Did you know that US Women’s lacrosse ranks second only to American football in incidence rate of concussions, according to a study that compiled data from over 200 high schools and 26 colleges. Other studies confirm head injury is a significant risk in the sport; the largest, an epidemiological study using over 1 million athletic exposures in high school and college men’s and women’s lacrosse over four seasons, found that although women’s lacrosse has a no-contact rule, women players had a higher rate of head, face and eye injuries than men; 40% of these injuries were concussions. Stick or ball contact is the primary mechanism of injury to the head in women’s lacrosse. In men’s lacrosse, a contact sport, most concussions arise from player collisions.
"US Women’s lacrosse ranks second only to American football in incidence rate of concussions"
These are alarming stats for sure and further to this did you know that although men’s lacrosse requires a full protective helmet the only mandatory headgear for women’s lacrosse is eye protection!
So what can you do to help yourself or your children from becoming yet another head injury statistic?
We suggest considering a 2nd Skull®, a scientifically engineered garment made for the sole purpose of reducing impact in collisions. Every 2nd Skull® comes with a thin layer of lightweight XRD®, an extreme impact protection material made from special urethane molecules that are soft and flexible at rest but can momentarily harden under sudden pressure. Our testing has shown that wearing 2nd Skull® can reduce head impact by up to 38%
2nd Skull® comes in the form of a headband (Black or Pink) or a beanie (to be worn under helmets). Watch the video below to watch 2nd Skull® owner Frederico Olivares appearing on the Science Channel on All American Makers. Watch the baseball impact testing and see the Impact Absorption Technology at work.
WARNING: Scientists have not reached agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to neck, head, or brain injuries, including concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of neck, head, or brain injuries, including concussions, should be drawn from impact absorption tests.