PLAYERS & PARENTS > CONDITIONING
February 15, 2014
Build your sports medicine team before you need it
Lacrosse is an intense, fast-paced sport that leads to an increased risk of traumatic or overuse injuries. When injuries occur, don’t go it alone.
September 2, 2013
Sports Medicine: Develop a lightning plan before danger strikes
While tournament directors typically consider how to staff the snack bar or handle parking, they may not have a stated safety policy covering lightning and other concerns.
May 26, 2013
Drill Down: Chaser Drill
The Chaser Drill uses the whole field, and runs with two balls — one moving in each direction — at the same time.
April 16, 2013
Sports Medicine: Are artificial playing surfaces better or safer?
More and more grass fields have been replaced with artificial surfaces as communities try to reduce field costs and improve playing conditions.
April 2, 2013
Drill Down: Touch the Cone
Touch the Cone is a good way to help both your offense and defense work on unsettled situations.
March 4, 2013
Keys to improved performance and injury reduction
Reaching the targets of better performance and reduced injury potential requires close monitoring of each athlete.
December 28, 2012
Sports medicine: Offseason is time to re-energize, improve
As lacrosse moves from outdoors to indoors in New England, the offseason provides ample opportunity to relax and to improve your game.
August 9, 2012
Sports medicine: Make use of online resources
Many youth lacrosse players and coaches are members of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport.
June 14, 2012
Sports medicine: A dozen tips for proper nutrition
A tripod has three legs working together to maintain balance.
April 22, 2012
Sports medicine: Specialization raises injury risks
A poll of the top men and women lacrosse players regarding their youth sports participation likely would show that most played two or three sports in addition to lacrosse.
February 14, 2012
Sports medicine: Take steps to avoid muscle strains
As lacrosse season begins in New England, thousands of enthusiastic players look forward to roaming wide-open spaces. Many players were confined to small indoor turf fields during the winter; others participated in other sports such as ice hockey.
December 27, 2011
Sports medicine: Ankle sprains are common lax ailment
The recent focus of the lacrosse medical community has been on sports-related concussions and anterior-cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and while both of these injuries are serious and deserve attention, the most common injury sustained while playing lacrosse is the sprained ankle.
July 16, 2011
Choose the right conditioning coach
While some youth and high school players are participating in summer tournaments, the “offseason” has begun for most lacrosse players. Offseason is a good time to develop and work on lacrosse skills and an important time for strength and conditioning.
March 25, 2011
Proper in-season training is crucial
College, high school and youth players approach the start of the lacrosse season with great hope and expectation. Unfortunately, many teams and/or individuals will not compete at their optimal level of performance.
January 3, 2009
Make time for endurance
With lacrosse season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start your preseason conditioning program. Lacrosse is a fast-paced game that requires a great deal of cutting, stop-and-go movements ...
August 3, 2008
Build speed on the track
Variation in training is very important when trying to get the most out of offseason workouts. Lacrosse is a physically demanding sport that requires explosive power off the start as well as endurance. ...
July 3, 2008
Improve first-step quickness
When you are watching athletes compete, one of the first things you notice is how fast they get to a spot or how explosive they are. Explosive power and speed is extremely important in all sports, and ...