US Lacrosse Approves Rule Change to Enhance Heart Protection for Athletes

Oct 23, 2018

The US Lacrosse Board of Directors has approved equipment-related rule changes designed to enhance heart protection for youth players, specifically to reduce the risk of the rare yet potentially catastrophic injury of commotio cordis.

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Giving Everything I Have to a Game I Love

Oct 22, 2018

From eight to twenty-two, I had trouble enjoying lacrosse. I had a blast with my teammates, and I rejoiced when we won games, but there was a darker side that I never liked. Then I found officiating, and a whole new world opened up!

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CDC Issues New Guideline for Youth Concussions

Oct 18, 2018

The Guideline consists of 19 sets of clinical recommendations that cover diagnosis, prognosis, management and treatment of concussion. These recommendations are for healthcare providers working in all practice settings.

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Mandatory Background Checks Now Required for Adult Coach Memberships

Oct 16, 2018

Effective October 15, 2018, the national background screening becomes part of all adult coach membership purchases and renewals. US Lacrosse is absorbing the cost of the background check, with no change to the direct cost of membership for coaches.

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SpecialtyCare Connect Helps Athletes Get Back on the Field

Oct 15, 2018

SpecialtyCare Connect matches users with healthcare specialists that have clinical expertise in treating specific sports-related injuries.

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Where are the Officials Going?

Oct 12, 2018

We need to fix this undesirable phenomenon and the first thing we all need to ask ourselves is, "More than 1,000 officials stopped officiating lacrosse last year. Am I the reason we lost one of those?"

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US Lacrosse Names NCSA Official Responsible Recruiting Partner

Oct 11, 2018

US Lacrosse has entered into a multi-year partnership with Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) to be the official responsible recruiting services provider for US Lacrosse.

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SafeSport Requirements – A Coach’s Perspective

Oct 08, 2018

Students who have gone through these traumatic experiences have difficulties with school, with relationships, with mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and more. These students, and our lacrosse players, deserve adults in their lives who are looking out for their health and safety, both present and future. 

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Penn's Corbett on the Role of Parents

Oct 04, 2018

The following blog authored by Penn women's lacrosse coach Karin Corbett is republished with permission from the IWLCA "Behind the Whistle" blog series.

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US Lacrosse Adds Free Background Check and SafeSport Training Requirement to All Adult Coach Memberships

Sep 14, 2018

US Lacrosse is adding two new requirements to all adult coach memberships -- a national background screening and online SafeSport training. Both requirements will be provided at no additional cost to members.

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