BALTIMORE, Feb. 29, 2012 – The US Lacrosse men’s and women’s game safety subcommittees have announced a new safety and sportsmanship initiative for 2012 aimed to increase awareness of a different safety- or sportsmanship-related theme every three months to lacrosse players, coaches, officials and parents.
Both safety subcommittees have selected concussion awareness for the first quarter and will collect US Lacrosse and its Sports Science and Safety Committee’s resources and distribute them to the US Lacrosse membership, as well as the greater lacrosse community. By pushing out these pre-existing resources the subcommittees believe this initiative will help foster the best lacrosse experience for all involved in the game.
"We’ll be working with the US Lacrosse staff and our colleagues in the women’s game to let the lacrosse community know that there are extensive informational resources available that could help educate all stakeholders about critical safety and sportsmanship issues," said Angelo Calvello of Woodridge, Ill., chair of the US Lacrosse men’s game safety subcommittee. "For example, a coach could show his or her team the 10-minute US Lacrosse concussion video to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of concussions."
Both committees are charged with safety and sportsmanship in the game and consist of lacrosse coaches, officials and program administrators from across the country who are committed to keeping lacrosse safe and rewarding for all participants.
For more information about concussion awareness, visit: www.uslacrosse.org/concussionawareness.
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