“Anyone who suggests that the introduction of helmets into the girls game will change the game has not been paying attention. The game has changed dramatically and is now a highly physical game with harder shots,  more checks and stronger  athletes.”
-Kristen Mullady, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Springfield College CT

“As head coach and a parent of 3 girls that play lacrosse, I witnessed one of my daughter’s  a past concussion sufferer, get hit in the head with a stick while wearing a helmet and  suffer no injury. I know that helmets can’t prevent all concussions but the benefit of  helmets in the girl’s game is obvious to me.”
-Phil Mannoni, Head Coach at Northgate HS (US Lacrosse Level 3 Certified Coach), CA

“As a father of a son who plays college lacrosse, every time I coached my daughters team, I cringed because my girls were not wearing helmets.”
-Coach Paul Frank, Elk Grove  Lacrosse

“As coaches, we want to offer every protection for our Players.  Helmets, improved goggles and other safety equipment are wonderful  for the game. Anyone who believes that the women’s game at the  college level is played in the same manner as it was 3 or 4 years ago,  hasn’t watched a game recently. The level of physicality has increased  to the point that the current equipment is not suitable. Because the  play is more physical (violent) at the college level, it is beginning to  seep into the high school game. Younger players see it on tv and learn  it from college players.”
-Coach Joe Ferraro, Tampa Catholic Coach

“With a lot of fast players on my team weaving in and out of defenders,  with these kind of players on my team they take a few hits often in the  game with defenders trying to check them and the headgear has  definitely helped save my players from injury.”
-Coach Jesenia  Colbourne, Colonial HS Florida

“I didn’t notice any more violent play. It looked like girls lacrosse.”
-Coach Clint Lyons, Fleming Island HS, Florida

“I have coached the girls game for 10 years from youth to competitive club to high school.  During this time I have seen the game transform and I have become alarmed by the tragedy  that major concussions have had on several girls I have coached and cared about. As a result,  I strongly encourage my players (and their parents) to wear helmets. Our high school team  is known to wear more helmets than any other in the region. Concussions will not go away,  but I now know first hand that helmets do NOT change the way girls play.”
-Avi  Orenstein, Girls Lacrosse Coach (US Lacrosse Level 3 Certified Coach), 4 Core Lacrosse Academy, CA


“It took a little getting used to, but now it is like my eyewear or mouthguard, I don’t even think about it. And it has saved me more than once.”
-Carol, High School Player

“I am the only player on my team who wears a helmet. I couldn’t care less. I feel safer & I have been hit in the head while wearing my helmet and I know I would have been out. It was no big deal.”
-Kiara, High School Player, California

“I liked the feeling of playing with a helmet, it felt secure and didn’t obstruct my view. I don’t understand what the big deal is all about. I wear helmets for other sports.”
-Izzy, High School Player, NY


“As a pediatrician, I have cared for patients with concussions and other significant head  injuries, and have seen the severe impact such injuries can have on athletes’ lives.  Proper headgear in girls’ /women’s lacrosse can prevent concussions and head injuries.  I’m happy there is a product available for those who choose to protect themselves from these foreseeable risks, and hope that US Lacrosse soon requires its use.”
-Alex Brand, MD, Delmar Pediatrics, NY