Often referred to as "America's first sport," with its roots in Native American cultures, lacrosse is America's oldest and currently fastest growing team sport. Played by both girls and boys of all ages, it is a fast paced, free flowing game. The sport combines elements of basketball, soccer, and hockey, and requires coordination, agility, quick change of direction and contact make for a unique set of injury mechanisms and types.
Common Lacrosse Injuries
As players prepare for their season, it's important to set both position and season goals with their coaches before they train. Because men's and women's rules differ significantly and because injuries and demands may differ by position, it's important for players to participate in an individualized training program that can lessen the risk of common injuries in lacrosse and boost conditioning.
Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and head injuries a common risk associated with the sport.