SAFETY IS #1
US Lacrosse Provides Mandatory Players' & Coaches' Insurance
IT'S PART OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
Your players' Health and Safety is a top priority to everyone with the SNLA and all its related teams. We have listed some important information on this page to help you keep up to date on the latest information. Click on each link to learn more.
All players are required to sign up for US Lacrosse membership. One of the main reasons for having a US Lacrosse membership is that it provides the accident insurance for all players and coaches. US Lacrosse partners with Bollinger insurance to provide exclusive on-the-field coverage for all US Lacrosse members. In addition, US Lacrosse and Bollinger provide extensive Risk Management information that you need to protect your players and stay safe on and off the field. Click here to read more about Bollinger Insurance. To learn more about the other benefits of being a US Lacrosse member, click here to read more.
US Lacrosse Risk Management Manual
US Lacrosse Health & Safety information and links
Lacrosse is a sport that sometimes involves violent collisions ... and sometimes these collisions can result in a player getting a concussion.
A concussion is an injury to the brain. There are serious and can result in a loss of cognitive function, vision, and speech. The long-term effects of brain injuries are not fully understood but can be serious.
Here is a list of resources. Click to view.
FACT SHEET on Concussions.
US Lacrosse's series of pages dedicated to Concussion Awareness
Free Concussion Training through NFHS
Formal Concussion Management Program for Lacrosse players
If you have a player who you suspect has had a concussion during the game(or practice), US Lacrosse outlines this four step process:
1. Remove the athlete from play. Look for signs and symptoms of concussion if your athlete has experienced a bump or blow to the head or body. When in doubt, sit them out.
2. Ensure that the athlete is evaluated by a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion.
3. Inform the athlete's parents or guardians about the possible concussion and give them information on concussion (available at the US Lacrosse website).
4. Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until an appropriate health care professional says they are symptom-free and cleared to return to play.
Mandatory Background Screening of Coaches
WHAT PARENTS CAN DO TO HELP
Please talk with your players about the potential of having a concussions. We need to do as much as we can to keep our players healthy.
Finally, please also talk with your players on how to respond when one of their team mates is involved in a violent collision that may have resulted in someone getting a concussion. In no way do any of us condone retaliation in any form.