Headgear Reduces Concussions in High School Girls’ Lacrosse, Study Shows

BlogHeadgear Reduces Concussions in High School Girls’ Lacrosse, Study Shows A University of Florida study includes data from roughly 350,000 games and practices in more than 30 states. Headgear for girls has been mandated in Florida since 2015, and remains hotly debated. In 2015, without empirical evidence or data that supported the decision, Florida became [...]

Call for Helmet Mandate in Girls’ Lacrosse Gets Louder as Concussion Concerns Mount

Some teams have adopted headgear - the soft-shell helmets designed for the girls' game - but most players still choose not to wear them. As those who play the sport like to say, Lacrosse is the fastest game on two feet. It’s also among the fastest-growing sports in the country. But the game’s rapid growth [...]

Does use of headgear reduce the rate injuries in high school women’s lacrosse?

Headgear worn during women's lacrosse practice and games can reduce the rate of head and face injuries as well as concussions, according to research presented by researchers in the Department of Orthopedics at the New York University Langone Health. The research was presented today at the American Orthopedics Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. "There [...]

Debate Stirs about Female Lax Players Not Wearing Helmets

In this May, 3, 2017 photo, Mercy's Grace Canty (17) hits the stick of Cranbrook Kingswood's Angelina Wiater during a lacrosse game at the Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Helmets are not a required piece of equipment worn by female high school lacrosse players. And this year, the National Federation of State High [...]

Sports business: Concussions are not just a football problem

Later this week, and over Memorial Day weekend, Philadelphia plays host to the 2016 Women’s & Men’s NCAA Lacrosse Championships. And odds are that concussions will again be in the spotlight. Concussions are prominent in the public conversation thanks to media coverage of the NFL concussion case, (Disclosure: Locks Law Firm is actively representing nearly [...]

Helmets in women’s lacrosse: what the evidence shows

window.location='https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/full/10.2217/cnc-2017-0005' US Women's lacrosse ranks second only to American football in incidence rate of concussions, according to a study that compiled data from over 200 high schools and 26 colleges [1]. Other studies confirm head injury is a significant risk in the sport; the largest, an epidemiological study using over 1 million athletic exposures in [...]