Get rid of the Funk ! June 08, 2015 11:00

Safety tips: Get rid of the “Funk” on your lacrosse Equipment Your lacrosse equipment and gear protects you from injuries on the field….What is protecting you from harmful germs and bacteria that cause skin diseases such as MRSA & Staph? With lacrosse season in full swing, have you noticed a terrible smell coming from your lacrosse bag or equipment? That smell can be more harmful than you think! The smell is bacteria devouring other bacteria. Left alone your equipment is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria that may put you in the hospital and sideline you for the remainder of the season. In efforts to keep our lacrosse players clean, healthy and germ-free here’s a step by step list on how to keep your lacrosse equipment and gear germ and bacteria free: IMPORTANT: Never leave your wet dirty lacrosse equipment in your lacrosse bag without cleaning both equipment and bag after every use. As a result in doing so, bacteria and fungus will grow which then can cause future skin diseases. What’s on the bag?

  • Helmet: Wipe helmet inside and out with Helmet & Pad Disinfectant By Matguard XL Wipes or Sprays. You can use either the spray or wipes, whatever is your preference. They are both equally effective. Make sure to use on the face mask and chin guard. This is usually where bacteria builds up, there has been numerous cases of MRSA tracked back to chin straps.
  • Gear Bag: A major breeding ground for Bacteria! Do not neglect your disinfecting your bag with a hospital grade disinfectant. Our Helmet and pads into the bag spreading bacteria. Before returning any of your equipment to the bag, simply turn the bag inside out and spray with Helmet & Pad Disinfectant By Matguard XL Wipes or Sprays. . Let bag completely dry before returning any equipment.
  • Arm, Knee & Shoulder pads: The best way to ensure protection from bacteria on your arm, knee and shoulder pads is by using the a Hospital Grade Surface Disinfectant that is safe on skin and deadly on bacteria. Helmet & Pad Disinfectant By Matguard XL Wipes or Sprays. is scientifically proven to keep your equipment disease and bacteria free and will never harm or degrade your equipment. We are used by over 2,000 sports programs across the USA to prevent MRSA and skin disease.
  • Gloves: Put your nose in your glove. Do you like the way they smell? If yes, stop blocking the shots with your head!! Spray your gloves often (at least twice a week) to kill the smell and bacteria festering in your Lacrosse gloves. Helmet & Pad Disinfectant By Matguard XL Wipes or Sprays will kill the Funk et bag completely dry before returning any equipment.
  • Cleats: after a long day of practice your cleats hold all that sweat and dirt, causing an unbearable stench. First remove inner sole of the cleats and then spray the inside of cleats with Helmet & pad disinfectant spray. Spray the inner soles until moist to the touch with helmet & pad disinfectant spray and allow both cleats and inner soles to air dry. No need to worry about the strong aroma of bleach, Helmet & Pad Disinfectant By Matguard XL Wipes or Sprays are BLEACH FREE!
  • Stick: Your stick collects bacteria on the handle and grips…in addition to mud and dirt, wipe or spray down your

  • stick at least once per week with Helmet & Pad Disinfectant By Matguard XL Wipes or Sprays. Our product won’t help you play any better, but we will absolutely keep you from picking up a nasty skin infection.

Our goal is to get you into the habit of disinfecting and cleaning your lacrosse equipment and pads on a regular basis (2x a week, minimum) with Helmet & Pad Disinfectant By Matguard XL Wipes or Sprays. Here’s to a successful & Healthy Season!!!

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Author : Desiree Donkor

Editor : Rebecca Sarnicola

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