NTS Awarded Research Grant from US Lacrosse Center for Sport Science

December 14, 2016

The US Lacrosse Center for Sports Science has awarded new research funding to three studies that will investigate issues related to lacrosse-specific sports medicine and performance.

Research conducted by NTS Chesapeake will seek to measure lacrosse helmet performance degradation as a function of exposure. Test engineers Cameron Showell and Dr. Erin Hanlon will be evaluating the effects of environmental factors such as UV radiation and humidity on the performance of the helmet materials and components over time.

“As the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, one of our highest organizational priorities is the advancement of player safety,” said Bruce Griffin, director of the Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse. “We anticipate that these studies will provide insightful scientific data that will help us better understand how rule changes to the game and educational initiatives can affect player safety, as well as how equipment can have an impact on safety.”

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