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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Team Up Speak Up

Give the Speech
March 3-9, 2019

 

Coaches, help your players to be good teammates. Give them the one-minute speech about being responsible enough to speak up if they suspect a teammate might have a concussion. Good teammates look out for each other.

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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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