Okay guys, so I am a catcher recently going into High School. I have worn a hockey mask for all my life. I haven't had much problems with it. I have an All Star MVP4000 and I love it. As I continue to get older I keep seeing more and more traditional style masks. I also thought they were cool looking, and after doing some research on them, I have read some Pros and Cons. Most Cons were saying how it doesn't cover ears, or their state doesn't approve it. The Pros were that it gave less of a chance of concussion because it falls off after impact. I'm just wondering, going into my High School years on what mask I should wear.
Does your state require the hockey style? There has been a lot of talk and debate about this topic. Search this forum and you will probably get more info than you have time to read.
In Ohio it is a moot point. In HS the Hockey style mask is required. However many kids wear the traditional in the Summer.