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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LaxCon Set for Baltimore Friday Through Sunday

Jan 17, 2017

US Lacrosse has announced the lineup of speakers and activities at LaxCon, lacrosse’s largest educational event and trade show, set for Friday-Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. Advance, discounted ticket sales at uslacrosse.org/laxcon end this evening.

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Lacrosse Injury Findings to be Shared at Symposium

Jan 16, 2017

The latest lacrosse injury information and findings will be presented at the 2017 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium on Friday, January 20 in Baltimore. The event is open to all members of the lacrosse and medical communities.

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US Lacrosse and the American Heart Association Join Forces

Jan 11, 2017

Increased education and awareness through the use of a specialized training kit will help youth coaches and administrators to be better prepared to respond to on-field emergencies.

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