What Lacrosse Goalie Helmet Should You Wear
Your lacrosse helmet is probably one of the most important pieces of equpment on your body. From protecting your face and head. Keeping you from getting concussions all while maintaining comfort and visibility is important.
One summer I got hit in the mask by an attackman from about six yards away from the cage.
This kid had all day to wind up and take a rip to, well, anywhere in the cage and yet he managed to rifle it straight of my head.
I didn’t move.
The save was met with a cheer but it was cut short by the realization that this nimrod had blown a perfectly good scoring chance.
The ball bounced out to midfield.
As the play continued I realized I couldn’t really breathe very well. The mask had bent all the way to my face and my nose was pressed flat. I had to call to the Ref that I had a bit of a mechanical breakdown and needed to fix my mask fast or else I was going to really get hit if the nimrod-attackman got the ball again.
Lacrosse Helmets Are a Big Deal For Lacrosse Goalies
Helmets are a big deal for lacrosse goalies. Today we are concerned, more than ever, with concussions, something I was lucky enough to never have.
I got a question this week from a parent about helmets and I wanted to cover it here:
Hi Coach Edwards
I have a equipment question. My son has a Cascade CPX helmet that is about 5 years old and still looks good but I am concerned about his safety with the speed of the balls coming in at him.
Would it be wise to upgrade to another helmet like a cascade R or something that is similar or that you recommend and NOCSAE approved? He plays goalie at the 5/6 level.