Dear players and parents,
Cascade has come up with a solution to certify their helmets with NOCSAE. It is very important that if you have a Cascade Model R see picture below. These helmets do not meet safety standards and will be fixed by Cascade. If your purchase your helmet at a retailer you can ask them and they will ship it to Cascade (free of charge and shipping) to fix the issue. Because we use Georgia Certified US Lacrosse officials during our games and all of our coaches and players are insured by US Lacrosse you must get your helmet fixed or get a new one that meets NOCSAE standards.
Cascade Lacrosse has reached an agreement with the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) on a solution for the recently decertified Cascade R helmet.
The solution will involve a simple modification to Cascade R helmets currently in the marketplace. NOCSAE has accepted the solution. Cascade’s data confirms the helmet, as modified by this solution, meets NOCSAE certification standards. For NOCSAE certification purposes, the modified helmet is treated as a new model, identified as the Cascade R-M, although it will continue to be marketed by Cascade under the Cascade R name. Moving forward all newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets will be certified as meeting the NOCSAE standards. A tamper-resistant sticker will be placed on all modified helmets as well as on newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets to differentiate them from non-certified Cascade R models. Model R helmets that have not been officially modified by Cascade do not meet NOCSAE standards and the certification will remain void.
Thanks and see ya on the field,