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NJ school district mandates helmets for soccer, field hockey & girls' lacrosse

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The Princeton school district is mandating "soft" helmets for all kids in these three sports due to concussion concerns.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This does not seem very well thought out when the doctors and the brain injury prevention group are telling them it won't work and may lead to more injuries because of the false sense of security. It appears to be doing something just to say you did something.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    How are they going to justify football, if they do this?
  4. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Soon bubblewrap will be the standard uniform for kids just to go outside.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Why don't girls' lacrosse players wear helmets to begin with? I know they don't allow checking but that still doesn't make sense.
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I don't see how that headgear provides any real protection from concussions. I wonder if that district will make mouthpieces mandatory for those athletes. I've spoken with plenty of coaches and trainers who think those are every bit as important as any helmet.
  8. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    It looks like a rugby scrum cap.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    First thing I thought too - minus the cage & plastic frame around it.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Not croquet balls, but we used to play with racquet balls.
    We were doing a racquetball unit in gym class. The teacher put up the partitions in the gym, leaving 6-8 of us alone in a closed-off section. Someone fired one at someone else, one thing led to another, and next thing you know it became a daily routine. As soon as the teacher went into the other section of the gym we split up into teams, lined up on either side and .... RACQUET-DODGEBALL!!
    It was a helluva lot of fun. It's also a miracle no one got killed. I caught a richochet off the bleachers that hit me right behind the ear, and my ear was ringing for an hour. I launched one from half a court away once that sailed just over a guy's head. A foot lower and it would've caught him right between the eyes. Most people got hit in the legs and ribs. We had some welts, but nothing permanent.
    Oddly enough, this was in a town not far from Princeton.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Remember when playing dodgeball wouldn't get you sent to sensitivity training?
  12. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    Re: NJ school district mandates helmets for soccer, field hockey & girls' lacros

    One of my favorite saying is: "There is a difference between being vigilant and being paranoid."

    This is an example of being paranoid.
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