The Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse serves as a national hub for the study and improvement of safety and performance in lacrosse. Created in 2016, the Center is devoted to research, education, collaboration, policy development, and best practices guidelines that benefit the safety and wellness of lacrosse players, with a particular focus on youth players.

The Center for Sport Science seeks to expand and elevate the safety initiatives that US Lacrosse has been committed to since its creation in 1998, with nearly $1 million in health-related research funding since that time to improve the well-being of lacrosse participants at all levels of play. 

Dr. Bruce Griffin serves as the director for the Center, with members of US Lacrosse’s Sports Science and Safety Committee serving in an advisory role.

Research Grant Applications

US Lacrosse Position Statements and Best Practices

Video Resources

Research Studies and Resources on Lacrosse Injuries

Study: NCAA Men's Injury Rates Declining
Researchers tracked injuries by collegiate varsity men’s lacrosse players from 2009-2015.

NFHS Injury Surveillance Study (RIO)
Data and analysis of high school injuries for all sports.

NCAA Injury Surveillance Program (ISP)
Current and reliable data on injury trends in intercollegiate athletics.

Epidemiology of Concussions Among U.S. High School Athletes in 20 Sports
A study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research
Collects death and permanent disability sports injury data that involve brain and/or spinal cord injuries.

Drug and Alcohol Education & Resources

CDC: Prescription Drug Awareness
Resources and information about the public health crisis of opioid use and abuse.

NCAA: Substance Abuse
Understanding and supporting student-athlete mental wellness.

Partners