Lacrosse is a high contact sport with players whacking each other with their sticks, and protecting the arms is critical during play. Although the differences between protective arms guards and protective arm pads are subtle, position and level of play often determine which is more suitable.
Arm pads provide good protection and have less padding than arm guards. These pads protect from the middle lower of the bicep to the upper part of the forearm along with elbow protection. Arms pads are a good choice for lacrosse players who don’t mind getting checked and for those who want optimal mobility. While all positions can use arm pads, two-way midfielders are the most common. Since defense positions are rarely on the receiving end of checks and impact, these players often wear small arm pads. Continue reading