National Lacrosse Leaders Gather for Strategic Planning

Oct 19, 2018

Leaders of nine national lacrosse organizations met last week to share organizational priorities, strengthen relationships and expand collaboration on common objectives. The gathering was the first of what will be semi-annual meetings of the sport’s most influential stakeholders.

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CDC Issues New Guideline for Youth Concussions

Oct 18, 2018

The Guideline consists of 19 sets of clinical recommendations that cover diagnosis, prognosis, management and treatment of concussion. These recommendations are for healthcare providers working in all practice settings.

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NCAA Champion Coach Klaes-Bawcombe Announced as LaxCon Speaker

Oct 17, 2018

James Madison coach to address high school and youth girls’ lacrosse coaches Jan. 11-13 in Philadelphia

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US Lacrosse Extends Partnership with SISU Mouthguards

Oct 16, 2018

US Lacrosse has announced a multi-year extension with SISU Mouthguards as the official mouthguard of US Lacrosse and Team USA. SISU has been a partner of US Lacrosse since 2016.

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US Lacrosse Hosting Sports Medicine Symposium on January 11

Oct 16, 2018

Open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities, the one-day event will highlight lacrosse-specific injury research data and prevention information, with presentations by notable subject-matter experts in an interactive setting.

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Mandatory Background Checks Now Required for Adult Coach Memberships

Oct 16, 2018

Effective October 15, 2018, the national background screening becomes part of all adult coach membership purchases and renewals. US Lacrosse is absorbing the cost of the background check, with no change to the direct cost of membership for coaches.

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SpecialtyCare Connect Helps Athletes Get Back on the Field

Oct 15, 2018

SpecialtyCare Connect matches users with healthcare specialists that have clinical expertise in treating specific sports-related injuries.

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Where are the Officials Going?

Oct 12, 2018

We need to fix this undesirable phenomenon and the first thing we all need to ask ourselves is, "More than 1,000 officials stopped officiating lacrosse last year. Am I the reason we lost one of those?"

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2018 Teams of Distinction

Oct 11, 2018

On September 28, 2018, more than 125 former players and their guests filled the promenade, lobby and National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum gallery at the US Lacrosse National Headquarters to celebrate the 2018 Teams of Distinction.

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The Three D's of a Successful Practice

Oct 11, 2018

We practice to prepare for competition and hope that the concepts we’re teaching transfer to the competition. Notice I used the term “concept” above and not skill. A concept is the idea of what we want a player to do. Skill is when the player can transfer the concept into the competition environment and successfully implement it. Transfer is what we all strive for with our teaching. Maximum transfer is achieved by ensuring our practices are designed for development.

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