Championing the Cause of Health & Safety

Apr 09, 2020

After seven years at US Lacrosse as director of health & safety, Bruce Griffin is returning to academia with a new position at Towson (Md.) University.

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VIDEO: Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

Mar 20, 2020

With March designated as National Nutrition Awareness Month, it’s a good time to remind our young athletes about the importance of making wise food choices to help maximize performance.

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Tragedy Averted: The Importance of CPR Training and AEDs

Feb 25, 2020

Jeff Bambrick, a lieutenant and training paramedic with the Tacoma Fire Department, knew to start chest compressions immediately. His 20-year career had prepared him for this moment.

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Help Change the Concussion Culture

Feb 10, 2020

Good teammates look out for each other. That’s the premise behind the Team Up Speak Up campaign, in which players are encouraged to notify a coach or athletic trainer if they suspect a teammate might have a concussion. 

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Research Report Highlights 2019 Projects

Feb 07, 2020

The 2019 Research Report includes updates of studies about women’s headgear, mental health programs for youth athletes, and youth concussions, among others.

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U.S. National Team Players Embrace DonJoy Products

Feb 06, 2020

DJO Global has been the “Official Sports Brace” and an official partner of US Lacrosse and the U.S. National Team Program since 2017. Some of the world’s best athletes recently shared their thoughts about the DonJoy products that help them thrive on the field.

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Acompora Foundation: AED is Common Sense

Feb 03, 2020

The only effective response to commotio cordis is the timely delivery of a life-saving shock or defibrillation. Had there been an AED on the field at Northport, Louis’ life may have been saved.

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SafeSport’s Impact is Potentially a Life Changer

Jan 29, 2020

Research shows a strong correlation between early adversity (before the age of 18) and poor outcomes later in life. There’s a direct link between childhood trauma, such as sexual abuse, and adult onset of chronic disease, depression, and suicide. 

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SafeSport Symposium Will Help Launch LaxCon 2020

Jan 08, 2020

Abuse, on any level and in any form, must never be part of the youth sports experience, and US Lacrosse believes that education and awareness are important tools for helping to prevent abuse and misconduct against youth. 

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Do You Have a Concussion Plan?

Dec 20, 2019

US Lacrosse strongly encourages all teams, clubs, and leagues to develop a documented plan to deal with concussion injuries. To assist in that process, US Lacrosse provides guidelines, updated annually, for the development of that plan. 

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