Nutrition & Hydration
A healthy diet and good eating habits are essential for a young athlete's
development and performance.
US Lacrosse Partners with US Anti-Doping Agency
US Lacrosse has joined with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in an effort to end the dangerous and unscrupulous practices of "rogue" manufacturers within the nutritional supplement industry. USADA’s initiative, "Supplement Safety Now," will work to eliminate the practice of selling dangerous products containing steroids and other drugs as "safe and legal" dietary supplements.
More About USADA
USADA is a non-governmental entity responsible for the testing and results management process in the U.S. for athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. USADA manages a drug reference phone hotline and Global Drug Reference online, conducts educational sessions with national governing bodies and their athletes, and proactively distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as nutrition and dietary guides, which can be found at http://www.usada.org/.
► USADA's "100% Me" Kids Curriculum
► USADA's "That's Dope" Teen Curriculum
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The following presentation was provided by Nancy Burke, a former chair of the US Lacrosse Sports Science & Safety Committee. It is shown below in pdf format.
• Heat Illness and Prevention
• Warning Signs & Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness
• Greater Nutrition Understanding Needed by Athletes
• Common Lacrosse Nutrition Myths (The Baltimore Sun)
• Recognizing, Preventing and Treating Heat-Related Illness (CDC)
• DEA Announces New Steroid Classification (pdf)
• Student-Athlete Wellness and Substance Abuse Prevention