Last month, the findings from a three-year study that examined the effect of protective headgear use on concussion incidence in female high school players were shared publicly during the 2021 USA Sports Medicine Symposium. The research was jointly funded by USA Lacrosse and NOCSAE.
As follow-up, USA Lacrosse is hosting a free, two-part webinar on Tuesday, November 16 (7 pm EST) that will continue the discussion from two different viewpoints.
The first half of the webinar will feature three of the researchers -- Dr. Daniel Herman, Dr. Shane Caswell, and Dr. Andrew Lincoln – providing more in-depth analysis of the study’s results.
The second half of the webinar will feature a conversation among representatives from governing organizations as they explain how safety-related research impacts the rule-making process.
The webinar is open to all and free of charge but does require advance registration.
Following the opening presentation by the three researchers, Caitlin Kelley, women’s lacrosse director at USA Lacrosse, will facilitate the discussion on the rules process and be joined by Lindsey Atkinson of the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Association) and Jay Fitzwater from the NCAA.
As part of the webinar registration process, participants may pre-submit questions that they would like to have answered by the researchers or the rules representatives.