Web Links to Girls Lacrosse Resources
When watching the youth rules videos, note that WMYLC has their own set of rules listed here: WMYLC Rules
There is a new rule regarding optional headgear for women's lacrosse this year. The girls do not need to wear it, but any headgear worn must meet the new standard. There are two products that meet the new standard, which includes 3 criteria:
1.) It must protect against a stick at 40 MPH,
2.) It must protect against a ball at 60 MPH,
3.) It must protect against injury to another player not wearing one.
Again, this is optional gear, but several CMLAX Players will be wearing them this year.
I included links to the US Lacrosse FAQ and links to websites for the two approved products at the bottom. I looked both products over at the US Lacrosse Convention and personally like the Cascade LX better.
Here is a brief video review of the Cascade LX.
We have also secured team pricing: $115 (Retail is $149).
Contact Mike directly if you would like to order one. They are one size fits all, and we think the Black & Gray will look best with the CMLAX Uniform.
I'm not certain they will fit our U8 players. Some of our smaller U10 Girls are wearing them, so maybe. I do have a spare one if you want to try it before you buy it, you just have to track me down at a practice field somewhere.
Feel free to share this information.
US Lacrosse women's rules allow for the optional use of headgear if it meets ASTM standard F3137. The purpose of this allowance is to acknowledge that while women's lacrosse is a relatively safe sport, the use of protective headgear is desired by some individuals.
Please note that beginning January 1, 2017, only products that meet the ASTM standard will be regarded as legal for play.
US Lacrosse has an established process for headgear manufacturers to have their products listed on the US Lacrosse web site by submitting a letter and verification from an accredited, independent testing facility acknowledging compliance to the ASTM standards.
Manufacturers whose products are in compliance and who have submitted testing results to US Lacrosse have their products listed below.
Headgear Meeting ASTM Standard F3137:
Congratulations to the Carroll Manor U11 Girls for bringing home the Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse Conference (WMYLC) Championship in the highly competitive U11A division!
Led by Coaches Paul Mancinelli, Peggie Suomela and Matt Bumgardner, the girls prevailed 14-2 over Hagerstown in the championship game!
Congrats to our U11 Girls!