Center for Sport Science

Created in 2016, the Center for Sport Science is devoted to research, education, collaboration, policy development, and best practice guidelines that benefit the safety and wellness of lacrosse players, with a particular focus on youth players.

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2019 Sports Medicine Symposium

Friday, January 11, 2019 
7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, PA 


This event is open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities, including physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, administrators and students. All are welcome to attend.

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AED & Commotio Cordis

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are portable and easy-to-use devices that deliver potentially life-saving defibrillation therapy quickly and effectively. Every team or program should consider the purchase of an AED, because quite simply, AEDs can save lives.

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Injury Prevention & Conditioning

Proper preparation using sport-specific training techniques, combined with knowledge of the rules, are essential to improving performance and preventing injury in lacrosse.

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Concussion Awareness

Characterized by an impairment of the brain’s normal function and caused by violent shaking or jarring of the brain, concussions may cause alterations in cognitive function, vision, eye movement, facial movement, or speech. Contrary to popular belief, no helmet in any sport can prevent a concussion.

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Risk Management

Having emergency plans in place and following basic risk management protocol provides a safe playing environment for players. We provide resources to ensure that you have the safest playing environment.

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Nutrition & Hydration

A healthy diet and good eating habits are essential for a young athlete's development and performance. Similarly, if the body isn't replenished with fluids and electrolytes, dehydration may occur. We provide basic nutrition guidelines and hydration information that athletes of all ages should keep in mind. 

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