The Lacrosse Stick is made of synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. The stick must be an overall length of no less than 40″ inches (35″ for 3rd grade and younger). The pocket shall be deemed illegal if the top surface of a lacrosse ball, when placed in the head of the stick, is below the bottom edge of the side wall. In 5th grade, defensman can begin using a 60″ “long pole.” No need to spend big bucks on shafts at this age. We do not recommend moving to a 72″ pole without the recommendation of your coach — usually around 7th or 8th grade depending on players physical size and ability.
For K-2 Grade (and probably for older kids as well) buying a $30-$50 lacrosse stick at Sports Authority, Dick’s, etc. is perfectly fine.