Dont forget to check out the KPYL Gear page for great Holiday gifts for your lacrosse player, please email Bob Thompson at email@example.com or Greg Klim at firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering and more information on other products available. We will be at Rice Complex on Saturday December 20th from 1-4pm for order pickups and last minute Christmas Shopping ideas.
Cascade announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Eqiupment, on a solution for the 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 ofifcially modified by Cascade do not meet NOCSAE standards and certification will remain void.
Cascade will make the modification to existing helmets at its Liverpool, N.Y. facility beginning December 16, 2014. The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.
"We are extremely pleased that Cascade and NOCSAE have reached an agreement to modify existing Cascade R helmets and put helmets back in play for our loyal customers," said Tim Ellsworth, Global Business Director, Cascade Lacrosse. "We have been working closely with NOCSAE and will work diligently to ensure that all Cascade R helmets returned are modified as quickly as possible. We thank everyone for their patience and support."
To fully reinstate the NOCSAE license, which was suspended in conjunction with the R model decertification, Cascade is cooperating with a review by NOCSAE of certification data for all of its models, and is having a third-party audit of Cascade's quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) processes.
Cascade is currently finalizing its own internal audit and expects the third-party QA/QC audit to be completed by December 18, 2014. NOCSAE will partially reinstate Cascade's license agreement for the production of new Cascade R-M helmets upon demonstratiion of satisfactory audit results fr its QA/QC processes. The license agreement will be fully restored for other Cascade models upon demonstrating that such models certified by Cascade are supported by necessary data.
Cascade is also currently reviewing test results for all of its lacrosse helmets to ensure they meet both Cascade and NOCSAE standards.
The Fall Warriors program at Forekicks Norfolk, it runs from 11/4/2014 to 1/26/2015. The schedule is Tuesdays 4-5:30 Girls U11-U15, Tuesday 5:30-7pm Boys U15. Wednesday Boys U11 4-5:30pm and U13 Boys 5:30pm-7pm. Please arrive 20 minutes ahead of time to check in and be ready to go at your start time. For those who have not registered, please go to the registration page and sign up today, equipment required for the boys is Stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves and a mouth guard. The Girls gear includes, stick, goggles and a mouth guard. Thanks KPYL
Families of MBYLL, your lacrosse league is now on Facebook and Twitter and will be using these tools to promote some of our on-going projects and to share news, information, photos, and stories with you before, during, and after our spring lacrosse season.
Please "Like" us on Facebook and follow us @MBYLL to get the most up-to-date information on your league. We'd love to have 1,000 "Likes" by opening face-off on April 12th.
MBYLL's New Magazine: "The Scoop"
Starting in January, MBYLL will begin to publish a quarterly electronic magazine. The magazine is geared towards promoting the growth of the sport in our league and region and will be our way of communicating directly with the families of Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse as well as with the countless coaches and volunteers who make up your league.
We will constantly be seeking your ideas and insight. In each issue, we'd like to feature a nominated coach, an exciting drill, and a number of important lacrosse stories that affect our collective experience.
If you would like to nominate an individual who has helped to teach, grow, and honor the game of lacrosse in your community or have an exciting drill you'd like to share or an idea for a story or article, please send these nominations to:
You can expect the first issue of "The Scoop" in your email shortly after the New Years.
Thank you for your time, attention, and support of our league.