BURNABY – The Western Lacrosse Association (‘WLA’) has partnered with HeadCheck Health Inc. (‘HeadCheck’) to strengthen the league’s concussion protocol through the adoption of HeadCheck’s concussion testing platform.

The partnership will equip all WLA teams with HeadCheck’s mobile testing app for use by team trainers and therapists. Access to an enhanced web dashboard allows for easier and more thorough concussion management including a medical clearance process. HeadCheck will run data analysis to supply the WLA with custom reporting to monitor the effectiveness of their concussion protocol and make player health and safety improvements.

“We want to make sure every player in our league is receiving proper concussion testing,” said Paul Dal Monte, WLA Commissioner. “By working with HeadCheck, we will be able to raise the standard of testing across the league and make the WLA safer for our players.”

“For a concussion protocol to be effective, it needs to be followed 100% of the time,” said Harrison Brown, CEO of HeadCheck Health. “Our technology will improve testing procedures at the team level and oversight of concussion management at the league level.”

In addition to supplying the WLA with the HeadCheck technology, the company will also provide full training, onboarding, and data management support to the organization throughout the season.

The 2018 Western Lacrosse Association regular season opens on May 23rd when the Burnaby Lakers visit the Langley Thunder at the Langley Events Centre at 7:30pm. View the full 2018 schedule at WLALacrosse.com

About Western Lacrosse Association
The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) is an amateur league of men’s Senior A box lacrosse sanctioned by the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The WLA consists of seven teams, based in cities throughout southwestern British Columbia, playing an 18-game schedule from late May to the end of July. Each year, the playoff teams battle for the right to compete against the Major Series Lacrosse champion (Ontario) for the Mann Cup every September. The championship is hosted alternately between Ontario (MSL) and British Columbia (WLA) every year. For more information on the WLA, visit http://www.wlalacrosse.com

About HeadCheck Health, Inc.
HeadCheck provides sports team, leagues and organizations with a complete concussion testing and management platform. This includes mobile technology to run baseline and post-injury concussion assessments, an enhanced web management dashboard, and custom reporting. The platform includes today’s gold standard concussion tests and is flexible enough to incorporate the tests specified by any organization’s concussion policy. The technology provides comparable data to help medical professionals make appropriate concussion management decisions. All data is securely stored for convenient 24/7 access and can follow the athlete to all future sports and teams. For more information on HeadCheck Health please visit https://www.headcheckhealth.com/

Contacts:
Paul Dal Monte
WLA Commissioner
wlacommissioner@gmail.com
604.862.6863

Ben Hieltjes
WLA Executive Director
bhieltjes@wlalacrosse.ca

Harrison Brown
HeadCheck Health CEO
hbrown@headcheckhealth.com

Media Contact:
Kari Kylo
604.889.8057
kari@somaworks.com