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    ASTM F3137 - 15

    Standard Specification for Headgear Used in Women’s Lacrosse (excluding Goalkeepers)

    Active Standard ASTM F3137 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.53

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07

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    This specification covers performance requirements and corresponding test methods for protective headgear used in women's lacrosse (excluding goalkeepers). It addresses forces of some of the incidental stick and ball to headgear impacts to non-goaltending field players that may occur while engaging in women's lacrosse.

    Included in this specification are the classification of women's lacrosse headgear (adult and youth); materials construction; apparatus used for testing; calibration of instrumentation used in testing; samples for testing; conditioning requirements; projectile requirements; and product marking. Headgear shall undergo and pass shock absorption, ball impact absorption, and deformation tests.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification defines performance requirements for headgear to be used by field player’s participating in the sport of women’s lacrosse. The technical requirements in this specification do not address the administrative requirements of lacrosse governing bodies, so it should not be assumed that any headgear satisfying this specification will be acceptable for use in sanctioned lacrosse events.

    1.2 The purpose of this specification is to provide reliable and repeatable test methods for the evaluation of protective headgear for women’s adult and youth lacrosse training and play. When designated optional equipment by lacrosse governing bodies, it is important that it not increase the risk of injury to players who choose not to wear it. Impacts from stick, ball, other player, ground, or other objects may be decreased in severity by use of this headgear. However, the relationship between impact and injury is not fully understood.

    1.3 No headgear can provide protection against all impacts, foreseeable or not. This specification does not address the potential for injury from any type of impact.

    1.4 All testing and requirements of this specification shall be in accordance with Test Methods F1446 and Specification F3077, except where noted in this specification. If there is a conflict between this standard and Test Methods F1446 and Specification F3077, this standard shall control.

    1.5 Partial compliance with this standard is prohibited.

    1.6 The values stated in SI (International System of Units) units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. Metric units of measurement in this specification are in accordance with the International System of Units (SI). If a value for measurement as given in this specification is followed by an equivalent value in other units, the first stated is to be regarded as the requirement. A given equivalent value may be approximate.

    1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Other Standards


    ND021 NOCSAE Standard Projectile Impact Testing Method and Equipment Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear, Faceguards or Projectiles

    ND049 NOCSAE Standard Performance Specification For Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Balls

    ASTM Standards

    F1446 Test Methods for Equipment and Procedures Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear

    F2220 Specification for Headforms

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46181704(Safety helmets)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F3137-15

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3137-15, Standard Specification for Headgear Used in Women’s Lacrosse (excluding Goalkeepers), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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