Brine Hybrid Shoulder Pads

Lacrosse Shoulder Pad Buying Guide

There are three different styles of shoulder protection that lacrosse players have to choose from; traditional shoulder pads, hybrid shoulder pads, and shoulder pad liner. The player should easily be able to choose the correct style of shoulder protection based on the following information provided in this buying guide. Before a purchase is made, make sure to take the time to evaluate these criteria; style of play, and if you value comfort or protection. If categorized correctly, it is almost guaranteed that you will make the right decision for your skill set.

Three Styles of Shoulder Protection

Traditional Shoulder Pads: Out of More >

Warrior Regulator

Lacrosse Glove Buying Guide

Lacrosse gloves are considered to be the most significant items of equipment that you will purchase. They are responsible for the overall feel of your stick, and take a beating from the opposing defensemen. Ideally, the player is going to want the gloves that will allow them to have the most natural feel over the stick. Developing second-hand nature with the stick is important, and that is why the experts here at MonkeySports strongly suggest investing a little more time and effort in selecting gloves.

Five glove features to analyze

Thumb: Most will argue that this is the most important part to the More >


Lacrosse Arm Protection Buying Guide

There are three different styles of arm protection that you have to choose from; arm guards, arm pads, and elbow pads. Before you make your purchase, make sure you take the time to evaluate these three criteria; position, style of play, and if you value comfort or protection. Based on these criteria, you can almost guarantee that you will make the right decision.

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What are the Differences between Lacrosse Arm Guards, Arm Pads, and Elbow Pads?

Lacrosse Arm Guards: Out of the three styles, arm guards will give you the most More >

Measure Twice

How to Cut a Lacrosse Shaft

There are several reasons why you might need to cut a lacrosse shaft, but the most common reason is to make it more appropriate for your own height. It is very popular in youth lacrosse to shorten the shaft in correlation to the player’s height. Today, the experts here at Monkey Sports will help you through the process of cutting your lacrosse shaft to best fit your needs.

Materials Needed 

  • Lacrosse Shaft (New or Recycled)
  • Tape Measure (Minimum 6 feet)
  • Athletic Tape/ Permanent Marker
  • Hack Saw
  • Work Bench or Vice
  • Sand Paper
Five Steps to Achieve Greatness

Step 1: Decide what stick length is best suited for you and your position?

Before cutting More >


Holiday Gift Guide II – Empire Snipes Back

The holidays are just around the corner and our experts at Monkey Sports and lacrossemonkey.com are here to help eliminate the stress of finding the perfect gift. This will be our second Holiday Gift Guide Blog that will provide insight on some exotic gift ideas (organized by price) that will better the lacrosse experience for the entire family!


Gift Ideas for $10 – $25

Jimalax Semi Hard Mesh $6.99

StringKing Performance Shooters $6.99

Jimalax Crosslace 16ft. $3.99

One great stocking stuffer idea for the “humble” lacrosse player is a customized stringing set! Your stick is a reflection of yourself; no other sport has a piece of equipment more subjective to More >