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Research & Position Papers

Sports Science and Safety

As the sport's national governing body, US Lacrosse seeks to lead the effort in injury research and education, while also setting national safety guidelines and standards for the sport.

Research Studies and Resources on Lacrosse Injuries

NFHS Injury Surveillance Study (RIO)
Data and analysis of high school injuries for all sports.

NCAA Injury Surveillance Program (ISP)
Developed in 1982 to supply current and reliable data on injury trend in intercollegiate athletics.

Epidemiology of Concussions Among U.S. High School Athletes in 20 Sports
A study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research
Collects death and permanent disability sports injury data that involve brain and/or spinal cord injuries.