NEW USA LACROSSE RULE CHANGE FOR MEN'S LACROSSE CHEST PROTECTION
In Fall 2019, the US Lacrosse Board of Directors approved equipment-related rule changes designed to enhance heart protection for athletes, specifically to reduce the risk of a rare injury called commotio cordis. Starting now, January 2021, all field players in boys lacrosse must wear protection for commotio cordis that also meets the NOCSAE performance standard and contain an SEI certification mark. The following manufacturers, Maverik, STX & Warrior, have all rolled out versions of goalie chest protection that meet the new NOCSAE performance standard and all contain an SEI certification mark.
*More Information from the USA Lacrosse website HERE.
We are working with Destination Athlete, our local equipment provider, to schedule a date for boys to try on the new pads and place an order if needed. A current list of the equipment that they offer can be found in our online team store.