Lacrosse Unlimited and The Lacrosse Unlimited Foundation launching the “GIVE & GROW” PROGRAM. Pledging to donate shoulder pads to programs in need

Inside Lacrosse June 18, 2021 Commotio Cordis is a rare but potentially fatal injury that results from a blow to the chest, and in lacrosse, it’s often caused by contact via a shot or pass. The injury has received a lot of attention this spring, first because of the implementation of a new NOCSAE standard for […]

NOCSAE 2021 Winter Meeting Recap

The National Sporting Goods Association February 3, 2021 The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) held its 2021 Winter Standards meeting virtually on Jan. 29. Here are some of the key takeaways from the meeting: The standard performance specification for recertified baseball/softball batter’s and catcher’s helmets (ND026-11m15a) needed a 5-year affirmation because […]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggests ‘changes’ possible for ‘race-norming’ concussion program 

ABC News February 4, 2021 Similar coverage in: ESPN, Deadspin and Yahoo! Voices NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested Thursday that the league could “work with the court” to consider whether “changes” to its protocols are necessary in response to questions about an ABC News investigation into alleged racial bias in the league’s concussion settlement program. In a pre-Super Bowl press conference, […]

New data lead to new testing, results for NFL helmets

The Associated Press April 20, 2020 Annual helmet rankings assist NFL players in making informed choices about protective equipment As part of ongoing efforts to help players make informed choices about their protective equipment, the league and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) collaborate to conduct annual laboratory testing to assess the performance of all helmets […]