Below are some useful links from outside sources about Sports Science and Safety issues with lacrosse and sports in general matters.
• Women's Lacrosse Injury Surveillance System 2006-07 (PDF)
Concussion Posters from the CDC
Two new informational posters can now be downloaded or ordered (free of charge) from the CDC. One poster is designed for display in NFL lockerrooms, while the other is designed to educate young athletes. (View the poster)
2009-10 NFHS Injury Surveillance Study
Data and analysis of high school injuries for all sports during the 2009-10 school year.
STOP Sports Injuries
An online resource committed to keeping kids in the game for life by preventing athletic overuse and trauma injuries.
Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation. Special focus on AED's placement in schools nationwide.
National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research
Collects death and permanent disability sports injury data that involve brain and/or spinal cord injuries.
NCAA Injury Surveillance System (ISS)
Developed in 1982 to supply current and reliable data on injury trend in intercollegiate athletics.
• Men's Lacrosse Injury Surveillance System 2005-06 (PDF)
• Men's Lacrosse Injury Summary 1983-2004 (PDF)
• Women's Lacrosse Injury Summary 1986-2004 (PDF)
Journal of Athletic Training:
The following four articles from the June, 2007 issue are provided here in PDF format with permission.
• NCAA ISS Commentaries: Introduction and Methods
• Epidemiology of Collegiate Injuries for 15 Sports
• Descriptive Epidemiology of Collegiate Men's Lacrosse Injuries
• Descriptive Epidemiology of Collegiate Women's Lacrosse Injuries
National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE): Helps to commission research on athletic equipment and, where feasible, helps to establish standards for protective athletic equipment.
Sportsmanship Card Program
Created by the US Lacrosse Youth Council to help insure a positive culture for the sport at the youth lacrosse level.