There has been some recent news regarding the compliance of two popular helmets that are worn by many players throughout the game of Lacrosse. The Board of LMYL wanted to make sure that as a community, we are all aware of the situation and what measures need to be taken. As a league, we take the safety of our players very seriously and want to make sure you have all the information necessary to make the correct decisions. The first link below is the overview about the situation (from December 4th) from the two manufacturers as well as from NOCSAE (the governing body that is responsible for testing athletic equipment).
In response to this issue Cascade, one of the most widely owned youth helmet manufacturers, are offering to retrofit their helmets. These modified helmets will be re-certified.
Please visit the Cascade websites for more information. In particular, if you have a Cascade-R please follow the instructions and make sure your helmet gets fixed or replaced before your son plays with it.
LMYL has always put safety first when it comes to our members and their families. As such, we intend to follow the NOCSAE and US Lacrosse mandates which prohibit any player from playing unless they have NOCSAE certified helmets.
Thank you for your attention to this important issue.