Don’t Learn Safety by Accident

Nov 20, 2018

One of my jobs as the trail official, in any clearing situation, is to protect the passer on long passes. I threw my flag immediately and ran to Scott as I blew the whistle.

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Study: Good Sleep Quality Helps Youth Concussion Recovery

Nov 14, 2018

Young athletes who have good sleep quality after sustaining a concussion were more likely to recover within two weeks.

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Five Reasons to Attend the 2018 US Lacrosse West Regional Conference

Nov 09, 2018

The US Lacrosse Regional Conference is a professional development opportunity for coaches, officials, program administrators and other leaders in the lacrosse community. There will be three different program tracks offered for officials, coaches and leaders. Sessions topics will include team and athlete development, rules interpretation, game management and organizational leadership.

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US Lacrosse Approves Rule Change to Enhance Heart Protection for Athletes

Oct 23, 2018

The US Lacrosse Board of Directors has approved equipment-related rule changes designed to enhance heart protection for youth players, specifically to reduce the risk of the rare yet potentially catastrophic injury of commotio cordis.

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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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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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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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