Lacrosse helmets are the safety gears worn by the lacrosse players to protect themselves from any injury. Men are strictly required to wear the helmets throughout a match, whereas the females can optionally wear it. However, the goalies in women’s lacrosse are required to wear the helmets in all levels. The helmets are manufactured from hard plastic that quickly resists any throw. It is composed of padding inside to provide additional safety and comfort. The helmets are equipped with a face mask made from metal grills and a chinstrap to secure the positioning and add protection.
Earlier, the lacrosse players didn’t wear any helmets or pads. The sport didn’t feature helmets till 1928 Olympics where the American team wore it for the first time. The traditional helmets were in the form of protective hats made from leather with no face mask. By the 1940s, the leather helmets had ear flaps, chinstrap and face mask. The face masks were made from metal such as iron. In the 1960s, a company named Bacharach Raisin made the "bucket" lacrosse helmets. He replaced leather with plastic shell with soft padding inside. The helmets had suspension with straps that provide better ventilation. Later in the 90s, the Bacharach Raisins’ big helmets were replaced by sleeker case helmets. Today, most popular manufacturers of Lacrosse helmets are Cascade, Warrior, Brine and STX. In modern times, the helmets are lighter, with a modified design to be more productive.
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