How Much is Too Much

Nov 30, 2017

High training volume and intensity, overscheduling, and early sports specialization are generally considered to be factors that increase the risk of overuse injuries. So, what’s the right balance of time that youth athletes should spend participating in sports activity?

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Study: State Laws Helping to Reduce Concussions

Nov 06, 2017

A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado has found that these state-level TBI laws have been beneficial in reducing the rate of new and recurrent concussion among U.S. high school athletes.

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Video: Strength & Conditioning for The Youth Athlete

Oct 19, 2017

No longer the domain of elite athletes only, structured strength and conditioning regiments are becoming common practice among high school and middle school athletes seeking to energize their lacrosse development.

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US Lacrosse Announces Funding for Three Research Studies

Oct 09, 2017

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

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Six Essential Safety Guidelines for Lacrosse Parents

Oct 05, 2017

One of US Lacrosse’s highest priorities is its commitment to the safety and well-being of all participants. US Lacrosse offers six guidelines that all parents should consider to create the safest playing environment for youth.

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CDC Campaign Addresses Serious Health Crisis

Sep 29, 2017

The CDC's new Rx Awareness communications campaign is aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge among Americans about the risks of opioids and detering inappropriate use.

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Adjusted Boys’ Checking Rules Favorably Received

Aug 16, 2017

One of the key points of emphasis in the 2017 boys’ youth rules for 12U, 10U, and 8U addressed allowable body and stick checking. Limitations on body checks at those age levels are intended to help players in developing the fundamental skills of lacrosse while instilling a love and excitement of playing the game.

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Video: Low Back Injuries in Lacrosse

Aug 11, 2017

Sport specialization, year-round play, and tournaments that feature multiple games on successive days are all contributing factors to the growing injury trend among youth players, including low back injuries, says Dr. Justin Tortolani, chief of spine surgery at MedStar’s Union Memorial Hospital.

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Video: Using Research to Understand Injury Risk

Jul 24, 2017

You don’t have to be a trained research specialist in order to contribute to the scientific process of making lacrosse safer. That was one of the main messages from Lisa Hepburn, PhD, a scientist with the MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center, during a presentation at the 2017 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium. Anybody associated with lacrosse can help to provide injury surveillance data.

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Reviewing the Draw Rule After One Season

Jul 17, 2017

Arguably the most noteworthy revision to the women's lacrosse rules last year involved Rule 5, Section 2, governing the draw. Beginning in 2017, players below the restraining lines on the draw were not allowed to cross the lines until possession had been established. 

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