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Seven Ways To Reduce Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury In Sports

Brain trauma to youth and high school players in contact and collision sports can occur not just from violent helmet-on-helmet collisions but from repetitive sub-concussive blows.  There are five major ways to reduce exposure to such hits, experts say.

Dimensions of Boy's and Girl's Lacrosse Fields

There are numerous differences in the layout of girl's and boy's lacrosse fields.

Youth Lacrosse By Position

The positions and rules for boys' and girls' lacrosse are different.

The Rules of Lacrosse

The rules of lacrosse

Youth Lacrosse Equipment

Because the game of lacrosse is very different for boys and girls - with the most important difference being that hitting/checking are allowed for boys but not for girls - each uses different equipment.

Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Concussion signs (observable by others) and symptoms (experienced by the athlete) fall into five clusters: symptoms, physical signs, behavioral changes, cognitive impairments, and sleep difficulties. Symptom scales continue to be a critical component in concussion assessment.

 

Controversial Headgear Mandate for Girl's Lacrosse Ignored Science

 

The debate over whether helmets should be mandated in girl's lacrosse, which has been raging for several years, reached a new level of ferocity recently with the publication of a blistering piece in the New York Times reporting on the backlash generated by the controversial decision by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to mandate a soft form of headgear for everyone in a girls' lacrosse game beginning this spring season.

The debate over whether helmets should be mandated in girl's lacrosse reached a new level of ferocity recently with the publication of a blistering piece in the New York Times reporting on the backlash generated by the controversial decision by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to mandate a soft form of headgear for everyone in a girls' lacrosse game beginning this spring season.

Women's Lacrosse Headgear Standard Prepares for Second Ballot

US Lacrosse representatives who hope to put the final touches on the women's lacrosse headgear performance standard will be among the attendees at this week's semi-annual ASTM International meeting in New Orleans. The standard recently completed phase one of the balloting process and is being edited for the required second balloting phase, expected to begin in January.

Proper Helmet Fit in Boy's Lacrosse: A 13-Point Checklist

To provide maximum protection against head injury, a boy's lacrosse helmet needs to fit properly. Here's a 13-point checklist.

Poor Helmet Fit Common in Youth Hockey and Lacrosse, Study Finds

To provide maximum protection against head injuries, helmets worn by athletes in contact sports such as youth hockey and lacrosse, need to fit correctly, but a new study finds that fewer than four in ten youth hockey and lacrosse helmets are properly fitted.
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