PLAYER SAFETY

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The health and well-being of our players, on and off the field, is a top priority for us. Our club believes in the importance of concussion education, prevention of sports-related injuries, and mental health awareness.

We are a team. We are a family.

 CONCUSSION RESOURCES

 

Every year, players receive concussion injuries during games and practice. These can range in severity, but should all be taken seriously. Characterized by an impairment of the brain’s normal function and caused by violent shaking or jarring of the brain, concussions may cause alterations in cognitive function, vision, eye movement, facial movement, or speech.

 

Coaches and teammates can play a key role in helping to prevent concussions and in managing them properly if they do occur. We ask all coaches and players to educate themselves and become familiar with the symptoms and treatment methods. In addition, all of our players undergo baseline concussion testing in partnership with the university's Athletic Training department. These tests help identify concussion symptoms and determine when it is safe to return to play.

Safety | US Lacrosse Website

Heads Up Concussion Awareness | CDC

MORE RESOURCES

Concussion Recognition Tool 5 (US Lacrosse – CRT5)

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Vandal Lacrosse Concussion Information and Acknowledgement Document

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US Lacrosse Concussion Management Plan

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