Symposium Provides Insights for a Healthy Program

Dec 23, 2016

The 2017 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium, scheduled for January 20, provides insight for doctors, trainers, physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, health staff, coaches, administrators, parents and students to run a healthy lacrosse program

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LaxPrep Focuses on Injury Prevention, Performance Enhancement

Dec 05, 2016

LaxPrep, an ACL injury prevention program based on research data, will be one of the topics of discussion at the 2017 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium on January 20. The educational symposium is open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities.

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Three Research Studies Awarded US Lacrosse Funding

Oct 20, 2016

Funding to support lacrosse-specific sports medicine projects studying equipment interventions to reduce the risk of injury and lower body biomechanics as a predictor of injuries.

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Sports Medicine Symposium Set for January 20

Oct 19, 2016

Event is open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities and will highlight lacrosse-specific injury research data and prevention information.

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How Soon is Too Soon to Specialize?

Oct 05, 2016

Across the country, athletes are starting to specialize in a chosen sport at younger and younger ages. But how young is too young? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a clinical report published in the Pediatrics journal last month examining this topic. The short answer is — athletes should not specialize in a single sport at least until they reach puberty, and preferably not until later in adolescence (approximately 15-16 years of age).

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U.S. Senator Opposing False Safety Claims by Equipment Makers

Sep 28, 2016

U.S. Senator Tom Udall called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take a stronger stance against manufacturers that make bogus and deceptive claims that their youth sports gear can prevent head injuries, primarily concussions.

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The Pearl by Guardian Named Official Ball of US Lacrosse

Jul 27, 2016

US Lacrosse has announced that The Pearl by Guardian™ has been named as the Official Ball of US Lacrosse.

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US Lacrosse Has Allies in Reimagining Youth Sports

Jun 17, 2016

The evaporation of recreational play, limited physical activity in low-income communities, concern about overuse and head injuries, the trend toward single-sport specialization and the lack of trained coaches were chief among topics May 17 at The Aspen Ins

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US Lacrosse Supporting Passage of PHIT Act

Jun 09, 2016

US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, is supporting the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, a pending legislation in Congress that would expand the IRS definition of a medical expense to include physical activity as a form of prevention.

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Application Period Opens for Safety Research Grants

Jun 02, 2016

The US Lacrosse Center for Sport Science is accepting research grant applications that will investigate issues within the broad discipline of sports medicine. For full consideration, grant proposals should be received by June 25, 2016 for review by the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee. Funding decisions will be announced in August.

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