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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Video: Deep Dive into Women’s Headgear

Jul 10, 2017

Based on increased injury rates among women's lacrosse players, US Lacrosse partnered with researchers, scientists, and equipment manufacturers to dive deeper into the statistics and to understand the factors involved. That collaboration eventually led to a unique women's lacrosse headgear performance standard.

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Video: Women’s Headgear Use Remains Optional

Jun 21, 2017

There is no mandate, or plan to mandate, the use of women’s headgear by US Lacrosse or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). That’s one of the primary points of clarification in a new informational video produced by US Lacrosse.

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We Want Your Feedback on Boys’ Youth Rules

May 30, 2017

The US Lacrosse Men’s Rules Committee has deployed an online rules survey to gather opinions and suggestions regarding the new 2017 rules, potential rule changes for the 2018 season, and general feedback regarding the rules and the youth rulebook. Your input is desired.

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Seeing the Big Picture Through Smaller Players

Apr 18, 2017

Brittany Philip, a champion of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM), grew up in upstate New York as a four-year lacrosse standout at Corning-Painted Post East High School.

When her school’s girls’ basketball coach approached her, asking her to play, her response was simple.

“No, I’m a lacrosse player,” she said.

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Ask Alaxa

Apr 06, 2017

You’ve got questions. Alaxa has your answers. Welcome to the first edition of #AskAlaxa, where she’ll address your questions about rules, player segmentation, safety — anything related to lacrosse.

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2017 Boys’ Youth Rule Clarifications

Apr 04, 2017

US Lacrosse has recently issued two clarification memos to help further explain the 2017 boys’ youth rules.

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Officials Prepare for World Cup

Mar 30, 2017

On July 12, lacrosse fans will flood the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England, for the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.

Over the course of 10 days, teams representing 25 countries will play 97 games. Just as these national teams have been practicing and preparing for this tournament for months, another team continues its vigorous preparation — the officials.

Officials play one of the most important roles at any lacrosse event, especially one on the world stage.

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US Lacrosse Youth Rules Interpretation Videos Available

Jan 31, 2017

US Lacrosse youth rules interpretation videos are now available on the US Lacrosse web site. The videos are designed to help officials, coaches, parents and players better understand the rules and how situations are administered.

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