The Board of US Lacrosse established the Sports Science & Safety Committee to function as an advisory group to the leadership and to the various committees of US Lacrosse, as well as to serve as a source of lacrosse sport safety education for the entire lacrosse community.
The goal of this committee is to utilize the existing sports medicine literature, and to grow the body of lacrosse safety knowledge in order to objectively advise US Lacrosse and the lacrosse community on factors that may enhance the safety and quality of experience in the sport of lacrosse at all levels.
"Research has found both men’s and women’s lacrosse to be relatively safe compared to other commonly played team sports. Most injuries are minor strains, sprains and contusions. But as in any sport, more significant injuries can and do occur. The Sport Science and Safety Committee of US Lacrosse is sponsoring research to monitor these injuries, better understand their mechanisms and design preventive programs. Our goal is to expand the base of lacrosse specific sports medicine knowledge and provide objective guidance to enhance safety at all levels of play."
— Dr. Richard Hinton, US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee