Free Baseline Concussion Testing January and February 2015

Nationwide Insurance has partnered with US Lacrosse and CLF to provide FREE baseline concussion training for Colorado lacrosse players 8th-12th grade.  

Baseline testing includes administration of the ImPACT cognitive function test to individual US Lacrosse members in order measure multiple aspects of cognitive functioning in athletes, including: Attention span; Working memory; Sustained and selective attention time; Response variability; Non-verbal problem solving; and Reaction time.

If a concussion is suspected, this baseline report will serve as a comparison to a repeat ImPACT test, which professionals can use to assess potential changes or damage caused by a concussion. The management of concussions should only be conducted by trained medical professionals.

**This test cannot be completed if the athlete has a current concussion.



January 10, 2015: 9am-10:15am

Januray 31, 2015: 9am-10:15am

February 21, 2015: 9am-10:15am

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Positive Coaching Alliance Parent Talk Announced

UPDATE -- There are some extra spots for Saturday for walk-ups! Be at Gate #1 (west side of stadium) at Sports Authority Field on Saturday, March 16 between 12:30 and 12:45. Mac Kelly will meet you and escort you to the suite where the talk will take place. Game tickets are NOT needed, but you can purchase game tickets after the talk if you would like to stay!

CLF is partnering with Sports Authority Field at Mile High to offer a FREE 30-minute parent talk from Positive Coaching Alliance before the Mile High Classic lacrosse games on Saturday, March 16. The talk will begin at 1 pm at Mile High. You must REGISTER to attend and have tickets to the game to get into the stadium. Players are welcome to attend with their parent. You can purchase discounted tickets by calling 303-688-5297 and asking for the CYLA rate ($15 sideline reserved seats, normally $25) or purchase ONLINE. The games start at 2 pm with No. 1 ranked Loyola Greyhounds against upset-minded Air Force. At 4:30 No.3 Notre Dame battles the hometown No. 10 Denver Pioneers.

Benefits of US Lacrosse Membership for Colorado Constituents

As the national governing body, US Lacrosse is invested in the development and expansion of the sport of lacrosse. The traditional responsibility of an NGB is to provide the structure for national teams that compete at the Olympics and World games. USL has further taken on the responsibility of being the advocate, promoter, and at times the initiator of youth, high school, and colligate lacrosse for both the men’s and women’s game.  

Benefits for players, parents, and programs:

  • First Stick Program to fund start ups
  • 2014 World Championships in Denver
  • Advocacy and support of the Positive Coaching Alliance to advance double goal coach concept for the players
  • Colorado Lacrosse Foundation membership - CLF is the advocate for Colorado at the national level
  • Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame maintained by local USL Chapter (CLF)
  • Coaches training - delivered through the local USL Chapter (CLF)-Level 1, Level 2 and PCA / youth & HS online and on field
  • Coupons from retail partners
  • Diversity and Inclusion programs
  • Educational programs for parents on recruiting
  • Fast Break Initiative to help start new programs
  • Gold Stick Program to recognize new standards for leagues and clubs
  • Grants to local programs through the local USL Chapter (CLF)
  •  High School All-Americans
  •  Keeper of the Game - to maintain and promote the lacrosse culture and heritage of the game
  • Laxteams program for program administers
  • Mobile coach app and content
  • National Convention
  • National Hall of Fame
  • National partnerships for lodging, insurance, and sporting goods
  • Officials rule books
  • Officials training
  • Online and on field
  • Parent Guidebooks
  • Partnerships for AEDs
  • PE training programs for schools
  • Player and league insurance programs
  • Rocky Mtn Regional convention organized by the local USL Chapter (CLF)
  • Standardize rules
  • Tournament insurance programs
  • Training videos for players and coaches
  • USL invests in Sports Science and Safety - rules and play guidelines are based on recommendation from the literature and some basic research funded by USL
  • USL magazine
  • U15 Championships and regional tournaments

Membership supports all these goals and more. While you may not take advantage of all of these now, if you stay a lacrosse player (and you can play into your sixties) you may somewhere along the path of your long relationship with the game. USL is advocating for your safe participation or your opportunity to enjoy viewing this great sport.  USL is also working with state governments for the prudent enactment of laws that allow for the safety of the participants but also preservation of the game.