Study on Headgear Use in Florida

Jun 13, 2018

Findings from a recent research study on the effects of head protection on player safety in girls’ high school lacrosse indicate that there may be an elevated risk of injury with the use of certain styles of headgear. 

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US Lacrosse Expands Background Screening for Coaches

May 29, 2018

US Lacrosse is now offering all adult coach members the option to initiate a free background screening as part of their membership benefits. The no-cost offer comes as part of US Lacrosse’s expanded partnership agreement with the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI), one of the nation’s leading providers of background screening services. 

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An AED on Every Field

May 23, 2018

If you are ready to make the commitment to have an AED on your sidelines, US Lacrosse wants to help. Through a partnership with One Beat, discounted AED devices are available to all members of the lacrosse community.

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Video: Nutrition, Hydration & Sleep for Youth Athletes

May 02, 2018

It’s no secret that athletes have to take care of their bodies in order to play their best. That’s a given. But more than getting peak performance, athletes who cut corners could also be putting themselves at higher risk for injury.

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US Lacrosse Announces Medical Staffs for Three Teams

May 01, 2018

Karen Sutton will serve as the head physician for the 2021 U.S. Women's Senior Team. Sutton, a three-year captain at Duke, was also on the medical staff for the 2017 U.S. team.

SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse is pleased to announced the medical staffs for the 2019 U.S. Women’s U19 Team, the 2019 U.S. Indoor Team, and the 2021 U.S. Women’s Senior Team.

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Six Hydration Tips for Healthy Athletes

Apr 19, 2018

A healthy diet and good eating habits are essential for a young athlete's development and performance. Similarly, proper hydration helps an athlete to maintain peak performance and avoid dehydration.

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Free Presentation on Nutrition & Hydration for Youth Athletes

Apr 10, 2018

US Lacrosse and MedStar Sports Medicine will host a free presentation on April 19 by pediatric sports medicine and nutrition experts, Dr. Lindsay Jones and Dr. Kari Kindschi, about healthy eating and drinking recommendations for youth athletes. 

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NOCSAE Issues Warning About Counterfeit Lacrosse Balls

Apr 02, 2018

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is warning lacrosse players, coaches and teams to use caution when purchasing lacrosse balls online.

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Understanding the Women’s Safety Sphere

Mar 19, 2018

In women’s lacrosse, the sphere is defined as an imaginary area, or bubble, of 7 inches surrounding the player’s head, in all directions. At the high school and youth level, an opponent cannot put their stick in another player’s sphere.

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Recognizing the Symptoms of a Concussion

Mar 15, 2018

US Lacrosse strongly recommends that all teams, leagues, and clubs have a documented plan in place to deal with concussion injuries. Once developed, this plan should be reviewed and updated annually. 

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