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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SafeSport Requirements – A Coach’s Perspective

Oct 08, 2018

Students who have gone through these traumatic experiences have difficulties with school, with relationships, with mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and more. These students, and our lacrosse players, deserve adults in their lives who are looking out for their health and safety, both present and future. 

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Four Research Studies Receive US Lacrosse Funding Grants

Sep 19, 2018

The US Lacrosse Center for Sport Science has awarded new research funding to four projects that will investigate issues related to lacrosse-specific sports medicine and performance. 

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US Lacrosse Adds Free Background Check and SafeSport Training Requirement to All Adult Coach Memberships

Sep 14, 2018

US Lacrosse is adding two new requirements to all adult coach memberships -- a national background screening and online SafeSport training. Both requirements will be provided at no additional cost to members.

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Understanding the New Girls’ Penalty Zone

Sep 06, 2018

In 2019 high school and youth girls’ lacrosse will implement several significant rule changes. One change focused directly on increasing player safety is the creation of a penalty zone. 

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Infographic Highlights the Harsh Realities of Abuse

Aug 09, 2018

The statistics are sobering and hard to digest. One in eight athletes will be sexually abused within their sport. One in 10 children are sexually abused before age 18.

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VIDEO: The Right Lacrosse at the Right Time

Aug 07, 2018

The Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) offers a new framework for teaching and exposing the game to youth players. The goal is to keep more players engaged with the sport for a longer period of time.

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Video: It's the Right Thing to Do

Aug 02, 2018

With help from many within the lacrosse community who share the same dedication to youth athlete safety, US Lacrosse developed a video to raise public awareness about youth athlete safety and national background screening and online training.

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Doing More to Protect Youth Athletes

Aug 01, 2018

Sports can often be a positive environment for youth, where they are able to develop physically, emotionally, and socially. Unfortunately, sports can also be an environment for sexual misconduct, including abuse. 

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Understanding the Risk of Heat Illness During the Summer Season

Jul 31, 2018

Summertime has become a prime season for youth lacrosse, with many players heavily engaged with the sport during the hottest time of the year. The coupling of lacrosse activity with summer weather can lead to a greater risk of heat related illness.

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