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October 2013 - a special sports science and safety edition of the magazine  
        

US Lacrosse Joins National Sports Concussion Coalition
     Read the story from the Associated Press

NOCSAE Approved Ball Required for 2014 Season
     Read the latest info about the ball requirement

Game Changer? Girls' Headgear Debate Continues
     Article from Messenger Post Media (N.Y.)

Resources From PCA to Help Prevent Child Abuse
     Videos and additional resources available

US Lacrosse Adopts Standard for Athlete Safety and Protection
     Document outlines acceptable behavior guidelines

US Lacrosse Joins NFL's Youth Safety Roundtable
     NGBs share information on safety initiatives


 

 


 
USL Sports Science and Safety Committee
Learn about this important group and its current initiatives and research projects.
Read More

 

 
Concussion Awareness
Stay informed on how to handle a concussion with important information regarding signs and symptoms and treatment. Tools and Courses

 

 
Education & Training
A safe and positive playing experience starts by knowing the rules and how to appropriately and effectively coach, officiate and play the game. Resources
 

 
Injury Prevention & Conditioning
Preparation using proper training techniques and adherence to the rules of the game are essential to improving performance and preventing injury. View Articles
 

 
Equipment
Properly fitted and standard-meeting gear for men's and women's lacrosse are essential to player safety. Read More

 

 
Nutrition, Heat & Hydration
A healthy diet and good eating habits are essential for a young athlete's development and performance. Read More

 

 
AED Education & Commotio Cordis
AEDs are powerful, life-saving devices. US Lacrosse and Cardiac Science are proud to offer educational resources and grants to help lacrosse programs purchase this equipment. Read More
 

 
Athlete Development
Using age-appropriate methods and understanding the developmental differences in youth of various ages and gender prevents injury and promotes positive cognitive and motor development. Read More
 

 
Risk Management & Emergency Plans
Having emergency plans in place and following basic risk management protocol provides a safe playing environment for players. Read More
 

 
USL Research & Position Papers
As the sport's national governing body, US Lacrosse seeks to lead the effort in injury research and education, while also setting national safety guidelines and standards for the sport. Read More
 
Compete With Class - Honor the Game
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and best practices in all aspects of the game.