Turning Frustration Into Determination

Apr 12, 2017

While my ACL tear brought a sudden close to my collegiate career, I now know that it would in no way mean the end of my involvement in lacrosse. While my peak playing days may be behind me, the opportunity to give back to the game has just begun. 

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Speaking From The Heart

Apr 07, 2017

Dr. Jeff Mandak, a board certified cardiologist, has served as a US Lacrosse volunteer for over 15 years and spearheaded efforts to expand the availability of AEDs throughout the lacrosse community to offset the risk of sudden cardiac death.

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US Lacrosse and MedStar Sports Medicine Launch Health & Performance Series

Apr 04, 2017

US Lacrosse and MedStar Sports Medicine launching new educational series focused on lacrosse health and performance with a presentation on April 26 by Dr. Karen Sutton of Team USA about upper extremity injuries in youth athletes. 

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Study: NCAA Men's Injury Rates on Decline

Mar 17, 2017

Injury rates among NCAA men’s lacrosse players appear to be on a downward trajectory. That was one of the primary conclusions put forth in a new research study recently published in Injury Epidemiology that tracked injuries by collegiate varsity men’s lacrosse players over a span of six years, from 2009-2015.

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Athletic Trainers Are Critical Support Staff

Mar 13, 2017

In recognition of National Athletic Training Month, Tara Stritch authored this first-person blog to share some insight into what it’s like to work as a certified athletic trainer (ATC) with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

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Using Technology to Enhance Athlete Performance and Safety

Feb 20, 2017

The use of small sensors placed in sleeves, lightweight body patches and shoe inserts can be used to gather information relative to an athlete’s performance, and can then be analyzed to help maximize the efficiency of each player.

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2016 Research Report Summarizes Safety Findings

Feb 07, 2017

The Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse serves as a national hub for the study and improvement of health in lacrosse, and funds numerous research studies annually to learn more about the safety and wellness of lacrosse players.

In 2016, the Center partially or fully funded six research studies, and produced a year-end report to summarize the findings. Research areas included impact sensors, injury surveillance, lower extremity injury risk reduction, head impacts and playing time.

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Concussion in Sport: The International Conference in Berlin

Jan 30, 2017

Two members of US Lacrosse’s Sports Science and Safety Committee – Dr. Margot Putukian and Dr. Ruben Echemendia - were among the experts invited to participate at the fifth concussion consensus conference, held in Berlin. They presented an insider's update to attendees at last week’s US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium.

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US Lacrosse Praises Passage of NOCSAE Standard for Commotio Cordis

Jan 27, 2017

US Lacrosse enthusiastically supports the approval for a chest protector standard by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). The standard, which should help reduce the risk of commotio cordis, received formal approval Friday during NOCSAE’s winter board meeting in Phoenix.

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Video is an Important Supplement to Head Impact Sensor Data

Jan 24, 2017

Head impact sensors have become a valuable tool for data collection, but a recent study suggets that verification of data via a second source, such as video, should also be utilized to confirm data accuracy.

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