VIDEO: Safe Return to Play for Spring Lacrosse

Mar 04, 2021

As spring arrives, lacrosse players of all ages are anxious to return to the field of play. But doing so safely remains utmost for all participants. Dr. Richard Hinton, a member of the USL Sports Science & Safety Committee and sports medicine medical director for MedStar Health, provides some recommendations.

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Are Plant-Based Meats Created Equal?

Feb 26, 2021

Plant-based meat products have become ultra-popular in recent years, with many of the standard fast food places now offering a vegan meat option. Unfortunately, not every plant-based patty is going to be a healthy substitute. Here’s what you should look for when considering which faux meat to give your young athletes.

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Webinar: Medical Experts Offer Advice for Spring Lacrosse Play

Feb 22, 2021

US Lacrosse health and medical experts recently provided guidance to help the lacrosse community navigate a safe return to the field for the spring season.

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Game On Mouthguards Named as Official Mouthguard for US Lacrosse

Feb 11, 2021

Game On Mouthguards, the only mouthguard to have earned the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Seal of Acceptance, has been named as the “Official Mouthguard” of US Lacrosse and the U.S. National Team program as part of a groundbreaking, multi-year partnership.

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Three Risky Supplements Parents Should Make Sure Athletes Avoid

Feb 05, 2021

While it may be easy to assume that young athletes need supplements to recover and perform at their best, all supplements come with some amount of risk because their ingredients aren’t confirmed by the FDA. The riskiest supplements are those marketed for muscle building, energy, and weight loss, so parents should be particularly diligent to make sure their athletes aren’t using these products.

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NFHS Announces Change in Its COVID-19 Transmission Risk Classification Guidance for Sports

Feb 02, 2021

The NFHS has eliminated its tiered “Potential Infection Risk by Sport” that classified sports as HIGH, MODERATE, or LOW risk for COVID-19 transmission. 

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US Lacrosse Update: Protective Mask and Shield Use for Athletes in Lacrosse

Feb 02, 2021

US Lacrosse’s guideline does not mandate the wearing of protective masks or helmet shields while playing lacrosse, although it does allow for either or both to be worn at the discretion of the athlete or local region requirements.

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How to Eat for Immune Support During COVID-19

Jan 28, 2021

Food can be one of the many tools you use to help keep your young athletes healthy, and it doesn’t have to be hard with these basic tips on eating for immune health.

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Researchers to Discuss Women’s Headgear Findings in Live Webinar

Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Shane Caswell of George Mason University and Dr. Andrew Lincoln of MedStar Health Research Institute will join moderator Caitlin Kelley of US Lacrosse to discuss their findings and answer live questions.

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LaxCon 2021: Understanding Lacrosse Equipment Standards

Jan 21, 2021

Who determines that a certain type of protective equipment should meet a performance standard? And how is that standard developed? These were some of the questions addressed by panelists on the equipment session at LaxCon 2021.

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