US Lacrosse has changed the requirements for goggles for the 2017 season.
Effective January 1, 2017, girls eyewear must meet ASTM Standard 3077 to be deemed legal for play. Previously, eyewear that met either the ASTM Standard 803 or 3077 have been allowed. Please see the link below for a list of eyewear that meets the current standard:
WHY was this change implemented? The eyewear standard change was announced several years ago and has been in the rulebook for a couple years to help phase in the implementation. It is not uncommon for ASTM to update its standards after several years. The long implementation is common for equipment changes and something US Lacrosse works with the NFHS to phase in in order to not create a budget impact.
In this particular instance, the 3077 standard reflects two changes. One, the 803 standard was not sport specific so for example, a consumer could mistakenly get eyewear that met 803 but not for lacrosse. Secondly, the testing protocol was changed specific to our sport and arguably to better test for the sport and safe play. Most manufacturers have taken their current products and had them retested to the standard. US Lacrosse recommends that you reach out to the specific manufacturer of your goggles if your model is not listed and see if they have plans to retest.
They are still putting the finishing touches on the 2017 season as they select tournament dates, practices, special events & fees. They have some very exciting changes coming to the program next year plus to keep up with changes with recruitment they are changing a lot of their programming! Just keep June and July flexible. Those are the big recruiting months, which is why all the tournaments fall at that time.
Bingham Lacrosse has selected the Sun Coast Hotel as the hotel for the Best of the West Tournament. Below are the details on how to book your room. Rooms need to be booked by January 25th. (we are trying to extent this). Rooms can be booked online at www.suncoastcasino.com/group
UPDATED 1/4/17 The pre-season conditioning period with start on January 3rd with SportsMed. We will work with SportsMed until February 2nd. Each player will have 5 sessions with SportsMed. Below is this schedule for this training. You will meet one day a week with SportsMed. Care has been taken to put the girls in the schedule tthat allows them to make their time. The schedule is set and won't be changed unless there is an error. These sessions with SportsMed are MANDATORY just like practice. If you absolutely cannot make the time scheduled please contact Jon Elmen 801-330-4795, email@example.com
Any one planning to play high school lacrosse during the 2017 season needs to register with Bingham Lacrosse. Click the link to the right to register. Registering will get you on our email communication list, keeping you updated with all of the scheduled events during the season.
You will also need to register with Utah Lacrosse at Utahlax.org.
The Bingham Lacrosse program is again offering an equipment starter package at a great price. The package includes at complete stick, goggles, mouth guard, and a ball for $85. Purchased separately from a local retailer, these items would cost more than $110. These sticks should last the girls through their high school careers.
Items may be purchased individually at the discounted rate.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these package, or would like more information contact Jon Elmen, 801-330-4795, or email