Often referred to as "America's first sport," lacrosse is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in North America. The sport combines elements of basketballsoccerand hockeyand requires coordination and agility. As players prepare for their season, it's important to set both position and season goals with their coaches before they train.
Participation in lacrosse has grown at the collegiate levels. Injuries occurred from participation in an NCAA-sanctioned practice or competition, and required attention from an AT or physician. Injuries were reported through electronic medical record application used by the team medical staff throughout the academic year.
Lacrosse is exploding in popularity across the country. As many people in the area are unfamiliar with the sport and frequently ask me if it is a safe sport, I thought it might be helpful to write about lacrosse injury and tips for prevention. Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in North America, and it is also one of the fastest growing sports in the country.
The invention is directed to a thumb protector as an integral part of a lacrosse protective glove or other type of sports glove, or for use as a separate appliance in conjunction with a protective glove. In contact sports, such as lacrosse, hockey, etc. Padded gloves, for instance, may be used to protect the hands against stick strikes and other severe impacts such as impact from a ball. The goalie in lacrosse, for example, because of the manner in which he must hold his stick in order to protect the goal, is especially vulnerable to impact to the tip of his thumb from a ball which is driven toward him as the result of an attacking shot on the goal.
Lacrosse is a fast-moving, fun sport to play and watch. The rules of boys' lacrosse allow for a lot more contact than in girls' lacrosse. But even in girls' lacrosse, players collide and people accidentally get hit with sticks and balls.
And at some point, we all play hurt. But injuries are something more severe — a concussion, a broken bone, or a muscle tear. Most injuries require a medical release to compete.
Coach Rob says this throughout his post but its worth repeating — consult a doctor before taking any of this advice. In any sport there is a possibility of injury. Some are more severe than others and there are various types.
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If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus. Lacrosse is a sport deeply embedded in traditions and respect for the game. The biomechanics necessary to be successful in the sport demand athletes to possess the speed and power of football and hockey athletes as well as the endurance, agility, and strategy of basketball and soccer athletes.
The rules of lacrosse allow for both player-to-player and stick-to-player contact, leaving players susceptible to acute traumatic injuries like those commonly seen in football and ice hockey. However, as lacrosse continues to become a year-round game, chronic repetitive injuries like those typical in baseball, tennis and swimming may begin to surface. Lacrosse has grown rapidly in the past 10 years.