goods and Universal Lacrosse on Rt 22 .

Of course there are many vendors online that provide everything you could possibly need (and your kids want) for the game of lacrosse. However, if you have a new player, or you as a parent are new to the sport, it is recommended that you visit at least one of the local stores with your child to understand how each piece of equipment is meant to fit to ensure the proper protection. Many will have a discount for items purchased by mentioning Ridge Youth Sports, Inc. as your organization.

There are a couple of lacrosse specialty stores in our area.  These stores will ensure proper fitting of all equipment.

Universal Lacrosse
Locations in NJ: Somerville, Skillman, Randolph, Moorestown, Freehold, Westfield, Flemington
906 RT 22 
Somerville, NJ 08876

To visit their website CLICK HERE---> Universal Lacrosse

Lacrosse Unlimited of Madison, NJ
307-B Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940
973-377-1770
To visit their website CLICK HERE---> Lacrosse Unlimited

Label Equipment

It is very important that every player label every piece of equipment.   You spent a lot of money on this gear! Make sure that if something gets left behind (and it will) that the person who finds it can easily determine who it belongs so you can get it back.  
 
Helmets - write the name on a piece of tape on the outside of the helmet;
Pads and Gloves - typically not much room on the smaller pieces, but use a Sharpie and get at least a last name on a tag;
Sticks - use a Sharpie and write on the shaft both name and phone number, then cover with a piece of clear tape so that sweaty hands don't rub it off;
Gear Bags - use a bag tag or a piece of paper inside the bag with everything you can think of: Ridge Lacrosse, player's name, grade and phone number.
 
A Note About Mouth guards...
It is a good idea to stock up on mouth guards. Every child is required to wear one and they get lost very easily. Players are not permitted to practice or play games without one.

It is NOT the coaches responsibility to provide players with mouth guards.  

Be prepared! We recommend that you buy several at a time. Have your player carry one extra in his gear bag and keep an extra at home - you'll need it.  They come in several colors (and even flavors!) but black and green are difficult to find on the ground when dropped so maybe try bright colors. Also, they sell ones that tether to the helmet.
 
Got Stinky Gear??
Most do at some point.  You can wash it!  When you get to the point you can't take the smell any longer, toss arm guards, shoulder pads and gloves in the washing machine.  A short or delicate cycle with mild detergent is fine.  Do not put anything in the dryer.  AIR DRY ALL ITEMS. Word to the wise: wash these items when you have a few days between practice or games to allow ample time for air drying. Your nose will thank you!

 

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