As with all the other lacrosse pads, it is important that arm pads fit snugly on your arms, protect, and allow for maximum mobility. There are many different kinds of arm pads, each one offering something unique. Attackmen may want to wear a longer arm pad which covers larger portions of their arms, and has added protection for the elbows. Many defensemen, the guys beating up on the attackmen, choose to wear smaller, less protective elbow pads for maximum mobility to throw checks. Most elbow pads are fit with adjustable Velcro straps that wrap around the arm.