US Lacrosse has scheduled two Return to Play webinars over the coming weeks to help provide additional guidance to the lacrosse community as the sport continues to resume play following the shutdown for the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization originally released its Return to Play recommendations on May 28 and will provide additional information on the final stage of those recommendations by the end of the month.

The first webinar on Friday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern) is titled “Prepping Athletes for Return to Practice and Games.” This session will provide guidance on using the proper exercises and workload to ease athletes back onto the lacrosse field to minimize the risk of injuries following a period of minimal physical activity.

The panelists are:

  • Ann Kitt Carpenetti (VP Lacrosse Operations, US Lacrosse)
  • Jay Dyer (CSCS, MedStar Sports Medicine)
  • Matt Nein (CSCS, Salisbury University)
  • Karen Sutton, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery)

The second webinar on Thursday, July 2 at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern) it titled “Risk Considerations When Returning to Lacrosse Games and Events.” This session will cover a wide range of topics from proper protocols and medical considerations to help minimize the potential for disease transmission and discussion of the liability and insurance questions related to lacrosse events.

The panelists are:

  • David Berkoff, MD (University of North Carolina)
  • Ann Kitt Carpenetti (VP Lacrosse Operations, US Lacrosse)
  • Lori Windolf Crispo (RPS Bollinger)
  • Kellie Loehr (ATC, MedStar Sports Medicine).

Registration for both of these sessions is free of charge and the sessions are made possible by the generous support of US Lacrosse members and donors. We appreciate the continued support US Lacrosse has received as we navigate the financial challenges that have significantly hurt non-profit organizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider joining or renewing your membership or making a donation to US Lacrosse. We are committed to sharing the resources the lacrosse community needs in order to keep advancing.