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.
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 and Specification , except where noted in this specification. If there is a conflict between this standard and Test Methods and Specification , 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.